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Carmarthen Indoor Market
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1QY

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Eifion Evans, Market Manager
Telephone: 01267 228841

News & Events

Outside shop 17 at Carmarthen Market

Control 427512 1920Tenders are invited for the quarterly tenancy of the above lock-up shop.

The stall, situated outside the market building, has a retail area of approx 20.9 sqm and is suitable for a variety of purposes.

To maintain a diverse market hall applications will not be considered for uses that are over represented.

In addition to proposed use, tenders will also be given consideration on rent level as well as other factors.

Further information and forms of tender can be obtained from the Market Office, telephone 01267 228841 or email markets@carmarthenshire.gov.uk. Forms must be returned in the endorsed envelopes by noon on Tuesday, Feb 27.


Inside shop vacancy at Carmarthen Market

ImagegenTenders are invited for the quarterly tenancy of lock-up shop and stall IS1C.

The stall, situated inside the market building, has a retail area of approx 18sqm and is suitable for a variety of purposes.

To maintain a diverse market hall applications will not be considered for uses that are over represented.

In addition to proposed use, tenders will also be given consideration on rent level as well as other factors.

Further information and forms of tender can be obtained from the Market Office, telephone 01267 228841 or email markets@carmarthenshire.gov.uk. Forms must be returned in the endorsed envelopes by noon on Tuesday, Nov 14.

The council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any tender.


Budding entrepreneurs make money for their school

20170628 142240 ResizedSchoolchildren have been celebrating after making over £1,000 trading in Carmarthen Outdoor Market.

Hafodwenog, Llandeilo, Llangynnor and Llangadog schools Yr 6 pupils battled it out to see who could make the most profit on the day and take the Carmarthenshire Young Traders 2017 title.

Winners Llandeilo, sold handmade crafts and made a profit of £455.41. Hafodwenog took £113.58 by selling fidget spinners, friendship bracelets and hair ribbons. Llangadog took £274.30 by selling freshly made savoury and sweet waffles and Llangynnor took £218.20 selling cards, bookmarks, key holders, note books and wired products.

The competition, led by Carmarthenshire County Council markets team, involved schoolchildren setting up a business and turning it into a profitable enterprise.

The children had to plan, purchase material/products (receipts of purchases made must be shown on the day), brand it and run it themselves on a stall in the outside market for a day.

The winning team was the school which had made the most profit at the end of the day with the money made going to their school.

Each of the teams had been given £100 donated by businesses in Carmarthen, including; Carmarthen Market Traders, Carmarthen Town Council, St Catherine’s Walk and Carmarthen’s Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

The aim of the annual competition is for pupils to experience setting up their own business and taking part in a trade-off.

Over the course of the challenge, pupils can improve their employability skills, gain a greater understanding of the world of work and make a positive contribution to the community they live in.

The council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “The pupils had a fantastic experience trading in Carmarthen Market and loved every minute. Big congratulations to all pupils who had put in a huge amount of effort to make their stalls such a success. Also, well done to the teachers and staff who supported them.”

 


 

Love Your Local Market in Carmarthenshire

LYLM Love Your Local Market 500X328Carmarthenshire Markets are once again taking part in the high profile, Love your Local Market 2017 campaign.

The two-week campaign, led by the National Association of British Market Authorities, on May 17-31, is all about attracting new market traders and also highlights the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but also as a valuable community asset and a focal point for many town centres.

To mark this year’s event Carmarthenshire County Council, which owns and runs the markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandovery and Llandeilo, launches its successful Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition for pupils from primary schools across the county. Youngsters from eight schools will be competing against each other by developing a business idea and turning it into a profitable enterprise. The competition will be split into two areas and held at Carmarthen Market on Wednesday, June 28 and Llanelli Outdoor Market on Thursday, July 6 from 10am-2pm.

New for this year is Actif Storytime sessions, which will be held in Carmarthen Indoor Market on Wednesday, May 31 between 10am and 2pm; pre schoolchildren 1pm and ages 4-8 at 1.45pm and Llanelli Market on Thursday, June 1 at 11am and 11.45am. The sessions, delivered by the council’s sport and leisure team, are about getting children active through books. Storytellers focus on active words and youngsters get to walk, jump and crawl just like their favourite characters.

The indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli which are open six days are week are bursting with traders selling unique and a variety of products from clothing and hair and make-up accessories to gifts for your pets and vinyl records as well as stalls selling fresh produce.

Or take a break from your shopping and have a cup of tea or snack at one of the cafes?

Alongside the Indoor markets there are number of outdoor markets throughout the week in Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford and Llandeilo.

The council’s county markets manager, Amanda Davies, said: “The Love Your Local Market campaign demonstrates how important the market is to the local community and a great starting point into the world for business for young entrepreneurs. We are thrilled to be holding our popular Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition which is an excellent opportunity for children to gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to set up and run their own business. New for this year is our Actif Storytime sessions which we also plan to run throughout the summer holidays.”

To keep up-to-date with all our market news and events please visit www.carmarthenshiremarkets.co.uk or follow us on Facebook – Carmarthenshire Markets


 

Schoolchildren to test their entrepreneurial skills

Youngtraders.jpgCarmarthenshire Markets are offering primary schoolchildren across the county the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial skills in a business challenge.

Eight schools – four from Carmarthen and Ammanford areas and four from Llanelli - will be selected to take part and compete against each other in the Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition.

The annual competition involves setting up a business and turning it into a profitable enterprise.

Teams of up to five, Year 6 pupils, will be given £100 to develop a business idea. The children must plan, purchase material/products (receipts of purchases made must be shown on the day), brand it and run it themselves on a stall in the outside market for a day.

Four schools will trade against each other in pitches in Carmarthen Outdoor Market on Wednesday, June 28 and four in Llanelli Outdoor Market on Thursday, July 6 from 10am-2pm. The winning team from each area will be the school which has made the most profit at the end of the day and any money made goes towards their school.

The aim of the competition is for pupils to experience setting up their own business and taking part in a trade-off.

Over the course of the challenge, pupils can improve their employability skills, gain a greater understanding of the world of work and make a positive contribution to the community they live in. Only one team per school and will be chosen on a first come, first served basis.

Carmarthenshire Council’s county markets manager, Amanda Davies said: “This competition is an excellent opportunity for children to gain first-hand experience of what’s it’s like to set up and run their own business, as well as making money for their school. We appreciate the financial support from local businesses who are sponsoring the competition.”


 

Give your views on Carmarthenshire Markets

Canvasser Report SurveyResidents are being asked their views on markets in Carmarthenshire.

An online Local Markets Survey has been set up to help develop an ideal tenant mix at both Llanelli and Carmarthen markets and Ammanford and Llandeilo outdoor markets.

People will have until April 10 to submit the short survey which includes questions on what the current markets provide and how often they use them as well as the opening hours.

Feedback received from the survey will be used to support Carmarthenshire County Council Tenant Mix Policy for Markets.

For further information contact Amanda Davies, County Markets Manager, Managers Office, Llanelli Market, Llanelli, SA15 1YF, or email acdavies@carmarthenshire.gov.uk , alternatively call 01554 744255

 


Love is all around Carmarthen Indoor Market

Traders Valentine Jan2017 05Three couples in Carmarthen Market have clocked up more than 100 years of marriage between them.

Whilst most us get a break from each other during the working week Chris and Ann Rees, George and Joan Davies and Phil and Claire Jones have never been apart, running a home and successful business together.

The trio have accumulated more than 36,500 days of working and living together since they said exchanged their wedding vows with compromise being the main factor.

Phil Jones, who has been a market trader for the last nine years said: “I love working with Claire and it has brought us much closer together. Generally we get on really well together and it has become a way of life for us and we wouldn’t do it any other way.

Impress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers from Carmarthenshire Markets and be in with a chance of winning a romantic break at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel on St Valentine’s Day.

