Llantwit Major's FoodShare Pantry teamed up with Slade Organic Farm for a Seed to Fork Workshop.

Despite the persistent drizzle throughout the day of the free workshop, the mood amongst the four families, who are steady customers of the FoodShare Pantry, remained joyous.

This cooperative opportunity was financed by the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund supervised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

The visitors spent a morning at the farm, managed by Graeme and chief grower Jamie.

The adventure began at the plots which yield seasonal organic vegetables for residents.

Here, the attendees were taught various farming skills, such as how to harvest seeds, plant them, nurture their growth, and finally, what the end result should be.

Farm manager, Graeme said, "Creating time and space on the farm to share what we do is a really great way of reminding us of why we like farming so much.

"Having the families here from FoodShare was great fun and lived up to the old adage that 'many hands make light work'. It's really important that as communities we connect to the land around us and small projects like this can help build our collective connection and knowledge about where our food comes from."

He further thanked the Vale of Glamorgan Council for their support and contribution to shaping the project.

The farmland famous for its organic meat also facilitated a tour on the farm’s people trailer, a glimpse into the life of the animals – pigs, sheep, and cows – followed by a comprehensive explanation of the lifecycle of these animals and a visit to the farm shop.

Participants unanimously shared their newfound confidence in growing their own food at home.

They also each took home a courgette plant and sunflowers they had planted themselves, encouraging their involvement in home gardening.

Sharing her enthusiasm, GVS’s FoodShare coordinator, Nicola Osgood said: "We were approached by Graeme to see if we wanted to be involved and we jumped at the opportunity!

"It was amazing to see how engaged all of our customers were with the workshop and how much they took away from the day."