It all began in 1888 when Frederick Green, my great-great grandfather moved from London to Roath in Cardiff.
We are forever thankful to our founder and entrepreneur, Frederick Green born in 1838 was a His family were millers and corn merchants for hundreds of years, in Hampshire close to Mottisfont Abbey on the famous chalk based River Test, home of fly fishing.
We have discovered through family archives, that when Frederick was a young man he moved to Mayfair, London and became involved in the dairy business in Hammersmith, home to Welsh dairy farmers who supplied the city with fresh milk from pedigree cows grazing on the banks of the River Thames.
In 1888, Frederick saw the business opportunities to open a dairy in Cardiff which was thriving and expanding due to the boom in coal and shipping. So at the age of 50 he moved from London and founded the Roath Park Dairy Company in 1888, in Albany Road which ran for 70 years. It ran for three generations and passed to my grandfather, Norman Jenks who retired in 1958. The business then closed.
In 2015 we relaunched the family business, with a new twist using the names of our ancestors, founder Frederick Green and my grandfather Norman Jenks, Green & Jenks was born.
Having been run by three men we are now run by three females, Shirley, Norman's daughter, Gilly his granddaughter and Harriet his great great granddaughter.
Taking our inspiration from our family has been a very special thing for us. We are immensely proud of their commitment to business, growing to become a main stay of the Roath Community, serving them through two World Wars including rationing.
We remain an independent family business. Every decision is made by us, every product carefully curated in line with our love for delicious food and drinks.
We are very pleased to be part of the community and thank you all for your ongoing support.