Source: ORC / Welsh Government
The Welsh Government and Organic Centre Wales have teamed up to organise a farmers’ market in Aberystwyth as part of the activities to mark Europe Day on 9 May 2012. The market will showcase some of the best organic and local produce in West Wales including fruit and vegetables, shitake mushrooms, eggs, preserves, flour, bread and cakes. The market is funded by the Better Organic Business Links (BOBL) project which provides opportunities, information and training for businesses in the Welsh organic sector to help them deliver better profitability, sustainability and exemplary environmental performance. The BOBL project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013. (Picture: a Welsh greenhouse)
Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes Alun Davies said: “Supporting sustainable food and farming in Wales is vitally important to the rural economy. The Better Organic Business Links project has been designed to help businesses in the organic sector improve and flourish and farmers’ markets play an important role in showcasing what local and organic produce these businesses in Wales have to offer. Farmers’ markets bring the local community together and contribute to the cultural identity of an area, which in turn attracts tourists. This is an excellent example of how we can benefit from European funding and how it is helping to build strong local communities and supporting the rural economy in Wales.” More information is available here.