A new way of buying food is coming to Talybont on Usk.
As seen in the BBC and The Guardian, The Food Assembly is a local initiative that brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and foodmakers.
Every week Food Assembly customers in Talybont on Usk can order food online from local food producers before picking it up weekly at our local community venue, Henderson Hall. All the food comes from a distance of less than 28 miles, compared to the 600 miles with a supermarket, and most producers are within a 15 mile radius of the village, showcasing some of the best local food the Brecon Beacons has to offer.
Community is at the heart of The Food Assembly – it connects neighbours to farmers, neighbours to each other, and everyone to their food. By choosing to buy local, shoppers can support the community of Talybont on Usk, Brecon and surrounding villages, as for every £1 spent through Talybont on Usk Food Assembly, 90p stays in the local economy.
It also ensures your money reaches the right people; food producers keep over 80% of sales for every product sold, compared to 15%-25% through supermarkets. Also, there is less food waste as all the food is ordered in advance.
Whether from their iPhone app or laptop, weekly shoppers can choose from unique local products, such as organically grown vegetables and fruit from The Kitchen Garden at Ty Mawr; quality meat, poultry and ready to cook meals from Easts of Brecon farm and butchers; small batch roasted coffee from Black Mountain Roast; and hand made fresh pasta featuring locally grown and sourced fillings from Nonna Caterina Fresh Pasta. Not to forget dairy and soon to be included, artisan breads.
The Talybont on Usk Food Assembly is organised by local food-obsessed couple Ceri and Jon Elms, who want to share their passion for good, local food and create a community food hub for other food-lovers in the village.
QUOTE FROM CERI & JON:
“We can't wait for the Food Assembly idea to grow in the wider community that live & work in & around Talybont on Usk & our beautiful part of the Brecon Beacons. To bring a local food hub to our already food-loving village that connects people & supports local producers, in such a fresh & convenient way, through the ease of ordering online & being able to collect all your food from one place at the same time each week, just makes sense to us. It’s going to have a huge positive impact & we are really grateful for all of the support we have received so far, & can’t wait to launch!”
The Talybont on Usk Food Assembly launches on Monday January 23rd 2017 at 5pm through to 7pm. The venue is Henderson Hall. Locals can meet farmers, foodmakers and their neighbours, taste local food samples and see where their food comes from. To become a member and be able to shop online, which is free and easy!, from our ever-growing pool of local producers, please sign up here: https://foodassembly.com/en/assemblies/9057
If you are a local producer interested in bringing your produce to this Assembly, we would love to hear from you so please contact Ceri and Jon at email@example.com