December 24th, 2009
In the run up to the festive season we have been looking at all that is great about Scottish produce and spreading the news that the food you will be enjoying over Christmas can be sourced from a farmer near you.
We will be delving into the lives of 12 farmers over the next few weeks, each representing a Scottish taste sensation, to discover what it takes to create the quality fare we will be lucky enough to enjoy over the next few weeks. What does it take to produce our wee dram of whisky? How many ways are there to cook Brussels sprouts? Which of our Christmas products was the first to be taken into space?!
At the end of our twelve tasty days of Christmas, we will be filling a hamper with our local goodies and donating them to a charitable cause. Look out in the press for our journey around Scotland, and check out the What’s on your plate? website for recipe updates and all the latest information on the campaign.
Please support Scottish farmers by choosing to put Scottish produce into your trolley this Christmas. Back Scotland, Buy Scottish!
Check out our news and events section to see what our farmers are up to this Christmas.
December 16th, 2009
A massive ‘thank you’ to all the farmers who have taken part in our What’s on your plate? 12 tastes of Christmas campaign. Over the past couple of weeks we have been dipping into the lives of busy farmers all around the country and finding out about the produce they are producing. I hope that many of you will have learned a little something, have tried a recipe or two and most of all have made an effort to put Scottish produce into your trolly. We are pleased to donate our seasonal hamper, filled with local goodies, to the Good Food in Tackling Homelessness charity.
The good news is we’ve only scratched the surface with regard to the amuont of quality produce that is available! Some other options include; Beetroot, Cabbage, Carrots, Chicory, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Squash, Apples, Pears, Partridge, Duck, Pheasant, Hare, Guinea Fowl, Rabbit…………… Have a look at our Seasonal Calender to see a full list of what options are available to you both now, and as we move into the New Year.
Many thanks to all those who have shown an interest in the campaign, we hope to see you back next year for more What’s on your plate? activity.