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News on Bangor Farmers' Market

Tragically, Bangor Farmers' Market has closed after seven years of trading due to a lack of producers. Because of this we have archived our review of the market, you can read it here. If the market re-opens we will review it again. Any producers who would like to see the market re-established please contact Roger Foreman on 01407 742293. Alternatively you can email the Organic Cooperative and we will pass on the message. You can still read the review of the Market below.

Bangor Farmers' Market

Bangor farmers' market
Every other Sunday each month starting at 10am, Bangor Farmers’ Market was held in Morrisons’ car Park, Bangor. It provided an excellent choice of locally produced goods including;
• Baked and smoked goods
• organic and local produce including lamb, eggs, vegetables and fruit
• a traditional butcher selling lamb and beef born and bred on their farm
• specialist plants
• preserves
We went to visit it on Sunday 21st August 2005 to talk to the stall holders and sample some of the produce. We were greatly impressed with the quality of goods and the friendliness of the stall holders. There were eight stalls in total at the market giving shoppers a variety of goods to choose from.

'out of the common way' sign with flower
• Out of the Common Way: Call Margaret Mason on 01758 721577 or Joanna Davidson on 01407 720431
A stall selling well established hardy perennials, shrubs, herbs and ferns, traditional cottage plants.
Derimon smokery stall
• Derimôn Ltd., Deri Isaf, Dulas Bay, Anglesey LL70 9DX. Tel: 01248 410536
email:derimon@derisaf.freeserve.co.uk website:www.derimon.freewebspace.com
A smokery with a wide range of traditionally smoked foods.
Ceggin Pennant jams and cakes
• Cegin Pennant, Pennant Mawr, Nasareth, Caernarfon LL54 6DT Tel: 01286 881597
A stall run by Eluned Owen selling prize winning preserves and home-made cakes.
Ty Newydd eggs from organically kept, rare breed chickens
• Ty Newydd Uchaf, Penmachno, Betws Y Coed, Conwy LL24 0AJ Tel: 01690 760350
Organic eggs laid by traditional breeds. Good animal welfare and local to Snowdonia.
Pandy farm stall holder serving customer
• Pandy Farm, Tregarth, Nr. Bethesda LL57 4RA
Local and ever-so-fresh vegetables from a small farm in Tregarth.

Roger Foreman selling organic vegetables
• Roger and Helen Foreman, Ysgubor Bach, Ffordd Cerrig Mawr, Caergeiliog, Anglesey LL65 3LU Tel: 01407 742293
Well established organic vegetable producers from Anglesey with a wide range of vegetables. They also do vegetable boxes and honey from their own bees.
flowers arranged at the Walled Garden stall
• The Walled Garden, Plas Gwyn, Pentraeth, Anglesey
A stall selling a wide variety of well established cottage garden and flowering plants.
Bob Jones & son stall
• Bob Jones & Son, 62-64 Pool Street, Caernarfon Tel: 01286 673383 or 07796 521833
Farmers and butchers for five generations from Caernarfon, who were selling good quality traditionally home-reared beef and lamb.
• Derimôn Ltd., Deri Isaf, Dulas Bay, Anglesey LL70 9DX. Tel: 01248 410536
email:derimon@derisaf.freeserve.co.uk website:www.derimon.freewebspace.com
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At first we made a beeline for Derimôn Ltd. because we love smoked mackerel that is properly smoked, rather than dyed. Derimôn is a smokery selling traditionally oak and hardwood smoked produce run by Dave McCreadie. All food stuff used is locally sourced were possible and includes; Salmon, mackerel, trout, bass, haddock, cod, scallops, mussels, kippers, beef, lamb, bacon, gammon, chicken goose, turkey, butter, a selection of cheeses, vegetables and eggs. Dave has also sourced small cooler bags so the food can be safely stored whilst you shop. Dave McCreadie holding up a smoked trout
smoked mackerel from Derimon with salad and bread The mackerel had been oak smoked and was delicious, with a lot more flavour than the smoked mackerel we have bought in the supermarket. We ate it with salad and buttered bread. Derimôn offer tours of the smokery to the public. Please contact them for details. Derimôn sells internationally and nationally at farmers’ markets and also through local retailers as well as the smokery. Ironically, Derimôn recently won a gold award for having a smoke-free premises! Dave’s daughter, a designer in Manchester, also sells bags through the stall.

