ARTISAN FOOD MARKET

Wells Food Festival has partnered with Charlie Bigham’s to create an online market featuring local artisan producers.

To visit the market click on the link.

Online market

The Artisan Food traders are shown below. To go to their websites click on their logos.

A Jar Of

My range of fine handmade preserves, chutneys, jams, marmalades and sauces, have been made with great care and attention to detail in the heart of the Dorset countryside. All products contain no preservatives, colourings or any other unnatural stuff, they are all made using authentic recipes from my travels or imagination! I have also recently launched a dairy free caramel sauce range, same great test!

As Raw As

Organic dairy free raw chocolate made only with delicious and nutritious natural ingredients. Handmade in Somerset.

Barber’s

The Barber family have been making cheddar cheese for longer than anyone else worldwide. So, when it comes to combining the finest West Country milk with traditional manufacturing methods to produce award-winning cheese, we’d like to think that we’ve learnt a thing or two.

Bath Culture House

Bath Culture House is a small artisan fermented food company based in Ubley, nestled in the Mendips. We are a small team of passionate fermentation nerds who produce vegan and GF food and drink. Artisan vegan chease, kimchi’s, sauerkrauts and kombucha. Handmade with love.

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Bath Harvest

Bath Harvest rapeseed oil is grown, pressed and bottled on our family farm in Wilmington, Bath. Our award winning original and infused oil is smooth and nutty, perfect for cooking.

Beech Ridge Farm

Here at Beech Ridge Farm we pride ourselves on our succulent, tender tasting Devon/Somerset reared chicken, duck, goose and turkey.

Bell & Loxton

Bell and Loxton are award winning producers of cold pressed rapeseed oil, grown, pressed and bottled on the family farm with full traceability. With half the saturated fat of olive oil, naturally rich in omega 3 and a good source of Vitamin E it’s a healthy alternative to other culinary oils.

Billies and Tong

Biltong is a variety of dried, cured meat that originated in Southern Africa. Various types of meat are used to produce it, ranging from beef and game meats to fillets of ostrich from commercial farms. Meat is cut into thin strips and air-dried in a biltong box/maker. Using spices and herbs it makes the perfect snack.

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Bioaqua Farm

We are Bioaqua farm, home to the leading experts pioneering innovation in aquaponics, with the longest thriving commercial aquaponic farm in the UK and the largest aquaponic trout farm in Europe.

Black Bee Honey

We’re beekeepers and honey producers with hives in Somerset and London. As well as our own honey we’ve sourced an ever growing range of the most delicious British varieties.

Buffalicious

Our water buffalo are only reared on our farm, housed during the cold/wet winters then free to range our lush green grasses of our Somerset countryside during the rest of the year. We can be sure of our traceability knowing that all our forage is home produced with minimal imported nutritional supplements to keep our animals healthy and fit to high welfare standards.

Bumblee’s Preserves

I’m Francine, aka Bumblee (a childhood nickname). I make award winning artisan preserves in my Somerset kitchen. Everything from Seville to pink gin marmalade, strawberry to blackcurrant and sloe gin jam, piccalilli and chutneys, as well as delicious fruit vinegars/shrubs. All made be me, not a factory.

Capreolus

Capreolus Fine Foods is a multi-award winning, family owned English artisan charcuterie producer in Rampisham, West Dorset. Quality and provenance are of the utmost importance to us and we source locally bred and reared free range meat from traditional and rare breeds wherever possible and seasonal wild meats from the West Country.

Chatley Farm Brownies

Pure Chocolate Brownie Love

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that chocolate makes everything better. Since 2006, Chatley Farm Brownies has been bringing chocolate love to Somerset, handmade in the professional kitchens on our beautiful farm, near Bath. Our unique flavours include Rich Chocolate, Vanilla Fudge, Salted Caramel, Amaretto, Mint, Orange, Marshmallow, Honeycomb, plus gluten free options. We simply use the best Belgian chocolate and locally sourced ingredients to create delicious squares of heaven.

