All the Welsh winners at this year’s Slow Food UK Awards

This year’s Slow Food UK award winners have been named – and four of the Welsh winners are based right here in Cardiff.

Cardiff Farmers Market won best Welsh market, Pettigrew Bakeries picked up best Welsh bakers, Ashton’s was named best Welsh fishmonger, and Oriel Jones won best Welsh butcher (for the second time). Elsewhere in Wales, one of my favourite food businesses, Wrights Food Emporium (pictured above), picked up two awards for best Welsh deli and best Welsh restaurant.

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Last year, Cardiff was awarded Silver Sustainable Food Places status – becoming the first place in Wales (and one of only six places in the UK) to achieve the prestigious accolade; the scheme is based on bronze, silver and gold achievements across six key sustainable food issues.

Now, independent businesses, third-sector organisations, and major institutions in the city centre are being urged to join in, and help Cardiff achieve Gold Sustainable Food Places status by the year 2024.

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Charities Issue Wildlife Warning over Leftover Pumpkins

The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has spotted a worrying trend for Halloween pumpkins to be taken to the nearest wood and left, in a well-meaning but misguided attempt to provide food for birds and woodland creatures – but this is actually causing more harm than good.

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Community Spirit shines through at Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival

Thousands of people across Cardiff have attended workshops, community feasts, and good food gatherings over the last four weeks, as part of the third annual Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival.

As part of the festival, grants were given to 20 different schools and community groups around the city, to cover the cost of running an event. In a show of real community spirit in the midst of the cost-of-living crisis, many of the successfully-funded events were aimed at bringing people together to build resilience, and improve access to healthy and sustainable food for the whole community.

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