FUW Urdd Eisteddfod stand will showcase local food and attractions from Caernarfonshire farms
The high quality of local farm produce will be highlighted on the Farmers' Union of Wales stand during next week's Urdd National Eisteddfod at Coleg Meirion Dwyfor's Glynllifon campus near Caernarfon.
Maps will show the wide range of produce and all the varying attractions and opportunities for people on farms within Caernarfonshire in line with the FUW's "I Love Welsh Food" campaign.
The stand will also feature cooking demonstrations by Llithfaen producers of free range pedigree Welsh pork products Oinc Oink, by Arfon MP Hywel Williams on three days and also by Gerwyn Williams, the owner and chef of the Tannery, Llanrwst who will be using local produce to cook a meal for Conwy MP Guto Bebb.
There will also be a farm produce word search competition held every day from Monday to Thursday (June 4-7) with exciting prizes including Samsung PL121 cameras, Aqua Blue Nintendo 3DS with Mario game and case, and an iPod Touch 8GB with docking station and case.
On Friday and Saturday (June 8-9) there will be an opportunity for visitors to answer questions about the county’s agricultural industry for the chance to win a Kindle Touch and case, and a mobile phone. All the competitions have been sponsored by Wynnstay agricultural suppliers, Davis Meade, Gamlins Solicitors, British Wool Marketing Board, Sterling Independent Advisers and W H Evans, Felin Llecheiddior.
The stand is set to be a hive of activity throughout the week for visitors of all ages with exhibitions of the producce used to make animal feed by Meurig Huws, of Wynnstay, and different products produced from wool by British Wool Marketing Board.
A warm welcome and a cup of tea awaits everyone on the colourful stand decorated with flowers kindly donated by Bryncir Garden Centre.
Among other competitions being held throughout the week are colouring for children, for which the prizes will be a ride-on Big Red Tractor or ride-on Big Blue Tractor, sponsored by Emyr Evans, of Gaerwen and Denbigh, and Menai Tractors, of Llanwnda.
By filling in an FUW/BT questionnaire, visitors will also have the chance to win a phone and answerphone for the home or office and members from Eryri YFC Federation will be face painting. Children will also have an opportunity to listen to Tecwyn the Tractor author Margiad Roberts reading stories about the popular character.
There's also an opportunity to win various prizes by "milking" Seren - the life-sized model of a dairy cow loaned by Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences – to see how much milk you can get into a bucket in 30 seconds, and by guessing how many farm animals there are in a bottle.
Sponsors of the week's activities from the FUW Insurance Services team are: BIBU Insurance Services, Rural Insurance Services and Farmweb Insurance Services.
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