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  • Vegetables, Herbs, Fruit and Preserves
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PRODUCERS

BAKERY, CEREALS and PASTA

Casa del Cymru  Llysteifi Lechryd, Cardigan, Ceredigion SA43 2NX. Tel: 01239 683156  Mob: 07988 874876  Website: www.casadelcymru.co.uk  Email: casadelcymru@hotmail.com  Artisan pasta from Simon and Gina Sarracini Pope, Italian tradition with Welsh ingredients. Seven flavoured pastas including spinach and cracked black pepper, and carrot and citrus; eight raviolis, such as Perl Las cheese with chives and walnuts and smoked Swansea salmon with sweet red pepper, dill, ricotta and lime. The Sarracini Popes use organic flour and Welsh eggs, and sell at farmers’ markets in Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Cardiff, and delicatessens in Carmarthen, Cardigan, Narberth, Haverfordwest and Aberystwyth. They also supply restaurants throughout Wales. 

Cegin Pantygwin  Pantygwin, Cellan, Lampeter SA48 8HL. Tel: 01570 423651  Rhonwen Thomas bakes cakes and quiches of many types and flavours made to order, and caters for events. Bread, pies, quiches, cakes at Llansawel Market every 3rd Saturday in the month. (See entry for Llansawel Market under Retailers) 

Glanbrydan – The Cottage Bakehouse   Pont Isaac, Cwmifor, Llandeilo SA19 7AP.  Tel: 01558 822846  Website: http://www.glanbrydan.com  Email: glanbrydan@btinternet.com  Sam and Wilf Winter’s bakery producing tasty artisan pies, pasties, buns, cakes, paella. Catering at events too. The Gin Haus in Market Street, Llandeilo, Dryslwyn Community Shop and Cwmdu Shop and Post Office sell Cottage Bakhouse products.

Hafodneddyn Feeds  Hafodneddyn Farm, Broad Oak, Llandeilo SA19 7AE. Tel: 01558 668207, 07977 913469  Information from Anne-Marie Royal Website: http://www.hafodneddynfeeds.co.uk Email: am.royal123@btinternet.com  For animals rather than humans – Hafodneddyn Feeds is a family-run business based at Hafodneddyn Farm, open Monday – Friday 8.30am-5pm, Saturday 8.30am-12noon. Oats and wheat grown on the farm are ingredients in the range of feeds formulated for beef cattle, sheep, horses and pigs. Wherever possible local suppliers are used, and the electricity on the farm is generated using solar panels. As part of the sustainability programme, more than 125 acres of woodland are grown and managed on the farm.

 Popty Patagonia Bakehouse  Crescent Road, Llandeilo. Tel: 01558 822637, 07794 417229  Website: http://www.poptypatagoniabakehouse.co.uk  Email: cecilia@poptypatagoniabakehouse.co.uk  Cecilia Pruden’s baked goods include Lithuanian rye bread, made with organic flours, milk, black treacle, butter, yeast, sea salt and caraway seeds. This bread stays fresh for a long time, is filling and packed with flavour. Other tasty breads include Irish wholemeal, spelt, spelt and rye, and a rye bread made with organic flour and organic pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Cakes, quiches and gluten-free products also. Cecilia grew up in Argentina, and brings Patagonian culinary traditions to Llandeilo.

BEVERAGES

Hafod Water  Hafodneddyn Estate, Llandeilo SA19 7AE. Tel: 01558 668207  Mobile: 07977 913469  Website: www.hafodwater.co.uk  Email: am.royal123@btinternet.com  Spring water on Hafodneddyn Farm is decanted into 18.5-litre bottles destined for businesses and others who drink substantial quantities. The bottled water is sold through three main distributors: Y Ffynnon Ltd of Upper Brynamman, Ammanford, tel 01269 506113; Water Cooler Wales of Llandovery, tel 07976 904976; and Nant-y-Mynydd of Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd, tel 01766 806580. 

