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Welcoming eat:Festivals to Myrtle Farm

We were thrilled to welcome a group of our eat:Festivals Bursary winners to Myrtle Farm to take a look around our cider mill at our favourite time of year, harvest.



We’ve been running our first-time trader bursary with Beverley and Sarah at eat:Festivals for five years, inspired  by the creativity and innovation in their approach to growing the eat:Festivals family. The new traders selected for our bursary are equally inspiring, and it was a pleasure to show everyone around the mill this week.

Thank you to all those who were able to join us:


The Lentilist is a plant-based street food stall specialising in vegan food. Owner Nathan Street caters for special dietary requirements as well as offering gluten free options. Where possible they aim to be a sustainable brand by using biodegradable packaging and offering canned water/soft drinks to promote recycling. Nathan was a bursary recipient in 2022.

Roxy Hole creates vegan brownies and cookies with her brand RebelRox Kitchen. She launched her business earlier this year, and says,

“Having perfected my brownie recipe over the last 4 years, it’s taken a long time to bring what I can offer to the market. This Amazing Bursary will enable me to hit the ground running with my business and open so many doors for my small start up business from my home kitchen.”

George Havercroft, founder of Burnham on Sea based Haverslice pizza, formed his business in the lockdowns of 2020, converting two horseboxes for his mobile offer, bringing a new and fresh choice of pizzas to the Burnham on Sea and Brean community.

We first met Jamie Brooks of Banh Wagon in 2020, at eat:Weston. Creating authentic Vietnamese street food experiences, based in Portishead, he took up home delivery during lock down.

Amanda Stanley of Yellow Door Cottage, also made her trading debut in 2020 at eat:Weston. Amanda uses skin from her own pigs – ethical and minimal waste – to create natural pork scratchings.

James Astle made his eat:Festivals debut in 2020 with Stoked Food, his plant-based street food and event catering business.

“Cheers Thatchers! We are 100% stoked about winning the Thatchers bursary for Eat:Weston!” he said.


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