Every Sunday crowds gather on the banks of Cardiff’s River Taff to chat with local producers selling Welsh cheeses, locally grown chillis, game sausages and freshly made sourdough loaves. Tea, coffee and hot burgers offer a great brunch.
From 10am-2pm, the market on Fitzhamon Embankment is pulsing with locals stocking up on ‘essentials’.
The bustle around Chris Fowler’s chilli stand reveals wave after wave of knowledgeable fans of his crop. Chris grows around 300 varieties of chilli from the including Chocolate cherries, Ethiopian browns and the Guyana P1999506 and the vividly, orange-coloured Naranja.
Chris grows his chili in polytunnels at Cefn Mably Farm just north of Cardiff. Chris grows the world’s hottest chilli, the Carolina Reaper with a mouth blistering 2.2m Scovilles!
The super hot pepper is noted for having a well defined ‘scorpion’s tail’, from being a cross between a Pakistani Naga and a Red Habanero.
Definitely worth a visit should you find yourself in the city on a Sunday!