Celebrating Oscar’s Kitchen
Oscar’s Kitchen produces a superb range and variety of homemade, artisan chutneys, pickles, preserves, relishes, jams and marmalades. A delicious, mouth-watering range of sweet and savoury tastes that has to be seen to be believed!
Featured Producer of the Week — March 26 Assembly
This week, we are celebrating Oscar’s Kitchen’s contribution to Llanelli Food Assembly. Accordingly, I’ve chosen a dozen of Oscar’s Kitchen’s preserves for our Selection of the Week, including:
- Bread & Butter Pickles
- Caramalised Red-Onion Chutney
- Hot Pineapple Relish
- Pear & Walnut Chutney
- Jalapeno Jam
- Scotch Bonnet Jame
- Pink Grapefruit & Dark Rum Marmalade
- Whisky Marmalade!
I’m certain something there has got your mouth watering. So head on over and browse the Weekly Selection and rest of the Click-&-Collect Market. And I’ll look forward to seeing you on Monday 19 March at the Selwyn Samuel Centre, 5pm to 6:15pm.
Hwyl — John, Llanelli Food Assembly Host
About Oscar’s Kitchen
Oscar’s Kitchen has been supplying Llanelli Food Assembly since we opened in October 2017. It is run by preserves maker, Ruth Davies, from her kitchen, in Hendy, Carmarthenshire. Around 6 miles from Llanelli Food Assembly (we pride ourselves on saying “Yes! to Local!”).
Oscar’s Kitchen provides a fabulous, mouth-watering range of preserves, jams, marmalades, chutneys, pickles. Each preserve is handmade in small batches and delivered in individual, artisan-labelled jars. There are also three beautifully packages gift-sets available.
PRESERVES — 17 available variations
- Jams—Jalapeno; Kiwi; Plum; Forced Rhubarb; Scotch Bonnet (Chilli)!
- Sweet Preserves—Caramalised Clementimes in Brandy Syrup!
- Blood Orange
- Orange & Ginger
- Lemon & Lime
- Mixed Fruit
- St Clements
- Clementine & Cointreau
- Lime & Gin
- Pink Grapefruit & Dark Rum
- Pink Grapefruit & Vanilla Bean
PICKLES — 22 available variations
- Pickles and Relishes—Hot Pineapple Relish; Picallilli; Hot Picallilli; “Bread & Butter Pickles”
- Savoury Preserves—Garlic Roasted Pickled Beetroot; Spicy Pickled Onions; Sweet Pickled Onions
- Apple & Ginger
- Caramelised Red Onion
- Courgette & Pepper
- Fig & Balsamic
- Hot Aubergine
- Old Dowerhouse
- Pear & Walnut
- Roast Beetroot
- Roast Garlic
- Shallot & Balsamic
- Spiced Plum
- Summer Vegetable
- Tomato & Chilli
- Welsh Ale!
GIFT SETS — 3 variations
- Chilli Jam
- Jam & Marmalade
This exotic and mouth-watering range of produce is a credit to Ruth’s enjoyment of a fabulous range of tastes. And a determination to (literally) preserve them—so that we can simply click-&-collect them! Thank you, Ruth and Oscar’s Kitchen!
Llanelli Food Assembly
Fresh — Local — Welsh!
Shop Fairer! Eat Better! Feel Better!
What is Llanelli Food Assembly?
Llanelli Food Assembly is a Welsh Food Producers Market.
- Members order from a large range of locally produced food.
- Food is delivered fresh from Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Swansea farmers and food producers.
We are especially proud to supply organic vegetables, from Banc Organics. And award-winning meats, from Rhosyn. We also offer: a huge range of bread, cake and savouries, from Middleware Catering. Plus:
- Free-range eggs, from Fforest Isaf;
- Raw, unpasteurised and pasteurised milk, from Cwm Farm;
- Sweet and savoury preserves, from Oscar’s Kitchen;
- Probiotic foods and drinks, from Sauer Power and NaturAlly Fed;
- Healthy confectionery and snacks from Mo’s Kitchen;
- Sctivated organic nuts and seeds, from Om Creations;
- Welsh beer, cider and spirits from Alfie’s Beer Bus
- and more — See the whole produce range.
How do Food Assemblies work?
The Food Assembly Online Market works on a Click-&-Collect basis. Ordering takes place through our Online Click-&-Collect Market. This is an easy-to-use online shop. There is also a smartphone app.
Our shop lists available produce, which Members can order. Producers receive the orders via the Internet. Then, once-a-week they deliver the orders. Their produce is delivered to a local venue in the heart of Llanelli. Members arrive to collect their produce and chat to producers. Find out more
What’s special about Food Assembly?
We connect local food producers with local people at a local venue. Members browse a range of locally-produced Welsh food. They learn about the people producing their food. Most of our producers are family farms or businesses.
At the Assembly, members meet the food producers. Producers are paid after the orders are collected. As all producers and the Assembly host are local, 90% of what you spend remains in the local economy. (This compares to supermarkets, where 25-30% typically remains local).
Can anyone join in?
Browsing and ordering requires a Food Assembly account. This is a simple signing-up process. It’s free and without obligation to order anything. A smartphone app allows you to do everything from your mobile!
Participation as a food producer requires a process of registration and vetting by Food Assembly. We ensure producers adhere to standards. And that they are local the Assembly. (Maximum distance 150 miles. Our average is about 12 miles!).
How did it start?
Food Assembly is a Europe-wide initiative. It started in France and now exists in many European countries. We believe Food Assembly provides an important alternative to mainstream food shopping. It it helping local food producers succeed. It is providing a more sustainable form of food shopping. We believe it provides a way to: Shop Fairer and to Eat Better. And, when you do those two things, to Feel Better!