Riverside Market Garden
is a new ethical model for sustainable local food production to
make more fresh food available to the local community.
It's located on 5
acres at St Hilary, 10 miles west of Cardiff, and production is
well under way in our third year - we're already suppyuing restaurants
in Cardiff and local people with our box scheme.
Update February 2013
We're busy preparing the ground when weather allows, and will shortly be ordering the 60 varieties of seeds and plugs for the new season's crops. Meanwhile the polytunnels are still produing abundant salads, and our dwindling winter veg of kale, cabbage and caulis are still giving a few, tasty bags. Fingers crossed for a better year.
See a video about the Market Garden:
Within five years the Market Garden will become
a self financing community-owned business supplying top quality
seasonal vegetables to local people.
We are offering individuals and organisations
a chance to invest in this social enterprise
in an easy two-step process . Shares start at £50 and can
be paid for with PayPal or credit/debit card.
The site will produce a wide range of organic
vegetables, with a focus on higher value crops such as salads, and
some fruit. Some of this produce will be processed into soups, sauces
or other products.
The polytunnels will allow us to extend
the growing season and also to produce Asian and Caribbean vegetables
that meet the needs of Cardiff's diverse ethnic communities.
Linked to the growing,
we will also offer training and care placements, with educational
visits for schools and colleges, and fun days out for community