Riverside Farmers’ Market this morning. The market is held every Sunday between 10am-2pm at Fitzhamon Embankment, opposite the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Founder Steve Garrett has subsequently established three other Farmers’ Markets in Cardiff (Roath, Rhiwbina and Llandaff) and oversees the Riverside Market Garden.
We browsed Spice of Life (buying flame raisins and Brazil nuts), Wigmore’s bread (sourdough loaf), Untapped Brewery (bottle of Ember), Teifi Cheese (cumin cheese), Old Sandler Farm (pears and apples), Tŷ Mawr (kale, parsnips and other seasonal veg), and Cig Loder (lamb and sausages). Blaencamel Farm also had a good selection of organic vegetables, while Madgett’s Farm had duck and poultry and Little Mill sold meat and game. Interesting snacks and meals could be had from Kimi Indian Curries, Taste of Persia, Falafal Wales, and Frantastic Crepes and Welsh Cakes; The Parsnipship sold vegetarian food and Penrhiw Farm did burgers. A couple of stalls new to us: The EthicalChef (Deri Reed cooking local produce and doing a good trade in warming porridge) and the Caffeine Kid (lots of coffee). Here is a film about the Riverside Market, which includes an interview with Steve Garrett: