Read this Cambrian News story about the Co-op choosing us as a Local Cause:
We’re excited to announce that the Co-op has selected Edible Mach Maethlon as a local cause!
Co-op members can now sign-in online and choose Mach Maethlon as a local cause, so for the next 12 months when you shop at Co-op, 1% will go to Mach Maethlon. If you’re not already a Co-op member, it only costs £1 to become one!
Pathways to Farming – new markets for local produce
Launch Event, Monday 22nd Oct, 5pm – 7pm, Caffi Alys, Machynlleth
We would like to invite you to attend the launch of the Pathways to Farming / Llwybrau Ffermio (PtF) project run by community organisation Mach Maethlon.
PtF aims to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables grown and eaten in the Dyfi Valley, thus strengthening our local food economy. We are beginning a training programme for new food growers interested in progressing to commercial food production.
We also want to link with local businesses to develop new markets for locally grown produce. This event is organised jointly with the Dyfi Biosphere, who are helping cafes and restaurants use more local, fresh and seasonal produce and to promote this to their customers.
We would specifically like to invite caterers, cafes, restaurants and tourism providers to talk about the value that local produce can bring to their menus. We would like to propose some new selling models and hear your feedback on which ones will work for you.
The event will be a chance to meet some existing market garden businesses and talk to them about your local food needs.
We would be delighted if you could join us at Caffi Alys for a brief presentation on the PtF project, discussion on the value of local produce and feedback from you about your needs as a business.
There will be local food snacks available at the end and a chance to network with other local businesses.
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance.
Mach Maethlon, 103 Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth
Mach Maethlon are recruiting a Mentor/ Trainer to help deliver our exciting new project Pathways to Farming.
Pathways to Farming is funded by the Rural Development Programme Arwain and the Ashley Family Foundation. The project aims to train new horticultural food producers and create new markets for local produce in North Powys.
The Mentor/ Trainer will help us to deliver training in sustainable horticultural food production to new entrants, working towards creating an accredited training programme.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday 7th August 2018, 5pm.
Mae Mach Maethlon yn recriwtio Mentor/ Hyfforddwr i helpu i gyflwyno ein prosiect newydd cyffrous Llwybrau at Ffermio.
Ariennir Llwybrau at Ffermio gan Raglen Datblygu Gwledig Arwain a Sefydliad Teulu Ashley. Nod y prosiect yw hyfforddi cynhyrchwyr bwyd garddwriaethol newydd a chreu marchnadoedd newydd i gynnyrch lleol yng ngogledd Powys.
Bydd y Mentor/ Hyfforddwr yn ein helpu i ddarparu hyfforddiant i newydd-ddyfodiaid i’r maes mewn cynhyrchu bwyd garddwriaethol yn gynaliadwy, gan weithio tuag at greu rhaglen hyfforddi achrededig.
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Rye and Roses (Rhyg a Rhosod) is a new family bakery and micro-homestead based at the home of Jane, Tom, and Reuben Baker in Penegoes, near Machynlleth. As Maggie and Rick of Mair’s Bakehouse move gently into retirement they have kindly passed on the baton to us to supply bread to the veg box scheme.
Our Sourdough Range
Mach Sourdough (850g. Wheat (gluten), salt)
Seeded Mach (700g. Wheat (gluten), salt, sunflower seeds, linseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Poppy seeds)
Olive Mach (550g. Wheat (gluten), black olives, salt)
Walnut Mach (550g. Wheat (gluten), walnuts, salt)
Felin Ganol Wholemeal (850g. Wheat (gluten), salt)
We specialise in baking sourdough bread, handmade using simple ingredients (flour, water, salt and sourdough starter) and a slow fermentation process. Where possible our ingredients are organic, although we are not officially certified. All our flour is stoneground. We use Felin Ganol Mill in Llanrhystud for our organic wholemeal flour, rye flour, rye chops, bran, and semolina. We use Matthews Mill in the Cotswolds for stone-ground organic white flour. We are members of the Real Bread Campaign, and do not use any so-called ‘processing aids’ or other artificial additives.
Order your bread
You can order your bread via the veg box scheme: www.machmaethlon.org/green-
Mach Maethlon is delighted to announce that it has appointed Katie Hastings (left) and Jodie Griffith (right) to be joint coordinators of the exciting new project Pathways to Farming.
Based in Machynlleth and Newtown, this project is aimed at increasing the amount of locally grown food and produce in North Powys. Katie and Jodie’s work will include creating new local markets and networks, and organising events, training and resources for aspiring growers.
Katie and Jodie have backgrounds in horticulture, local food production, marketing and community development. Building on their existing connections with Mach Maethlon and the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth and Cultivate food cooperative and Cwm Harry in Newtown, they will develop this three year project, funded by Arwain and the Ashley Family Foundation to play a part in bringing a vibrant local food economy for the tourists, visitors, residents and businesses of North Powys.
11th April 2018
Community group receives 100% funding for three-year “Pathways to Farming” project
Mach Maethlon, a community organisation encouraging local food production, has secured 100% funding to run a three-year pilot project called “Pathways to Farming”. This project, which has a budget of £104,000, aims to create new innovative markets for locally produced food in Powys. It will coordinate a network to support more people to access land for production, provide training and qualifications and develop new alternative market opportunities for this produce.
To deliver this project Mach Maethlon will be hiring a Project Coordinator who will be responsible for activities such as managing the training programme, securing land for growing, recruitment of participants, holding public engagement events, building networks and measuring and reporting outcomes.
The community group will also be hiring a part-time Mentor to lead the delivery of vocational training in food production.
As “Pathways to Farming” is a pilot project, the results of the three year programme will be made available to other organisations across Powys and the rest of Wales, so they can benefit from lessons learned. The project will be assessed against the over-arching aims of the Well-Being of Future Generations Act 2015 to identify where gains have been made towards these sustainability goals.
80% of the funding is from the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, via Arwain, the LEADER Programme in Powys. The remaining 20% has now been secured from the Ashley Family Foundation.
Mach Maethlon is a not-for-profit cooperative based in Machynlleth, Powys, and over the last five years has established a vegbox scheme which sources its produce locally; a community project called Edible Mach which has established twelve “edible sites” around town for the public to pick veg for free, and runs gardening and cooking workshops; and has put in place a land-share initiative to match people seeking growing land with those that can offer it.
With the new “Pathways to Farming” project Mach Maethlon is taking a significant step forward in encouraging the development of locally-grown produce, through stimulating both production and consumption across north Powys.
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