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Christmas calendar 3 December

We’ve made you a calendar sheet for December as a kitchen pin-up. This gives you all the relevant ordering and delivery dates you need to know.

This week’s recipes

Keralan cabbage thoran with coconut and chilli

Suspiciously delicious cabbage

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Appearing in The Post – Christmas ad and article

Supporting a local food economy in the face of a global threat

Gardd Sadwrn as a market garden venture was created a couple of years back by a group of food-loving friends. We had been growing our own food for veg boxes for people in Llansadwrn for a while, but the arrival of that unexpected event, the pandemic, had a massive impact on us. Suddenly we were getting requests for food around the county, requests for amounts of food we simply couldn’t grow. 

We linked up with a wholesaler, started finding other local food producers and rapidly created a website. We’re now delivering boxes of organically grown fruit and vegetables to around forty households from Llandovery to Ammanford with others collecting from our gate.

Most of the fruit, veg and mushrooms come from Lampeter-based wholesaler Watson and Pratt, with some from local suppliers and our own garden. We supply produce from all around the world but we make sure to prioritise local, Welsh and UK grown food when in season.

We’re also stocking produce from a range of local Welsh businesses:

All of our products are safely delivered in recycled paper bags or cardboard boxes, with use of plastic kept to a minimum.

As Brexit looms (and as vegetable and fruit purchasers we know how much food comes in from Europe) we know that international supply chains face extreme threats, and the pandemic shows how vulnerable they can be. We know that makes us vulnerable, which is why we feel encouraging local food economies is good for the planet and for people.

Whilst supermarkets may offer a wider variety and choice, for the time being, it is worth remembering that their profits go to unknown shareholders. In contrast, profits from businesses like Gardd Sadwrn will go towards sustaining and growing this network of local businesses.

Support us

If you like the sound of what we’re doing, you can buy from us in a number of ways.

You can:

In the run-up to Christmas we have also prepared bumper Christmas Veg Boxes and Christmas Hampers to see you through the holiday season.

The Gardd Sadwrn team have also spent the lockdown refurbishing a trailer into a catering van, with the intention of doing pop up food events around the county, now we are considering doing a ready meal service as well.  Watch our website to find out more or call us on 07506 568 075.

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Newsletter 26 November

Important issue – all the dates you need for your Christmas ordering!

This week’s recipe is for a lovely Roasted Butternut Squash Chickpea Curry. Enjoy!