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NFUS Encourages Shoppers to Head to Local Farmers’ Markets This Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is known to be one of the busiest food shopping times of the year.  Fortunately, a number of Scottish Farmers’ Markets are open for business this Saturday morning, allowing shopper’s to sample some of the best Scottish produce available. 

By buying food from markets such as these, consumers are doing their bit to support their local farmers and producers, many of whom have been struggling to work in terrible conditions over the past few days with the sudden cold snap. The up side is that their dedication to producing the finest quality of produce is there, rain, hail or more recently, snow!

Farmers’ Markets take place at various times throughout the month; here is just a sample of some that are due to take place this weekend:

Saturday 3 April

Location                                             Time

Aberdeen - Belmont Street                   9am-5pm

Ayr - Kyle Centre Car Park                    9am-1pm

Bishopbriggs - Crowhill Rd                  10am-2pm

Campbeltown –Burnside Square          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

Sunday 4 April

Loch Lomond Shores                          10am-3pm

This Easter weekend, some of the markets have special activities planned for children, such as face and Ostrich egg painting.  And for the adults there are cooking demonstrations – so there is something for all the family to enjoy.    

There are of course a number of ways that consumers can support their local producers, whether that be shopping at farmers’ markets, visiting their local farm shop or looking out for Scotch labelled produce in Supermarkets.  In return, consumers can be assured of the exact origin of their food, and of the high standards of animal welfare that will have been maintained throughout the process from farm gate to plate. Shoppers are also helping to support the local communities that those farmers are a part of, and the countryside for which Scotland is world famous. 

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Contact Wendy Irwin on 0131 472 4020

 

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News Article No.: 59/10


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