Calling all local food producers!


Jo Smith of the Little Welsh Cheese Company has negotiated an opportunity to sell/exhibit at the upcoming Open Day at Harthill Cooker School free of charge – well, apart from a donation of your food product to be made into a hamper for a raffle prize.

This is a great opportunity for us to showcase the amazing food and drink available in the Clwydian Range.

‘Nestled alongside Peckforton hills, Harthill Cookery School is part of the 6 ½ thousand acre Bolesworth Estate. The grade 2 listed building closed as the village primary school in 2008 but was then converted and re-opened in 2011 to be named as Britain’s best small cookery school in 2014. Recently a barbecue terrace, wood burning oven and fire pit were added to create and outdoor cookery area. Indoors, the hands on kitchen and old school hall feature cameras and flat screens so visitors won’t miss a thing. During the open day, there will be live music, a bar, tea room, hands on practical sessions, chef demonstrations and barbecue master classes in addition to a producers market.’

We should be able to accommodate a large number of producers and suppliers

We hope to involve as many producers as possible but need to know who is interested so the space can be planned.

If you would like to be involved please let Jo Smith know – email her at littlewelshcheese@gmailcom no later than Friday 4th

Please let Jo know which of the above options you would like, how much space you would ideally like to take and if you need electricity (there will be a small charge for electricity).

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Open to Offas in Cilcain!

Fancy getting out and about in September?

Give Open to Offas a go, and enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Clwydian Hills!

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Ysgol y Foel – Active in the Community!

On Wednesday, July 19th, the children of Ysgol y Foel in Cilcain gave a presentation at the school about life in the village to show how it has changed over the past 100 years. Thanks once again to Gwen Hardman of Cilcain WI for sending this information and fantastic photos over to me:

Years 5 and 6 divided into pairs and small groups and researched changes in Cilcain in Transport, Farming, Pubs, Houses, Church and Chapel, Village Schools and Cilcain Show.

The children worked really hard, researching change, interviewing and videoing older people from the village and using Keynote in presentations of their work on Wednesday. Parents and interviewees were invited – and it was a fabulous afternoon.

This is one example of how Ysgol-y-Foel is active in our community – no wonder the school won the ‘Active in the Community’ award. Great staff and fabulous children!

Huge thanks from Cilcain WI.

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It’s all happening in Cilcain this weekend!

We’re very lucky here in Cilcain to have two fantastic events happening at the Village Hall this coming weekend, 22nd and 23rd July!

On Saturday, the Hall plays host to the Mold Contemporary Arts Fair, and Sunday sees the return of the Cilcain Food Fair!

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Cilcain Food Fair 2017

Wow – another fantastic event is taking place at Cilcain Village Hall on Sunday July 23rd!  Pop along to the Cilcain Food Fair 2017 between 10.00 am – 4.00 pm for fantastic local food and drink (with tasters), live music, an artisan café and charity raffle.  With FREE entry – what’s not to love!

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Pop Up Cafe in support of the Neuro Therapy Centre

Our next café, on Saturday 15th July, is in support of the Neuro Therapy Centre.  As well as a raffle and tombola, we’ll be serving refreshments and delicious home-made cakes. Pop along to see us between 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm!

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Contemporary Cilcain

We are pleased to welcome Cilcain Contemporary Arts Fair 2017 to Cilcain Village Hall on Saturday 22d July from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm – free admission!

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