Riverside, Roath and Rhiwbina farmers’ markets are all
operated by Riverside Community Markets Association or RCMA for short, we were
set up in 1998 when the first market was launched as Riverside Real Food Market
in Despenser Gardens. Since then the operation has grown and we are now running
three weekly farmers markets in Cardiff, working with Riverside Community
Garden and moving into the world of evening street food nights.
We are passionate about local food, sold directly to you by
the producers and growers local to the city and we do this without it costing
the earth. We work to create a friendly place to shop and meet up your local community.
Over the last 16 years we have seen local residents benefit
from the markets both in terms of having local affordable food on their
doorsteps and the positive attitude towards areas that the markets create.
We have three key aims which provide the foundations of all
of our work:
Supporting local businesses – we aim to give producers and growers the opportunity to trade directly with the public in the city and offer them support in getting their products quite literally to market.
Fresh Local Food – we work to increase the access to affordable, fresh, local produce within areas with limited provisions. We aim to help people become more aware of the food they are buying while also reducing food miles and unnecessary packaging. Excellent food that doesn’t cost the earth
Excellent food for Cardiff – contributing to supporting local businesses, regeneration and a greater sense of community within the city all while gathering some of the best food producers in South Wales for you to choose from.
“We love shopping at the markets. We know we are getting the freshest
and most cared for ingredients around!”