Mini Bites: June

A few days early, I know, but there are so many awesome things coming up!

Riverside Market Garden Vacancy

Simon Michaels, Director of Riverside Market Garden, has emailed to say there is a vacancy at RMG, "Riverside Market Garden is a community-owned horticulture enterprise 8 miles from Cardiff. It is now one year into production and sales and is set to expand its operation significantly over the next two years. We are now seeking a grower for a full time post. This person will also deliver educational activities and become a core business executive."

Think you can do the job?  Contact for a full job description.

Foodie Fun at Abergavenny

Abergavenny Food Festival is taking place 17th - 18th September.  Whet your appetite with these great spin-off events at The Charthouse.
Recipe for Success
Wednesday 15 June, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Chef Demonstration by:
Wesley Harris from The Charthouse
Compere: Mike Morgan

Wesley Harris (Head Chef/Owner) from The Charthouse will be at The Tithe Barn, cooking local pork on the barbecue (pork provided by Usk Valley Saddlebacks). Participating producers will include Trealy Farm, Troggi Cider/Perry, Usk River Chutneys, Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice, Blaenafon Cheddar and Penderyn Whisky. More producers to be confirmed shortly.
Tickets: £7.00 available from the Festival Site.
Food & Wine Evening at The Charthouse
TICKET EVENT ONLY - £45 per head
A special 5 Course set menu with be selected and cooked by Head Chef Wesley Harris using fresh local & seasonal produce to tantalize your taste buds.
Each course will be accompanied by a handpicked range of wines, perfectly matching each dish.
As part of the evening, the owner of a fantastic local supplier/producer 'Trealy Farm Charcuterie' will be here to discuss and inform you of his great product range and will introduce each ingredient as you get the opportunity to sample their great meats as the first of 5 courses.
We will be also in the company of Max Lloyd of Bibendum Wines (Our London based wine importer), who will discuss the wines that are on offer to you and to explain why we selected each wine to match the specific course.
Not only that, but every customer will also have the opportunity to go into our kitchen and watch Head Chef Wesley Harris give a live demonstration on a course to see how it is prepared and cooked. Along with some chat and banter, this will be a great chance to see how a real kitchen works and the effort that goes into creating great food.
Tickets for this event are limited so contact Simon Andrews (General Manager) and book yours today.  Tel: (01873) 840414

Eat Food, Change the World

Two great events coming up over the next week.

Oxfam Picnic

Join Oxfam for a picnic on Wednesday 1st June, 12pm - 2pm, as they celebrate the launch of their new GROW campaign.  Find them outside Cardiff Castle and enjoy a bite to eat as well as plenty of food for thought.

Cupcakes and Cast-offs
4th June, Cathays Community Centre, 12pm - 6pm

A festival with a difference, Cupcakes and Cast-offs promises "bunting, balloons, treasure 'n tat, face-painting, fun in the sun, music, kids activities, craftiness and of course ample quantities of the sweet, gooey, chocolately - or other types of tasty - goodness that is CAKE!"

There will also be a chance to update your wardrobe at the second-hand (or as the organiser Lydia prefers, "pre-loved") clothes sale as well as an Informal silent auction, Indian Head Massage Corner and a chance to buy the Welsh Refugee Council's Recipe book plus sample some tasters!

All the money raised will be split between Asylum Justice, Environmental Justice Foundation, and STAR.

To find out more, visit the Facebook page.


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