The Black Mountain Food Hub is new online farmers market. We operate in the Black Mountain and Towy Valley region, delivering between Llandeilo and Llandovery.Our main aim is to encourage more small scale local food producers. To do this we provide a simple and efficient system to handle sales and delivery as well as actively promoting and marketing on behalf of our local producers.

We want to grow this local market by connecting local consumers and local producers and inviting them to join this co-operative enterprise. Membership is optional but if fresh local food is something you care about then please join us and together we can work to create a more resilient local food system.

Customers can log on to the site, browse a range of fresh local produce and add any items they like to their online shopping cart. Whilst browsing, you can view the details about the product, how, who and where it comes from. When you’re finished shopping, you can place your order, choose a payment method (cash, cheque, go-cardless, or bank transfer) and a delivery option (home delivery or collection). On Friday morning your order is packed ready for collection or home delivery in the afternoon.

For more information about joining as a consumer member see our Getting Involved page.

Producers can sign up with us, add their products to our online catalogue, and set the price they want to sell them for. Each producer can have a profile page on our site, where customers can learn a bit about where there food is coming from. Because of our low overheads we only charge a 15% mark up to help cover our running costs.

Getting Involved

As well as using the Food Hub as a regular customer or producer, you can sign up to be a member of the co-operative and participate in the development of the Food Hub, either through volunteering or being part of the co-operative’s decision making process.

For Customers

Customers can additionally sign up to be a Consumer Member of the Food Hub. As a Consumer Member you can participate in the development of the Food Hub by attending our  meetings, volunteering, and writing articles, news updates, and local food recipes for the website. Each member has a vote and can stand to be one of the directors of the co-operative as a Consumer Member representative.

Consumer Members can also volunteer with the Food Hub in exchange for a 10% discount on your weekly order. This could be helping with packing, delivery, or providing a pick up point.

If you have already signed up as a customer and you are interested in joining as a Consumer Member, just contact us and we’ll send you a membership form.

For Producers

Producers can sign up to be Producer Members of the co-operative. As a Producer Member you can play an active role in shaping the Food Hub to ensure it is responding to the your needs. In this way the Food Hub offers the possibility of facilitating opportunities for collaboration between local small and medium scale food producers and connecting them directly to their customer base.

Volunteering

As a Consumer Member of the Food Hub you can volunteer to participate in the running of the Food Hub in the following ways:

Delivery – If you can deliver 4 or more orders you you will receive a 10% discount and 40p per mile expenses. This could also include delivery to a pick up point.

Providing a Pick-up Point – If you can provide a secure space for delivery/collection of pick up points you can claim a 10% discount.

Packing – If you can lend a hand with packing on a Friday morning you will receive a 10% discount.

Please note some of the opportunities, such as packing and delivery, depend on need and availability, but if you are interested just let us know and we’ll work towards creating those opportunities. Feel free to contact us for more information.