Visitors to Llanelli and Carmarthen Market who buy items associated with the patron saint of love will be entered into a draw with one lucky couple being treated to dinner and an overnight stay at the four-star hotel on Tuesday, February 14. For more information on traders, opening times and what’s coming up in our county’s markets please visit www.carmarthenshiremarkets.co.uk or follow us on Facebook – Carmarthenshire Markets

 


Win a romantic break with Carmarthenshire Markets

Shutterstock 363230597 SmallImpress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers from Carmarthenshire Markets and be in with a chance of winning a romantic break at Llanelli’s Stradey Park Hotel on St Valentine’s Day.

Visitors to Llanelli and Carmarthen Market who buy items associated with the patron saint of love will be entered into a draw with one lucky couple being treated to dinner and an overnight stay at the four-star hotel on Tuesday, February 14.

From cards and flowers to perfume, paintings, clothing and jewellery there’s lots of different love tokens to be found in both markets.
If you’re preparing your loved one a delicious meal, visit the market where you can buy a choice of great local produce from steaks to cheeses, speciality fish and seafood to delicious desserts.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “There are some great products available to buy in the market to celebrate Valentine’s Day. By doing so you’ll be supporting a local, independent business as well as being in with a chance to win a stay at one of the county’s top hotels.”

Carmarthen and Llanelli Indoor Markets are open Monday to Saturday.

For more information on traders, opening times and what’s coming up in our county’s markets please visit www.carmarthenshiremarkets.co.uk or follow us on Facebook – Carmarthenshire Markets


Stall vacancies at Carmarthen Market.

Control 427512 1920Five stalls including the Clocktower lock-up shop at Carmarthen Market are up for tender.

Applications are now being taken for the quarterly tenancy of Stall 4, 6-7, 31-32 and 24, along with the listed building’s shop which has additional outdoor space for occasional use.

Stall 4 has a retail area of approx. 5.6sqm, Stall 6-7 has an area of 16.5sqm, Stall 31-31 is 11.2sqm and Stall 24 around 6.4sqm. All stalls are suitable for a variety of purpose, however, to maintain a diverse market hall applications will not be considered for uses that are over represented.

In addition to proposed use, tenders will also be given consideration on rent level as well as other factors.

Further information and forms of tender can be obtained from the Market Office, telephone 01267 228841 or email markets@carmarthenshire.gov.uk. Forms must be returned in the endorsed envelopes by noon on Tuesday, Feb 7.

The council does not bind itself to accept the highest or any tender.

 


Carmarthen business awarded prestigious status

Albert Rees Dec2016 01A recipe handed down by generations of a Carmarthen butcher’s family has been awarded protected status.
Carmarthen Indoor Market’s Albert Rees Butchers was given the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) for its Carmarthen ham recently by the European Union. PGI is one of three European designations created to protect regional foods that have a specific quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to that area. It acts like a Trade Mark and stops manufacturers from outside a region copying a regional product and selling it as that regional product.
Albert Rees was set up in 1962 by Albert and Brenda Rees. In 1989 Chris and Ann Rees took over the business on the retirement of Chris's parents in Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock Market whilst his brother Jonathan and his family trade in Fishguard and Brecon.
Their family recipe for making the ham, which tastes similar to Parma ham, is a closely guarded secret but the basic process involves salt curing and air drying the hams for between nine months and a year. The curing is done in a specially converted building at their home, where Chris estimates he currently has 300 hams at varying stages of the curing process.
The result has become a Welsh delicacy, scooping various taste awards and appearing in restaurants in salads, wrapped round asparagus, served with melon and in countless other guises. Every slice sold can be traced back to Chris and Ann’s home, where the hams are lovingly tended each day.
The council’s executive board member for environmental services, Cllr Jim Jones said: “I am delighted for the Rees family and this award is testament to the work they have done by producing such a premium product.”
Carmarthen ham is by no means the only home-produced product to be sold by Chris and Ann. They also sell their own bacon, faggots, brawn, brisket and a variety of home cooked meats.
The council’s executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “This is fantastic news for Carmarthen market and its customers demonstrating that they are being supplied with top quality produce.”
It was his father Albert who perfected the recipe for Carmarthen ham in the 1960s, in response to a request from a customer.
Local member, Cllr Mair Stephens said: “It’s so nice to see family traditions being maintained and I congratulate Albert Rees Butchers on their very special achievement and for putting their area on the map.”