Jacobi Brewery  The Brewery, Penlanwen Farm, Pumsaint SA19 8RR. Tel: 01558 650605  Website: www.jacobibrewery.co.uk (undergoing maintenance in March 2017)  Email: justin@jacobibrewery.co.uk  Real ale brewer Justin Jacobi is bottling several beers at Penlanwen Farm, adjacent to the Dolaucothi Roman Goldmines, Pumsaint. The principal beers are Buzz Light Beer, Dr Harries’ Dark Magic, Gold Miner Light, Red Squirrel (with fruit undertones), and Original Bitter. More beers are planned to extend the range. Beers can be purchased in cases of 12 from the online shop on the website, and are stocked in local shops including Llandovery Craft Centre, the Red Giraffe at the Castle Hotel, Llandovery, Llanwrda Village Shop, and Cwmcerrig Farm Shop, Gorslas. The Dolaucothi Arms, Pumsaint, and the Bluebell, in Llandovery’s high street, have Jacobi beer too. A visitor centre at the brewery, with tastings, a shop and cafe, is planned.

DAIRY and ICE CREAM

Holden Farm Dairy  Bwlchwernen Fawr, Llangybi, Lampeter SA48 8PS. Tel: 01570 493283 Website: http://www.hafodcheese.co.uk Email: rob@hafodcheese.co.uk The renowned Hafod organic Cheddar cheese made by Sam and Rachel Holden, from the herd of Ayrshire cows, is nutty and rich with a flavour all its own. Bwlchwernen is Wales’s longest-certified organic dairy farm, started by Sam’s father Patrick, chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust.

Mountain View Ice Cream  Ffrwdwen, Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 7TR. Tel: 01558 685316 / 07815 750693  Email: mary@mountainviewicecream.co.uk  Mountain View — Golwg y Mynydd — is rich, real ice cream from Mary Jones, Capel Isaac, near Llandeilo. The Jones family’s mainly Friesian cows provide the milk for the ice cream, which Mary takes in a mobile servery to events such as shows, carnivals and parties. Range of flavours including butterscotch, chocolate and strawberry.

MEAT and FISH

 Black Mountain Foods  Cwmcochied, Cwmdu, Llandeilo SA19 7EE. Tel: 01558 685018  Website: www.blackmountainfoods.co.uk  Email: mynydddu@aol.com  Jemima and Peter Mitchell are wholesalers of organic meat and poultry over a wide area, supplying retailers including Dewi Roberts Butchers at 16 Towy Terrace, Ffairfach, Llandeilo.

Charcutier  Felin y Glyn Farm, Pontnewydd, Pontyates, Llanelli SA15 5TL. Tel: 01554 810345 Website: http://www.charcutier.co.uk  Winner, Best Producer in the BBC Food Awards 2016. Illtud Llyr Dunsford and Liesel Taylor raise pedigree Welsh pigs and produce a distinctive range of sausages, cured hams, and cooked, smoked and air-dried meats, popular with restaurateurs. They run courses in charcuterie production, too.

 

Fferm Tyllwyd  Felingwm-uchaf, Carmarthenshire SA32 7QE. Tel: 01267 290537  Welsh Black beef reared and finished organically on grass and silage from Fferm Tyllwyd. Fresh on the 3rd weekend of every month, frozen at other times. True Taste of Wales/ Gwir Flas award winner; award from Michelin chefs. Sold through Brechfa Community Shop, Dryslwyn Community Shop, Llanddarog Village Shop, Llansawel Market, also available on the farm by arrangement. RSPB-approved farm, minimal food miles, very high standards of animal welfare. Contact John James, email johntyllwyd@btinternet.com, mobile 0771 582 7939

From the Hedge Rose  The HedgeRose, Pumsaint, Llanwrda SA19 8BJ. Tel: 07946 606079 Website: http://www.fromthehedgerose.com  Email: SarahHedgeRose@gmail.com  Free-range rare-breed pork, lamb and beef producer from Pumsaint. All meat is raised on the farm. Specialising in gluten-free sausages, burgers and faggots, also fresh joints, chops, mince, dry-cured bacon and gammon. Weaners supplied all year round.

