We were gutted to hear that our butcher in Llanarth was closing as we loved their own farmed pigs and gorgeous sausages. However, there are many butchers in Ceredigion selling local meat, pies and pasties. There are also bakeries selling locally made bread and welshcakes, plus a number of local producers of jams and chutneys.
In fact there are many local producers in Ceredigion. New Quay Honey Farm (for honey and mead) and Penlon Brewery are just along the road from us. Then there is Glynhynod Farm on the road to Llandysul where Caws Teifi produces beautiful cheeses, and Da Mhile Distillery distils Gin and Whisky.
Other cheese producers include Merlin Cheeses at Pontrhydygroes whose cheeses include many made with goats’ milk, Caws Celtica who use Sheeps’ milk and Trethowans at Gorwydd who make an award winning Caerphilly cheese.
More beer can be found at the Mantle Brewery in Cardigan. Prefer Cider? Then try those produced by Toloja Orchards. Wine? Celteg wines and liqueurs are made in the Teifi valley.
Creme Pen Cei in New Quay sells a large range of their own ice cream as does the Caffi Patio in Llangrannog. You will be spolit for choice. Then there’s the Hive in Aberaeron which makes ice cream using honey.
If you fancy fish, there is Rhydlewis Trout Farm and Smokery near Llandysul.
In fact, there are too many producers to name them all, so why not come and explore for yourself?