Rhiwbina Farmer’s Market goes weekly from tomorrow.
The market, which is held at the Butcher Arms, Heol y Felin, was started in 2010 after the success of a “one-off” trial day at Rhiwbina Festival.
There was such a strong demand for it that the market has continued on a fortnightly basis for the last two years, and from tomorrow will be held every week from 10am to 1pm.
The shift brings the number of weekly farmers’ markets across the city to three, with Roath and Riverside markets held every Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Gareth Simpson, from RCMA who run the markets, said: “Farmers markets are more than just shopping, you can meet the people who make your food, something we took for granted generations ago, but can now do so again. The markets are events in themselves, where people can meet each other, knowing they are supporting local producers.”
Mr Simpson added that the recent launch of the Cardiff Food Charter, which encourages people in Cardiff to buy more food from local businesses and cook more meals from scratch using fresh, local produce – fitted right in with the ethos of Cardiff’s farmers’ markets.
The news of Rhiwbina’s weekly market comes just over a week after RCMA announced it had been forced to close Llandaff North Farmers Market – which had been operating fortnightly on Friday afternoons – because of an “unsustainable” increase in rent from the owners of the venue.
Mr Simpson said RCMA was taking its time to find a location for a new Friday afternoon market, but would be concentrating on its three weekly events for now.