11 December 2014
Produce from 25 food and drink producers from across Wales has been used to create an unique hamper to celebrate a special year for one of the leading independent economic development companies in Wales, Menter a Busnes  The business advice company is celebrating 25 years since the company was established, back in 1989. As part of the celebrations, 25 food and drink producers, who have benefitted from the Cywain project (one of Menter a Busnes’ projects), have created a hamper of produce to celebrate each year the company celebrates.   Cywain Manager, Myrddin Davies explains: “As Cywain is a project set up
08 December 2014
The Food Hall at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair is a magnet for visitors, and provides an important festive shop-window for Welsh food and drink producers.   This year a number of small and up and coming food producers will be featured in the Food Hall under the auspices of Cywain – a project created to bring added value to primary produce within the agriculture sector.    Many of the producers will be making their show debut, while others will be launching new products and ideas. Seven companies will feature on the Cywain-managed stand over the two days (December 1 & 2) of the event
08 December 2014
Farmers and landowners visiting the Royal Welsh Winter Fair (December 1 & 2) will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits of a new scheme to increase the number of beehives in Wales.   The Cywain Bee project has been set up to boost honey production in Wales by encouraging farmers and landowners to place beehives on their land.   Welsh honey is much in demand, and according to Cywain Bee increasing the number of beehives could not only help the honey industry, but possibly lead to farmers and landowners achieving additional support through environmental management schemes.   Says Cywain Bee Development Manager Haf Wyn Hughes,
13 November 2014
A new online shop has been launched for people wishing to buy fruit, vegetables and other food and drink products grown and made locally to Newtown. Cultivate, a Newtown-based social enterprise linking food and community, has created the online shop at www.cultivate.uk.com to provide an outlet for local growers and food and drink producers. The enterprise is part of Cwm Harry and has seven part-time staff and around 20 volunteers. Cultivate has received specialist mentoring support from Cywain, a project that helps the agriculture and horticulture sector to add value to primary produce by developing new products or markets, with an emphasis on collaboration. Cultivate, which is working towards
21 October 2014
Two Anglesey producers will be showcasing their produce at Gwledd Conwy Feast on 25 and 26 October. Cywain Fisheries has been supporting two businesses in recent months, ‘Cemmaes Bay Lobsters and Crabs’ and ‘Cwt Mwg Dulas’.   Visitors to Gwledd Conwy can enjoy the tantalising taste of dressed local crab and lobster prepared by husband and wife team, David and Julia Livingstone from Cemmaes Bay, Anglesey plus seafood, cheese and meat products smoked in a traditional kiln at Dulas, Anglesey by Nigel and Rhian Jefferies.   “Both these companies have accessed support from Cywain Fisheries in recent months,” Caroline Dawson, Cywain Fisheries Development Manager