Certification from FARMA
Haverfordwest Farmers Market is held weekly on Fridays from 0900hrs to 1400hrs.
The market started in July 1999, being the second to open in Wales and the first to receive Certification from FARMA, which assures customers that the market has local farmers, growers and food and drink businesses selling their own produce directly to the customer. Haverfordwest Farmers Market is regularly quoted in the media as one of the top ten farmers markets in the UK and has won 3 FARMA Regional Winner awards since 2005, was runner up in the FARMA rural farmers market of the year in 2009 and is also a True Taste retail Gold winner. Special events are held during the year to celebrate Easter, Harvest Fayre and Christmas; along with Spring Planting and BBQ markets to promote and highlight the diverse range of produce at the market and how it can be used.
Customers are spoilt for choice
Customers are spoilt for choice at Haverfordwest Farmers Market, with an extensive range of bacon and sausages, including gluten-free choices, succulent Preseli lamb, pork, beef, gammons and hams from Cig Lodor Meats www.lodormeat.co.uk; delicious cheeses, a range of home-made chilli sauces and organic spirits and liqueurs from an award-winning independent farmhouse distillery can be found at Caws Teifi Cheese www.teificheeses.co.uk , or how about free-range chicken and duck eggs from Pennsylvania Farm Free Range Eggs www.pennsylvaniafarmfreerange-eggs.co.uk You can find a wonderfully wide range of speciality breads, plus pastries, doughnuts, scones and Welsh cakes from the Welsh Bakery www.welshbakery.net and a delicious range of home-made sweet and savoury baked goods, fresh vegetables in season and jams at Haverfordwest County Markets www.country-markets.co.uk. Newbridge Nursery www.newbridgenursery.co.uk can offer you an extensive range of home-grown plants, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, climbers, bedding and vegetable plants, and Rhoshill Herbs and Garden Plants firstname.lastname@example.org has a selection of over 150 varieties of herbs and 80 varieties of shrubs, produced from cuttings and seeds, all grown in an environmentally friendly way. The Handmade Sausage Co www.facebook.com/Www.thehandmadesausageco.co.uk/ have an impressive herd of free-range wild boar cross pigs and pride themselves on creating over 30 different flavours of finest hand-crafted fresh and flavoursome gluten-free, additive-free and preservative-free sausages made with a blend of their own spices. Also fresh bacon, gammons, joints, faggots and meatballs; or why not try succulent home-produced turkeys, including turkey products such as stuffed turkey breast, turkey steaks and turkey pate at cuckoo Mill Turkey Farm www.welshturkey.co.uk. Bethesda Meats www.bethesdafarmshop.co.uk offers home-made pies and faggots, plus home-cured bacon, lamb, pork, beef and gammon on the first Friday of every month. For an organic alternative why not choose from organic beef and lamb from British native breeds, including steaks, joints and award-winning cannon of lamb at Hazelwell Organic Farm email@example.com and for a marvellous range of freshly picked organic vegetables and fruits, including spinach, swiss chard, aubergines, kohlrabi, broad beans and peas, plus all-year round salad crops and preserves, why not visit Blaencamel Organic Farm www.blaencamel.com. Farmers Food at Home creates a wide range of homemade jams, chutneys, jellies and marmalade, many made using produce grown on her own farm or gathered from Pembrokeshire’s hedgerows and has perfected her preserve recipes which include beetroot and apple, and runner bean chutney; hot chilli jam; mint jelly and bramble jelly and Seville orange marmalade www.farmersfoodathome.co.uk If you want fish and shellfish which is so fresh it winks at you, look no further than Cardigan Bay Fish www.cardiganbayfish.co.uk – choose from dressed crab; potted crab and crab tarts; brown and white crab meat, line caught sea bass and mackerel in season; Cardigan Bay prawns and live scallops from November to April.<br/> F J Hathway & Sons (Tel: 07977097539) can offer fabulously tasty seasonal vegetables, grown on their farm in Angle, which benefits from the warm sea breeze and excellent fertile soils in the area, including carrots, cauliflower, parsnip, potatoes, swede, beetroot and gooseberries. All home-produced on their farm at Manorbier, Springfields Fresh Produce www.springfieldsdaffodils.co.uk offer the best selection of daffodil bulbs in Wales, with a range of over 37 varieties in all different shapes, sizes and colours, along with soft fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and strawberries, plus mouth-watering asparagus in season. From their very own herd of Alpacas, Tynewydd Alpacas (Tel: 01994 241593) have a range of beautifully soft alpaca wool products, including booties, scarves, socks, beanies and leg warmers, to mention a few – all made with 100% natural alpaca wool.
For honey lovers, George Durham Honey (Tel: 01437 710056) has a wide range of honeys, such as set and runny honey – he also has runny honey in Teddy Bear containers and cooking honey. Look out for cut comb honey, wax candles, honey lip balm and honey fudge, also orange marmalade and lemon marmalade and at Christmas, presentation hampers. George is at the market every Friday apart from the last market of every month, when you can pick up wild flower honey and dark heather honey along with beeswax furniture polish and candles from Cardigan Bay Honey www.cardiganbayhoney.co.uk
Cwm Farm Charcuterie (Tel: 07446 555102) are Artisan producers of fine Welsh charcuterie made from the leanest cuts of high quality rare breed pork from their own herd of Gloucester Old Spot and Saddleback pigs including Beer Sticks – slim sticks of salami; Laverbread salami; traditional paprika and Moroccan spice salami; also venison salami; salami with chorizo; cured pancetta; cured lomo and cured duck and cured venison. The market produces an annual Pembrokeshire Farmers Market pocket calendar, which lists all producers at Haverfordwest and Fishguard Farmers’ Markets, and also sends out a regular Haverfordwest Farmers Market Newsletter. If you would like a copy of the calendar or receive a copy of the Newsletter, please contact the Market Manager, Joanne Welch on 01437 776169 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and for more information about the market, stallholder details, events etc, please visit www.pembrokeshirefarmersmarkets.co.uk
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