Ty Siriol  Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8DQ. Tel: 01792 882676  Website: www.welshpork.co.uk  Email: shop@welshpork.co.uk  Delicious pork from a smallholding where native Welsh pigs are bred and raised. Product range includes chops, joints, sausages, gammon, bacon, faggots, burgers. Markets in Swansea (Uplands and Marina), St Fagans Museum, Cardiff Riverside, Caerphilly, Porthcawl. Free weekly home deliveries (minimum £20 order), see website for full details. Pork boxes from £30. Customers are welcome to order and then collect their purchases by arrangement from one of the markets which Ty Siriol attends.

VEGETABLES, HERBS, FRUIT and PRESERVES

 Blaencamel Farm  Cilcennin, Lampeter SA48 8DB. Tel: 01570 470529  Website: http://blaencamel.com  Email: anne@blaencamel.fsnet.co.uk  Peter Segger OBE and Anne Evans grow vegetables in rotation with clover and grasses for sheep. Their highly productive 45-acre farm, where compost-making is a vital part of the system, includes 1.5 acres of unheated greenhouses. The greenhouse area has been expanded from one acre, to improve the security of supply of vegetables in case of adverse climate change. Fresh green produce is generally available year-round, and in summer the wide range of crops includes tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and strawberries. The indoor and outdoor produce, and home-made preserves, are sold in the shop on the farm, and at farmers’ markets in Aberystwyth, Brecon, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Haverfordwest and Uplands, Swansea. In addition, there is a box scheme in the Cardiff area organised by Anne’s son Tom, contact tom@blaencamelbox.com. Visitors are welcome to take the woodland walk on the farm, and to look at the crops growing in the greenhouses.

Elmo’s Kitchen  Ffaldybrenin, Ffarmers, Llanwrda. Tel: 07403 865287. Email: claregoodwin2603@aol.co.uk  Clare Goodwin runs the East Carmarthenshire Box Scheme, delivering boxes of vegetables for £10, £13 and £20.

Glebelands Market Garden  St Dogmaels Road, Cardigan SA43 3BA. Tel: 01239 614491   Mob: 07511 546701 Website: www.glebelandsmarketgarden.co.uk  Email: contact@glebelandsmarketgarden.co.uk  Experienced growers Adam York and Lesley Bryson have transformed a field at St Dogmaels Road, outside Cardigan, into a productive market garden, with a shop on site open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm, and on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

Liliwen Herbs  Llwyn Bedw, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, SA19 9HA. Tel: 01558 823099  Mob: 07833 324207  Website: www.liliwenherbs.com  Email: lucie@liliwenherbs.com  Lucie Scott’s organically grown herbs, well known in West Wales, come fresh and dried, and are also supplied as teas and bodycare products. Stockists include Iechyd Da in Broad Street and Llandovery; Wright’s Independent Food Emporium, Llanarthne. The Telegraph Diner near Llangadog railway station and Caffi Iechyd Da, Jacksons Lane,  Carmarthen, regularly use Liliwen herbs and herbal products. For the latest activities, see the Liliwen Herbs page on Facebook. 

Organics to Go  Werndolau Farm, Golden Grove, Carmarthen SA32 8NE. Tel: 07588 559459  Email: organics2go@googlemail.com  Organics to Go has been growing registered organic fruit and vegetables at Werndolau Farm, between Llandeilo and Llanarthne, for 15 years. Ten acres of south-facing land are used for growing, and the farm also has six commercial-size polytunnels.Fresh produce is ordered by and delivered to local people every week. More than 150 households order through the Organics to Go box scheme. UPDATE October 2016 — Organics to Go is for sale