Wells Food Festival Multi Buy Offer:
£8.50 1 pack of Brownies
£8.00 each for 2 or 3 packs – Use CHATLEY2 at checkout
£7.50 each for 4 or more packs – Use CHATLEY4 at checkout

Choconchoc

Whether you’re struggling for inspiration or stocking up on just-in-case presents, our pick of the top chocolate gifts are here to inspire you.

Cornish Sea Salt

From humble beginnings on the south Cornish coast, our sea salt has now become international, selling in over 33 different countries. Our signature blue pots sit just as happily in Michelin-starred establishments as they do on the tables of home cooks who have an appreciation not only for taste and quality of artisan sea salt, but for the exciting versatility and creativity it can bring to cooking.

Cracking Nuts

We started cracking nuts in spring 2014, after it struck us just how moreish and tasty the humble nut can be. We came across a 200 year old German recipe, played around with it a little, and came up with a range of sweet cinnamon, salty and chilli roasted nuts all with our own, unique, modern twist.

Deelicious Chilli Jam

Deelicious started in my kitchen in 2015 in Surrey and all of the jams are still produced today in my kitchen at home, although now a bigger kitchen, it is now in lovely Dorset so I am lucky to have gorgeous views whilst washing my pots! I have been making the Classic Jam for years, giving it away to friends for Christmas, taking it to BBQs and dinner parties and after lots of encouraging comments, the business was born.

Dorset Chilli Shop

We have everything from the sweetest chilli jam to the hottest chilli sauce. We invite you to explore the chilli delights we have on offer. If there is something you’re looking for in particular please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Ellises Farm

We produce mouth watering Gloucester old spot pork, sausages, dry cured nitrate free bacon and gammon, artisan salamis, chorizo and air dried hams and cured meats from our Gloucester old spot pigs on the Blackdown hills area of outstanding natural beauty here in Devon. Produced and cured in an original old fashioned method. We specialise in nitrate, additive and preservative free products.

Emborough Farm

We are a small farm on the Mendip Hills, farming Ryeland sheep and Highland cows, with their welfare our highest priority. We allow our animals to mature slowly, selling hogget (lamb aged 12-24 months), sometimes mutton and occassionally highland beef (aged 30 months). By allowing the animals to age on grass you get a better fuller flavour with much less bad fat, more good fat, and more vitamins and minerals. We offer a range of joints and have recently added a range of burgers (just meat, herbs and spices). All meat has to be collected from our farm currently, but that may give you the chance to meet some of our animals.

Exmoor Fudge Kitchen

Hand crafted artisan fudge, using natural ingredients with no artificial colourings or preservatives. I use a lot of ingredients which are from Exmoor. The cream is sourced locally.

Fal Oyster

Wild, sailboat gathered Cornish native oysters, processed by hand to unique PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) status. Now working with @SavingESTER Crowdfunder campaign to preserve stocks of native oysters for future generations.

Feltham’s Farm

Feltham’s Farm is an organic, multi-award winning cheesemaker by Templecombe in Somerset. Our first cheese Renegade Monk has won many awards and in July 2020 beat 300 cheeses to be named Best British Cheese at the #VirtualCheeseAwards. It is an organic Somerset version of a French Epoisse.

Foodswild

We are a wild food and sea veg company providing wild, natural, sustainable foods to our customers. All foods are freshly harvested to order. We are a member of the foraging association and are here for food enthusiasts, environmentalists, lovers of the Cornish countryside and coastline. Offering freshly harvested natural healthy foods suitable for vegetarians that add another dimension to your menu options.

Freckles & Boo

Freckles & Boo is a new farm shop, bringing you the very best produce fresh from the farms and fields of Somerset and beyond. Our shelves are packed full of the finest local fruit and veg, dairy and meat products are delivered daily from our partners in the region. We also have a fantastic range of artisan bread and a great selection of local wine, beer and cider. We look forward to welcoming you through our doors.

