Diversified foodie farms invited to trade at Young Farmers Festival

Important announcement: The Young Farmers Festival is postponed until 2020, the new date will be announced soon.

Farmers who have diversified into the food and drink sector are being offered the chance to apply for a free stall at the Young Farmers Festival this early May bank holiday.

The festival will champion scrumptious British food and drink from farms by offering prime pitches in a Food Village at the event on 2-5 May 2019, held at the Offchurch Bury Estate near Leamington Spa in Warwickshire.

Maybe you’re a beef farmer selling juicy burgers, a dairy farmer who’s diversified into ice cream or an arable business making its own gin – if it’s delicious British farm produce, we’re hungry for it.

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Farmers Weekly is not planning to charge these diversified farmers a penny to set up and serve the thousands of young farmers at what promises to be a weekend of serious fun.

How to apply

Since word has spread about this exciting new event for Britain’s amazing young farmers, we’ve been inundated with requests from diversified farmers looking to grab a piece of the action.

With a limited number of places available, we’re keeping things fair by asking those interested to complete an online application form. 

We will need you to tell us about your diversified farm food or drink business, share photos of your produce and provide all the usual food hygiene and safety paperwork.

Something to bear in mind when applying is cost. Often festival food prices are eye-watering, and that’s usually because the food vendors are paying through the nose just to be there.

Farmers Weekly is offering pitches at no cost in a bid to keep menu prices affordable – that way everyone can have a great time without feeling ripped off.

To apply for a food and drinks stand at the Young Farmers Festival, complete this application form by 31 March 2019.