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Frome joins Somerset Food Trail to celebrate local food heroes  

FROME is prepped and ready to take part in this year’s Somerset Food Trail Festival thanks to support from residents in Frome Town Council’s People’s Budget Event vote. 

Taking place from Friday 15th to Sunday 24th July, the mouth-watering food festival is a countrywide farm to fork showcase celebrating local, sustainably produced food. This year Frome’s beloved food producers and retailers will feature for the first time in the exciting programme of 170 venues across Somerset.

Numerous providers are opening their doors for visitors, with an opportunity to see behind the scenes, enjoy delicious tastings and be inspired by the quality of fresh and local produce. Local businesses taking part include Vallis Veg, the Frome Food Hub, Frome Field 2 Fork, Rye Bakery, Marston Park, Meadowsweet Beef and Palette and Pasture as well as Frome Community Fridge.  

Cllr Mark Dorrington said, “Frome has a reputation for doing things differently and the local food scene is no exception. From our wonderful independent high street to the many vibrant markets – explore the ways our local producers are demonstrating how farming can benefit people and planet.” 

As part of Frome’s activities, the Open Road Experience are offering E-bike tours of participating venues local to Frome. Find out more and book a tour at www.theopenroadexperience.co.uk/somerset-food-trail-by-e-bike 

Somerset Food Trail is a celebration of the best of locally produced, delicious and sustainable food. ​Modelled on arts trails such as Somerset Art Works, the Food Trail sees farmers and food producers, as well as pubs and restaurants, opening their doors to the public at set times over a 10-day period in July.  

You can pick up Somerset Food Trail Festival booklets at the Frome Town Hall (Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9-4.30pm) and the Discover Frome Information Point (open 11am-2pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10am-4pm Wednesday). Or find out more online at www.somersetfoodtrail.org/

Picture: Frome Town Council’s Nikki Brain with Somerset Food Festival booklets, available to collect from the Town Hall.

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