Seed Swap 2023

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Vegetarian Week 12-20 May 2018

We’ll be helping host the first Llanidloes Food Festival. This will coincide with National Vegetarian Week and will start with the Love Veg Food Festival on 12th May which will have stalls, talks and demonstrations in the manner of a food festival. Appropriate, eh? The facebook page is here.

Here’s the poster

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Seed Swap II

seed swapThe second Llani Seed Swap of the year will be held on Saturday 4th April  – Easter Saturday. Bring seeds to swap if you have them, otherwise see what is available from local seed savers in the Llani Seed Bank. It is going to be held in the Longbridge Street Methodist Church (next door to the Spar supmarket) and is being hosted by the Llanidloes Gardening Club.

This is another opportunity to pick up some seeds before the growing season really gets under way. And hopefully there will be some knowledgeable growers’ brains there for you to pick!

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Seed Swap 2015

We will be hosting the Llani Seed Swap on Saturday 7th March from 11am to 4pm. Bring seeds to swap if you have them, otherwise see what is available from local seed savers in the Llani Seed Bank. And if you can’t find what you are looking for there (Bono), then we have Tamar organic seed on sale.

The swap will be in the courtyard behind the shop where our expanded range of plants is on display. This is a good opportunity to meet other growers and discuss the coming season. We will have some knowledgeable growers’ brains there for you to pick!

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Great Oak Foods AGM will be Friday 6th March from 6pm at The Old Mill. All shareholders, volunteers, growers and supporters of the shop welcome. This is your chance to have some input into what we do, sell and support. Afterwards some socialising with refreshments. Please bring food to share.

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Youth volunteer opportunity

Great Oak Foods organic and local community shop is working with PAVO to provide youth opportunities in a retail environment. The shop was established 12 years ago and last year expanded into new, larger premises at 14 Great Oak street. Alongside fruit and vegetables the shop has been steadily increasing its range of Welsh and organic cheese, wine, beer and cider. The new premises have enabled the shop to increase their selection of locally grown plants for sale and these can be found in the courtyard at the rear of the shop. January 2015 will see the launch of a community kitchen and classroom on the first floor.
Youths (14-24 years old) can volunteer to do shop work, packing veg boxes, developing the plant sales area and preparing food in the community kitchen. There will be a series of three ‘cook, eat, share’ workshops on the 4th Monday of each Month, the first being held on 26th January. These are an opportunity to learn new kitchen skills whilst preparing and cooking a meal to share.
To start volunteering and/or to enrol on the cooking workshops please contact the shop manager.
Tel: 01686 413222 or e-mail

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In Season Now! December

Here’s a handy list of what’s in season now.

Seasonal veg is cheaper and tastier, so here you go – the best of December, print it out, stick it on your fridge and put ’em on your shopping list!

brussels sprouts
jerusalem artichoke
potatoes (maincrop)

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Cider or Cheese Mission Anyone?

Can you help?

We occasionally need items to be collected from Pembridge (Dunkerton’s cider), Crickhowell (Apple Juice) and Tregaron (Gorwydd Caerffili). This saves our customers money by avoiding any delivery charges. If you can help please let us know by filling in our contact form or ringing the shop (01686 413 222). Thanks.

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Curly Kale and Perl Las Pasty

  • 8oz flaky or shortcrust pastry
  • 6oz curly kale
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 8oz Perl Las Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 egg beaten

Preheat the oven to 200c.

Roll the pastry into a long rectangle.

Combine the kale, onion, Perl Las and season with salt and pepper. Spoon this mixture onto the centre of the pastry.

Brush the edges of the pastry with half the egg, then fold the pastry over and crimp  the edges together.

Brush the outside of the pasty with the rest of the egg, place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until golden.

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Producer of the Month – May

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