A visit by the Future Farmers of Wales to Crai Organics, where Keri
and Julie Davies, produce Shitake Mushrooms, coincided with the first
delivery of the gourmet produce to Asda and Tesco.
Crai Organics and their Shitake Mushrooms
The mushrooms are already selling through Waitrose and the couple
have ambitious plans to Further diversify the award winning enterprise
at Glwydcaenewydd Farm, Crai, Nr.Sennybridge.
Bedlwyncoch Farm was
the first to sign in Wales for the Tir Gofal agri environmental scheme
with the rest of the land joining three years later. The Davies’s
are converting to organic farming this month, which will see the
beef and sheep enterprises scaled down.
The group also visited Pwll yr Hwyaid Farm, Talybont on Usk, where
2005 National Grassland winner, Glasnant Morgan, farms with his family.
Mr Morgan and son Huw run Pwllyrhwyaid, a mixture of owned and tenanted
land. Out of 184 hectares (450 acres), 152 hectares (373 acres) are
in a 'Tir Gofal' environmental agreement. The land lies between 150
and 400m above sea level and has an annual rainfall of 1800mm.
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