Since visiting the market we have conducted a further review of Derimôn at their smokery. Follow the link under reviews or click here to read more about Derimon.
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market and the Directory of Anglesey food producers 2005 published by Menter Môn March 2005 Top : Back to Summary
• Out of the Common Way: Call Margaret Mason on 01758 721577 or Joanna Davidson on 01407 720431
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Out of the common way is run by friends Margaret Mason, based in Pwllheli and Joanna Davidson based in Anglesey. They don’t use polytunnels for establishing their stock and instead use a 6’ x 8’ greenhouse. Plants are available throughout the year but their busiest times are through spring and summer and in the run up to Christmas. Please call either of their numbers to arrange to view the plants or catch them at Bangor Market or the Country Market, Fronddeg, Ala Road in Pwllheli. 9am – 4pm. flowers from 'out of the common way'
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market Top : Back to Summary
• Cegin Pennant, Pennant Mawr, Nasareth, Caernarfon LL54 6DT Tel: 01286 881597
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Cegin Pennant owned by Eluned Owen sells preserves and baked goods that are created using local ingredients (except for the marmalade, as Wales just isn’t the place for growing oranges!). Eluned doesn’t like to use ingredients unless she knows where they are from which in our book pretty much guarantees an excellent product. Her raspberry jam won first prize at the Eglwysbach Show. Specialities in the baked goods are bara brith, fruit pies and Welsh cakes, baked using free range eggs. Her produce is sold through Pantri Cymraeg, The Maes, Caernarfon, Café Cwrt in Cricceith and the café at the garden centre Bryncir, as well as at Bangor Market.
prize winning jam from cegin pennant
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market Top : Back to Summary
• Ty Newydd Uchaf, Penmachno, Betws Y Coed, Conwy LL24 0AJ Tel: 01690 760350
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organic eggs from Ty Newydd Uchaf Ty Newydd Uchaf sets a high standard for quality with an emphasis on good welfare for their fowl and other animals. They sell organic chicken and duck eggs produced by traditional breeds. The birds range on pasture above the village of Penmachno in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. They also sell organic lamb which will be available in November, just right for Christmas. Catch them at Bangor Market, Ruthin Market (the last Saturday of the month 10am – 4pm) and Rhug Estate Market (first Sunday of every month 10am – 4pm.) They also sell directly from their home.
We bought some eggs from their stall and found the yolks were large and very yellow. The taste was delicious.
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market and ‘Local and Organic’ published by Organic Centre Wales Top : Back to Summary
• Pandy Farm, Tregarth, Nr. Bethesda LL57 4RA
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Pandy Farm is a small farm (just over one acre) run in an idealistic way. Their vegetables are ‘naturally grown and chemical free’ – organic in all but name as far as we can see. We bought some runner beans and rainbow chard, and reckon the beans had been picked that morning or the day before going by the crunch and taste. They sell Veg bags on Saturday mornings at the end of their road. They’re new to Bangor market (it’s their second week) but hope to continue selling there. Pandy farm stall holder serving customer
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market Top : Back to Summary
• Roger and Helen Foreman, Ysgubor Bach, Ffordd Cerrig Mawr, Caergeiliog, Anglesey LL65 3LU Tel: 01407 742293
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Roger Foreman at his stall Roger and Helen Foreman run a well established farm selling a wide range of organically grown vegetables as well as honey from their own bees. They also have eggs from a small flock of chickens and soft fruits and apples. They aim to produce a wide variety of produce rather than large scale farming, meaning their vegetable boxes are seasonal running from July to January. Their biggest problem at the moment is that they can’t produce enough vegetables to meet the demand for their goods; there is currently a waiting list for the boxes. Good quality, good ethical farming obviously makes this farm a winner. Contact them direct or catch them at Bangor Market.
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market, ‘Local and Organic’ published by Organic Centre Wales and the Directory of Anglesey food producers 2005 published by Menter Môn March 2005 Top : Back to Summary
• Bob Jones & Son, 62-64 Pool Street, Caernarfon Tel: 01286 673383 or 07796 521833
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Bob Jones & Son is an old family firm that believes in good standards of animal husbandry as well as butchery. All the beef they sell comes from their own cattle which are born, bred and reared on their farm, the genetic lines going back over the last century. Cattle and sheep are suckled and learn to graze beside their mothers in rich grassland until they are weaned naturally by their mothers. All their animals are grass fed only (hay in the winter.) They never use artificial feed stuff, growth hormones, or give routine antibiotics. Bob Jones & son's stall
sign promoting Welsh beef Not only do they hang their name on their good animal husbandry illustrated in their use of traditional farming methods, but they also have the long expertise of handling meat properly, butchering it themselves and hanging it in their own cold rooms. They have competed in many shows winning top awards, recently winning Supreme Champion at the North Wales Show in Caernarfon. They have a shop in Caernarfon at 62-64 Pool street and also sell at Pwllheli Market every Wednesday, Llangefni Market every Thursday and Saturday, Widnes Market every 2nd Thursday of the month and Bangor Market.
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market and from stall holder’s literature Top : Back to Summary
• The Walled Garden, Plas Gwyn, Pentraeth, Anglesey
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The Walled Garden is run by Mari Prendiville who has been attending Bangor market since in started approximately five years ago. Her stall is an attractive display of garden plants and slate plant pots. The plants on the stall are in excellent condition, many of them flowering. Mari recently won Gold Medal at the Anglesey Show. The Walled Garden sells at the Rhug Estate Market and Colwyn Bay Market as well as Bangor Market. Around April, May and June you can also visit the stall at specialist Plant Fairs. Walled garden stall
• Information from talking to stall holder at Bangor market Top : Back to Summary
Some of the information on this page was courtesy of the Farmers' Market Network leaflet about Bangor Farmers' Market.
Bangor Farmers' Market will be held on the following dates in 2007:
Sunday 14th January
Sunday 28th January
Sunday 11th February
Sunday 25th February
Sunday 11th March
If you would like to know more about Farmers' markets in Wales and when they're held; or search for a market near you, check out the Farmers' Markets in Wales website at www.fmiw.co.uk.
If you would like us to come and review your business or market, or if you would like to submit a review please contact us through this website.
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