Scottish Government has launched their Eat in Season campaign today, encouraging all Scots to try to eat seasonally to enjoy the best of the produce that is on our doorstop. Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, launched the campaign in Edinburgh with a cooking demonstration featuring two top chefs. Of course the benefits of eating food in season are many – it is often cheaper as its more abundant, it has better flavour, it supports your local farmers and growers, and as it won’t have had a long haul to get here, its better for the environment too!
A series of roadshows are planned across Scotland to spread the message, the next being in St Enoch Centre in Glasgow on Wednesday 17 February. Information on the benefits of buying and eating seasonal produce will be available at the shows, along with a series of recipes showing you how to cook dishes with seasonal produce.
A number of local producers have provided food to give away at the road show including Connage Highland Dairy, Baxters, Macsween, Inverawe Smokehouse, Highland Spring, A Taste of Arran, Stoats, Mrs Bridges, SuperJam, Heather Hills Farm, Walkers and Tunnock’s.
If you can’t make it along to the roadshow but would like to make an effort to eat seasonally, a good way to get started is by downloading our own Seasonal Calendar.