A NEW farm will aim to provide locals with a healthy alternative to supermarket shopping when it opens next month.

Pila-Pala Farm near Llanfyllin will begin offering produce from June.

The farm will offer a range of chemical free vegetables, fruits, flowers and salads and are offering veg box subscriptions to the Llanfyllin community and surrounding areas.

Pila-Pala Farm is set at The Smithy in 4.5 acres of sloping pastures.

​The main growers are Tom Edwards, and his nephew Charlie Felton.

The farm website read: "We have combined our varied skill sets in ecology and construction to form a productive small farm.

"Our aim is to gradually develop the land into a regenerative market garden, that follows sustainable and organic principles, and to supply the local area with the freshest produce.

"Using no dig principles, our strategy is to capitalise on the natural benefits of the south facing site, improve the soil, and ensure we create an ethical business that benefits the local ecology, as well as the local community."

"We will soon be adding a small honesty farm stand at Pili-Pala Farm in the small hamlet of Cwm Nant y Meichiaid, just two miles south of Llanfyllin.

"The produce will be updated daily, and include flowers, veg, salads, herbs and fruits. You can leave a cash payment, or pay online when you get home."

The honesty farm stand opens on July 22.

The farm aims to provide support to those aiming to reduce reliance on supermarkets.

A statement on their website added: "Our aim is to supplement your shop bought produce with our seasonal produce, so you can ensure a year round supply of local veg, at the time it is grown and harvested.

"We won't replace the supermarkets, but can dramatically change the way you buy fruits and veg, and hopefully improve the ethics involved in food production, as well as the quality of your food."