We aim to stock as much local produce as possible and support many growers and producers from the local area who supply us with a fantastic range of top quality food from salad and strawberries to bread and honey.
Currently approximately 20% of our range is supplied direct from local people.
Andy runs a small bakery in Llanidloes and supplies the shop with a range of sourdough breads, loaves, viennoiserie and other delicious baked goods using organic ingredients. He uses white flour from Doves farm whilst the rest is milled at Felin Ganol, a watermill less than 40 miles away. The wholemeal flour is both grown and milled in Ceredigion – a very local product!
Address: Unit 6a, Parc Derwen Fawr, Llanidloes SY18 6FE
Telephone: 01686 414 611
Emma Maxwell and David Ashley
Ash and Elm Horticulture
Ash and Elm horticulture is a partnership ran by Emma Maxwell and her husband David Ashely in Mid Wales, just outside Llanidloes. Driven by a commitment to building biodiversity and strengthening their local community, Emma and David work their five-acre plot of land using agroecological practises. They supply a range of organic seasonal veg, fruit and flowers to Great Oak Foods including salad bags, broad beans, strawberries, bouquets, and cordials.
Address: SY18 6PW (2 miles beyond Glan-y-Nant)
Bill and Chava Bleasdale
Welsh Mountain Cider
Bill and Chava run a 5 acre cider tree orchard and tree nursery in Newchapel, just outside Llanidloes. Their collection of heritage varieties from all over Wales is impressive. They supply the shop with 100% natural, live and unpasteurised cider. They contain no added sugars or sulphites and are made using 100% freshly pressed juice.
Address: Welsh Mountain Cider, Prospect Orchard, Newchapel, Llanidloes, SY186JY
Supplies the shop with… Salad bags, rocket, herbs, new potatoes, courgettes
Distance from Great Oak Foods: 3 miles
A bit about Tyndrain Farm… Kristine and her husband run a 20 acre small holding, where they keep sheep for meat, and chickens for eggs as well as vegetables, herbs and some soft fruit.
Favourite thing to grow… Cut and come again salads.