Soil Association Announce The Launch Of Organic September: A Month Of UK Events Celebrating Organic  


Soil Association Announce The Launch Of Organic September: A Month Of UK Events Celebrating Organic  


While 82% of Brits already buy organic [1], this September sees the launch of Organic September, an initiative by the Soil Association to encourage the whole nation to try organic. 


September will see the Soil Association working with retailers, big and small, along with some of the UK’s finest organic producers to host events ranging from talks to demonstrations and tastings, to make it that much easier for the consumer to try organic. Amongst others, Organic September Saturday on the 16th sees Soil Association and Whole Foods Market team up to enable the public to sample a selection of the incredible BOOM (Best of Organic Market) award winners products in stores. 


Ultimately, the month is dedicated to helping shoppers understand organic and that organic is food as it should be. This means whenever you see the organic symbol you can be sure what you buy has been produced to the very highest standards. It means fewer pesticides, no artificial additives or preservatives, the highest standards of animal welfare and no GM ingredients. 


It‘s not only fruit and vegetables that can be organic, it is everyday items like milk, tea, cereal, pasta, and meats too.  


Clare McDermott from the Soil Associationthe UK’s leading food, and farming charity comments: Small changes can make a huge difference. Switching to just one organic item can really help contribute to changing our food system for the better. Demand for more organic food means more organic farms. More organic farms mean more wildlife and more animals raised to the highest welfare standards. 


During September, there are numerous events happening up and down the country making it easy for anyone and everyone to try organic, meet the incredible producers and taste food as it should be 


Organic Events Running Across The UK: 


16th September  

Organic September Saturday featuring events and tastings in Independents across the country.  Visit www.soilassociation.org/organicseptember  


15th September 

Organic – Food As It Should Be at The Good Life Experience Festival 

Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, Chester Road, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB 

Lee Holdstock from The Soil Association Certification and Tom Hunt of Poco will be doing a talk and Q&A entitled Organic – Food As It Should Be at the Good Life Experience on the Academy Stage.  


16th September 

WholeFoods Market Takeover 

Visit Wholefoods Kensington for a chance to meet over 15 BOOM award-winning brands and food bloggers, for a day of sampling, and exciting cookery demos in the kitchen pop up 


23rd September 

Daylesford Harvest Festival 

Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG 

Offering a whole host of educational, delicious and fun activities to celebrate what our gardens and pastures have produced during the summer. 


28th September 

Soil Association Talks Series – with Mind Body Bowl (Annie Clarke) 

Whole Foods Market, Kensington, London, W8 5SE 

The panel discussion will explore the longevity of clean living, why it is integral for our health, mind, body, and beauty and why it shouldn’t be considered as a ‘fad’ movement. 


28th September 

Foraging & Wild Cookery Event 

Riverford Field Kitchen, Wash Farm Bungalow, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JU 

Spend an evening with forager Stu Woodman, who will be foraging ingredients around the farm and working with local craft brewery, Barnaby’s Brewhouse, to produce two special foraged beers to serve for the evening along with a special foraged nine-dish menu. 


Throughout September 

River Cottage: Borough Market Takeover 

Borough Market, London, SE1 9AH 

Borough Market has invited 

River Cottage to head to the city to deliver a season of cookery courses, free talks, and events at London’s world famous Borough Market. 

rivercottage.net/news/ river-cottage-at-borough-market  


Organic food is available nationwide in over 8,000 supermarkets, independent shops, box schemes, cafes, and restaurants. Always look for the Soil Association to know you are choosing organic. When you see the Soil Association logo you can be sure what you buy has been produced to the very highest standards.  


Visit the Soil Association website to find participating partners and to download the Get Started Organic kit and find events, shops, and cafes on the UK Organic Map.