Transition Cafe – Fishguard
Transition Cafe is a not-for-profit enterprise which reduces food waste and saves carbon by stopping food going to landfill. Volunteers and staff collect perfectly good food that local businesses and people don’t want and would otherwise throw away, and turn it into affordable healthy meals and take-aways. The cafe menu changes regularly, depending on what food has been given, all the food is good to eat although some may be past its ‘best before’ date. Staff and volunteers receive food safety and hygiene training and the cafe has a Grade 5 Food Hygiene rating.
Transition Bro Gwaun’s Surplus Food Project has carbon reduction as its main aim, we think reducing food waste is everybody’s concern. Other food projects, such as food banks, re-distribute longer life ambient food. Transition Cafe does use these foods although we mainly make and sell meals and preserves from products with a short shelf life. These foods are those most often wasted i.e. fruit, vegetables, dairy, bakery and a small amount of meat. Food is collected from within a 15 mile radius, so keeping food miles low and ensuring that the food can be used quickly. And because the cooks never know what’s coming in, and at times have a very unusual range of ingredients to work with, they have to be extremely creative!
The cafe is in Fishguard High Street at the entrance to the Co-op car park. It’s open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.30am – 3.15pm and has evening and weekend events too, see the events page for more details. The cafe will be open until Friday 3rd November 2017, more information about the future of the cafe here.
Caffi Cymunedol Transition – Abergwaun
Nid gwneud elw yw bwriad y fenter hon ond lleihau gwastraff bwyd ac arbed carbon trwy atal bwyd rhag mynd i safleoedd tirlenwi. Mae gwirfoddolwyr a staff yn casglu bwyd sy’n hollol iawn nad yw busnesau a phobl leol eisiau – bwyd y byddent fel arall yn ei daflu i ffwrdd. Byddai’n cael ei droi i mewn i brydau bwyd fforddiadwy, iach ynghyd â bwyd cludfwyd. Mae bwydlen y caffi yn newid yn rheolaidd, yn dibynnu ar ba fwyd sydd wedi cael ei roi – mae’r bwyd i gyd yn dda i’w fwyta er efallai bydd peth wedi mynd heibio’i ddyddiad ‘ar ei orau cyn’. Mae staff a gwirfoddolwyr yn cael hyfforddiant diogelwch bwyd a hylendid ac mae gan y caffi sgôr hylendid bwyd Gradd 5.
Mae’r caffi yn Stryd Fawr Abergwaun wrth fynedfa maes parcio’r Co-op. Mae ar agor o ddydd Mawrth i ddydd Gwener o 10.30yb – 3.15yp ac mae ganddo lawer o ddigwyddiadau yn y nos ac yn ystod penwythnosau.
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Latest Transition Cafe News
EU Refresh contest winners
Transition Surplus Food Project is a Food Waste Solution contest winner! We are delighted our project was selected by the expert jury panel from Refresh. They said, ‘This grassroots initiative implements food waste reduction as an integrated part of a larger sustainability concept including behavior changes and building new community structures.’ The award recognises our many supporters and customers, dedicated volunteers, directors and staff.
New home needed for Transition Cafe
Pembrokeshire County Council are planning to develop a much needed new road in Fishguard. Unfortunately their plans include demolishing the Transition Cafe building. We are looking for new premises, for updates click here.
Transition Cafe Community Survey
During the summer of 2016 we conducted a community survey to find out what people knew about and thought of Transition Cafe, surplus food and food waste download the survey report here.
Food Manifesto for Wales
We were visited by Jane Powell from The Food Manifesto for Wales, visit the Food Manifesto website here to read her article about her visit.
Setting up a Surplus Food Project?
We are happy to talk to other groups about setting up their own surplus food project through our Make a Meal of It project, started in May 2017. More info here.