It was so good to see so many familiar faces once again last week enjoying a slap-up breakfast on Anglesey after a long and lonely lockdown.
Talking about the return of the annual event, Anglesey County Executive Officer Alaw Jones said:
“It really was a pleasure having everyone back together again and especially after such a long absence-there was much catching up to do! It’s obvious that a very challenging period is ahead for the agricultural sector and it was good to be able to come together to chat and share concerns.”
Also present was Elen Williams from the FUW President’s Charity the DPJ Foundation who took time to share information with our members. A handsome sum of £520 was raised during the morning and the charity expressed their gratitude for the donation and also for everyone’s generosity.
Everyone had a wonderful time and truly appreciated the opportunity to meet up again, with some members staying for the whole morning to take full advantage of the opportunity to chat and socialise over a plateful of local, tasty produce. Topics under discussion included the worrying increases in production costs, the cost of living crisis, the future of the Single Application Form payments and wondering what the alternative may look like, NVZs and the trade agreements.
Our FUWIS President Tom Jones, Managing Director Guto Bebb and Caernarfon County Executive Officer Gwynedd Watkin were also present and enjoyed chewing the cud with FUW members over a cuppa.
Rhun ap Iorwerth MS joined the event and enjoyed the best in local produce from his patch whilst speaking with members and said:
“..enjoyed a fantastic farmhouse breakfast this morning-all produce locally sourced-to set me up for the day!”
Everyone who attended was in agreement that the food was wonderful and for that, huge thanks should be extended to the cafe staff and all of the local suppliers-Mrs Rhian Roberts and staff at Caffi‘r Mart Gaerwen, Cigoedd Dolmeinir Meats, J Raymond Jones Caergybi, E.T Jones Sons and Daughter Lamia Bodedern, Glandŵr Butchers Benllech, Hooton’s Homegrown Brynsiencyn, Mercado Butchers and Deli Beaumaris, Llechwedd Meats Llangefni, Becws Mȏn Gaerwen, Llaeth y Llan, Hufenfa De Arfon, Eggs from S.N Lisk, Cwt Llefrith Fferm y Llan, Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco and Co-op Food.
“I would like to thank all of the suppliers for their kind donations of produce for the breakfast and to the cafe staff for preparing such delicious food.”