Looking for something to do before settling down to watch the rugby on Sunday I came across an ad for the Harvest Fayre at Oriel y Parc (SA62 6NW) in St Davids and, as it was a cold but sunny morning, we decided to chuck some warm jackets into the back of the car and go and take a look. The car park was very busy but we found a space and walked the short distance to the exhibition centre where we found the courtyard brimming with stalls and lots of people either looking, like us, at the produce or taking part in the activities on offer which included apple pressing and face painting. I must admit that the title “Harvest Fayre” had led me to expect that all of the stalls would be selling food but in fact there were also plants, woollen goods and more on offer which served to make the event more interesting, and the Fishguard Folk Singers were doing a sterling job providing a musical background to the proceedings.
We tasted some amazing sauces and relishes from, amongst others, Nervous Nigel and Little Grandma’s Kitchen, and HI had an interesting discussion with the lady from a local brewery, Caffle. We took home a lemon sponge and a bara brith from the Country Market stall. The lemon sponge was delicious; it lasted about 20 minutes once we had unwrapped it at home and we’re now looking forward to demolishing the bara brith with plenty of butter! Some of the stallholders were kind enough to let us take their pictures so you can see them in my Photo Gallery album for September/October.
I hope this event was successful enough to be repeated next year – we will certainly be looking out for it.