Veggies Catering Campaign catered at Glastonbury Festival from 9am Wednesday to 6pm Monday, in the Green Futures Field, at the opposite end of the site from the Pyramid Stage, towards the ‘Stone Circle’.
Veggies has been at Glastonbury since (about) 1987!
Every year we give over a share of our space, and some of our crew, to running an information/workshop space with displays and activities in support of active groups working for positive social change.
This year our workshop/activities space is supporting the work of Sea Shepherd , Captive Animals’ Protection Society and The Black Fish.
Activities may include:
Our workshop space has to be paid from our £4,632 fee, whilst providing crew to run the activities means we have to close for a few hours each day.
Our core times are likely to be 10am to 4am, with the interactive space running from 10am to 6pm.
To be kept updated look out for this QR Code
For more campaign presentations check out the Speakers Forum, including:
- Wednesday 4pm: Calais Migrant Solidarity
- Thursday 10am: Small Wind Turbine Design – Dexter Dixon
- Thursday 2pm: Reclaim Our Energy Future – Theo Simon, Stop Hinkley
- Friday 5.15pm: Arrest That Poet – Danny Chivers
- Saturday 2.15pm: Undercover Policing – Jenny Jones & Merrick Badger
- Saturday 3.15pm: A flavour of the Green Futures Field …more info…
And no doubt we’ll gatecrash Seize The Day’s gigs for a campaign shout out!
Amazing musicians, vegans and animal rights supporters Rodrigo y Gabriela are playing the Pyramid Stage Friday 1.45pm
More coming soon – bookmark this page!
Cleaner, greener and fairer
See also Green Glastonbury info.
The Green Fields are at the opposite end of the site from the Pyramid Stage, towards the ‘Stone Circle’; cross the ‘Old Railway Track’ – Green Futures is on the right.
Those in the know, know that the field is packed full of venues, spaces and healthy food. There is Groovy Movie, The Mandala, Small World, Permaculture, Henry’s Beard, A pedal powered Laundrette, Rinky Dink, The Tin Village, Lunched Out Lizard, Speakers Forum, Astrologers amongst many.
“Not to mention the World’s finest Vegan Burgers from the Veggies Catering Campaign”.
Veggies has catered in the Green Fields at Glastonbury Festival since 1987.
- In 1990 tickets cost £38, our trading fee was £600 and our burgers cost £1.00!
- Tickets for 2014, costing £210+fees, sold out on October 6th 2013.
- Our trading fee is now £4632 (up from £3675 last year).
- Sorry, Veggies burgers will cost more than £1.00!
A flavour of the Green Futures Field
We will be presenting the work of the following at the Speakers Forum on Saturday at 3.15pm:
The Pets Project
Refs4Pets is a pet fostering (refuge) project at Nottingham Women’s Aid
Animals can often be used to make people stay in abusive relationships. Threats, actual abuse or neglect towards pets can force survivors to remain in dangerous situations or put themselves in danger by returning to feed or care for their animals. Most refuges and hostels are unable to house animals.
The Pets Project helps women and their children, reluctant to leave abusive relationships because of their pets, by providing a fostering home for their animals. Pets are cared for by volunteers who have been checked for their suitability whilst the women continue to pay for their animals feed. Every attempt is made to find appropriate foster homes for each animal and we are always looking for fosterers for all types of animals.
Stop The Badger Cull Campaign
The impending badger extermination is harrowingly cruel, farcically unscientific and frighteningly undemocratic. It must be fought on all fronts, but this cannot be done effectively without funding.
Activists will travel to the cull zones to engage in legal, non-violent, direct action to protect the badgers, whilst street campaigners keep the public fully informed of exactly what the government is unleashing in the countryside against totally unambiguous public opinion.
For the tens of thousands of badgers in the final countdown to a brutal massacre, it is now or never!
Find out about these great groups at Speakers Forum Saturday at 3.15pm too:
Pyramid Stage Friday 1.45
Veggies Glasto 2003 gallery
See also our 2013 Glastonbury Festival Report
Veggies Glastonbury Application
Please describe the food you wish to sell from your stall.
Ethically sourced vegan foods, including our own hand made Veggies burgers, cakes baked on site from organic ingredients, pasties & samosas, pedal powered smoothies, fair trade organic teas & coffee.
Have you traded at Glastonbury before?
We have traded at Glastonbury Green Futures since 1990, using our award winning vegan / organic / fair trade catering as a base for campaign outreach for the many groups with whom we work.
In 2013 we were at pitch Q1/32 [Green Futures Field at junction of Old Railway Track with pathway to the stone circle]
Have you traded at any other festivals in the past 2 years?
Glastonbury is the only ‘commercial’ festival at which we cater, other than Splendour, held locally to us in Nottingham.
We cater over 70 other events each year: green events (eg Nottingham Green Festival), action camps (eg Peace News Camp / Climate Camps), indoor fairs (eg Animal Aid Fair / London Radical Bookfair), local community events (eg stuff of Life) and on-the-streets campaign catering (eg No Dash for Gas / Uncut).
And loads more on Veggies Events Archive
Please provide any other additional supporting information.
Glastonbury 2014 will be a special one for us as it will mark our 30th year of campaigning and catering.
Our work supports Nottingham’s independent campaign social centre, the Sumac Centre, as well as many groups working for human, environmental & animal rights, for peace & social justice worldwide.
Describe the type and style of your food and anything special or unique your stall would bring to the Festival.
Veggies promotes the use of vegan, fair trade, locally sourced and organic products.
Since 1984 we have never sold other than fair trade teas & coffees.
We use minimal packaging and reusable mugs. All the compostable packaging generated by Veggies would fit into one bin bag!
We are three times winner of the Best Vegan Catering Award. We received the Glastonbury Green Trader Award in 2011.
More at Glastonbury Festival 2014 on Veggies Diary