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One family, six generations

Green & Jenks is an independent Farm Shop and Deli specialising in Welsh food and drinks, specialist Italian foods and other artisan foods that we love.

We are easy to find in the popular leafy Victorian suburb of Roath and next to the 100 acre Roath Park and lake. 

The family business was originally founded in 1888 by Frederick Green the son of a miller on the River Test in Hampshire.

Frederick moved to London and became involved with Welsh dairy producers in Hammersmith. At the age of 50 in 1888, he moved to Cardiff which was rapidly expanding and the centre of the coal revolution and set up his own dairy and grocers in Albany Road.

The business was passed to his daughter Lillian and her husband Herbert Jenks and then to their son Norman Jenks who retired in 1958.

Norman's granddaughter Gilly Jenks relaunched the business in 2015 and returned to Roath in 2019.

She says " It's so good to be back in Roath, where it all started in 1888. I am so proud of my ancestors who were an important part of the community and became known for their quality, milk, cheese, and cream and busy grocery, which is the basis of our store Green & Jenks, named after her ancestors."

In 2023 we will be celebrating the companies 135th Anniversary.

Keep up to date for details and events.

easter eggs, Love Cocoa

Easter featured supplier collaboration with Love Cocoa

We are hopping around with excitement to be working closely Love Cocoa this Easter.

Green & Jenks has been chosen to be their first ever stockist of the month!  This is a great new national campaign where we feature as on their socials etc for April. 

About Love Cocoa

Love Cocoa was founded by James Cadbury, the great-great-great grandson of John Cadbury who founded Cadbury's Chocolate in 1824.

James wants to make great chocolate that is loved by you and the plant.  So every packet is plastic free, eco packaging, has no palm oil and is from slave free estates.  We love his sentiment and we share that we are also a family business founded by Gilly's great, great grandfather Frederick Green in 1888. 

The range includes beautiful Marbled Easter Eggs in Strawberries and Cream Milk chocolate and White Chocolate, Salted Caramel and two vegan options Salted Dark Chocolate Vegan Egg, and Oat Milk Salted Pretzel flavours  plus Gin and Tonic Truffles and Salted Caramel Truffles. 

Easter Treats 

We also have a fantastic range of and other Easter confectionary this year and plus Easter bunny and chick chocolate lollies and biscuits and gift boxed Simnel cake. 

 Hop along to Green & Jenks to chick out the full range !

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Going green at Green & Jenks

Going green at Green & Jenks

Spring is a great time to have a make over and that's just what we have been doing at our store in the bustling leafy area of Wellfield Road, Roath. 

Our welcoming new layout with a backdrop of our favourite fresh green walls and our new eco chiller sends out messages of new life and care for the environment. That's what we are focusing on in 2023. 

In the last year we have worked on reducing our energy consumption by reducing the amount of chillers and freezers we have and to replace with eco ones. So our new sliding door chiller will massively reduce our electricity consumption and it's so much quieter too, so we can enjoy our favourite playlists and create a homely atmosphere for our customers. Toe tapping and singing is allowed.

Watch out for more environmental initiatives as we continue to become a sustainable grocers and one of Wales's leading independent food store. 

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Farm to Fork - our handpicked suppliers and producers

Farm to Fork - our handpicked suppliers and producers

Farming is in our blood so we are now working with farmers to sell directly to our Farm Shop and Deli, so you get the best food on your doorstep.
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