 


Carmarthen Market Traders urge locals to help raise funds for Macmillan

Carmarthen Market Traders, NO6 Home & Hamper and Leaf & Bean, are combining forces to support the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan and would like to invite the people of Carmarthenshire to help them do it!

NO6 and Leaf & Bean will be hosting their own World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on 30th September, AT 10.30am in Carmarthen Market and are inviting everyone along to join them for coffee and cake to help raise funds for Macmillan.

Anna Sadler of NO6 said: “We are excited to be joining in the fun and being part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan supported a friend through cancer and that is why it is particularly important for me to help make this event a success”.

Every penny raised at the coffee morning will help fund more services for people affected by cancer, every little bit helps. So come along and join Carmarthen market as they take part in
The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan and have a great time whilst making a difference.


Malcolm braves a new look for Charity

On Wednesday August 30, Carmarthen Indoor market attendant Malcolm Howard shaved his hair for Charity. Malcolm has raised over £400 for Burry Port RNLI, which serves a large area of the Burry Inlet and the Loughor Estuary.

Huge thanks to hairstylist Becs from Renees by Carol had dyed Malcolm’s hair with the RNLI flag in readiness for the head shave by Carol at Carmarthen Indoor market. Burry Port RNLI were there to support Malcolm along with their mascot Stormy Stan handing out freebees to the passing public.

A spokesperson from Burry Port RNLI said, “We are very grateful to Malcolm and his fundraising and also to Carmarthen Indoor market for giving us the opportunity to be here and promote the work of Burry Port RNLI”

Malcolm And Carol


New business opens its doors at Carmarthen Indoor Market

Anna Sadler from Carmarthen has recently opened up No6 Home and Hamper in Carmarthen market.
When a stall became available at Carmarthen Indoor Market, Anna saw the opportunity and decided to embark on a new venture combining her love of Food and Homeware in to a business and opened No6 Home & Hamper. Having worked with local food producers and being passionate about Welsh food and the abundance of amazing local food that we have in Carmarthenshire and Wales, Anna decided that this would be the perfect combination to her other interest in all things Home.
With a lovely selection of hand-chosen local Welsh produce, No6 have hampers of all sizes and shapes. From the 'Perfect Picnic Basket' to the 'Time for Tea', there's a perfect gift for everybody. Alongside, there is an eclectic mix of Fair Trade homeware to choose from there are perfect pieces to make your home as unique as you.
Anna said at the Official launch “We are committed to using local Welsh produce in our hampers and ethically sourced home ware. My aim it to attract more local residents and tourists to shop and experience the social and cultural heritage of Carmarthen market”
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “I would like to wish Anna all the best in the future for her new business in Carmarthen market.

No6 Home & Hamper is open Tuesday-Saturday.

No6

If you are interested in becoming a trader, Carmarthen Market currently has a vacancy. The closing date for applications for tender is midday, Tuesday, August 16.


Stall Vacancies

Are you a future trader or looking for an outlet to sell your products?
Carmarthen Indoor Market may be the right place for you.
We currently have two vacancies within the market hall.
Click on this link for more information

The deadline for tenders is midday, August 16.


Daddy Cool – Father's Day in Carmarthenshire markets *because Dad’s deserve a treat too!

Spend some quality time with your dad at Carmarthen and Llanelli markets on Saturday, June 18, there’s a lot going on at Carmarthenshire indoor markets to celebrate Father’s Day this year.
At Llanelli market you can learn how to juggle and master some circus skills with your Dad inside the market hall.
At Carmarthen market there’s a chill out zone just for Dad where you can relax or play a round of Crazy Golf all for free, between 11am – 3pm.
Llanelli and Carmarthen indoor markets boast unique wares for all occasions, but Father’s Day is the perfect time to visit the market’s many distinct stalls offering unique hand crafted gifts.
This year you can make Father’s Day truly special—and Carmarthenshire markets can help.
How about treating Dad to breakfast in bed, with a plate of locally sourced bacon, nestled next to scrambled eggs using local free range eggs and a crusty slice of locally baked bread all purchased in both Llanelli and Carmarthen markets.
Looking for other Father’s Day gift ideas? We’ve got a wide selection of local products that will inspire his inner foodie and gifts that will let him know how much he is appreciated.
There will also be free samples and Fathers Day offers throughout both markets.
Carmarthenshire county council’s executive board member responsible for the markets , Cllr David Jenkins, said: "There’s a lot going on in our indoor markets to celebrate Father’s Day. Come along and support our independent businesses in Llanelli and Carmarthen”


