During the pandemic, Farmers’ Markets became something of a life line – remaining open to the public due to their status as an essential businesses, and offering a safe, outdoorsy way to shop.
But these markets are also an excellent way to get closer to the people who grow and produce our food. They have the potential to offer the freshest, tastiest produce (some farmers even pick for the market on the very same day), and can help us to eat more seasonally by offering up the best of what’s in season now.
It’s impossible to ignore the fact that the way we choose to shop has a huge impact on the world around us; so cutting down on our own ‘single use footprint’ is a simple and effective way to make a difference.
Zero waste shops allow customers to bring in their own reusable containers to fill up on store-cupboard essentials, cleaning products, toiletries and more; here’s where you can shop without the pointless packaging in Cardiff.
This #WorldRefillDay, you can inspire change by telling the world why you choose to reuse, and by sharing photos with your reusable bottles, cups and containers on social media. So, in that spirit – here are some of my favourite spots to reduce, reuse and refill when popping out for a coffee in Cardiff.
Eating meat free is sometimes associated with ‘going without’ – but whether you’re a fully fledged vegan or just trying to eat less and better meat, you can be sure to find something meat-free yet tasty on the menu at any of these spots.