16.02 Local Consumer Groups & Networks

All 16.02 Local Consumer Groups & Networks

  • Riverside Real Food

    Riverside Real Food (RCMA Social Enterprise Ltd) runs three weekly Farmers’ Markets in Cardiff; Riverside, Roath and Rhiwbina. The Markets provide access to the very best in local, fresh, Welsh and organic food – supporting sustainable agriculture  and reducing food miles and wasteful packaging. RCMA also runs a community garden and programmes of food-related outreach and education projects in the local community, including Blas pop-up events. Blas is the welsh word for taste, something they are all about at Riverside Real Food. Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for traders producing incredible streetfood,  the organisers started Blas, a series of pop up food events filled with locally-made dishes and drinks. These have become a community gathering for people who love their food local and delicious. Blas has been running for two years with pop ups in Riverside, Roath, Cardiff University and Pontcanna and has been a starting point for many food businesses that you see popping up all over Cardiff.