Organic September is just a few days away. Do you fancy trying out the latest organic products out there? Join me in Battersea Park, London on 8-9 September, for GO! Organic Festival and get up close and personal with some of the best-known certified organic brands as well as emerging start-ups and specialty producers.
From artisan breads to vegan wines, from speciality cheeses to organic sauces and soups, from superfood skincare to zero waste soaps – GO! Organic Festival will showcase the sumptuous diversity that lies at the heart of the organic and sustainability movement.
A two-day extravaganza, here is a sneak preview of what to look out for during GO! Organic Festival:
The Organic Spirits Co is launching its new Papagayo Reserva Organic Golden Rum, matured for a year in organic sweet white wine casks. This delicious, rounded flavoured rum is available in 700ml @40%, RRP of £35.00 (stand 731a).
Enchanted Plants is launching organic ‘on a rope’ shower soap. This zero-waste product helps to combat the global problem of plastic waste. The Autumn soaps are handmade in Dorset with Cornish seaweed, rosemary and spinach and are wrapped in 100% recycled paper packaging. The soaps have an organic cotton rope so you can easily hang it on a hook or over the shower tap (stand T9B).
Happy Butter Ghee is introducing its new smaller 150g jar sizes of Organic Ghee and Golden Turmeric Ghee. Winner of a Great Taste award, these handy sizes are ideal for camping and are available to sample on the stand (stand 735).
Luscious is launching its new seasonal ice cream Winter Spiced Orange (500ml tubs). Flavoured with the finest organic orange oil and spices, this rich, luxury ice cream tastes like ‘Christmas-in-a-pot’. Also launching: new organic fresh custards in vanilla and chocolate flavours, in 500ml pots (chalet A5).
Pull The Cork is launching its vegan Filas White 3L wine from Encostas D’Aire. Acclaimed as a “sophisticated bag in box” and made from Siria and Fernão Pires grapes, it’s light, easy-drinking, well-balanced and offers great value for money (stand T3A).
Local organic box delivery service Greener Greens is introducing its new GreenPack boxes which are ethically sound, environmentally friendly and biodegradable inside and out – everything from the compostable stickers to biodegradable bags are made from potato starch. Even the ink on the boxes is screen printed using natural inks (stand 733).
Divine Organic is introducing its new organic high cocoa rich and dark range, featuring fabulous feel good flavours and cocoa sourced from São Tomé, West Africa. The range of 85% cocoa flavours include: refreshing lemon, ginger & turmeric, blueberry and popped quinoa, and cocoa nibs alongside a 95% exceptionally rich dark chocolate (stand 630).
Green People is introducing natural and organic starter packs for keen festival-goers making an introduction to organic living. These include Holiday Sun Starter Pack.; Daily Essentials Skincare Starter Pack.; Superfood Starter Pack; Nightly Ritual; and a Sensitive Skin Starter Pack (stand 840).
Neat Organic is launching its range of organic, fresh produce and juices in 100% recyclable packaging. These cold pressed vegetable juices are available in organic carrot or organic beetroot with no added sugars. Pack sizes are tailored for today’s way of living, with two portions (250ml bottles) in each pack (stand 740).
Vintage Roots is offering a range of organic wines and drinks to try and buy at the festival. In a special tasting session, festival goers can try prosecco, natural sparkling rosé, sauvignon blanc, alcohol free drinks and much more (stand 731b).
Become a master chocolatier with Cocoa Loco‘s new Chocolate Lolly Making Kit and Dark Chocolate Truffle Making Kit. Both kits include everything you need to make scrumptious, silky smooth chocolate goodies. The kits are Fairtrade certified and organic (stand 234).
Freedom Brewery is proudly offering their Helles Organic Lager at GO! Organic. Made with spring water and matured for at least 28 days, it’s naturally carbonated, unpasteurised and cold filtered. You can enjoy a crisp, balanced pint, or take home a gift pack (chalet A1).
People Tree is presenting its 100% organic cotton ‘Be Happy’ print t-shirts. People Tree work with Fair Trade ethical producers from across the globe to create striking designs and are Soil Association certified. Festival goers can also receive a 20% discount for the entire weekend (stand 732).
Organii, Organyc and Lavera is offering 3 for 2 on a selection of amazing natural and organic skincare and feminine hygiene products. Organyc is showcasing its new and improved Organyc Compact Applicator Tampons, made with 100% biodegradable, patented, recyclable bio-plastic based applicator (stand 940).
Alara is promoting its new Fruits and Seeds Muesli in its first rebranded compostable film bag. The empty bag will turn to soil within three months in a cold compost heap, helping the cause to reduce plastic consumption. The organic muesli is a beautiful blend of oats, rye, barley, juice sultanas, apricots and four seeds (stand 342).
Sleep Organic, a new ethical online business, is exclusively offering the finest quality organic and fairtrade cotton bed linen, including original and unique designs created by local artists. The latest additions are the lovingly created cat and dog embroidered duvet sets (stand 130).
Clearspring is presenting its new organic Seaveg Crispie flavours. These light, thin and crispy toasted nori sea vegetable snacks are now available in Zingy Ginger and Aromatic Turmeric (stand 430).
