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Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival Programme 2021

16th October 2021

All day

Plot to Pantry – Bute Park

Artist Nathan Wyburn will be creating a large-scale artwork using locally grown fruit and veg, to be cooked up throughout the festival


Autumn Harvest day – Global Gardens

Global Gardens and Orchard Cardiff will be celebrating World Food Day with family friendly activities including apple pressing and tasting


Fly the flag for community growing – StarGarAllot (closed event)

Volunteers, community representatives and other growing groups will gather to showcase the Green Flag plot, share soup and inspire each other

17th October 2021


Harvest for all: Food Justice Community Meal

Enjoy the first of a series of community meals that bring people together to enjoy a delicious, healthy meal that has been locally sourced, cooked by local chefs Lauren Saunders (Wild Thing) and Frankie and Anna (Bacareto)


Food Quiz and Curry Night

Enjoy a curry supper and test your food knowledge with Splott Community Volunteers’ Curry and Quiz Night. Find out some amazing and little-known facts about food with a tasty recipe to take home too.

18th October 2021

All day

Healthy Habits for happy hearts – St Paul’s CIW Primary School (Closed event)

Pupils in St Paul’s CIW Primary School in Grangetown will enjoy a week full of fun, with each class tasked to research and design their own healthy lunch box using an allocated budget

20th October 2021

Ediculture Autumn Soup – Grange Medical Practice

Celebrate the autumn at the new community physic garden at Grange Medical Practice. Come together and make “allotment” soup with a local chef, whilst enjoying music and poetry in the garden


Green Squirrel Virtual Grow Along

Join Green Squirrel for an autumnal online grow-along, including seed-saving skills, beginner’s mushroom growing and foraging tips

21st October 2021

 All day

Pumpkin Carving – Grassroots (Closed Event)

Grassroots are facilitating two pumpkin carving sessions with young people, followed by sharing a pumpkin and vegetable stew

All day

Food Event – Women Chat

Join women from different ethnic & cultural backgrounds to learn how to cook new recipes using seasonal food, and grow healthy vegetables and fruits

22nd October 2021

All day

NEW DATE Big Bocs Bwyd – Grangetown Nursery School (Closed Event)

Grangetown Nursery School are celebrating the opening of our Big Bocs Bwyd. The event will be outdoors, informal and a socially distanced gathering for families and children of Grangetown Nursery School.

 9.30 – 12.30

 Bread Making – Beacon Centre

Free bread making workshop and a chance to share your thoughts about food in Trowbridge and St Mellons

All day

Online Good Food Cardiff Summit

The Good Food Cardiff summit will launch the city’s new Good Food Strategy and 5 Good Food Goals, with inspiring speakers, networking and action planning.

All day

Plannu llysiau a chnydau mewn ardal arbennig ar gae’r Ysgol – Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod-Y-Garth Primary School (Closed Event)

Pupils will spend two days planting vegetables in the school field, to be harvested throughout the year.

23rd October 2021

10.30 – 12.30

Ground breaking (and a cuppa) at Railway Gardens

After more than five years of planning, plotting, and fundraising – the time has come to build!

Join Green Squirrel for a cup of tea, some cake, and a groundbreaking ceremony to mark this new phase of the project and celebrate our community. Everyone is welcome! Gates open at 10:30 and the ceremony will be held at 11am. Bring your own mug if possible!

10 – 1 and 2 – 5

Bread Making – Beacon Centre

Free bread making workshop and a chance to share your thoughts about food in Trowbridge and St Mellons


Apple Day – Old Splott Library

Orchard Cardiff are hosting a family-friendly apple preserving workshop, sharing learning about all the different ways how apples or other fruit can be preserved

Time TBC

Autumn Festival Cook and Grow – Mackintosh Community Garden

Visit the community garden for autumn soup, organic breads and fresh fruit platters; with growing kits and gardening demos

24th October 2021


Sourdough Masterclass at Riverside Market

Join us for a free Masterclass this Sunday at Riverside Market at 11:30. David Le Masurier – Bakery Manager & Owner of Pettigrew Bakeries will share his top secrets so that you can make tastiest Sourdough Bread! 

 Time TBC

Celebration of Green Flag Award 2021 – Plasnewydd Community Garden (Closed Event)

Plasnewydd Community Garden volunteers will exchange tips on cooking and growing from various countries and plan the crops for next year


Get to know your local Community Garden & Volunteer Centre – St Peter’s Community Hall and Garden

Find out about St Peter’s Community Hall and Gardens, with informal tours of the gardens which include food growing areas, greenhouses and a polytunnel