It is evident that more & more people are considering carefully the origin or provenance of food they purchase. This produce may be purchased to prepare & serve themselves or prepared & served for them at cafes and restaurants. Is it obvious that a product that has travelled 10 miles from the producer down the road is likely to be in better condition when you purchase or eat it than the product that has travelled halfway round the world from the producer? The obvious benefit of local produce is that it is produced locally. This presumably supports the local economy and helps create more jobs.
Within a radius of 20 miles of Tan Yr Eglwys Cottages there are many local producers. Their products range from artisan bread to single malt whisky. All of these producers are incredibly proud, precious and willing to talk about their products. If during your visit to Tan Yr Eglwys cottages you have an interest in purchasing local produce please let us know.Buying food from local farmers and producers, and from shops stocking local produce, helps to keep them in business. This in turn helps to create local jobs and a strong local economy. Buying local also lowers ‘food miles’, which reduces the use of fossil fuels. This in turn helps to protect the environment from harmful exhaust fumes. When you buy local, your produce will not have travelled hundreds or even thousands of miles. This will help in the battle against climate change. By buying local, you are receiving the freshest possible produce, traceable back to the point of production.
A selection of local producers:-
- Artisan bread from Carolines’s Real Bread Company in Brecon and Talgarth Flour Mill in Talgarth
- Welsh malt whisky from Penderyn
- Ty Siriol Welsh pork from Pontarddulais
- Award winning wine from Ancre Hill estates in Monmouth
- Welsh Black beef from Ponty Butchers in Pontardawe