The New Harvest Project aims to add
value to local food produced in Powys. This can mean
finding innovative ways for marketing traditional produce,
such as mutton, or developing new crops to Powys, for
example exotic mushrooms and blueberries. Other projects
are aimed at developing new markets for local food products
in Powys; providing technical support for food producers;
and encouraging cooperative working to solve problems
such as the distribution of local food.
The New Harvest Project works in partnership
with relevant businesses and organisations to offer
assistance with research, product development, marketing
and publicity. Glasu also acts as a facilitator, by
holding meetings to bring together interested individuals
to discuss taking forward ideas.
Ongoing projects include:
Powys Project - raising
awareness about the orchards in Powys. As part of
the project, an Orchard Doctor has been appointed
to offer expertise, people are being trained to manage
their fruit orchards and the possibilities of adding
value to orchard fruit are being explored.
Supported Agriculture -
developing links between local consumers and the people
that produce their food. Glasu supported the development
of seven veggie box schemes across Powys that have
been very successful.
Innovation - managing a
fund that allows innovative ideas to be researched
and piloted. For example, research into the 'Wild
Foods of Powys' and 'From Gate to Plate' events, reconnecting
food with its local farm origins.
If you have any ideas for future projects,
would like more information on existing projects or
need any other assistance, please contact us.