In association with A Taste of Angus, Angus Farmers’ Market in Forfar this Saturday morning, July 13, will feature the tastebud-tingling delights of the Summer Berry Festival.
“This festival will celebrate the excellence of our local strawberries and raspberries, which are highly sought after across the UK,” said Carol Robbie, manager of Angus Farmers’ Market. “The berries grown in Angus are amongst the best in the world and the Summer Berry Festival will be packed full of ideas to make the most of these summer treats.”
Carol revealed that, at Saturday’s Angus Farmers’ Market - which is at the Strathmore Hall, Forfar Mart, from 9am until 1pm - there will be stalls selling freshly-picked local strawberries and raspberries. “In addition,” continued Carol, “Hayley Wilkes, Angus Farmers’ Market’s resident chef, will demonstrate how to cook balsamic strawberry and venison kebabs – two local delicacies in one mouthwateringly simple dish!
“Hayley will also be using berries in the Wee Cookies cooking demo at 11am, which is always extremely popular with budding young chefs.”
The Summer Berry Festival will also feature the Berry Bake Off Competition (only stipulation: berries must feature in the recipe), which can be entered online at www.angusfarmersmarket.co.uk and jam making demonstrations. In addition, there will be opportunities to sample delicious cocktails using Bouvrage® drinks, which are made with natural berry juices.
“The opportunity to buy fresh, seasonal produce from local producers is one of the many reasons for the ever-increasing popularity of the Angus Farmers’ Markets,” continued Carol. “At this Saturday’s market in Forfar, as well as fresh, local berries and homemade jams made with soft fruits from the Angus fields, there will be over 30 stalls selling produce grown, made, harvested or reared in the area, including vegetables, freshly-baked breads and cakes, meat, game and locally-caught seafood, as well as a selection of handcrafted gifts and treats.
“Come along – it’s going to be a berry good day!”
To find out more about Angus Farmers’ Markets, visit www.angusfarmersmarket.co.uk. To find out more about the Taste of Angus campaign, visit www.atasteofangus.com, www.facebook.com/atasteofangus or follow on Twitter.