When we moved to Graig Wen in September 2007, we didn’t know a soul round here. Now we have the pleasure of working and playing with all kinds of local people who we can count on through thick and thin. You just never know when you’re going to need a tray of eggs, a tractor or an extra pair of hands in our business. That’s just one of the reasons we use as many local food producers, crafts people, suppliers and givers of good advice as we can. Another reason is because they make great products. And often make us laugh.
We thought we’d introduce you to some of our favourite local suppliers, so here’s the first in our “Supplier of the Month” series…
Ynysgyffylog Barn Farm
Just a couple of miles down the road in Arthog we are lucky to have Ynysgyffylog Barn Farm. Jim and Sue supply us with home-produced sausages and bacon and free range eggs. Their small herd of pigs happily snuffle around outside and wallow in muddy hollows just as nature intended. Stop by the farm gate for some eggs and you’re likely to be greeted by ducks, piglets, cockerels, wagging dogs and mischievous kittens. It’s quite a menagerie. Jim and Sue are two of the hardest working people we know and have – literally – saved our bacon on many occasions. They have achieved highest scores for food hygiene and won the Cambrian News Local Food Hero Award for their fantastic produce.
You might have a problem saying Ynysgyffylog the first time you try (roughly “inis-gif-a-log”) but it’s easy to sample their produce at Graig Wen in our B & B, breakfast hampers or the camp site shop. You can also find them at Machynlleth Market most Wednesdays, the Dolgellau WI market on Thursday mornings and Dolgellau Farmers Market every third Sunday of the month (March – December). Or just pop down to the farm gate. http://www.ynysgyffylogbarnfarm.co.uk/