Freda’s

A love of peanut butter and a trip to New Zealand in a camper van called Freda were the inspiration behind the development of this unbelievably tasty brand. Uniquely flavoured, deeply roasted with natural ingredients and the perfect crunch – this is peanut butter, but better!

Fussels

Fussels are a multi award-winning producer of farm fresh extra virgin rapeseed oil in Somerset. Our oil is the heart of all our fantastic flavoured oils, dressings, mayonnaises and vinaigrettes. Half the saturated fat of other oils, 10 x the essential fatty acid Omega 3 and cooks to a higher temperature, making it a more versatile oil for cooking, baking, stir frying, making dressings and drizzling.

Glastonbury Cheese

Purveyors of the Glastonbury range of artisan cheeses from the land where cheddar began.

Grown Up Marshmallows

Grown Up Marshmallows are gluten, dairy, egg, GMO, palm oil and fat free. Full of fresh organic fruit that we grow ourselves on Exmoor National Park and drizzled with 70% Fair Trade chocolate, our luxury, premier flavoured marshmallows are handmade in small batches with 100% natural ingredients.

Hembridge Organics

I initially began Hembridge Organics from home as an internet box scheme supplying local customers with organic vegetables grown in Somerset, sourcing vegetables from five organic producers. I soon realised that the farmers would grow the same fruit and vegetables as each other resulting in a glut for the county. Fruit and vegetables that were either too large or too ripe to fill veg boxes were discarded. Hating waste, I realised that this produce was ideal for making chutneys and jams. At least the growers would get something for their efforts.

In A Pickle

In A Pickle is based in Wiltshire, just outside Bradford-on-Avon. Our product ranges from savoury chutneys, pickles and relishes to sweet jams, marmalades and curd.

India In a Jar

An online Indian food boutique featuring artisan Indian cuisine with a dash of Devon by chef Collin Pereira. We feature a wide variety of secret spice concoctions and magical blends of natural spices and herbs. Our product range also includes 100% plant-based vegan Indian recipe mixes with cooking videos, Indian in a jar curry pastes and curry mixes, DIY Do Indian Yourself spice powder masala blends, Indian seasoning masala mixes, Indian marinades, Indian pickles and chutneys, Indian relishes, dips and spreads, Indian accompaniments and Indian cooking ingredients. We also feature a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and additive-free chilled Indian delicacies.

Kimbers’ Farm Shop

Here at Kimbers’ Farm Shop we sell the very best meat and local produce, ensuring our customers get the highest quality possible. Our family have been farming the same land for over 300 years and run a mixed stock farm, with welfare being our top priority.

Leakers Bakery

Our award-winning breads, savouries, cakes, scones and pastries are hand-made from scratch and baked on the premises in brick-floored ovens. We don’t use additives, just the finest basic ingredients.

Meg’s Cottage Fudge

All our fabulous flavours are made in our Wiltshire cottage kitchen using only real ingredients. We have 11 flavours for you to choose from. You will find no artificial flavourings or gluten in our recipe. One of our latest fudge flavours is Irish Cream Liqueur.

Mr Filbert’s

Welcome to the culinary world of Mr Filbert where we create award winning, really interesting snacks using only the finest quality ingredients. Our gourmet nut and seed recipes are hand crafted using a unique process which involves roasting them in their own natural oils for a healthier and tastier alternative, while our olive snacks are marinated in fresh natural ingredients following traditional Greek recipes, and our Iberian charcuterie includes air cured salami mini-batons.

Mr Fox Fine Foods

You may already know me as @suzettespancakes but with country shows and street fairs cancelled this year, I’m bringing the Food Hall to you instead! My lovely foodie friends are supplying me with their amazing artisan products all freshly made and delivered to your home via @mrfoxfinefoods.

