Two local food groups have come together to make it easy for you to try and buy the amazing range of local produce we have on our doorstep this Christmas. The Clwydian Range Food & Drink group and the Llangollen & Dee Valley Good Grub Club have organised Light Up Local Food pop-up Christmas markets across the region. Each market has its own unique flavour, but you can expect: locally produced food & drink stalls where you can sample and buy as well as festive cookery demonstrations alongside seasonal music, carol singing, Santa, Christmas parades, craft stalls and much more…

12 good reasons why you should buy North Wales produce this Christmas

A merry band of North Wales finest local food & drink producers have come together to spread the word about why you should buy local this Christmas.


Why local producers believe you should buy local this Christmas


  1. Local produce keeps food miles low said Rachel from Rachel’s Vegan Cakes, Bwlchgwyn.
  2. Pip Gale from Wales’ oldest Wine Bar in Llangollen says that by buying locally You help build a sense of community.
  3. Marina of Marina’s Italian Cookery in Ruthin placed her emphasis on the food itself  You get an authentic product from traditional recipes.
  4. Mike Ford, farmer and founder of  award-winning Pen-y-Lan Pork sausages, Wrexham, says You support local farmers… and the food tastes better!
  5. You can’t beat the quality and taste of local produce said Ferry of Llangollen Brewery.
  6. Beatriz and her authentic Spanish flavours from Sabor de Amor, Wrexham believes that Buying local keeps the community alive.
  7. Buying local supports local families emphasises Anna from Chilly Cow Ice Cream – who’s award winning artisan ice cream supports her own family’s farm in Llanychan, Ruthin.
  8. Buying local directly supports local businesses and families believes Matt from Tyn Dwr Hall, a magnificent Grade II* wedding venue just outside Llangollen.
  9. And chocolatier Jo from Aballu Artisan Chocolates said It’s better quality and boosts our local economy.
  10. You help keep local people and farmers in business said Carol from Llanvalley, makers of goats milk soap in Froncysyllte.
  11. Saisuree from the innovative Authentic Thai Cuisine, Mold said Buying local is good value and reduces our carbon footprint.
  12. And last, but by no means least Margaret from Patchwork Foods, Ruthin, winner of over 80 taste awards said You support the local community and families.

With the uncertainty of Brexit around the corner and climate change in the news daily you can’t really argue with them. And if you can make your Christmas tastier than ever, there really is no reason not to buy local.

Come and meet our merry band of local producers and more at Light Up Local Food markets across North East Wales:
  1. Llangollen Christmas Festival – 24th November (1pm-5pm)
  2. Mold Christmas Lights On 27th November (3pm – 7pm)
  3. Denbigh Christmas Market – 30th November (12-8pm)
  4. Ruthin Christmas Market – 1st Dec (10-4pm)
  5. Wrexham Victorian Christmas Market – December 6th (12-8pm)