The Ceredigion branch of the FUW joined in the effort to highlight the importance of having a good breakfast by hosting two farmhouse breakfast functions during the annual Farmhouse Breakfast week.
FUW members Sian and Gareth Price opened their doors on Tuesday, January 27, at Tyn Rhyd, Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth to welcome the rural community for a hearty breakfast in their converted barn, which is also a new business venturing out as a wedding venue, conference and team building location and which also functions as holiday accommodation. The second breakfast was hosted by FUW members Arwel and Mary Davies of Pantswllt farm, Talgarreg at Talgarreg Memorial hall on Wednesday, January 28.
“This once again was an excellent opportunity to have a quality Welsh breakfast with items donated by local producers and suppliers such as Birchgrove eggs, Bara Gwalia of Llanybydder, Owain’s the Butcher of Aberaeron, FUW member and local Llanon butcher Ben evans and Costcutters Aberaeron, and also a chance for farmers to come together to debate the forthcoming change to an area based CAP payment system and to talk to FUW staff about the new Basic Payment scheme,” said FUW Ceredigion county executive officer Caryl Wyn-Jones.
“This was about much more than having a hearty breakfast. Through these functions we created opportunities for farmers across the county to debate current Welsh agricultural policy and it gave us the chance as a union to hear their concerns and ensure they are represented.
“We also managed to raise £500 for the president’s charities Tŷ Gobaith and Tŷ hafan and I would like to thank all our members and staff for their continued support,” added Miss Wyn-Jones.