Netherstreet Galloway Beef

Galloway cows are a British Heritage Rare Breed and were first recorded by the Romans, being one of the oldest and purest of our native stocks. Their unique double coat and ability to thrive in the harshest of climates has enabled the breed to be farmed on all corners of the globe. The breed produces a lean, but extremely tender and also very tasty meat. Due to the Galloway’s slow maturity, the beef has time to naturally develop and enhances the meat’s signature juicy flavours.

Nutcessity

We make sumptuous, organic nut blends with tree nuts (no peanuts). Since 2016, our peanut-allergic founder Mike has been whipping and jarring distinctive blends of nuts, seeds, coconut, fruit and salt. Our mission is ‘to make trust-seeking food enthusiasts smile’. We hope you enjoy our selection!

Penny’s Pies

My pies are unique. Each one is handmade as part of small batches. The pastry is made using butter to make the hot water crust pastry. The fillings are traditional, such as the pork pies, or the steak and ale pies, or a little different, such as the broad bean, feta and garlic. Each batch is carefully made, baked, and distributed to our customers as quickly and freshly as possible.

Pinnacle Icing

Here at Pinnacle Icing I specialise in decorated biscuits, all royal iced by hand and home-made. The biscuits come in four flavours – vanilla, chocolate, lemon and ginger. They are all produced from scratch, using free range, fair trade and British ingredients wherever possible.

Plum Duff & Stuff

We make and sell Christmas puddings to suit most dietary needs – traditional, gluten free, vegan, vegan gluten free and kits suitable for diabetics – they are all vegetarian and dairy free. We also produce traditional Seville orange marmalade, fruit cheeses, jams, jellies, chutneys, honey and beeswax.

Porsham Cakes

Here at Porsham Cakes we design, bake and decorate a whole range of unique cakes for every occasion. We love making cakes and only use the finest ingredients. So your cake will not only be beautifully designed and decorated, it will taste delicious.

Primrose’s Kitchen

We lovingly create wholesome muesli and granola that nurtures the soul and respects the planet. We only use the purest organic ingredients that will never pollute your body or our world – gently air dried to protect nutrients naturally. Our quirky fruit and veg combinations are sourced locally to our Dorset kitchen, from British farmers where possible. And we bundle it all up in 100% plastic-free home compostable packaging, so that we only leave nourished smiles behind.

Proper By SCT

We provide high-quality snacks to retail and trade customers, including pork crackling and fudge. We’ve been creating these products for more than 10 years, and we’re proud of the service that we’re now able to offer. The recipes have always stayed in the family, and this is how we’re able to create our quality products.

Pure Maple

We are British Canadians who are passionate about maple syrup. We recently moved to the UK from Canada and were surprised by the lack of real maple syrup in the British market. We missed the pure taste of true maple syrup that we grew up with and wanted to share it with you all, so we decided to create Pure Maple. Our 100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup is produced and packed in Canada to bring you a truly authentic taste.

Quantock Steamers

We produce steamed sponge puddings and meat suet puddings. All puddings are made individually with love using the finest quality local ingredients.

Reckless Desserts

Reckless Desserts is a young business launched a year ago by French pastry chef Azzedine Zarzi. Located in the heart of Somerset, our ambition is to offer our customers the most indulgent desserts. Using the highest quality ingredients, our chef has created a range of beautiful desserts which showcase carefully chosen flavours, textures, and taste experiences. We work closely with our rigorously selected suppliers who share the same passion for the best quality ingredients. Furthermore, we support local producers thus guaranteeing the finest ingredients with the smallest carbon footprint.

River Teign Shellfish

River Teign Shellfish are a family run business, led by a father and son team. With over 40 years’ experience, our team work the River Teign, harvesting quality shellfish that can be found in the best restaurants and eateries across the UK.