Free wifi now available at Carmarthen indoor market

Free wifi is now available for shoppers and traders in Carmarthen indoor markets.
The facility was launched in the market hall on Wednesday, May 25.
It has been launched within the national Love Your Local Market campaign.
For the first time shoppers will now be able to surf the net through Wi-Fi as they shop and enjoy a refreshment break in the market cafes.
It also means traders will be able to utillise the free Wi-Fi as part of their business and offer an on-line service.
New Carmarthen market Trader Tom Morgan from BlackKat, said: “Having Wi-Fi inside the market means we can reach a lot more customers, some of whom do not frequent the market as often as they should. It also gives us the tools to promote our products and hopefully attract additional customers to the market.“
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “This is great news for shoppers, traders and the town centres. It brings the market into the 21st Century and not only will attract shoppers but will also help traders boost their businesses.”

Carmarthen wifi

Pic caption: New stall holder Tom Morgan from BlackKat using the Carmarthenshire Indoor markets Wi-Fi facility.


Pasio'r Bêl

Carmarthen traders and shoppers have signed a giant football to show their support for the Wales team ahead of Euros 2016.

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Carmarthen Carnival

Come and join the Carnival fun at Carmarthen Market on Saturday May 28, free face painting 10am -12:30pm

facepainting


Stall Vacancy

Are you a future trader or looking for an outlet to sell your products?
Carmarthen Indoor Market may be the right place for you.
We currently have a vacancy within the market hall.
Click on this link for more information

The deadline for tenders is midday, June 7


Markets join Mentrau Iaith’s Football Campaign

Get your chance to show your support for the Wales team ahead of Euros 2016 - as a giant football comes to Carmarthen and Llanelli market this week.
Carmarthen and Llanelli Indoor Markets are both joining in with Mentrau Iaith Euros 2016 ‘Y Bêl’ campaign.
23 gigantic balls are touring the length and bredth of Wales and will be stopping off at the indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli as part of Love Your Local Market fortnight.
Get your chance to sign the ball in Llanelli Market between 12pm – 3.30pm on Thursday May 26 and in Carmarthen Market between 12pm – 3.30pm on Friday May 27.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “It’s great to see Carmarthenshire Markets joining in and supporting Mentrau Iaith’s campaign to muster up support for our national team. I would like to encourage everyone to come down to the markets and join in the celebrations.”

Come along and show your support for the Welsh Football squad and upload a video or sound-bite of you ‘Passing the Ball/Pasio’r Bêl’ for Wales using the @MentrauIaith in your messages on Twitter or by tagging Mentrau Iaith Cymru and Carmarthenshire Markets Facebook Page.

Ar y bel


Carmarthenshire markets join in with this year’s national Love Your Local Market campaign

