If you are interested in locally reared and sourced foods, then you will have heard of “food miles” – how far your produce has had to travel to get to you. Hooton’s Homegrown, a farm shop and café based outside of Brynsiencyn in Anglesey, do things a little differently: they work in “food metres”.
The reason for this is a simple one: the farm shop is right on the doorstep of the family farm itself! It really is a place where your food goes directly from farm to fork. The fruits and vegetables in the shop are all grown here, and the livestock is reared here too. You can’t possibly ask for fresher produce than this.
If you fancy trying some of their produce in a meal, you should visit the café, where they prepare their food by hand using only their own ingredients. Expect to find homemade soup, sandwiches, Sunday roasts and even a traditional Welsh breakfast, but for those with a sweet tooth there are plenty of freshly baked cakes.
And if fresh meat and veggies and homemade jams and chutneys aren’t enough for you, you should pay Hooton’s a visit in the summer, when you can pick your own fruits!
Image Source: Hooton's Homegrown Farm Shop.
Found in the small village of Brynsiencyn, Hooton's Homegrown Farm Shop can be located on the A4080 just after St Nidan's Church once you head out of the village.
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