Root Connections

Root Connections provide fresh, chemical free, local vegetables that have a social impact. We are an organisation whose mission is to improve health and wellbeing for adults with complex needs, primarily those who are homeless and rough sleeping. All profits and proceeds quite simply go toward our aim to help end homelessness in Mendip. The community garden has a significant number of committed volunteers that help grow the produce to help fulfil our mission.

Salcombe Dairy

Ice cream produced in the traditional way. The milk has always come straight from the farm first thing each morning, the double cream comes in fresh from the creamery. The sugar and butter come from farther afield because we can’t get them in Devon, but it is the best we can find. As for the flavour ingredients – we always secure the very best quality.

Seaspoon

Seaweed is one of the most nutritious and sustainable plants on the planet – yet rarely appears in our cooking. We have sought to rectify this by pooling knowledge to create a series of seaweed blends that are tasty, easy to use and nutritional!
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Smokehouse On The Hill

Our cafe: Coffee, shakes, smoothies and kick-ass salads at our friendly cafe. Incorporating our traditionally smoked food.

Our events: Amazing standard street food style, fun filled and relaxed, bespoke to fit with your event.

Solkiki

Iris and Bob crushed more than just fine cacao since unveiling Solkiki in late 2015 after starting a quiet incubation and lots of practice in 2008. Over 100 awards in four seasons is unprecedented, some of these (including Golds and Silvers) are for our dairy-free chocolate, in the dairy category, judged by the world’s top dairy judges. Usually vegan chocolate is a compromised product, lack lustre. When one removes the cheap filler (industrial milk powder) you might just get a more delicious product! If amazing chocolate without anything but sugar added sounds like your thing, we also make some of the world’s top darks. But seriously though, we want to push boundaries and focus on long term relationships and unbeatable quality. From our farmers in the forest fermentaries, to our chefs in mighty Michelin kitchens, and chocolatiers far and near, we really enjoy slowly building a firm network of great people with great products. Overseeing this chain and doing all the production ourselves, it’s rewarding!

Somerset Charcuterie

We make salamis and cured meats with a West Country twist using local cider, cheeses and meat.

Somerset Cheese Company

Using high quality milk that is sourced directly from the farm, and as local as possible, Somerset Cheese Company specialises in adapting traditional style recipes to produce characterful, naturally rinded cheeses from sheep, goat, buffalo and cows milk.

The Chillees

We are The Chillees, husband and wife team Nick & Francine Lee, producing our own spicy chilli sauces and preserves made from our own chillies, grown here in Somerset. Having grown and enjoyed chillies for many years, Francine started introducing them into the jams and chutneys she made, not only for ourselves but as gifts for friends, family and neighbours, as well as making for local charities. After many compliments on our flavours, we were asked if we were planning to sell them. Well, there are only so many times you can say no.

The Cornish Scone Company

We are a small family business providing freshly baked Cornish goodies, Cornish cream teas, savoury afternoon teas, gooey chocolate brownies etc. All hand baked in our home kitchen and delivered throughout the UK.

The Cotswold Curer

We make a selection of air dried salamis, chorizos and pancetta. These are all hand made and then air dried. We sell the majority of our produce at farmers markets and food festivals, but also supply local farm shops and delis.

The Edible Garden Nursery

Chris would like to welcome you to The Edible Garden Nursery where we grow an extensive range of peat free herbs and edible plants. Home grown and produced with zero chemicals either organic or inorganic including slug bait. We actively encourage wildlife.

The H’eggs Company

We produce fresh organic pasta made with all local ingredients. Our pasta laboratory is your one stop shop for your pasta dishes. We provide you with recipe cards and all the necessary ingredients for you and your family to put together traditional and contemporary pasta and tortelli dishes.

The Pockeredge Pantry

The Pockeredge Pantry sell a range of handmade products including chutneys, pickles, jellies and jams. Harnessing the harvest of our garden and sourcing the finest seasonal British ingredients, all our products are handmade and suitable for vegans.