Troed y Rhiw Farm  Llwyndafydd, Llandysul SA44 6BY. Tel: 01545 560475  Website: www.troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk  Email: info@troedyrhiwfarm.co.uk  Nathan Richards and Alicia Miller produce Soil Association certified organic vegetables, soft fruit, herbs and flowers, on their farm Troed y  Rhiw, sold through their own box scheme and local producers’ markets in Newport, Pembrokeshire and Llangrannog, Ceredigion. You can also buy from their on-site farm stand with honesty box for immediate purchases – just stop by the farm. They also supply to local shops and restaurants in the area including Llys Meddyg in Newport and the Hungry Trout in New Quay. You can visit the farm for courses and events including beekeeping and wild food foraging weekends (run with New Quay Honey Farm and Wild Pickings).To find out more, search Facebook for Troed-Y-Rhiw Farm.

and REPRESENTING PRODUCERS 

Black Mountain Food Hub  Website http://www.blackmountainfoodhub.co.uk   Email: info@blackmountainfoodhub.co.uk  Online farmers’ market, with deliveries to and collection from the Hub building at Llandeilo railway station on Fridays. Collection 11am to 2pm and by arrangement 5pm to 7.30pm. The food hub is a community interest company founded by Sara Tommerup and James Scrivens of Red Pig Farm, Bethlehem, who have also established a ‘patchwork farm’ of small-scale local producers. Fundamental intentions include the production and supply of more local vegetables and fruit, in greater variety.

Grown in the UK  Tel: 01544 300401  Website: http://www.grownintheuk.co.uk  Email: david@grownintheuk.co.uk  Experienced grower David Darrell of Llanwrda is expanding and developing the Grown in the UK website, which lists member businesses in the UK and Ireland. The website is devoted to quality food, ornamentals and wood from growers in Wales and elsewhere in the British Isles. Find where it was grown, where you can buy it and, for edibles, where you can eat it.

 

RETAILERS

 Cooper the Butchers  Smithfield House, 4 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6AE. Tel: 01558 823463  Mob: 07720 287086  Email: jhcooper2012@hotmail.co.uk  Website: www.cooperthebutchers.co.uk  Welsh Black and Hereford beef, Pembrokeshire free-range chicken, Welsh lamb, Dinefwr venison, free-range pork. Burgers, bacon, faggots, sausages – Llandeilo, Old Mercian, Smokey, Garlic, many more flavours. Local deliveries. Shop open 8am-5.30pm Monday-Wednesday, and Friday, closing 1pm Thursday and 4.30pm Saturday.

Cwmcerrig Farmshop and Grill  Gorslas, Llanelli SA14 7HU. Tel: 01269 844405  Website: www.cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  Email: info@cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  The Watkins family’s farm diversification has created a popular farm shop and café, open 8am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The farm shop aims to promote local produce which travels as small a distance as possible between farm and plate. There are Hereford beef and Texel-cross lamb from Cwmcerrig Farm itself, other local meats, sausages, quiches, pies, eggs, fresh vegetables and fruit, bread and baked goods, cheeses, milk and other dairy goods, confectionery and more.

See also under Restaurants, Cafés, Fast Food and Stalls 

Cwmdu Shop  Cwmdu, Llandeilo SA19 7DU. Tel: 01558 685088  Website: www.cwmdu.org  The tiny village of Cwmdu, south of Talley, offers a shop and post office in historic premises. The community shop sells local foods including pies and bread, as well as organic and Fair Trade products and household essentials. More details on Facebook, send your email address to be included on the mailing list. Opening hours for shop and post office, Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-1.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-12 noon. Next door the Cwmdu Inn is open during shop times and Wednesday-Saturday 7pm-11pm. There is a restaurant seating 19, serving bar meals every Saturday evening. It is available for hire for events, parties and meetings. There are regular events such as Folk Night on the first Friday of each month, the annual Boat Race, a summer picnic in June, and Apple Day in October. The villages of Cwmdu and Talley unite for a summer fair. 

