There will be vegan and gluten free options at the festival. We will aim to cater for other dietary requirements. If you have very particular needs, it is better if you aim to self-cater.
Food will be locally-sourced and organic wherever possible.
Tapeley Park cafe will be providing meals mainly sourced from the food farmed organically at Tapeley Park and Gardens.
Other meals, as well as snacks, drinks, etc, are available onsite from a number of other providers throughout the weekend including. We ensure that each food vendor onsite is chosen to reflect our ethical standards and that they also offer a participatory element in line with our ethos as an event and seek to improve this each year.
If you can afford it, please do choose to eat with us. We appreciate your support in this as it helps make the festival viable and supports local food producers and caterers involved in the event.
The festival will be providing organic refreshments and a bar stocked with organic, local ales; local ciders and other high quality, ethically-sourced alcoholic and soft drinks. The bar operates from lunchtime each day and through into the evening. It is positioned next to the ‘Village Hall’ at the festival.
Taw River Dairy – Ethical, Sustainable, Irresistible
Luxury organic ice cream and sorbet artisan made in the heart of Devon. The smoothness and depth of flavour throughout our ice cream range is due to the highest quality dairy ingredients, all from our small herd of Jersey cows farmed sustainably on site.
Taw River Dairy has always been about the cows and the environment. We believe farming should work with the environment and not against it. We farm organically and keep animal medicine usage to an absolute minimum, no antibiotics are used on the farm.
All our dairy cows rear their own calves, we only milk the cows once a day and remove the milk that the calves do not need. Our cows graze for at least 280 days a year, they are only housed during the winter when the weather gets nasty and the fields become wet. All this makes our cows among the happiest cows in the country, and being happy and healthy they produce the most delicious milk!
Holistic grazing techniques help to build soil structure and organic matter, we even have our own bees to help to pollinate our meadows. Low food miles and reduced carbon emissions are just a couple of the benefits of not buying in feed for the farm, most concentrated feeds are made up of cereals imported from all over the world!
All this amounts to the exquisite texture and flavour of our ice cream, come and find us to learn more.
For Off Grid 2017, we worked with the community-owned New Lion Brewery to brew a special Off Grid Ale with ingredients from the Transition Town Totnes Project, The Oat Project. It was aptly named ‘Infinite Possibilities Ale’ IPA!