Having lived and worked on Exmoor for over 25 years, Shaun Bryant realised that more and more people were questioning where and how the food they ate came from. The idea of taking people to farms was formed and personally knowing many local producers Shaun began to speak to farmers and received an enthusiastic response encouraging him to take the idea further. He also continues to work part time as the official Exmoor Parish Lengthsman across Exmoor.
We currently operate in Devon and Somerset, UK.
© Stephanie Worrall
West Country Farm and Food Tours is a link between farmers and producers, and new potential customers. By visiting the food producers and farmers our tour guests can ask questions, taste samples and buy direct.
•Reducing food miles – customers can buy produce direct from the supplier. In many cases this will also reduce packaging (such as carrier bags) as ice boxes are carried on each tour
•Education – during our tour, our group are learning about how the countryside works, how farms and food producers work, and how special places such as National Parks are protected. This information will enable our guests to make choices in the future which will reduce negative impacts on the environment
•Picnics – on tours where picnics are provided, local produce and minimum packaging are used