Welcome To Dyfed Smallholders Association
Founded in 1986 we are one of the oldest smallholder groups in the UK, our membership covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and even further afield. People often assume that to join a Smallholders’ Society you have to be a knowledgeable, fully-functioning smallholder keeping a variety of different animals and be in possession of all the latest machinery and clothing to match. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Dyfed Smallholders Association is for anyone who is interested in the countryside; whether you’ve got 200 acres or a window box for salad there is lots that might interest you, see our ‘A-Z Gallery’ page.
Some of the benefits of membership are:
♦ A chance to meet people who are interested in the same things as you are
♦ Our monthly newsletter
♦ Regular meetings featuring guest speakers
♦ Hosted events such as our summer farm visits
♦ Access to our help-lines
♦ Classified Ads
On the second Wednesday of each month at 8pm we meet at Carmarthen Veterinary Centre. Usually there is a speaker on a subject that is generally related to smallholding, livestock, or crafts. These are a fantastic opportunity to meet other like-minded people for tips, information and for a chat. Admission to the meetings is £1 per person for members or £2 for non-members. You are welcome to come along to see us or sign-up on the door. Details of forthcoming meetings can be found on the ‘Whats On‘ page.
Every year, we run a busy schedule of social events. These include specially arranged visits to sites and farm walks across our area. Other popular events are our Summer BBQ’s, Christmas gathering and New Year lunch.
If this sounds like it’s for you, you can join the Association easily by downloading and returning our membership form. You can find this on the ‘Join or Contact Us‘ page.
September 2021 sees a return to some sort of normality with an indoor meeting planned for Wednesday 8 September at a venue yet to be agreed and an outdoor event at Brynceirch, Blaenycoed on Sunday 26 September highlighting all types of smallholding equipment from tractors to cream separators – to include a free BBQ and an opportunity to juice all your surplus apples. More details in the September Newsletter and on our facebook page.