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.
Returning for its first in-person spring event since 2019, Hay Festival is the world’s leading festival of ideas, bringing readers and writers together in sustainable events to inspire, examine and entertain.
The programme includes the Hay-on-Earth series – in which the latest environmental science, sustainable policies and creative responses to the climate crisis are brought into focus – while leading writers and sustainability experts launch new work and celebrate the natural world.
A new campaign hopes to set Cardiff on the path to becoming one of the UK’s most sustainable food places. Food Cardiff, a city-wide partnership of more than 200 individuals and organisations – is asking people from all walks of life to ‘make a pledge’ to help Cardiff achieve Gold Sustainable Food Places status by the year 2024.
If you’re part of a community group in Wales, you can now apply for a Small Grant to help you plant, grow and share produce with your local community.
Food For Life Get Togethers is inviting applications for food-based community projects interested in getting involved in Plant and Share Month.
Grants are worth up to £150 and applications are now open to help groups with everything they’ll need to take part – from buying seeds and compost to getting hold of tools.