Food Markets harvest awards

Glamlife has a partnership with theSprout and CLIConline – here’s an article about the lovely weekly markets in Cardiff that might tempt the food enthusiasts among you…


by Sam, theSprout Sub-Editor

Woman buying produce at stall - photo by Dom Stocqueler
Lovely organic foods - photo by Dom Stocqueler
fresh Welsh cakes - photo by Leighton Cooke

Do you like funny-shaped bread, wonky vegetables, scary looking cheese and pun-tastic real ale? Then you, sir, (or lady – Ed) are a foodie! And by Jove are you lucky to live in or near Cardiff! For our fair city is home to the Riverside Community Market Association (RCMA), which runs the Roath Real Food Market and the Riverside Market.

I should add the award-winning RCMA!

For they won Gold at this year’s Wales True Taste & Drink Awards in the Local Sourcing Initiative section.

Not only that: they were runner-up (once again!) at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards. That puts them in the top three farmers markets in the whole of the UK.

Prince Charles loves all this kind of foodie business and promised to make an appearance at the market the next time he’s in Wales. Which, seeing that he’s the Prince of Wales, shouldn’t be too long now, should it?

The Roath Market is every Saturday, between 9:30am-1pm in the car park at the front of Mackintosh Sports Club on Keppoch Street, near Albany Road and City Road (CF24 3JW).

The Riverside Market is every Sunday, between 10am-2pm at Fitzhammon Embankment in Riverside, right opposite the Millennium Stadium. (CF11 6AN).

Get your seasonal grub from down the market and save those food miles! There are also local craft stalls at the markets in the run up to crimbo so you can kill two (organic, free-range) birds with one stone and get Christmas sorted.


This article was originally published on theSprout

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