Carmarthenshire Markets are again participating in the high profile, Love your Local Market 2016 campaign led by the National Association of British Market Authorities.
The campaign aims to attract new market traders and also aims to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but also as a valuable community asset and a focal point for many town centres.
The campaign is also chance for Carmarthenshire County Council, which owns and runs the markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandovery and Llandeilo, to highlight the events that have been held and will be held in the markets throughout the year, especially during Love Your Local Market fortnight from May 17th -31st.
As part of this year’s National campaign we will launch our annual Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition for pupils from four primary schools in the Llanelli, Gwendraeth and Burry Port and Pembrey areas to prove their entrepreneurship skills and learn more about what it’s like to become a trader. This year’s competition is being held at Llanelli outdoor market on June 30th.
This year Llanelli and Carmarthen Indoor markets are running a competition ‘Hunt for the Hearts’ Entrants will have to count how many hearts they can find in the individual market and jot the answer on the entry form and post it in Entry box provided. The winner in each market will win a prize donated by the traders. The competition will run from Wednesday, May 18 until Tuesday, May 31.
The Indoor markets in Carmarthen and Llanelli which are open six days are week are bursting with traders selling unique and a variety of products from clothing and hair and make-up accessories to gifts for your pets and vinyl records as well as stalls selling fresh produce.Or take a break from your shopping and have a cup of tea or snack at one of the cafes? Alongside the Indoor markets there are number of outdoor markets throughout the week in Llanelli, Carmarthen, Ammanford, Llandovery and Llandeilo.
Carmarthenshire county council executive board member responsible for markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “The Love Your Local Market campaign demonstrates how important the market is to the local community and proves a great starting point into the world for business for young entrepreneurs. Along with promoting our markets, we are also looking forward to our hugely successful Carmarthenshire Young Traders competition which gives pupils a taste of being a trader and teaches them valuable skills. The competition is being held in June and I hope shoppers will once again support the pupils in their venture.”


Pupils hit the airwaves to promote Carmarthenshire Markets

SIX schools from around the county have been competing for the chance to get their advert played on the radio.
The competition, which is now in its second year, was organised by Carmarthenshire Markets.
Open to all primary schools in the county, its aim is to promote the county’s indoor and outdoor markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford and Llandeilo.
The winning Welsh and English advert this year was created by Ysgol y Felin in Felinfoel, Llanelli.
Their advert will be played on Radio Carmarthenshire for the first time on Wednesday morning (May 18) to coincide with this year’s national Love Your Local Market campaign.
Also taking part in this year’s competition were: Ysgol Bro Banw, Ysgol Penygroes, Ysgol y Bedol, Ysgol Llangynnwr and Ysgol Nantgaredig.
A team of year five and six pupils from each school have been working with Marc Griffiths from Stiwdiobox to create a 40 second advert in Welsh and English.
A panel of judges, which included market traders, representatives from Radio Carmarthenshire, market managers and council executive board member responsible for the markets Cllr David Jenkins, listened to all the adverts without knowing which school had created which advert, before discussing and selecting the winner.
Cllr David Jenkins, said: “Congratulations to Ysgol y Felin for winning this year’s competition. As judges we were all very impressed with standard and creativity of the adverts. I would like to thank the pupils for their hard work and also the teachers for their support in creating these adverts.”

Ysgol y Felin winners

 

As well as being able to hear the winning advert on Radio Carmarthenshire, all the adverts will be available to be heard in Llanelli and Carmarthen indoor markets and here on our website.

 

 

 Winning advert - Ysgol y Felin


Two new businesses open in Carmarthen indoor market

TWO new businesses have opened in Carmarthen market.
A and T Petersen and Prime Plants are new additions to the indoor market.
Selling their own handmade ironwork, candles and cards, A and T Petersen is a family business.
Aaron is the eldest son of acclaimed artist blacksmith David Petersen, his wife Trudi makes fragranced candles in unique collectable hand decorated glass containers and personalised, hand decorated, occasion candles. She also uses her designs on cards. The candle making side of the business was set up by former nurse Trudi as a way of supporting their daughter, Pearl, who had experienced serious health problems which led to her being in hospital for nearly a year. Pearl, a one-time Carmarthen Journal bravery award winner, is involved in the candle making and often helps out on the stall.
Trudi said: “The market is proving to be a great place for Pearl to get back into being part of a bustling and supportive community.”
Business is blooming for Prime Plants from Oakgrove Nurseries in Llangynog. The family business initially started as a wholesale nursery dealing only with trade around Britain. Last year they decided to expand into retail. “We thought the best option to show off our plants was to be in the middle of Carmarthen and the market offered the best location,” said Richard Fletcher who owns the business with his wife Laura.
“Most of the plants are home-grown by us but we also buy in topiary, Mediterranean plants and specialist plants directly from Italy where we go over and handpick them.
“Shoppers in the market can expect to see a wide representation of the types of plants we grow and provide.”
Executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr Dai Jenkins said: “It’s great to see new and different businesses opening up in the market giving customers a great choice of products and produce which are available under the one roof. I would like to wish Prime Plants and A and T Petersen all the best for the future.”