Dewi Roberts Butchers  16 Towy Terrace, Ffairfach, Llandeilo SA19 6ST. Tel: 01558 822566  Website: www.dewirobertsbutchers.com  Email: info@dewirobertsbutchers.com  Dewi Roberts’ shop is noted for Saltmarsh lamb, Welsh beef, free-range pork and bacon, game, home-made sausages and burgers and home-cooked meats and pies. The shop also sells wines, preserves, Welsh cheeses and fresh fish. Customers travel from far away, but if you prefer to order from your armchair, you can select meat packs at www.dewirobertsbutchers.com. Delivery is by overnight courier.  

Jac’s Fruit and Veg  Heol y Dderi, Llanybydder.  Tel: 07575 963536  Greengrocer from Llanybydder, with regular and friendly van service for several villages in north Carmarthenshire and south Ceredigion.  On Facebook under Jac’s Fruit & Veg. 

Llandeilo Country Market  Llandeilo Civic Hall, Crescent Road (opposite entrance to main carpark)  Locally grown and freshly baked produce, on sale in Llandeilo Civic Hall on Friday mornings 8.30am to 12.30pm. Wide variety – fairy cakes to quiches, courgettes to redcurrants, bean plants to pansies. Craft items ideal as gifts. Free entry.  New members welcome, to sell their produce, plants and crafts.

Llansawel Market  Llansawel Village Hall, third Saturday of the month, 10am-1pm.  Produce from local suppliers including Cegin Pantygwin (cakes, bread, quiches, pies), Fferm Tyllwyd (organic beef, also eggs), From the Hedge Rose (rare-breed pork products), Rhyd-y-Gwin Farm (vegetables, plants and preserves) and Simply Caws (Welsh cheeses). Foods and crafts to buy, refreshments. Contact Bill Davis, tel 01558 685696, email bill.davis@lineone.net.

Mathews Butchers  6 Stone Street, Llandovery SA20 0JR. Tel: 01550 721277  Website: www.mathewsbutchers.co.uk  Email: info@mathewsbutchers.co.uk  High quality Welsh lamb, beef, pork, bacon. Homemade sausages, meat pies, sausage rolls.  Much meat from local farms.  Family run, open Monday-Saturday inclusive. 

Simply Caws   Email: timmartin200@icloud.com  Selling artisan cheeses produced within about 30 miles of Lampeter – and there is a wide choice, such as Teifi, Hafod, Caws Cenarth. Stall at the People’s Market in Victoria Hall, Lampeter, 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, and Llansawel Market in the village hall, 3rd Saturdays. On Facebook, look for Simply Caws.

RESTAURANTS, CAFÉS, CATERERS, FAST FOOD and STALLS

Blas o’r Tan  Tel: 07976 945245  Email: thomas.bean@gmail.com  Tom and Lara Bean from Myddfai have a mobile wood-fired pizza oven and pop-up kitchen in which they cook at events, festivals and private functions such as weddings. Hand-made fresh pizzas savoury and sweet, salads, hot and cold drinks. Using organic stoneground flour of Felin Ganol Watermill, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, whenever possible, Welsh cheeses and other local foods plus foraged ingredients such as samphire, nasturtiums, asparagus and blackberries. Latest information on the Blas o’r Tan page on Facebook.

Cwmcerrig Farmshop and Grill  Gorslas, Llanelli SA14 7HU. Tel: 01269 844405  Website: www.cwmcerrigfarmshop.co.uk  The Watkins family’s farm diversification has created a popular café at the farm shop, open 8am to 5pm Mondays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. The café serves large portions of freshly cooked food at fair prices. Both the shop and café are accessible to wheelchairs. For children, there is an outdoor play area. See also under Retailers 

Four Seasons Cafe and Shop  Nantgaredig, Carmarthen SA32 7NY. Tel: 01267 290238  Website: www.fourseasonswales.co.uk  Email: enquiries@fourseasonswales.co.uk  Café is open 5 days a week, serving lunches, afternoon teas and coffee. Beer, cider and wine is sold as well as gifts and local produce. Cyclists and walkers welcome, parties by arrangement. Opening hours Saturday 10am-4pm; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am-5pm.

