Full schedule announced for first ‘Vale Food Trail’ festival

Vale Food Trail

Taking place between the 9th – 18th June, the Vale Food Trail is a collection events designed will help people discover local producers and retailers who grow, make or sell climate and nature-friendly (or ‘agroecological’) food in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Visitors and locals will be able travel around the region independently, visiting a variety of producers, restaurants and farms. More than 30 local businesses have signed up to offer farm tours, cookery workshops, tasting events, special exhibitions, live demos and lots more.

What’s happening on the Vale Food Trail?

Events in Barry

  • Enjoy a Scrappy Cooking Workshop with Awesome Wales zero-waste store.
  • Learn about Sauerkraut & Kombucha making at Karry’s Deli.
  • Enjoy a Summer Wine Tasting at Craft Republic.
  • Go on a Barry Food Tasting tour to discover a new favourite foodie venue.
  • Find out more and book tickets here.

Events in Llantwit Major

  • Take a Market Garden Tour with Ali’s Edibles to demystify the process of sustainable ‘no-dig’ growing.
  • Visit the Llantwit Food & Drink Festival to discover variety of local traders.
  • Take in the Fairtrade Art Exhibition at St Illtud’s Church to see the world through the eyes of the children in the local community.
  • Find out more and book tickets here.

Events in Penarth

  • Try Tastings & Offers at Foxy’s Deli and discover local producers like Grounds for Good and Baa Baa Rum.
  • Visit Urban Vertical CIC’s Microgreens Exhibition at the Makers Space in Penarth Library to explore the connections between food, art and design.
  • Attend a Food, People & Planet event at All Saints Lesser Hall, bringing together a variety of stalls and activities to explore connections between what we eat and we live.
  • Find out more and book tickets here.

Events in Cowbridge

  • Take a Vineyard Tour with St Hilary Vineyard to gain an insight into the challenges of making wine.
  • Enjoy a two-course lunch and a tour of Glyndwr Vineyard – and meet their resident chickens and llamas – I’ve booked onto this one and can’t wait!
  • Take an Orchard Tour at Llanblethian Orchards to find out how their zero-spray method benefits local biodiversity.
  • Try some Tea & Coffee Tastings at Cortile Coffee.
  • Meet The Bees or watch a BBQ Cooking Demo at Forage Farm Shop & Kitchen.
  • Try Soap Making with milk from Garlic Meadow’s herd of goats at Old Hall Gardens.
  • Find out more and book tickets here.

Events in Western Vale

  • Take a Sunset Farm Safari around Slade Farm to see an abundance of wildlife thriving in an organic farming system.
  • Enjoy a Banquet Under the Stars with a four-course feast at the Three Golden Cups.
  • Try a Milking Demo at Penuchadre Organic Dairy Farm – followed by a chance to try some of their delicious milkshakes.
  • Find out more and book tickets here.

Events Elsewhere in the Vale

  • Take a Tea Plantation Tour and learn about the world of the Welsh brew at Peterston Tea.
  • Take a Horticulture Tour with Bonvilston Edge to get an insight into the realities of growing food.
  • Take in the Foodie Book Displays at local libraries (Barry, Llantwit, Penarth and Cowbridge) for the duration of the Vale Food Trail.
  • Find out more and book tickets here.

Further details about specific events, participating businesses and how to book tickets for each event are available now at www.valefoodtrail.com. You can also join the conversation on social media by using #ValeFoodTrail.

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