Prime PlantsPetersons


Success for young entrepreneur’s market business

Business is going from strength to strength for a Carmarthen Market trader.
In only his first year of trading, 22-year-old Matthew Kilgariff has already been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Matthew, who opened the Dandy Lion vintage shop last August, was given the title at the Radio Carmarthenshire awards.
The former QE High pupil said: “I’d only set up my business three months before the awards so it was really nice and a total surprise to have been given this award.”
Opening the shop and setting up his own business has been a dream of Matthew’s.
Dandy Lion, which is located in one of the outdoor units, sells quality vintage clothing, shoes and accessories.
“The business has been going well since opening,” said Matthew. “I’m now looking into expanding and going mobile by taking Dandy Lion out to festivals and fairs this summer.”
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “I would like to congratulate Matthew on winning this award and wish him all the best in the future. The market is a great place for young entrepreneurs such as Matthew to set up and start their businesses.”

Dandy Lion

Dandy Lion is open Monday-Saturday and you can also find them on their Facebook page.

 


Markets radio compeition

Here’s pupils at Ysgol Nantgaredig, Llangynnwr and Felinfoel who have been working with Marc Griffiths from Stiwdio Box to create their adverts as part of our primary school radio competition.
Six schools from around the county are competing for the chance to get their advert played on air.
Ysgol Bro Banw, Ysgol Penygroes, Ysgol y Bedol, Ysgol Felinfoel, Ysgol Llangynnwr and Ysgol Nantgaredig are creating adverts this week to be played on Radio Carmarthenshire to promote the markets in Carmarthenshire.
The competition was open to all primary schools in the county.
The aim is to promote our county’s indoor and outdoor markets in Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ammanford and Llandeilo.
A team of year five and six pupils from each school have been working with Radio Cymru DJ Marc Griffiths to create a 40 second separate Welsh and English advert.
A panel of judges will chose the winning advert next week.
The winning advert will be played on Radio Carmarthenshire.
All six adverts will be heard at Llanelli and Carmarthen Indoor Markets and also on our website.

Ysgol LlangynnwrYsgol Nantgaredig

Ysgol FelinfoelYsgol Bro Banw 1

Ysgol Bro Banw 2


Have an EGG-cellent time this Easter at Carmarthen Market

The Easter Bunny has hidden 20 eggs on stalls around the market hall and traders need YOUR help to find them!

A children's Easter Egg hunt takes place in the market hall on Saturday, March 26.

All children aged 12 and under are welcome to join in with the hunt between 12pm-2pm.

Everyone who enters will receive a small gift. The overall winner will be chosen at random.

There will also be cupcake decorating for children at the Sweet Temptations stall from 10am-3pm.

easter advert

 


Stall Vacancy

Are you a future trader or looking for an outlet to sell your products?
Carmarthen Indoor Market may be the right place for you.
We currently have a vacancy within the market hall.
Click on this link for more information

The deadline for tenders is midday, March 22. 


 welsh week

 

