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Catch up

July 30th, 2010

Hi everyone

Just a quick end of the week catch up. 

Discovered a great website this week that promotes seasonal berries – www.seasonalberries.co.uk – now its great that berries are so healthy, but every now and then its nice to have a treat.  My two favourites from the site are the Baked blueberry cheesecake and the Chocolate and blackberry slice.  Surely with that many berries it can’t be all bad….

Coming up shortly is this year’s foodie festival, which will be in Edinburgh on Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 of August in Holyrood Park.  Over 150 seasonal producers are scheduled to attend and its a great day out.  For full details, and to buy your tickets in advance see http://www.foodiesfestival.com/edinburgh/

Calling all teachers – our seasonal calendars are now available for you to use in the classroom via the intranet system Glow.  They are located in the Sustainable Development section  and may be a useful tool as you teach the class about eating local, seasonal and fresh Scottish food.  As ever, if you would like a What’s on your plate? team member to come and speak to your class, please do get in touch.


Funding boost for Highlands event series

July 27th, 2010

Great news for the Highlands as Alex Salmond, speaking at Clashmore Village Hall in Dornoch last night, has announced that new funding has been made available for a series of events designed to mark the year-long celebration of Scotland’s food and drink.  The additional funding of £25,000 will be spread across a range of Highland’s events and will be directed towards activity that supports the showcasing of the finest Scottish cuisine and the use of local and seasonal produce. 

For the full story follow this link.



Farmers’ Markets this weekend

July 8th, 2010

Another week is quickly coming to a close.  A busy week for local food news – catch up with all the latest in the News and Events section.  To keep you going this weekend, here is a quick reminder of where you can stock up on fresh local produce:


Ardrishaig Chalmers Street  10am – 1pm
Balerno Main Street  10am – 1pm
Dingwall High Street  9am – 2.30pm
Dumfries  High Street  10am – 1pm
Dunfermline Bridge Street  9am – 1pm
Forfar  Myre Park  9am – 1pm
Glasgow  Dowanan Hill Primary 10am – 2pm
The Fort  10am – 4pm
Glenkens St John’s town of Dalry 10am – 1pm
Inverurie Market Place  9am – 1pm
Paisley County Square  9am – 1pm
Peebles Eastgate Car Park 9.30am – 2.30pm
Stirling Maxwell Place  9am – 2pm


Falkirk  High Street  11am – 4pm
Glasgow The Fort  10am – 4pm

If you know of any changes to the locations or times of markets, please do get in touch at wendy.fleming@nfus.org.uk


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