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Making Food into a business

10th May 2022 @ 09:00 - 13:00


About this event

This workshop is for aspiring street food traders, food & coffee entrepreneurs, and people wanting to make food their business.

Demand for locally-grown, transparently-produced food has grown as the pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in our food supply chains & we experience the importance of building resilient, sustainable local food systems.

It doesn’t matter what stage of your start-up you’re at -whether you’re starting with an idea or are already in the thick of it – every participant will leave with tangible next steps for your ‘food business’.

Besides the expert facilitators, everyone makes the day, and as participants, you will be invited to contribute your own experiences and ideas.

Bring some of your products or ideas if you want to get some input or feedback from the group.

Facilitators: Amy MacFadyen & Owen Postgate. Founders, The Rye Bakery

Amy & Owen have years of experience of setting up viable, ecologically sound food businesses. The Rye Bakery is a modern bakery, kitchen, play space & walled garden with values of transparency, quality and sustainability. With menus built on seasonality and quality produce, it has become a Frome icon.

Throughout the pandemic, Owen & Amy have continued to provide high quality, local food to the community, and also to diversify their business to meet local needs.

They say, “As we grow the bakery our business will hold the same values; to deliver products focused on flavour and farming that we think embrace our approach. We hope to continue to create trust between producers and consumers to improve the use of local produce and a sustainable food system”.

Johannes Moeller. Co-Founder and M.D. Edventure Frome – A School for Community Enterprise.

Johannes will draw on his experience of supporting groups and individuals in setting up community initiatives, social enterprises and small businesses in Frome.

He is a qualified social enterprise advisor & coach and the initiator of “Edventure Start-Up”, a 10-week experiential course where teams start-up a real community enterprise designed to contribute to a strong community, grow meaningful livelihoods and build a sustainable, zero-carbon economy that works for all. Past Edventure Start-Ups include The Welsh Mill Hub, SHARE – A Library of Things, Community Fridge: Frome, Remakery: Frome, Frome Wardrobe Collective, MAKE: Shed Frome.

This course is organised by Edventure Frome CIC, in partnership with The Rye Bakery, Frome Town Council and Somerset Skills & Learning.

Ticket Price:

This event is funded for residents of the county of Somerset of all ages. There is a £5.00 booking fee. Please, #nomorenoshows. Our funding does not cover BANES, Bath, and Bristol. For a full list of eligible towns/postcodes click here. Booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms.

Covid-19 Safety Policies and Procedures:

We are taking safety very seriously. As the situation evolves, so will our approach. At the current time…

Venue: We will be at Frome Town Hall with support from Frome Town Council. Risk assessments will be performed and strictly adhered to.

Participant Responsibilities: We all have a critical role to play in keeping each other safe. We will email you an update before the course outlining what precautions we all need to take. Please be prepared to bring your own face-covering and wear it throughout, and to self-certify on arrival that you do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with, or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.


The booking fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel and let us know at least 3 days prior to the event we will be happy to transfer your booking to another of our short courses. Please support us by cancelling ASAP if you can no longer come – Edventure Short Courses are always fully booked and often waitlisted, and if we end up with an empty seat in the room it impacts our ability to meet our funding requirements.

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Feedback from past Edventure Short Courses:

“…It was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”.


“Just spent 2 days learning what they do, why they do it and how they are inspiring other communities to take up the challenge too. Such fantastic course design, people skills and imagination! Engaging young adults, helping inspire entrepreneurship, building community! What’s not to love?!”


“Really inspiring, reinforcing and positive. Great presentation with pace and focus and enough humour to entertain too. Still thinking about it all and will keep doing so for a long time. Thanks for a lovely and helpful course!”


“Really interesting and rewarding morning. Will be looking out for other courses and the Hub space is amazing”.


“A breath of fresh air. The facilitator was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and action orientated but with plenty of interest in the needs and expectations of the group. A very motivating and worthwhile few hours!”


“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ”


“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!”



10th May 2022
09:00 - 13:00


07548 014066


Frome Town Hall
Christchurch Street West
Frome, BA11 1EB
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01373 465757