The Transition Cafe – Fishguard

This not-for-profit enterprise 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 café 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 café has a Grade 5 Food Hygiene rating

Many surplus food projects exist around the UK but Transition Bro Gwaun’s surplus food project has carbon reduction as its main aim and is different. Many projects, such as food banks, re-distribute longer life, ambient food, whereas Transition Cafe makes meals and preserves mainly from products with a short shelf life 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 may, at times, have a very unusual range of ingredients to work with, they have to be extremely creative.

The café is in Fishguard High Street at the entrance to the Co-op car park. It’s open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10.30am – 4 pm and has lots of evening and weekend events.

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 – 4yp ac mae ganddo lawer o ddigwyddiadau yn y nos ac yn ystod penwythnosau

TO FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON / I DDARGANFOD BETH SY’N DIGWYDD

Facebook: Transition Café Fishguard / Caffi Trawsnewid Abergwaun

e-mail / e-bostiwch: transitioncafefishguard@gmail.com

Telephone / Ffoniwch: 01348 872019

Or just drop in / neu galwch heibio

Transition Café - by the Cooperative

Contact:

The Transition Café
32a High Street
Fishguard
SA65 9AR

01348 872019

Open: 10.30-4pm Tues to Fri.

 

We are happy to talk to other groups about setting up their own surplus food cafe. We were visited by Jane Powell from The Food Manifesto for Wales recently, visit the Food Manifesto website here to read her article.

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TBG Café Recipes coming soon