The Real Food Gathering

This two-day event kick-started a powerful coalition to promote sustainable agriculture, lifestyle. It was a packed weekend of inspiring talks and discussions on what makes a sustainable, affordable and nourishing British diet. We will be sharing the films shortly and in the meantime, you can read the highlights here. 

Post-event,  we are now moving forward with collaborating on a campaign for Real Food.

This event has now passed. We’ll be sharing the outputs of this incredible two-days of inspiring talks and discussions through our Real Food newsletter. Go back to our Real Food landing page to sign up.


SATURDAY  10:00 AM – 9PM

A series of 20-minute presentations from invited speakers, with Q&A sessions. There will be plenty of time for general discussion and networking. 

SUNDAY 09.00AM – 4PM

 More talks, then we’ll be hosting a “world-cafe” where small groups will discuss various topics and report back followed by another session of talks. After lunch, we will have another world-cafe session and then we’ll talk about moving forward followed by our goodbyes.



Talks will be held in a marquee in the grounds of this unique and beautiful Somerset farm.

Old Burford Farm. Pilton, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4PA

ACCOMMODATION: There are a limited number of spaces in the shared bell tents available on the farm which will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. There is also limited space for one or two to pitch their own tents. If you would like to explore camping options, please talk to us in advance. We can also advise on B&Bs nearby.  Email:



LunchA shared meal. Please bring one ‘Real Food’ dish to share with the recipe. 

Dinner: Will be provided using nutritious, quality foods.

Evening film: In Our Hands.

We would love it if you wanted to bring an instrument, a poem, a song or something else to entertain us!


Breakfast and lunch: will be provided, again through quality suppliers.

Tea & coffee throughout.


Can you support the Real Food Campaign?

Your financial support is critical to the success of the Real Food Campaign and will enable us to build a strong voice and share the incredible expertise and ideas we are gathering. Donate now to support a movement seeking positive change in the way we produce and eat food.  We promise to show you where every penny of donations are spent.


A BIG THANK YOU to Brown Cow Organics, Foraging Fox, Hodmedods, Hunter & Gather, Potash Farm, Rude Health, Somerset Local Foods and Wilding Snacks for donating wholesome, nourishing food to support our gathering!  If you have something to offer to help make this event a success, please do get in touch. In return for these gifts in kind, we will share the outputs of the event and will place your logo below. Please contact