Carmarthen indoor market joins in with town’s Welsh Week

There’s lots going on in Carmarthen Indoor market to celebrate our Patron Saint.
The market and its traders will be proudly donning their Welsh bunting and rugby shirts throughout the week-long Welsh-Week festival as part of the St David’s Day celebrations being held in the town from February 27-March 5.
On Wednesday (March 2) come along to the market for cookery demonstrations by Lisa Fearn of the Pumpkin Patch who will be showcasing some of the produce which is available to buy in the market.
The demonstrations will take place between 11.30am until 2pm in front of the iconic Clock Tower.
There will also be tasters and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Carmarthen Market’s Cawl recipe cards.
The Cawl Crawl will also be launched in the market – come along and find out more and buy your Cawl bowl ahead of the crawl on Saturday, March 5.
The indoor market has everything you need to celebrate St David’s Day – from traditional Welsh outfits for school children to other Welsh-themed accessories.
And by supporting your local traders you can also pick up good quality, local ingredients at affordable prices – from cheeses, breads, Welshcakes and barabrith to fresh vegetables and meats to make your own Cawl.
It’s also a great opportunity to get your Mother’s Day gifts and cards, accessories, make up and much more to treat your mams ahead of March 6.
There will also be free parking in the town on Saturday, February 27 and Saturday, March 5.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins, said: “Come along and see what the market has to offer and get some great recipe ideas using ingredients bought in the market. By doing so you will be supporting some great independent businesses. ”

 


Carmarthen market traders and shoppers raise hundreds for charity

Shoppers and traders at Carmarthen market have donated £600 to be split equally between two local charities.
Each year the market’s traders committee picks a local charity to support throughout the year.
In May last year £800 was raised and donated to the Cameron Comey Fund from donations by shoppers and fundraising by individual traders.
Market traders decided that they wanted to continue fundraising for Brecon Mountain Rescue and Ferryside Lifeboat, St John Cymru Marine Division who were instrumental in the search for Cameron.
The money donated is made up from the percentage of the takings received to the committee from the market’s photobooth and children’s ride as well as donations made by shoppers to the wishing well in the foyer.
Chairman of the traders committee, Doug Ashton, said: “Just by using the photobooth in the market or by making a donation in our wishing well, shoppers are helping local charities.
The funds raised last year will go towards the fundraising for a new hovercraft for Ferryside Lifeboat, St John Cymru Marine Division and will go a little way towards the £30,000 a year needed by Brecon Mountain Rescue who cover the whole of the Dyfed Powys Police Force.
“We are grateful to both organisations for the work they do in our community and this is just our little way of giving something back.”
This year’s charities are The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Active for Autism.
Carmarthen Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday.

  Ferryside cheque

Pic caption: Mike Utting; Nigel Dawson; Ewan Thomas; Amanda Fox, Carmarthen Market trader; Doug Ashton, Chairman of Carmarthen Market Traders Association; Anthony Rees and Emily Jones (front) Carmarthen Market Trader.


Carmarthenshire markets have all you need to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Impress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers which are all available in Carmarthen and Llanelli indoor market to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
From cards and flowers to perfume, paintings, clothing and jewellery there’s lots of different ideas to be found.
If you’re preparing your loved one a delicious meal, why not visit the market where you can buy a choice of great local produce; from steaks to cheeses, speciality fish and seafood to delicious desserts.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “There are some great products available to buy in the market to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and by doing so you’ll be supporting a local, independent business.”
Carmarthen and Llanelli Indoor Markets are open Monday to Saturday.

 blodau elli valentines

 Valentines Slipped Discs

 Valentines DEW cosmetics


Carmarthen market has all you need to celebrate the patron saint of Welsh lovers

Banish the January blues and show your love by celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day on Monday, January 25.
Impress your partner with a choice of gifts and flowers which are all available in Carmarthen indoor market to celebrate the patron saint of Welsh lovers.
From perfume to paintings or clothing and jewellery there’s lots of different ideas to be found.
If you’re preparing your loved one a delicious meal, why not visit the market where you can buy a choice of great local produce; from steaks to cheeses, speciality fish and seafood to Gin and other spirits and delicious desserts.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member responsible for the markets, Cllr David Jenkins said: “It’s great to see more people are celebrating St Dwynwen’s Day. There are some great products available to buy in the market, and by doing so you’ll be supporting a local, independent business.”
Carmarthen Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday.

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Theatre performance

Theatre company SA15 will be singing songs from their upcoming production Children of Eden at Carmarthen indoor market on Saturday (January 16).
The cast (aged between 4-11) will be performing in the area in front of the Clock Tower between 10am-12.30pm. 
Children of Eden takes place at the Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli from February 4-6.
Tickets are £12 and are available from Carmarthenshire Theatres box office and website.

 SA15 performance