Anglesey and north Wales have some of the most nutrient rich farm land anywhere in the UK. As a result we have some of the most amazing fruit and vegetables around. Our farmers are excellent growers and pour lots of love into their craft, which in turn creates delicious seasonal veg grown your door step. The difference in home grown veg to super market is unparalleled. The taste factor is amazing and the nutrients which get up taken by the plant, provide you with, way healthier food on your plate.
So a week or two ago, on a sunday we where wanting to cook some delicious organic food and it transpired we couldn’t get the vegetables we where after.. So after pondering it for a while, I decided it was an opportunity to go and hunt some local veg producers and local produce here in north Wales, so that in future, we can source lovely veg that are home grown on or just off the island of Anglesey.
I knew of a few but wanted to explore some more. So we set off on a a little tour to find a few of the places I had been re-tweeting and posting on social media,So below are the first four of the five local produce and farm veg box companies we visited. We didn’t make it to the fifth Tatws Bryn, but we are look forward to visiting his place in the future.. I have also attached a some of the bigger farm shops that have a strong presence in north Wales. This is more of a taster blog on the subject and will happily go deeper into this if readers want us to in the future. If we have more to add, please let us know in the comments section below the blog. Hope its useful for you..
Dovecote Nursery specializes in selling local produce. A collection is harvested right before a sale ensuring that you get nothing but fresh farm produce.
- Contact Details: You can message them on Twitter
- Address: 200 yards left to Britannia Bridge, A55 Westbound, Junction 8A, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
Dovecote Nursery specializes in growing and harvesting vegetables packed with unparalleled flavour. Seasonal vegetables packed with goodness can be purchased here.
- Web address/Social media page: https://twitter.com/@dovecotenursery
Hooton’s offers fresh fruits and vegetables that have been carefully grown ensuring freshness and quality. The company rears its own livestock and butchers and prepares onsite. This farm shop is renowned for selling extra fresh produce.
- Contact Number: 01248 430644
- Address: Gwydryn Hîr, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, LL61 6HQ
Meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables and other delicious foods from local producers such as preserves, chutneys, treacle coffee, homemade cakes, smoked fish and cheese
Moel y ci-Tregarth is one of the first community owned farms in UK. This farm includes a wide range of habitats and sprawls across 390 acres of land. The company runs a market garden along with a café and a food shop. Most of the food sold in the market garden is grown locally. The company is actively involved in rural businesses, in forming a local food hub, in supporting enterprises and in hosting events ranging from music nights to weddings.
- Contact Number: 01248 602 793
- Address: Felin Hen Rd, Tregarth, Bangor, LL57 4BB
The farm shop is stocked with a wide variety of locally grown vegetables and fruits. The shop also features products grown from neighbouring producers. Flowers, herbs and plants can also be purchased from the garden which is home to 32 different kinds of herbs, veg seedlings and seasonal cut flowers.
Tyddyn Teg holds 31 acres of land facing the slopes of small valleys amidst the Menai Strait and the mighty Snowdonia mountains. The vegetables are grown by the community with the aid of organic methods. Tyddyn Teg cooperative comprises of volunteers and four core members who share a passion towards local produces that can help combat the sustainability challenges faced by the twenty first century. The primary objective of the company is the exceed expectations of its veg box customers.
- Contact Number: +44 1248 209506
- Address: Tyddyn Berth, Bethel, Caernarfon LL55 3PS, United Kingdom
The company sells fresh organic vegetables and runs a popular veg box scheme in which the subscribers pay £10 a week for a basic vegetable box comprising of eight different kinds of fresh vegetables. The bumper box is packed with bigger portions of 12-14 items. Basically seasonal vegetables are offered to the customers. For instance, a basic box during the month of August comprises of lettuce, patty pan, broad beans, courgette, cucumber, beetroot, onions and potatoes. The bumper box comprises of cabbage, mange tout, spinach and cauliflower in addition.
Tatws-Bryn was started during the year 1952 and the vegetable business was expanded further during the year 1981 with inclusion of a wide variety of exciting and new vegetables. The owner is trained in agriculture and horticulture. The business specializes in home-grown vegetables that are grown in Gwynedd. The vegetables delivered at the doorstep are picked on the same day. All the produce on sale is grown without any pesticides.
- Contact number: 07860268410
- Address: Tatws Bryn, Fferm Bryn Hafod-y-Wern, Llanllechid, Gwynedd, North Wales LL57 3LG
Tatws-Bryn specializes in fresh farm produced vegetables which are sold as vegetables boxes.
Village Veg is a family owned business that has won numerous awards for its operations and offerings. You are supporting the local farmers by ordering vegetables from this company. The company is known to offer unique fruit and veg bags that are of superior quality. You can source seasonal produce every week for something fresh and unique.
- Contact Number: +44 7962 214314
- Address: Tyn Cae Newydd, Waunfawr, Caernarfon LL55 4BX, United Kingdom
The company offers fruit and veg bags, free range eggs and a lot more that is locally produced.
Farm Shops in North Wales
Rhug estate is a very nice farm shop selling organic produce and also restaurant and a café. The organic meat sold by them is immensely popular along with the great range of pies, olives and cheeses. The farm shop also sells condiments locally produced.
Address: Rhug Estate, A5, Corwen LL21 0EH, UK
Contact Number: +44 1490 411100
This farm shop has been set up to sell estate-reared bacon, welsh black beef and other meats in addition to fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and other organic produces. Homemade meals made from lamb and Welsh Black Beef raised on the farm are also sold. This farm shop also supplies to the retail and wholesale market.
- Address: Siop Fferm Glasfryn, Y Ffôr, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PG
Contact number: 01766 81 0000
This food centre houses a wine shop, deli, dairy, butchery and a bakery. This award winning food centre was established during the year 2012. The meat is sourced from local suppliers. The ice cream, cheese and butter are made within 24 hours of milking the cows. Pies, cakes and breads are made every day. A wide range of artisan food products are also sold at the centre.
- Address: Furnace Farm, Tal-y-cafn, Conwy, LL25 5RP, UK
Contact number: +44 1492 651100
This farm shop is renowned not just for its local produces but also for the holiday cottages that it has to offer. The stock form raises native breeds of game birds, pigs, sheep and cattle. You can relish on the lamb, pork and beef delicacies sold here and make out the difference in the flavours.
- Address: Bryn Bela, Bodior Farm Shop, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey LL65 2RX
Contact Number: 01407 740 454
Bryn Celyn Farm Shop is the newest farm shop that you can find in Anglesey. You can visit this shop for purchasing local produces, crafts and arts. You can spend some time in the café bistro to relish in the freshly made delicacies by the chef. You can also spend some time her learning how to bake and cook in the artisan kitchen. If you are keen on learning about outdoor cooking, then you can register for the events organized at this farm shop occasionally.
- Address: Bryn Celyn, Dulas LL70 9EJ, UK
Contact Number: +44 1248 410320
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Bit about the blogger : My names Nicholas Fraser and I’m a local Marine Geologist and Oceanographer. I have moved back to the island of Anglesey for the past four years having grown up here and moved away. I am a passionate outdoor lover with a penchant for all things natural. When I’m not blogging in ofter found on the water, climbing or out in the wild in and around north Wales.