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Food and drink

Dyfi Taste

This project came at a time of rising interest and enthusiasm for food and drink with local provenance. It has facilitated the definition of a brand that can be used by growers, suppliers and commercial users of local produce.


‘Dyfi Taste – grown/made

in a UNESCO Biosphere’


is a sub-brand of the Dyfi Biosphere.
Appropriate businesses can demonstrate their commitment

to local, fresh and seasonal produce through use of the

brand on packaging of appropriate produce, on menus

and websites, and at their premises.

Specific detail for food and drink business in the links below.

See Dyfi Taste Criteria here if you wish to consider using the brand.

See Dyfi Taste Charter here

See Dyfi Taste Report  here

To join the scheme, send your completed Charter to We will let you know how to make your donation, and soon you will have a pdf of the logo to use in your marketing materials and menus.


Machynlleth Market - Every Wednesday

Machynlleth market attracts a range of stalls including local farmers, organic produce,  crafters and Indian street food. The   street market has been held in the town every Wednesday for over seven hundred years and is definitely worth a visit.

Machynlleth market, Dyfi Biosphere, Wales

Launched in May 2000 it hosts up to 30 stalls.

It has won Best Food Market in the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2014 and in 2011 the market was voted amongst the Top 10 Farmers’ Markets in the UK

Aberystwyth Farmers Market, Dyfi Biosphere, Wales

Food and Drink festivals


Come together to celebrate all things Food & Drink – with a dedicated area to the fish caught locally in the Dyfi Estuary, and surrounding waters.

Come and witness live cooking demonstrations on Aberdovey Wharf, and enjoy a wide range of local produce stands and high quality farmers market stalls.

Planna Fwyd! Plant Food! Is a community initiative significantly increasing the food grown in and around Machynlleth as a response to the coronavirus. Made of aspiring and existing farmers, home growers and committed volunteers.

Planna Fwyd! Plant Food! members share their time, skills, land and equipment to create strong community action producing local food. Go to the Planna Fwyd! Plant Food! website for more information.

Mach Maethlon, Dyfi Biosphere, Wales

Mach Maethlon is an organisation based in the Dyfi Valley, giving the community access to land for growing, creating edible public spaces with volunteers and providing a seasonal veg-bag scheme.

Edible Mach Maethlon creates edible gardens around Machynlleth with the support of local volunteers. Our crops are free for anyone to pick.
Dyfi Land Share links landowners and growers, making it easier to access land for food production. We offer support in creating land matches and manage land agreements.
Green Isle Growers is a growers’ co-operative of producers in the Dyfi Valley. We have several growing sites and produce sustainable, chemical free food. We offer residents a weekly healthy, local veg-bag from June to December.

Artisan Gin

Dyfi Distillery, Dyfi Biosphere, Wales

Based within the Corris Craft centre, the Dyfi Distillery is a micro distiller of premium gin and liqueurs, using wild Welsh botanicals, foraged within the Dyfi Biosphere. A rare opportunity to visit a working craft distillery as well as the craft centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth and Corris Mine Explorers.

Sun 13th August 2017

Food Festival held on Aberystwyth Promenade with all kinds of stalls and activities:

Cookery demonstrations and sample tasters by fish experts and local hotel chefs; demonstrations include surf lifesaving, and the delicate art of fly-tying; casting demonstration by World Champion, Hywel Morgan; Award winning Aberystwyth Farmers Market food stalls, art and craft stalls and children's craft activities; Competitions include the Aberystwyth World crab championships.

Aberystwyth Sea to Shore festival, Dyfi Biosphere, Wales
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