April 26th, 2010
A very quick recipe blog for you today. If you happen to have half an hour to spare, and 12 eggs lying around, give this custard tart recipe a try! There are only five ingredients (ok, so the pastry is ready made, but you can make your own if you’re feeling adventurous!) and its really easy. Look out for the SCO label on your eggs – if its there, you can guarantee that your eggs will have been laid in Scotland.
April 16th, 2010
Hearty congratulations to the stallholders, visitors and organisers of Haddington Farmer’s market, in helping the market along to its 10th birthday! The market began a decade ago on a sunny April morning, and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Not only has the reputation of the market grown, its popularity has too – with many locals (and not so locals) enjoying the fine produce of East Lothian’s farmers and producers.
Produce available at the market includes the best of cheeses, honey, ice cream, tomatoes and vegetables, combined with farmhouse baking, jams and preserves. You can also get your hands on cider, liqueurs, apple juice, raspberry and blaeberry bouvrage, cream, butter and handmade crafts from soaps to floral planters. As well as this fantastic local produce there are cooking demonstrations, free tastings and live music by the Haddington Pipe band.
The market is situated in a pedestrian area on Court Street, Haddington, with good parking close by. It operates from 9am – 1pm on the last Saturday of every month. Pop down next Saturday morning, 24th April, to join in the celebrations!
April 2nd, 2010
Over the Easter weekend there are a number of Farmers’ markets taking place across Scotland. Many have special Easter activities for children lined up, as well as the usual top quality produce. Details are below.
Saturday 3 April
Aberdeen – Belmont Street 9am-5pm
Ayr – Kyle Centre Car Park 9am-1pm
Bishopbriggs – Crowhill Rd 10am-2pm
Campbeltown – Royal Hotel Yard 10am-1pm
Crossford – Overton Farm 10am-3pm
Edinburgh – Castle Terrace 9am-2pm
Glasgow – Queen’s Park 10am-2pm
Milngavie – Douglas Street 10am-2pm
Langholm – Eskdale Sports Centre 9am-1pm
Montrose – Town House Car Park 9.30am-1pm
Perth – King Edward Street 9am-2pm
St Andrews – Argyle St Car Park 9am-1pm
Stornoway – Point Street 9am-1.30pm
Sunday 4 April
Loch Lomond Shores 10am-3pm
Please visit www.scottishfarmersmarkets.co.uk for more information.