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The trust has several key aims:

To develop strong market demand for quality local and regional produce

To develop the knowledge required for informed food buying and healthy eating

To develop the skills required for the growing and preparing of fresh food

To support food and drink businesses in meeting the growing market demand for good quality, traceable produce

Mid Wales Food and Land Trust – distinctively different, making a difference



We are a Trust that is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, managed by a board of directors who undertake the role on a voluntary basis.

The Trust manages a portfolio of projects that make a significant contribution to building a sustainable local and regional economy for Mid Wales.

The Trust’s projects include:

Promoting cooking skills using local foods at all levels of expertise, including project delivery on behalf of Sure Start

Providing consultancy services to public and private sectors regarding local and regional foods and development of the sector

Working with schools and catering services to develop healthy school menus using seasonal, fresh, locally produced ingredients

Developing and promoting farmers’ markets and the pioneering of school-based farmers’ markets

Developing and promoting food tourism through the creative use of local and regional foods

Projects in Development

The Trust is developing a range of projects and initiatives across Mid Wales based upon local economic opportunities and community needs. These are founded on the following principles:

Initiatives to support the development and growth of the local and regional food sector and its contribution to a strong and sustainable regional economy

Campaigns and marketing initiatives to raise awareness of local and regional foods, their methods of production and seasonality

Working in schools and communities to develop broader understanding at a practical level —making the links between food, health, farming and the environment

Working with public and private sectors to influence strategic decision making — making the connections between economic, social and environmental issues in sustainable development

The Welsh Food Festival

This annual food festival is delivered in partnership with Glasevern Hall Gardens, Berriew, Powys. The festival, with over 50 quality Welsh food and drink producers, takes place over the first weekend of September in the spectacular setting of the Hall and gardens. For more information go to the WFF website

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Directors of the Trust


Linda Broughall

Linda Broughall, Head teacher of Ladywell Green primary school



Catriona Graham

Catriona Graham, Director




John Evans
John Evans, Agricultural Consultant - retired

Margaret Evitts
Margaret Evitts, Head teacher of Gungrog Church in Wales nursery and infants school, Welshpool

Dr Barbara Grantham, Scientist and company secretary of a limited company
Sue Jones
Sue Jones, Section Leader for Hospitality and Tourism at Coleg Powys and organic farmer

Antony Lewis
Antony Lewis, Barrister and member of the Soil Association

Louise Powell
Louise Powell, Basic cookery skills tutor and member of the Food Commission's Parents Jury
Lavinia Vaughan
Lavinia Vaughan, Farmer and chef, and proprietor of Feast of Food Delicatessen

Staff of the Trust


Cath Smith

Cath Smith, Executive Director and Trust’s Company Secretary

Cath Smith


Sioned Pugh

Sioned Pugh, School Farmers' Market Co-ordinator








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