Sun shines on final Little eat:Festival this Summer
The final in the Little eat:Festival series in Mendip was enjoyed by all at Wells Cathedral Green, this weekend.
The weather was glorious for the many traders who set up stalls in the city and shared their local produce with residents and visitors alike.
Cllr Lucie Taylor-Hood, Mendip District Councillor for Wookey and St Cuthberts Out West, attended the food festival. She said: "It was a real pleasure to join the crowds of Wells and sample some of the food and drink from local producers I thoroughly enjoyed my visit - what a beautiful setting too, on Wells Cathedral Green.
"Well done to everyone involved for their efforts. The food festival has certainly had a fantastic run in Mendip this Summer."
Mendip District Council commissioned the fresh food festivals using monies from the European Regional Development Fund to help bring back footfall to the district's towns and city, following the Covid crisis.
The free to attend event, showcased previously in Street, Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet this Summer, was created by the multi award-winning eat:Festivals duo, Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds.
'Head of Sparkle' at eat:Festivals, Sarah Milner Simonds, said: "We want to extend our thanks to Wells Cathedral for granting us permission to use the Green. And to Mendip District Council for all their support, help and enthusiasm in enabling us to deliver the Little eat:Festivals across the district.
"Thanks also of course to our amazing traders whose fabulous goods tempted people back to their towns and city again with the promise of fun, great food and friendship. We had a ball!"
Note to Editors:
The eat:Festivals are a social enterprise, founded by Bev and Sarah Milner Simonds in their hometown of Burnham-on-Sea back in 2012. They have steadily grown in size and reputation over the years and now host more than 20 major food and drink spectaculars in Somerset, Devon, South Gloucestershire and Dorset annually. Throughout the summer the eat:Festivals have come to Mendip and visited Glastonbury, Street, Shepton Mallet and Wells. Visit: www.eatfestivals.org.
European Regional Development Fund
This project is receiving up to £4,500 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.