Oct 122015

Cast your net wider this October. Visit Haddington Famers Market on Saturday 31 October. 9am-1pm, Court Street, Haddington

East Lothian is a real foodie’s paradise with quality, character and imagination defining its culinary scene and you need no further inspiration than visiting Haddington Farmers’ Market to pick up fresh local produce direct from the producer. Whether you’re looking to indulge your sweet tooth or want to pick up the best meat, seasonal fruit and vegetables or dairy produce from the area, there is something for you.

HFM_Belhaven_smokeryDSC_0396 HFM_freshtroutfilletHaddington Farmers’ Markets always promotes the benefits of buying local, in season, fresh produce from a wide range of Scottish producers.  It is a wonderful opportunity for shoppers to come and explore our market and discover the vast range of delicious, high quality, affordable, award winning food and drink. It is a well known fact that eating fruits and vegetables in season is good for you and contains the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of the year. 

There’s always a fantastic selection of everything from bread, butter and jams to rapeseed oil, flour and locally produced, beers, apple juice and liquors. In the Year of Food & Drink 2015, find out why East Lothian and Scotland is renowned for its unique produce from Ballencreiff Black Pudding to Belhaven Smokehouse’s delicious range of smoked fish and cheese products. We are also very lucky to have fresh Hebridean shellfish with their range of delicious produce and this month lots of amazing fish and shellfish are in season, making it the perfect time to try something different. Scotland’s food and drink comes from unspoilt habitats and varied weather, which are perfect for producing a wide variety of high quality fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat and much more.

Known as the ‘friendly farmers’ market’ visiting Haddington Farmers’ Market gives you the perfect opportunity to chat to the stallholders who will be only too happy to share their expert knowledge and give you some tips on how best to cook and serve their produce. The markets are also a great chance to find out a bit more about where the produce came from.

This October, Year of Food and Drink focuses on Sustainable Shores, celebrating the fantastic natural larder found in Scotland’s seas, lochs and rivers. From the UK’s largest white fish port in Peterhead, to hand-dived scallops in Mull, Scotland’s seafood is known as some of the finest and freshest in the world.

East Lothian is cementing its place on the world culinary map with a powerful combination of world class products and businesses. Local farmers and producers will be offering everything from meats, eggs, cheese and vegetables to pies, pastries, cakes and handmade soaps and crafts. This, alongside our natural environment, is what has led Scotland to be labelled a Land of Food and Drink and Haddington Farmers’ Market plays an important role in that. Our aim is to promote and improve our relationship with food from within these shores.

Come and experience the true taste of Haddington Farmers’ Market and enjoy an excellent selection of great food and drink.