FUW’s virtual breakfast week a success

The virtual farmhouse breakfast week (18-24 January), organised by the Farmers’ Union of Wales has been a roaring success. The campaign didn’t just raise the profile of local food, its  producers and retailers but vital funds for the DPJ Foundation.

Under normal circumstances the FUW would have held breakfast events across Wales in village halls, cafes, marts and farmhouse kitchens, however the on-going Covid-19 lockdown meant a change of plan. 

FUW President Glyn Roberts said: “I would like to thank each and every single one of you who has helped make this virtual campaign a roaring success. We have seen hundreds of you enjoy breakfast, sourced locally, at home with your families and our retailers and farmers were instrumental in their involvement and provided excellent food from Wales.”

The campaign further hoped to raise vital funds for the DPJ Foundation by asking consumers to make a small donation alongside their breakfast produce purchase. 

“The donations are still coming in but the current total through our JustGiving page is £931. I’m delighted that so many people have made a donation to this important cause and I must mention Ela and Huw Roberts of OincOink who alone raised over £1,300 contributing to a total from Caernarfonshire of £2,000+, which takes our total raised close to £3,000. Ela and all the family prepared over 70 hampers which included multiple breakfasts with very kind donations from The Farm Gate, Mynytho; Wyau Desach, Clynog Fawr; Wyau Llŷn and Wynnstay, Pengroeslon. A tremendous effort.” 

Mr Roberts added that poor mental health remains an issue in rural communities and our normal ways of coping, such as meeting friends and family, visiting the marts and being social in person are sadly still not an option. 

“We must make every effort to keep sharing the load through other means such as video calls, messages and the old fashioned phone call. The money raised will help the DPJ Foundation to continue their excellent service to our farming communities and I encourage those who feel like they need help to get in touch with them,” he added.

The FUW’s Farmhouse breakfast week JustGiving page will remain active for another week and those wanting to make a donation can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fuw-breakfast-week

A special thank you to our supporting businesses goes to:


  • Hootons Homegrown, Gwydryn Hir, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey.  LL61 6SJ
  • Glandŵr Butchers, Amlwch Road, Benllech, Anglesey. LL74 8TD
  • Llechwedd Meats, Parc Bryn Cefni, Llangefni, Anglesey. LL77 7JA
  • Valley Butchers, Anglesey Fine Foods, Station Road, Valley, Anglesey. LL65 3EB

Brecon & Radnor:

  • Bob the Butcher Wales Ltd, West St, Rhayader LD6 5AB
  • Morgans Butchers, 12 High St, Builth Wells LD2 3DN
  • Morgan Butchers, 103 The Struet, Brecon LD3 7LT
  • PF Sweeney, 9-12 Market St, Brecon LD3 9DA
  • WJ George Ltd, Cross House, High St, Talgarth, Brecon LD3 0PD
  • Golden Valley Catering,Sennybridge Livestock Market, Sennybridge. 


  • Oinc Oink, Llithfaen
  • K E Taylor Daughter & Son, Cricieth
  • John Williams & Son, Llanfairfechan
  • Edwards of Conwy, Conwy
  • Siop Gerlan, Groeslon
  • O G Owen, Caernarfon
  • O E Metcalfe Butchers, Llanrwst
  • A L Williams, Edern
  • Wavells Butchers Ltd, Llanrug
  • T J Parry-Jones & Daughters, Trefriw
  • Cig Ceirion, Waterloo House, Sarn, Pwllheli
  • Wyau Ochr Cefn Isaf, Ysbyty Ifan
  • Wyau Desach, Clynnog Fawr
  • Wyau Llŷn, Pen Llŷn
  • Wyau Clwcs, Rhoshirwaun
  • The Farm Gate, Mynytho, Pwllheli


  • Albert Rees, Unit ,  6 The  Market , Carmarthen
  • Deri Page Family Butchers, Pentre Road, St Clears, Carmarthen
  • Eynons of St. Clears, Deganway, Pentre Road,  St. Clears, 
  • Colin Harries butchers, London House, St John Street, Whitland
  • Richies Meat, 8 Farmers Row, Llanelli
  • Williams Butchers Ltd, 54 Bridge Street, Llangennech, Llanelli
  • GH Watkins Butchers, 10 Heol y Neuadd, Tumble
  • Dewi Roberts Family Butcher, 16 Towy terrace, Ffairfach, Llandeilo
  • Cooper the Butchers, 4 Carmarthen Street Llandeilo
  • Matthew Butchers, 6 Stone Street, Llandovery
  • Martin the Butcher, 21 Quay Street, Ammanford
  • Cig y Cennen, 5 High Street, Llandybie
  • Mortons Fine Foods, Quality Family Butchers & Butchery, 5 Carmarthen Road, Cross Hands, Llanelli
  • Castell Howell, Cross Hands Business,  Cross Hands Food Park, Cross Hands, Llanelli SA14 6SX,  
  • Castell Howell Cash and Carry, Myrtle Hill, Carmarthen,SA31 2NG 
  • Little MZZ, Mart, Llanybydder, SA40 9UE
  • Llandovery Mart, also Market Restaurant Brecon, Brecon Market Hall, LD3 9DA, Maureen Prosser, 07813 435022
  • Llandeilo Mart Caterers, Llandeilo Mart, 104 Margaret street, Ammanford. SA18 2NN
  • Whitland Caterers at Whitland Mart, 4 Picton Place, Haverfordwest, SA61 2LX


