Feed Avalon is a social enterprise dedicated to developing food systems that are socially and economically empowering in order to build food resilience in Glastonbury, Street and the surrounding areas.
We are a workers cooperative, committed to working collectively and non-hierarchically.
We design and implement projects to accelerate socially just and ecologically sustainable food production, organise events, run courses and workshops, and network with others to build a movement to reclaim our food system, locally and globally.
We began planning our work in July 2013 and officially launched in July 2014.
For more information about who we are visit:
- Who we are
- Our legal structure & how we organise ourselves
- The cooperative principles that inform our work
- How we use our profits
And finally, why ‘Feed Avalon’?
Having grown up or lived in Somerset a long time we are more than aware of the Street/Glastonbury divide, although it may be a thing of the past (or maybe not?) we are still committed to bringing people together, and chose Avalon as a way of describing our mini-region here in Somerset.
“The island of apples which men call “The Fortunate Isle” (Insula Pomorum quae Fortunata uocatur) gets its name from the fact that it produces all things of itself; the fields there have no need of the ploughs of the farmers and all cultivation is lacking except what nature provides. Of its own accord it produces grain and grapes, and apple trees grow in its woods from the close-clipped grass. The ground of its own accord produces everything instead of merely grass, and people live there a hundred years or more.”
If you have any more questions about our work, please get in touch.