November Market Weekend
With the nights getting colder, the November Market Weekend will celebrate the increasing popularity of game meat, taking place at Bowhouse on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November.
With over 30 of Scotland’s finest food and drink producers exhibiting, there will be breads, cheese, artisan drink, meat, baking and fresh fruit and vegetable from across Fife and the wider area. This month’s exhibitors will include, East Coast Cured and Good Life Farming charcuterie, chocolate from The Cocoa Tree and Chocolates of Glenshiel, freshly roasted coffee from Unorthodox Roasters, locally grown fruit and vegetables from East Neuk Market Garden, The Wright Root and East Neuk Produce and meat from Fife Dexters and Woodmill Game, shoppers will be spoilt for choice.
As well as shopping, there will be a selection of street food and drink available, with sourdough pizza from The Mill House, Moskito Spanish Bites, Middle East Street Feast, and Flahute Coffee to name only a few. These treats can be enjoyed by taking a seat at long communal tables, with a live soundtrack from Luke Ivins, which will entertain the whole family.
This maket will also feature a sausage making demonstration from Woodmill Game, possibly giving people the chance to have a go at linking them themselves as well. Afterwords Fife Food Ambassador, Christopher Trotter, will be cooking the sausages and talking about different ways we can use game meat at home.
Keeping The Plot will also be holding a drop in workshop where you can make your very own Autumnal wreath. £15 will give you all the materials you need and Sarah will be on hand to guide you through the steps to create your own wreath to take home.
East Neuk Market Garden, will also be offering Children’s garlic planting, perfect at this time of year when conditions are right for planting this tasty bulb.
Each of the markets has a partner charity, with representatives fundraising for The Polar Academy, which identifies ‘invisible’ young adults from Scotland who do not have self-confidence. They are coached through with ten-months of intensive training before taking part in a ten-day excursion through Greenland. This project not only builds confidence during the training and trek, when the children return, they give a presentation to more than 20,000 children in their region, proof that determination does lead to success.
This Market Weekend will also see the return of the popular craft area, with stalls carefully curated by TeaGreen Events. Ideal for Christmas shoppers, the craft area will feature talented Scottish makers, including Studio Emma who creates stunning concrete vases and plant pots, and Scarlet Knitwear, cosy knitwear handmade by Laura Ukstina in Fife.