Tyddyn: A small farm large enough to support a family.
Teg: Fair as in both just and beautiful.
Tyddyn Teg Cooperative – Who are we?
Our 31 acre holding lies on the south facing slopes of a small valley between the majestic mountains of Snowdonia and the graceful beauty of the Menai Strait. Here we grow vegetables using organic methods to supply the local community with quality food.
The Tyddyn Teg cooperative has ten members and some lovely trainee and volunteer helpers. We share a commitment to the importance of quality local food and the challenges of sustainability in the twenty first century. We see ourselves as part of the global family of small farmers and aim to become a practice based centre for research and education for sustainable local food production.
Our primary objective has been to maintain vegetable production and meet the needs and expectations of our veg box customers.
Our aims over the coming years are:
Expand and improve our vegetable growing
Develop the Farm to support WWOOFing
Create new spaces for events
Open opportunities to have a small scale restaurant/cafe on the farm
Establish a luxury camping business where people can come and stay
Provide a living wage to every member of the cooperative
How this all came about.
Over the last twenty years Pippa and John Evans built up an amazing local veg business, supplying up to 100 boxes of top quality seasonal veg to local families. With their retirement, the farm has been taken on by the Tyddyn Teg workers cooperative with plans to take the farm forward. We aim to be a diverse and dynamic local food business serving the local community and hosting visitors and events.
The farm is now run as a workers cooperative where every member has as much responsibility as each other and is a factor in maintaining Tyddyn Teg as an environment that cares for its workers and its local community.
We currently have 11 talented members from different walks of life to keep a balanced perspective. Read more about our members here.