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Four Seasons exterior

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Salmon salad at the Four Seasons

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Four Seasons table set for tea

Lasswade Country House Hotel and Restaurant  Station Road, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys LD5 4RW. Tel: 01591 610515  Website: www.lasswadehotel.co.uk  Email: info@lasswadehotel.co.uk Roger and Emma Stevens’ country house hotel, award winners for Green Tourism and Sustainable Food, has four star accommodation and a restaurant open in the evenings, specialising in fresh local food. Roger was formerly head chef at the Waldorf Hotel in London, and gives cooking demonstrations. 

The Old Printing Office  1 Broad Street, Llandovery, SA20 0AR. Tel: 01550 720690  Website: http://www.theoldprintingoffice.co.uk Almost a secret restaurant, through a door at the back of The Old Printing Office shop in Llandovery, light and bright because it is under a glass roof. Lunches 12-3, coffee/drinks and snacks 9 to 5.30. Excellent local ingredients from Black Mountains Smokery, Gwenlas Dairy of Cilycwm, Heartsease Drinks, Iechyd Da healthfoods in Llandovery, Jacobi Brewery of Caio, and Dai Mathews butchers, among others. Sells high-class Pobi Bodlon Bake mixes from Cardiff. Daily specials, friendly service, very affordable.

Strawberry Shortcake Dining  Unit 9, Crosshands Business Centre, Heol Parc Mawr, Cross Hands, Llanelli SA14 6RE. Tel: 01269 833703  Website: www.strawberryshortcakedining.com  Email: info@strawberryshortcakedining.com  Chef Scott Davis, who has experience in the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, learning from chefs such as Marco Pierre White, Gary Rhodes and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, returned home to West Wales to smoke fish and make terrines and pâtés for his venture Cnwd (which means ‘crop’ in English). West Wales coracle-caught sewin (sea trout) and salmon are smoked, using Welsh oak from Talley. Local ingredients also include pedigree Welsh pork, chicken and venison. Now Scott’s expertise is applied to catering for all sorts of functions.

Valans  29 High Street, Llandybie, SA18 3HX. Tel:  01269 851288  Website: www.valans.co.uk  Email: enquiries@valans.co.uk  Family-run independent restaurant in the village of Llandybie, now in its tenth year. Everything is made ‘in house’ from the bread to mayonnaise, dressings, stocks and ice cream. They say “If we don’t make it then it isn’t on the menu!” The menus make the most of fresh local ingredients including salt marsh lamb from the Gower and line-caught fish from Burry Port. Valans is open lunchtimes and evenings Tuesday to Saturday.

West End Café  15-17 Broad Street, Llandovery SA20 0AR. Tel:  01550 720694  Website: http://www.westendcafe.co.uk  Long popular with motor bikers (these days the comfortably off middle aged, due to the massive insurance costs facing young bikers) the West End Café offers a wide choice of hearty meals at very reasonable prices. Café open Monday to Saturday 7am to 8pm, Sundays 7.30am to 8pm. Takeaway service 11am to 9pm daily. Carvery lunchtime and evening, daily specials, all day breakfasts.

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Generous carvery lunch, priced at £5.75, in the West End Café

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Wright’s Food Emporium  Golden Grove Arms, Llanarthne SA32 8JU.  Tel: 01558 668929  Website: www.wrightsfood.co.uk  Email: maryann@wrightsfood.co.uk  Popular café and delicatessen. Local specialities including Seren & Handmade Brewery beer, Towy sewin, Hafod Cheddar cheese, Charcutier bacon and much more. Open Monday, Tuesday 11am-7pm; Wednesday, Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday, Saturday 9am-10pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. Car park.

Y Polyn  Capel Dewi, Carmarthen SA32 7LH. Tel: 01267 290000  Website: http://ypolyn.co.uk  Email: hello@ypolyn.co.uk  Award-winning restaurant emphasising top quality local produce excellently cooked, in informal setting. Lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, lunch Sunday. About £35 for a typical three-course dinner, usually a little less for lunch.

 

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