Greenscents is showcasing its premium British range of laundry and household products, including the new All-Purpose Castile Soap in two fragrances – Lavender and Minty. This multi-use product can be used to wash laundry, brush teeth, wash up, etc. and contains 96% organic ingredients and no palm oil (stand 438).
Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic is promoting its recently launched Frankincense Intense Lift Eye Cream, which after using, 71% of women agreed their eye area was visibly lifted. NYRO will also be sampling their natural and organic skincare with free hand massages (stand 938).
Dragonfly Biosciences is promoting 10% Premium CBD Oil, created from 100% organic hemp plants. Made with a natural manufacturing extraction process in laboratory facilities, the 10% Premium CBD Oil includes high levels of Cannabidiol without losing the essential Terpenes and other beneficial traces of Cannabinoids (stand 930).
Bio-tiful Dairys’ range includes Kefir, a delicious 2000-year-old cultured milk drink, and Kefir-Quark, the world’s first combination of Kefir and high-protein Quark. The award-winning products are made with the highest quality natural ingredients, packed with gut-friendly bacteria and are taken to help boost digestion, immunity and energy levels (stand 520).
SugaVida’s Great Taste award-winning Turmeric Lattes are available to try and buy in Original, Cardamom and Spicy Ginger 80g packs (with 8g single serving sachets coming soon). These B- vitamin rich elixirs contain a fusion of the highest-grade turmeric, organic black pepper and SugaVida’s nutritious natural sweetener (stand B5C).
Godminster is offering a treat for cheese lovers with its brand-new Star Vintage Organic Cheddar. The 200g Star truckle in Godminster’s iconic burgundy wax is deliciously creamy in texture with a rich depth of flavour. It makes the perfect addition to any cheeseboard or a thoughtful gift for someone special (stand 530).
Dr. Bronner, the USA’s No. 1 selling natural soap and skincare brand, is promoting the launch of its first food product – organic Virgin Coconut Oil, which can be used for stir-frying, sauces, baking and body care. Children and families can also come along to the stand to have their face painted or see a Bubbleologist create magical soap bubble shapes (stand B2).
GoodToBee is presenting its unique pre-made sandwich and snack beeswax bags. Easy to use, fun and great in the fridge for cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs and lots more as a sustainable alternative to cling film. A pack contains two different size bags (stand 832).
Biona is presenting its amazing selection of organic food and drink including refreshing kombucha and their delicious vegan burgers – including black bean and cashew nut burgers (chalet A8).
Fatty’s Organic Gin is showcasing its 100% organic certified gin, with a bottle that is environmentally friendly; sprayed in organic ink, screen printed and wax dipped by hand. This is the only organic gin to be awarded Gold at the Global Gin Masters, cementing its place as the best gin in the market (stand 240).
Real Organic Foods is presenting its Real Organic Lime & Lemon Curd – a sublime and zesty luxury. This new addition to the Gourmet range is a Great Taste ‘Gold Star’ award winner. The curd tastes great on croissants, in sponges or with luxurious ice-cream and comes in an elegant 310g square jar (stand 534).
etude in tune with style is promoting its Moringa Oleifera miracle plant leaf infusion – in 30 teabags (60g). This 100% pure and organic premium quality product can be used for weight loss, detox, reduces anxiety and stress and treats more than 300 diseases. Priced at £7.00, it contains zero sugar, no additives, gluten free, non-gmo and is caffeine free (stand T3D).
PURO Organic is showcasing its naturally nutritious coconut products: cold pressed single origin virgin coconut oil, unrefined and low GI coconut nectar syrup and coconut sugar, creamy coconut milk, gluten free coconut flour and scrumptious chocolate coconut spread. Special festival discounts and promotions will be on offer (stand T3B).
I am also really looking forward to The Organic Kitchen, with a bumper line-up including: Christine Bailey, Theo Randall, Melissa Hemsley, River Cottage’s Gelf Alderson, GBBO contestant Chetna Makan, Arthur Potts-Dawson, Rosie Birkett, Angela Malik, Emily Watkins etc..
There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy at GO! Organic Festival, with a raft of big-names and up and coming bands on the main stage – such as The Hoosiers and The Magic Numbers; celebrity talks; GO! Organic Beer Festival hosted by Stroud Brewery; children’s entertainers – such as Mr Bloom and Andy & The Odd Socks; fantastic feature areas like Meet The Farmer and the Clearspring Japanese Tea Garden; Abel & Cole’s picnic area; Pukka’s handcrafted, upcycled, wooden caravan; circus acts; free fair rides; children’s mini farm; hands-on workshops; bug hunts; Honest Organic’s Eco Art Camp; kids orchard PYO and more.
Discounted advance tickets can be purchased at www.goorganicfestival.co.uk with tickets for adults priced at £26, children at £13 (under 5’s are free), and a family of four at £69. Quote code ‘20GO’ to get an exclusive 20% off on all tickets.
Disclaimer: we are heading to Battersea Park on September 8 & 9th as guests of GO! Organic Festival.