  • Cigydd Bow Street, Pendre, Bow Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY24 5BQ -
  • Dewi James, 38 High Street, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1HE 
  • Rattray Butcher, 8 Chalybeate Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1HS
  • Cigydd Evans Butcher Tregaron, Castle House, The Square, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JL 
  • Pentre Shop, Main Street, Llanon, Ceredigion, SY23 5LW.


  • Carno Dairies, Cwm Carno Farm, Rhymney, NP22 5QY 07901 119263 (contact through Facebook page)
  • Farmers Pantry can be found in three locations -Barons Close House, 5 East St, Llantwit Major CF61 1XY 01446 792356 ;  20 Merthyr Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 1DH or Pugh’s Food Hall, Pugh’s Garden Village, Ty Nant Nursery, Ty Nant Road, Radyr, CF15 8LB (www.farmerspantry.shop to place an online order)
  • Cyw Hapus Free Range Eggs, Brynchwith Farm, Heol Y Cyw CF35 6NL(contact through Facebook page or website www.cywhapus.co.uk )


  • M.T Cashell & Sons, 53 Jubilee House, High st, Crickhowell, NP8 1BH 01873-810405.
  • Beavan Family Butchers, 31a Hillcrest Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6BN. 01873-854668.
  • Wayne Grist Butchers, 21 Market Street, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6HL


  • Aberdyfi Butchers, 3 Copperhill Street, Aberdyfi
  • Cigydd Y Bala Butchers Stryd Fawr Y Bala
  • London House Stores Dyffryn Ardudwy   
  • Prysor Service Station, Trawsfynydd   
  • Roberts Bros,Butchers 2 Eldon Row, Dolgellau
  • Siop Y Garreg Llanfrothen
  • T J Roberts & Son Tryweryn House Y Bala  


  • Alan Davies, 3 The Sign, Berriew, Welshpool. Powys, SY21 8PH
  • Williams Butchers, 4 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6BN


  • Prendergast Butchers, Bryn Capel, Prendergast, Haverfordwest, SA61 2PF
  •  Fred Hughes Butchers, 37 Dew Street, Haverfordwest, SA61 1ST
  •  Jon James & Son Family Butcher, 64 Portfield, Haverfordwest, SA61 1BB
  •  Gate to Plate Farm Shop, Mayfield Golf Centre, Lower Freystrop, Haverfordwest, SA62 4ET
  •  Andrew Rees & Sons Ltd, 29 High Street, Narberth, SA67 7AS
  •  J O Griffiths & Sons, 23 High Street, Narberth, SA67 7AR
  •  Cig Lodor Carla’s Farm Shop, Lodor Fach, Maenclochog, Clynderwen, SA66 7RD
  •  Ken Davies Butchers, London House, High Street, Crymych, SA41 3QE
  •  T G Davies & Sons, Waltham House, Market Street, Newport, SA42 0PH
  •  Gwaun Valley Meats, 3 St David’s Road, Letterston, Haverfordwest, SA62 5SF
  •  Gwyn Davies & Sons Ltd, 2 High Street, St David’s Haverfordwest, SA62 6SD
  •  J Blockwell & Son, 7 Priory Street, Milford Haven, SA73 2AD
  •  D J Etherington, 200 Robert Street, Milford Haven, SA73 2HT
  •  Justin’s Joint, 65 Queen Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6JF
  •  M C & V A Mott, 56 Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4NP
  •  Heywoods of Saundersfoot, 1-2 Milford Street, Saundersfoot, SA69 9EP
  •  The Copper Hog, Ashley House, 18 High Street, Tenby, SA70 7HD
  •  Brauns Butchers, Old Market Hall, High Street, Tenby, SA70 7EU

We are also grateful for donations of breakfast items across a variety of counties from Henllan Bakery.