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Why not ask ‘Farmer’ Christmas for a share in Riverside Market Garden?

Riverside Market Garden is a community-owned business. Whilst they receive some funding from grants, they rely on investment from members of the community.  They need more capital investment now in order to work towards being self-sustaining in the future. Whether you’re an individual, household, organisation or corporate sponsor – you can buy a share in this […]

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Garlands Bayside now open!

Garlands restaurant and coffee shop, in Duke Street Arcade, has long been a popular staple of the city centre. They have now now opened a brand new eatery on Pierhead Street in the bay. Garlands Bayside opened on Monday 30 November. If you are fan of their city centre branch, or if you’re a first-time […]

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Cathays’ first crowdfunded bakery opens its doors

The Early Bird is an artisan bakery and cafe that has launched in the Cardiff suburb of Cathays, thanks to global crowdfunding. They opened in November and, to celebrate, gave away 100 free brownies in honour of their first Supplier of the Month, Talgarth Mill. They serve brunch, bread, sweet treats and ethically-sourced coffee. Even local blogger Welsh […]

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Cardiff noodle-bar Wiwo named ‘Best Takeaway in Wales’

The first ever British Takeaway Awards have taken place at London’s Savoy Hotel, where Cardiff’s Wimo was named Wales’ best takeaway, thanks to their popular Asian menu. The eaterie has 3 branches in Cathays, Canton and Swansea. Read more about their win here. .

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Happy 1st birthday to Hokkei

Asian restaurant Hokkei is celebrating is first birthday, having opened in November 2014. The Crwys Road favourite, opened by MasterChef finalists Larkin Ken and Dale Williams, is famous for its Hong Kong-inspired dishes, using ethically sourced produce. If you are lucky enough to order a takeaway until 29 November 2015, you will be treated to a […]

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Filling The Holiday Gap – Report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (AAPG) has released its Filling The Holiday Hunger Update report to outline holiday provision activity across the UK, including Cardiff. The report makes suggestions on how to alleviate ‘holiday hunger’ and includes testimonies from projects all over the country, such as our very own Food and Fun programme, which took place over the […]

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ELMA – Cardiff Bay’s kiosk that’s also a work of art

You may have noticed the intriguing, bug-like building that has appeared in Cardiff Bay, between the Norwegian Church and Dr Who Experience. The new artwork is called Love Me Or Leave Me (ELMA for short). Not only is it an art installation; it is also designed to function as a food and drink kiosk. The […]

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Funding for food co-ops reinstated in Wales

Following on from the success of the Community Food Co-operative Programme across Wales, the Welsh Government will be funding the Rural Regeneration Unit (RRU) to deliver a sustainability project to a core group of food co-ops until the end of September 2016. This 12 month project will support various key agendas across Wales including Food […]

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Transition Community Café in Fishguard – view their video!

Every year the UK throws away 15 million tonnes of food and drink, half of which was perfectly edible when thrown away. Over a million people now rely on food handouts and Food Banks. Two members of Transition Bro Gwaun (TBG) were visiting local shops looking for food waste to feed pigs, and realised how much perfectly good food was being thrown away, and that […]

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Help FCFCG Wales create new growing guidance

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) needs you! They are putting together a new guidance document aimed at improving community access to growing spaces in Wales and would like to hear your thoughts and opinions. The document is being produced in response to The Welsh Government’s Paper ‘Improving the availability of allotments […]