Where to buy your winter picnic....
Carmarthenshire is jam-packed with shops and delis that sell wonderful picnic food - local produce such as cheese, ham, baked goods, chocolate and cider - so it’s easy to find some fuel for your winter foray.
But to make it even easier three of the county’s top delis and food stores have come up with special Winter Picnic Hampers where you can pick up delicious food and drink to compile your own.
Wrights Food Emporium
Includes wedges of Wrights quiche, tubs of freshly made winter salad (radicchio, apple, hazelnuts with buttermilk dressing), Charcutier salami, Teifi cheese and homemade crackers, Wrights sausage rolls, welsh apple juice or Skyborry cider, a flask of seasonal soup, Wrights flapjack and a bar of Wrights/Nom Nom granola chocolate.
Price: £40 for two people supplied in a returnable hamper with disposable cutlery. Extras could be included such as coffee, wine, cake or customers can go bespoke.
Includes a Glanbrydan Focaccia, 150g each of two Welsh cheeses such as Perl Wen and Perl Las, a pot of mixed olives, a pack of Bakers Pig Welsh Salami, a pot of mixed nuts and a small jar of Miranda’s chutney.
Price: £22 for two people supplied in a Ginhaus brown paper bag with disposable cutlery. Option to take a wooden board (with a returnable deposit payment) to lay out the picnic spread. Extras could be included such as Welsh Gin, a thermos of coffee or cawl or customers can design their own.
The Blasus Winter Hamper will include a choice of Chorizo Sausage Rolls, filled baguettes, a fruit frangipane tart, all home made by the deli each day as well as a bar of Nom Nom chocolate and maybe even some Artisan Truffles. They are ready and waiting to fill up flasks with steaming coffee or hot chocolate too and can back everything in a hamper box. Prices vary depending on the choice of contents.
The Ferryman Delicatessen
The Ferryman Delicatessen is a foodie heaven in the centre of Laugharne. From fair trade coffee from their in house barista to platter of cheeses from Wales; home baked cake and a pot of tea to local pies and tarts. Situated on the historical Laugharne high street close to the castle and Dylan Thomas' boathouse, the Ferryman delicatessen is the perfect place to experience the Welsh charm of Laugharne