The Proper Marmalade Company

We believe in taste. All our marmalades are 100% handmade from fresh fruit, simmered until the peel is soft before boiling to a set with sugar. In our opinion, this is the only way to make a good marmalade. The sharpness and clarity of the fruit shines through.

The Selworthy Pantry

We offer a range of homemade preserves and pure Exmoor honey. All our products are made in our cottage kitchen in Selworthy, on Exmoor. Everything is done by hand, from stirring the pot to labelling each jar. Nothing leaves our kitchen unless we can guarantee to make us proud and our customers happy.

The Smoke Folk

The Smoke Folk is an award-winning smoked food business based in Frome, Somerset. We employ traditional and contemporary cold-smoking techniques, and use responsibly sourced ingredients and smoke-woods, to make delicious and intriguing flavour combinations.

The Somerset Smokehouse

Matt and Annabelle live on a beautiful farm near Glastonbury creating multi award winning scotch eggs and pies using their finest pork and free range eggs.

Times Past Cheese Dairy

Times Past Cheese Dairy produce 24 varieties of Somerset cheddars in the small village of Draycott, Cheddar. We sell to local shops, delis and suppliers and also have an online shop. Our cheddars include Traditional, Mature, Draycott Blue and blended cheddars such as Cider, Garlic, Chilli and many more.

Timmy’s Chillies

Hi folks, I’m Tim. I make award winning fresh fruit marmalades and jellies with chilli on the finish. A range of fruit flavours and heat strengths to suit every palette. Hand crafted in small batches in Somerset. Vegan friendly, gluten free. Fruity and delicious, with chilli on the finish.

Valley Smokehouse

The Valley Smokehouse has been producing cold and hot smoked foods since 1989 using the best quality ingredients. We smoke a range of produce from cheese to oil, but our main product is smoked salmon.

Waitey’s

Based in the small Wiltshire town of Calne, Waitey’s was established in 2018, derived from our love and passion for good food. Our products are made at home in small batches, ensuring the taste and texture is perfect. Get our most delicious, artisan products delivered to your door, or come and find us at local farmers markets and food festivals.

Waterhouse Fayre

When Ann Stallard began making homemade jam in her kitchen back in January 2004 from home grown produce, she could not have envisaged where those early days would lead. Initially a creative way to make use of surplus home grown raspberries, Waterhouse Fayre preserves can now be found throughout the West Country; in farm shops, delicatessens, specialist cheese shops as well as tea rooms, restaurants and hotels. Waterhouse Fayre’s first award was in that very first year, a gold Taste of the West Award for Raspberry Jam.

Westcombe Dairy

We’re a small artisan dairy in east Somerset making traditional cheddar and other West Country cheeses using unpasteurised milk from our own cows. Our traditional cheeses include the multi award-winning Westcombe Unpasteurised Cheddar, Duckett’s Aged Caerphilly and our Somerset Ricotta.

White Lake Cheese

White Lake Cheese Ltd. opened its doors in 2004. Since then, we have quickly established ourselves as a leading brand in the artisan cheese industry. Every cheese we create at White Lake is the result of a non-stop whirlwind of experimentation and innovation. We love trying new things, new methods and new recipes and are constantly seeking ways to evolve our family of cheeses. With thanks to our talented team of cheesemakers, we have been able to transform whacky ideas into a truly delicious range of cheeses.

Wild Flour Cake Co

Founded in 2015, the Wild Flour Cake Co has risen from Jessica’s kitchen table to a custom-made bakery on a rural farm just outside of Bath. Specialising in cakes which taste as good as they look. Gluten free and vegan options.

Withies Delicatessen

Laura and Jamie run Withies Delicatessen out of a desire not just to provide the best food but to teach and inspire people to live a more earth-friendly life, kinder to the environment, to their neighbours and to themselves.

Wookey Farm

Wookey Farm is a small family-run dairy goat farm. All our goats milk is sold as cheese, bottled milk, yoghurt and cream. We also sell goat meat, lamb and pork from our outdoor reared animals.