AS St David’s Day approaches, some of Wales’ finest food and drink producers are preparing to take part in a celebration of Wales’ patron saint in London.

They will take over Lamb Street, at the iconic Spitalfields Market this weekend (March 2-3) for a weekend celebration of Welsh food and drink, at the St David’s Day Market.

One of the producers who has a stall at Spitalfields is Powys-based Radnor Preserves – an award-winning producer of handmade marmalades, chutneys and preserves.

Director Joanna Morgan said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to taste the love and tradition that goes into each jar, from our award-winning marmalade to luxury chutneys, Radnor Preserves brings a slice of Welsh magic to your table.”


Joanna started the Caersws-based business in 2010, and has picked up numerous awards since, including being honoured in the Great British Food Awards 2020.

Visitors to the market will be able to sample a range of Welsh culinary specialities, from traditional Welsh cakes to charcuterie.

A highlight of the event is the pop-up kitchen, featuring renowned Welsh food and drink specialist and TV cook Nerys Howell.

Known for her skill and passion for Welsh cuisine, Nerys will be cooking up a storm, providing live cooking demonstrations that promise to inspire.

Other big name Welsh producers selling their products include Aber Falls Distillery, Alfie’s Coffee, Carmarthen Deli by Albert Rees, Cawl & Co, Cwmfarm Charcuterie Products, Drop Bear Beer, Grounds for Good, Rachel’s Dairy, The Blaenafon Cheddar Co. and The Rouge Welsh Cake Company.

Gwalia Male Choir will also be keeping visitors and passers-by entertained over the weekend as they perform in nearby Bishop’s Square.

This event forms part of the wider food and drink campaign #CaruCymruCaruBlas #LoveWalesLoveTaste, dedicated to showcasing the finest in Welsh gastronomy across the UK.

The market is more than just a celebration; it's an immersive cultural experience, highlighting the rich flavours and warm hospitality that Wales is renowned for.

County Times:  Radnor Preserves' hand-cut bara brith & rum marmalade. Radnor Preserves' hand-cut bara brith & rum marmalade. (Image: Radnor Preserves)

In what has been a period of growth for the country’s food and drink industry, Welsh Government minister for rural affairs, Lesley Griffiths said: “It is great to see our food and drink producers celebrating St David’s Day and promoting Wales’ fantastic products in London.

“The industry’s commitment to producing high-quality and innovative food and drink is clear to see and I’d encourage everyone to take the time to meet our businesses, try their products and enjoy a very special weekend in the Welsh calendar.”

Event Details:

Location: Lamb Street, Spitalfields Market, London, E1 6EA

Dates and Times: Saturday, 2nd March 2024, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 3rd March 2024, 10am-4pm