Elouise Hobbs brings you July’s selection of the best foodie-related events in South Wales that you may have missed.
Bee-Friendly Supper, Mon 2 July, Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff
Much of the food we consume on a daily basis has a detrimental effect on our environment, but there are ways that we can change our habits and help our farming areas to bloom. This supper is an event to celebrate bees, pollination and the amazing food this process helps create. The night will involve talks from Grow Wild Wales and Friends Of The Earth, after which guests will be invited to share a freshly-prepared plant-based supper.
Price: free (booking necessary/donations encouraged). Info: www.cathays.org.uk
Introduction To Wood-Fired Sourdough Baking, Mon 9 July, Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm, Pembrokeshire
This short course on Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm has been developed to help you learn how to make everything from rye bread and focaccia, to ‘peasant white’ loaves and even wood-fired sourdough bread, which will be turned into pizzas for lunch. Through learning how to make the different loaves, you will also be treated to a crash course in the science behind natural fermentation and baking techniques. And, as an added extra, everyone who takes part will be provided with the tools to get started at home: a sourdough starter and some grain to grow your own wheat.
Price: pay what you feel. Info: www.drbeynonsbugfarm.com
It Will Glow, Thurs 12 July, The Depot, Cardiff
Help get your creative juices flowing with this special event designed to bring south Wales’ best creative and talented people together to hear some great talks, meet like-minded people, and of course enjoy some tasty street food. This event will include around the theme of ‘Dirty Doodles’ and in between speakers, guests will be treated to amazing street food – included in the ticket price, so you are guaranteed a night of treats.
Price: £22. Info: www.itwillglow.co.uk
Summer Produce Market, Sun 22 July, Swansea Community Farm
If local, homemade jams, chutneys, cakes and bakes are what you are looking for, this market will be the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. Ready to host the second market of this year, Swansea Community Farm has once again invited producers from all over South Wales to show off their latest sustainable and locally sourced produce. Once you have filled up with edible goods, there is always the opportunity to do a bit of exploring, such as visit the nearby conservation areas and wildlife pond or even head out on a woodland walk.
Price: free. Info: www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk