Peas Please Wales

This stakeholders event brings together people from across the food system to look at what is and what could be done to increase vegetable production and consumption in Wales.  For production, we will hear from large scale and community producers and initiatives that have been set up to support them; Tyfu Cymru and Tyfu Fyny, the Community Land Advisory Service and the Arch of Taste.  Food Cardiff will kick start discussions on work being done to increase veg consumption in Wales. The Peas Please partnership, aimed at increasing vegetable consumption across the UK, will be introduced, followed by a lively ‘Veg Think Tank’ debate featuring different actors in the food chain, producers, processors, wholesalers, distributors and retailers and what they are or could be doing. We also hope to be joined by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs.

Welsh Government Pavilion, Royal Welsh Show ground
Tuesday July 25th, 11-12.30pm
Light vegetable refreshments provided
Note: You will need to gain entry to the Royal Welsh Show (charges apply) in order to attend this event.


11:00     Welcome and Introductions (Katie Palmer, Cardiff & Vale Public Health Team)

11.10     Peas Please – “Making a pledge for more Veg:  Overview of Peas Please (Amber Wheeler – University South Glamorgan)

11.35      Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary Environment and Rural Affairs

11.50     Panel Debate (and Veg snacks)  “Opportunities for Veg in Wales”

Chaired by Andy Richardson – Chair of FDIBW.  Other panel members include:

  • Carl Nichols – Head, Wrap Cymru
  • Huw Thomas – Managing Director, Puffin Produce
  • Kathryn Jones – Sales Director, Castell Howell
  • Emma Williams – Wales Manager, Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens
  • Huw Richards – Grower and utuber

12.20     Summary (Andy Richardson)

12.30      Close

To book please visit the RWAS website

This event is a prequel to a larger Veg Summit at the Senedd (Pierhead), Cardiff Bay on the 24th October 2017, which will be running in tandem to Veg Summits in London and Scotland. All of these summits will feature pledges from across the supply chain to increase the vegetable offer.