TASTE, see and smell a delightful array of food at the seventh annual Gwyrddio Penarth Greening (GPG) Penarth Food Festival is returning on Sunday (September 23).

The event has been running since 2011 and is organised by community based environmental organisation GPG.

This year’s festival is being held at The Kymin, in Beach Road.

Lead organiser Anthony Slaughter said: “We’re really pleased and excited by this year’s line-up with its great mix of our many wonderful food businesses and community campaigns.”

Here are just a few local businesses that will be at this year’s festival, with a bit more information about them:

A Bit of A Pickle

A Bit of A Pickle is run by mum-of-two Irena Christopher from Penarth. Mrs Christopher started her business in late 2014 and makes a variety of jams, chutneys and more. She also offers a discount on her products for anyone who works in frontline services.

She said: “ I commonly use local craft beers in my traditional Welsh ale chutney, Welsh honey and use locally made cider in my chilli jelly.”

Windsor Fruit Stores

Tricia Evans runs the store and worked in the shop for around 16 years before taking over the business five years ago.

Mrs Evans is dedicated to bringing fresh produce to Penarth and goes to the fruit and vegetable wholesale market at 3.30am from Monday to Saturday.

The store is part of the Shop Penarth scheme and Mrs Evans says she does her best to ensure the produce sold is up to the mark for her customers.

Old Cogan Hall Farm

Lisa Corbett-Bailey runs the farm with her husband Trevor.

The couple have been at the food festival every year and Mrs Corbett-Bailey says she has always enjoyed the atmosphere there.

The farm is known for the quality of bacon they produce and are bringing that to this Sunday’s food festival.

Mrs Corbett-Bailey said: “We are bringing our bacon for people to buy and we will be selling bacon baps as well.

“We are also hoping to make special sausages for the festival,” she said.

There will also be more businesses and stalls for people to browse and enjoy.

Here is the full list of stalls that will be there on Sunday.

The Artisan Cook (Sully)

A Bit of a Pickle (Penarth)

Chilli of the Valley

Crepe Escape

Delicia Teas and Cakes

Flapjack Fairy

Glam Lamb

Hand Baked by Mally Hann

Old Cogan Hall Farm


Restaurant James Sommerin

Sarah Pope Cakes (Penarth)

Thai Food Catering (Barry)

Vale Cider

Vale of Glamorgan Brewery

Windsor Fruit Stores

The Penarth Times will also be at the event handing out copies of the paper.