Start-up Farmers Market

This year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair will host a unique ‘Start-up Farmers Market’ for 12 newly established food and drink businesses.

Being made possible due to a partnership between the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society and the Agora project, the initiative aims to give these small businesses the opportunity to build confidence and key retail skills through a programme of training and support.

The 12 businesses selected to take part in the new Start-up Farmers Market at this year’s Winter Fair consist of enterprising individuals who have an aspiration to develop their idea into a thriving business. All 12 will receive targeting training, delivered by well-known food and drink specialist, Nerys Howell, before the Winter Fair, preparing them for their first day of trading at the event.

Being able to test the market in this way will enable these new businesses to carry out research and gain the skills and confidence to take their business to the next level… they may even see themselves in the Royal Welsh Food Hall next time!

Agora is a brand-new Welsh Government funded project that provides free support to new and small businesses that produces goods that are grown, grazed and made in mid and south east Wales.

Visitors to the Winter Fair will have the opportunity to visit and purchase food, drink and gifts from the Start-up Farmers Market, situated outside the society’s main office, during both days of the event. Don’t miss this opportunity to be one of the first to sample some of the future Welsh branded produce on offer!

Guidance Notes 2018

Application Form 2018


Please ensure that you return this your completed application by 22nd October 2018 to:

AGORA, Ysguboriau Fferm Mathrafal, Meifod, Y Trallwng, Powys, SY22 6HT
Phone: 01938 530 987
Email: Llio.Wyn@menterabusnes.co.uk