New faces and new products at market

The Angus Farmers’ Market will return to its new indoor venue at the Mart in John Street, Forfar this Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, with some new faces and new products.

Lisa from Kitchen Garden Delights runs a family business specialising in home grown and homemade produce.

Market organisers are excited Lisa will bring her handmade pizzas freshly made on the day, with various toppings including fresh garden produce, the pizzas are ready to eat or can be re-heated at home.

Kitchen Garden Delights will also bring homemade bread, rolls and delicious muffins, buns and tarts.

Ron from Cairn O’Mohr winery will be making a welcome return to the Forfar market.

Cairn O’Mohr wines are made from fresh locally sourced ingredients from the Carse of Gowrie area and include elderflower and elderberry, tasters are available at the stall.

This month the cooking demonstration will be held in the main hall beside market stallholders in this exciting new venue.

Chef Hayley Wilkes has worked in many top restaurants but now has her own business offering professional chef services.

Hayley has a bubbly nature and will give customers ideas and tips on how to cook simple but delicious meals for family and friends.

Future plans include cooking workshops for children and also tips for making the family budget stretch that little bit further.

This Saturday the menu will be a starter of smoked fish and new potato salad followed by medallion fillets of venison with a broad bean crush, the soft fruit season is in full swing so a desert using tasty Angus berries is a must.

The cooking will start around 10 am with seating for interested customers and also a drawing table to keep the children occupied.

Market organisers are keen to give customers a good choice of products including from Myreside organics runner bean plants for the green fingered and also broad beans, green garlic and wonderful salad bags ready to eat.

For the freshest local eggs look no further than the Quilkoe Farm stall, rich golden yolks perfect for breakfast, baking or just hard boiled for the picnic basket.

Last month the market launched their new loyalty cards, customers collect six stamps by attending the market either in Forfar, Montrose or indeed both then they will be entered into a draw at the December Forfar market.

The prize is for £150 worth of market vouchers just in time to fill your freezer or buy your turkey for Christmas.

The market also has a good choice of local craft stalls all individual and perfect for gifts or just to treat yourself to something a little different.

Lynne from Charmed choices has bracelet making for all and Tom and Jean from Handcrafted Herbals can let have you a go at bath bomb making.

Rachel Bower a local basket weaver will also be giving a demonstration to show how she creates her wonderful basket products.

All in all, the farmers’ market brings quality products and entertainment to the local community giving a stress free start to the weekend with plenty parking, toilets and a cafe all on site from 9 am to 1 pm.