Underfloor heating from green energy keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying

A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth. Llyr Jones, who farms 1600 acres 1,000 feet up in the hills near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, is harnessing the power of the ground to keep his hens warm. Under half an […]

Top cheesemakers bring a slice of festive cheer to veterans

A dairy farmers’ cooperative has bought a slice of Christmas cheer to war veterans with a gift of top quality cheese. Expert cheesemakers South Caernarfon Creameries gave three and a half kilos of their finest Cavern Aged Cheddar, Cheddar & Leek and Caerffili cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Ceremony of the Christmas […]

Competition queen Lynne wins a year’s supply of Village Bakery crumpets

Competition queen Lynne Rielly is tasting even more success – after winning a  year’s supply of mouth-watering crumpets. Lynne, 56, from Flint, came out on top in a Leader competition that was run in conjunction with the award-winning Wrexham-based Village Bakery. She and husband, Nigel, also 56, are big fans of the company’s signature crumpets […]

Family farm’s £500,000 investment propels Welsh farmer co-op into future

Eighty years after his grandfather helped launch Wales’s oldest farmers’ cooperative John Hughes and his family are still leading the way with a £500,000 investment to expand milk production. John, 55, and son Sion, 28 are reaping the rewards of building a new, state-of-the-art milking parlour at Ynysgain Fawr overlooking the stunning Llŷn Peninsula coastline […]

Seaweed sausages – one of the new tastes of Wales

Seaweed sausages, cheesy Welsh cakes and boozy biscuits – three local food treats with a difference that could soon be in production in North East Wales. The local delicacies have been cooked up by the team at The Food Technology Centre in Llangefni, for North East Wales Local Action Groups’ Concept to Consumer project with […]

Booming bakery creates 20 more new jobs

Twenty more new jobs are up for grabs at a booming bakery which has just announced an inflation-busting pay increase of up to eight per cent for production workers. The award-winning Village Bakery need extra staff for a new gluten-free bakery that’s being launched later in the year and to put two extra shifts on […]

Llangollen will be UK culinary capital this weekend

The picturesque town of Llangollen will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK this weekend. Thousands of foodies will be flocking to the town’s popular annual food festival that’s rated as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK and has provided a successful platform for innovative new food and drink […]