Organic September: a month of UK events celebrating organic

The Soil Association is encouraging the whole nation to try organic this month.  Organic September sees a month of events across the country celebrating organic food and drink.

The month is dedicated to help shoppers understand organic and that organic is food ‘as it should be’. This means whenever you see the organic symbol you can be sure what you buy has been produced to the very highest standards. It means fewer pesticides, no artificial additives or preservatives, the highest standards of animal welfare and no GM ingredients.

It’s not only fruit and vegetables that can be organic, it is everyday items like milk, tea, cereal, pasta, and meats too.

Clare McDermott from the Soil Associationthe UK’s leading food and farming charity comments: “Small changes can make a huge difference. Switching to just one organic item can really help contribute to changing our food system for the better. Demand for more organic food means more organic farms. More organic farms mean more wildlife and more animals raised to the highest welfare standards.”

During September, there are numerous events happening up and down the country making it easy for anyone and everyone to try organic, meet the incredible producers. Events in the West Country include:

 

Ben’s farmshop, Yealmpton, Plymouth, Devon


Promotions, tastings and prize draw throughout September! Each week in September they’ll be offering 20% off some of the best loved brand names in organic food and drink, including Luscombe drinks, Tideford soups and miso, Riverford Dairy and Ben’s Farm Shop deli goods and produce. They’ll also have offers and promotions on fruit and vegetables throughout the month and a prize draw competition to win vouchers for their shops.

Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, Dorset


Visit the farm for Apple Day – a special family event for #OrganicSeptember on Saturday 16th. Bring your apples and enjoy making them in to your own juice. Farm tours, tastings on the day and an opportunity to explore and wander around the beautiful Dorset countryside. Free Entry and Parking.

Stroud Brewery Tap Takeover @Bristol Watershed


In celebration of Organic September, Stroud Brewery are set to take over the bar taps at Watershed, Bristol’s iconic multi-arts venue. This is the first time Stroud Brewery have hosted a tap take over in Bristol where they will be taking over all five taps at Watershed from the 10th – 17th September, with bottles and cans also available from the fridge.

 Daylesford Farm near Kingham, Gloucestershire

Offering a whole host of educational, delicious and fun activities on 23rd September to celebrate what their gardens and pastures have produced during the summer.