Issued: 4 September 2012
Try A Taste Of Angus At Forfar’s Farmers’ Market
The first A Taste of Angus Festival is now in full swing, with events happening throughout the county, including local restaurants and cafés adding a strong local flavour to their menus. On Saturday, September 8, the closing day of the festival, there is a chance to experience a taste of Angus at Angus Farmers’ Market at Forfar Mart, where there will be a host of activities highlighting the top quality food and drink produced in the local area.
Organisers are expecting one of their biggest Angus Farmers Markets so far, with over 30 stall holders booked. “There will be a fabulous selection of local produce on sale, showcasing just what a first class choice of food and drink there is in Angus thanks to our fantastic farmers and producers,” said Carol Robbie, manager, Angus Farmers’ Markets.
Stallholders who will be at the Angus Farmers’ Market on September 8 include several new stallholders, such as Saddlers, with their famous Forfar Bridies, Brechin berry-drink producers Bouvrage and Feed Me Full from Glamis, who specialise in baked savoury treats and cakes. “There will certainly be no shortage of choice when it comes to what to eat over the weekend,” said Carol.
As well as chances to taste local delicacies, pick up cookery tips and be inspired by new recipe ideas, there will also be a packed programme of cookery demonstrations at the farmers market. Top local chef Mathew de Franco will be cooking up a storm with fillet steak served with Bonnie Prince Charlie sauce, while George Marshall of Auchterhouse’s Pear Tree Restaurant will also be showing how to make the very most of delicious fresh Angus produce.
At 12 noon, Hayley Wilkes, Angus Farmers Markets’ resident chef, and George Marshall will go head to head in their unique version of ‘Can’t Cook Won’t Cook’, ably-assisted by Radio Tay FM’s Gary Robinson and ‘Mo’ Maureen Young of the Waggy and Mo show. In addition, Brechin chocolatier, Charlotte Eatough, will be demonstrating how to make and decorate Cake Pops and students from Angus College will be hosting a cookery demonstration.
Young would-be bakers are in for a treat, with a breadmaking class with Hayley Wilkes at 10am, as well as cake decorating. Other children’s activities include a cow milking demonstration, a colouring competition and a tractor display.
On Saturday morning, Angus councillors Mairi Evans and Sheila Hands will be visiting the stalls at the market and discovering the delights of produce made, grown, harvested and caught in Angus. “Farmers markets are a wonderful way to find first class ingredients and the best of local food and drink,” said councillor Evans, the council’s economic development spokesperson.
“By highlighting the excellence of the local produce available at both of the farmers markets in Angus, and at a wide range of other outlets, A Taste of Angus is encouraging people from near and far to shop and eat locally.”
To find out more about the Taste of Angus Festival, visit www.atasteofangus.com, ‘like’ the Taste of Angus Facebook page or follow on Twitter.
A Taste of Angus is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Programme 2007-2013 as part of the Rural Tourism Business Support project - a partnership of organisations operating within the East of Scotland seeking to improve the region’s tourism product through a focus on key sectors.
Partners have identified four key niche markets for stimulating local and regional tourism and which will benefit from collaborative business support and investment. The four key niche tourism markets are: Food & Drink, Golf, Outdoor and Ancestral