Monthly Archives: September 2013

Llansawel Show in Pictures, September 14th 2013


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Photos by Patrick Racher

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Pant Y Moch Outdoor Pork Sausages Available Now

Berkshire pigs reared outdoors at Pant Y Moch

Berkshire pigs reared outdoors at Pant Y Moch

Pant Y Moch pork sausages are now available again from Llanddeusant. Smallholder Steve Brown tells us that “All were freshly made for us this week by our local butcher in Llangadog, to three recipes: his own pork sausage recipe, our herb sausage, and a gluten-free garlic sausage. We had fun last week experimenting with our recipes and we think we’ve made them even better!

“All the sausages are now frozen, and you are welcome to come and collect some,” said Steve. “We are happy to deliver to you when we are passing, or to make a special trip for a large order.”

Pant Y Moch are suppliers of pork from rare breed Berkshire pigs, raised outdoors. Only organic pig feed is used on the smallholding, supplemented with vegetables from the same land, and in the autumn, lots of windfall apples.  Meat is for sale at certain times of year only.

The sausages are £4.25 for six (500g+) with a a special price of £40 for 5kg (10 packs).
Please phone 01550 740655 to place an order or for more information.  Have a look at the Pant Y Moch Facebook page,

Cothi Valley Farm Shop opens in Llandeilo

The Cothi Valley Farm Shop at 83 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo

The Cothi Valley Farm Shop at 83 Rhosmaen Street, Llandeilo

Congratulations to the Beard family, whose farm shop in Llandeilo opened today, September 7th 2013. In a prominent position at 83 Rhosmaen Street, next to Hugh Williams Son & Co solicitors, the shop is packed with fresh local produce. As well as cheeses, milk, quiches, pasties, cheesecakes and more from the family’s Cothi Valley Goats at Cilwr, Talley, there are fresh vegetables, salads, herbs, preserves, sausages and other high quality foods from local producers.

David Gwyn, Lynn's son, serves a customer during the busy opening morning.

David Gwyn, Lynn’s son, serves a customer during the busy opening morning

“It’s been an exciting day,” said Lynn Beard. “We’ve had a steady stream of shoppers, even though we didn’t do much advertising.”

Looking around, I saw Gwenlas Jersey cream from Abergwenlais, Cilycwm, near Llandovery; Nant-du pork sausages from Cwmcrwth Farm, Broad Oak; chutneys and jams from Pencae Mawr Farm, Llanfynydd; and herbs and salads from Liliwen Herbs, Llwyn Bedw, Llangadog.  There were fresh vegetables from Gelli Aur, eccles cakes on the counter, and a lot more besides for shoppers seeking excellent foods at very reasonable prices. I bought a cheese, potato and spinach pasty for £2, which made a delicious lunch, and a slice of fresh cheesecake, also £2. I had never tried goat-cheese cheesecake before, but will certainly buy it again. This is food with real taste and zing.

The shop’s opening hours are 9am-5pm Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9am-6pm on Fridays, 9am-5pm on Saturdays and 10am-2pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays.

Report by a member of Llandeilo Food Network / Rhwydwaith Bwyd Llandeilo

Lynn Beard behind the counter on a busy opening day

Lynn Beard behind the counter on a busy opening day

Even the Rain in Llandybie


No getting away from it — if there is no water, there is no food either, but in so many parts of the world, water is a luxury.

The film ‘Even the Rain‘ makes this point memorably, and is entertaining as well.  Come along and see it on Thursday September 19th in Llandybie Memorial Hall, Woodfield Road, Llandybie, in time for the 7.30pm start.

Starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar, ‘Even the Rain’ is set in Bolivia where Spanish and Quechua are principal languages.  There are English subtitles.

Transition Town Llandeilo are showing the film. There is no need for a ticket, but a £3 donation per person is requested.