I was told on Saturday morning to take the next few days to explore, but first I needed to get some fresh food in so I decided to go to Mold which was about 15 miles away, Afonwen, the little village where I am staying is in between Denbigh and Mold. I needed a big supermarket but also decided to explore Mold market for something different. The weather wasn’t very good, in fact it was very drizzly, which meant I got drenched just going to Aldi, anyway I took a walk to the market as I needed a couple of things. I don’t really like shopping but I like little markets which have lots of different things for sale made locally.
Mold market is one of the oldest markets in North Wales and still has a livestock market which has been in operation since 1879 which auctions the best of Welsh lamb and beef every Monday and Friday morning. The street markets are every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 3.30pm and take place on the High Street and Daniel Owen Square, Farmers markets where you can try a range of freshly produced food and drink, is held in St Mary’s church Hall on king Street and is held on every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, this would be my favourite market where you get to meet the local farmers who have produced the food and drink and the local craftspeople who are selling their wares. Organic produce is a speciality in Mold and well worth trying. As well as all the individual markets, Mold also has an indoor market which is open throughout the week.
Mold is proud to be the first town in Wales to be accepted into the Cittaslow movement which is an international network of towns where quality of life matters. Cittaslow grew from the Slow Food movement which advocates that our food should taste good, be produced in a clean way which respects the environment, human health and animal welfare, and that food producers are paid a fair wage. www.slowfood.org.uk
The food and drink festival is a two day event held every September in Mold and is a great place to visit if you like traditionally made food and drink.
I will definitely be coming back on the first Saturday in August to take a look in the Farmers market and try the local produce for myself.