Somerset Community Food, is a grass-roots charity which aims to re-connect people with the social, health and environmental effects of growing, buying, preparing and eating local food.

We have developed a unique training package that has successfully taught hundreds of people to start growing & cooking food.

Our 'Get Set Grow' and 'Get Set Cook' packages give flexible and fun opportunities to learn food growing & cooking. Our funding from Zing Somerset has recently ended but we carry out other commissioned work.


It's better consumed than composted! We have recently created a Food Surplus Directory collating details of local groups who can benefit from gluts and surpluses.

Visit our Resources page where you will find links and extensive information on all aspects of community food.


Latest News

Aug 5, 2019
Saturday 5th October 9.30-1.00pm
Wells Town Hall
After attending this event you will know how to feel great, lose weight and drastically reduce your risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease. A number of wellness professionals will share truths hidden in plain sight from the public.

We are working in partneship with The City of Wells Lions to organise this event. It is to raise awareness of diabetes and to share the science and practical ways to drastically reduce your risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease.

We are also running some follow-up practical cooking sessions after the event please contact us for more info / details coming soon.



Jun 3, 2019

Join the Creating Health Roadshow for a fun evening of information & inspiration

A Talk from Dr Campbell Murdoch - Somerset GP

What should we be eating for general health & wellbeing?

A simple explanation of the science of nutrition and health which is proving successful for so many across the world.  With testimonials of success stories managing Type 2 Diabetes.  Followed by Question and Answer session.

May 31, 2019
There are opportunities to receive surplus food through the FareShares FoodCloud scheme (see below for more information). In particular Tescos in Shepton Mallet have collections on Fridays and Saturdays which are not being utilised. It is also worth checking if collections are available in Street / Wells. You do have to register using the app.
If not useful for your group, please spread the word to any contacts or projects you feel may benefit.