Local food & drink producers

Bowhouse Food Weekend – farm based food event this Saturday and Sunday

This looks a lovely event – a food festival and makers’ market in a revamped covered market barn in St Monans this weekend. Organisers  Bowhouse are food wholesalers who describe themselves as ‘a place where food makers work to make their products from the wonderful raw ingredients of the East Neuk and its coast.’ They hold regular food makers’ markets on their farm where customers can meet producers and taste

Sizzling prize to be won: Woodland Trotters

Fancy winning a packet of outdoor, free-range pork sausages and streaky bacon? Of course you do! This week’s Christmas competition prize comes from Woodland Trotters in Saline, a small local business selling pork products from free-range, hand reared Gloucester Old Spot and Saddleback pigs. All products are labeled and vacuum packed and frozen on date of collection from butcher to ensure freshness. Russell of Woodland Trotters says, ‘Having started with a

Father Christmas is a Fifer: introducing the Avocado Sweet local Christmas shopping guide!

Now here’s a challenge. Is it possible to buy all your Christmas presents locally? Many people might try to buy local the rest of the year but probably assume it can’t be done at Christmas. In Fife, like many parts of the country, there are interesting shops, food and drink producers, artists, designers and makers that can help you with your Christmas list. Over the next couple of weeks Avocado

The low down on Beaujolais

Beaujolais by Paul Rudge, Reubens Wine Store, Dunfermline, Fife Geographically, Beaujolais is part of Burgundy, but from the wine point of view there seems little logic in the association between the Côte d`Or and the pretty, hilly, granite band of Beaujolais vineyards that run along the west bank of the Saone towards Lyon. With annual production sitting at 133 million bottles you’d think the region would be dominated by factory

Pittenweem Chocolate Company

Chocolate company based in Pittenweem, Fife, They say: ‘Our independent, artisan and family-run chocolatier sources fine speciality chocolates from Scotland, Belgium and around the world, including single origin chocolates from hand-selected plantations. Owner, Sophie Latinis, is passionate about showcasing fair trade, responsibly grown and unusual, exquisite flavours. Sophie also recently launched her own bespoke chocolate range – hand-made in Pittenweem – including her exclusive series of single malt liqueur chocolates,

The Wee Tea Company, Dunfermline, Fife

The Wee Tea Company is based in Dunfermline and is developing the first tea plantation in Scotland. They say: ‘We love all things tea, especially our home grown tea cultivated and manufactured right here in Scotland! We take great pride in delivering exceptonal quality loose leaf tea direct to your door.You can find The Wee Tea Company served and sold in the best cafes, delis, farmshops and restaurants in the

Adelphi Whisky, Charlestown, Fife

Adelphi Whisky is bottled in Charlestown, Fife. Sourcing the best single casks from distilleries around Scotland the whisky is then bottled at the head office near Dunfermline. In July 2014, Adelphi started distilling its own whisky at a brand new distillery at Ardnamurchan, one of the most westerly points on the British mainland. Check their website for details of distillery tours. Adelphi Selection Merryhill Farm Steading Charlestown, Dunfermline Fife, KY11

Your Piece Baking, Monimail, Fife

Your Piece makes oatcakes, shortbread, porridge bars and muesli. They say: ‘we have created a range of delicious, individually hand made Oatcakes, Shortbread and Highlanders. We never use artificial preservatives, colours, or flavours. Unique biscuits lovingly crafted from the finest ingredients and hand baked in Fife, Scotland.’ Your Piece Baking Company Monimail House Monimail Fife KY15 7RJ Scotland 01738 622851 contact@yourpiecebakingcompany.com Skype: yourpiecebakingcompany  

Puddledub Pork, Fife

Camilla & Tom Mitchell of Puddledub Pork say: ‘All of our Pork is hung for up to 10 days which allows the flavour to develop fully and help us produce truly marvellous pork to be enjoyed. Our pigs are bred for succulence and flavoursome pork. We use a cross breed of the traditional large white and landrace pig which we have bred with a Duroc. The duroc is compared to

Nelson’s of Culross Icecream

Nelson’s of Culross make and sell their own icecream. They say: ‘A trip to Italy in 1999 inspired us to produce good quality deliciously creamy ice cream, and after several years of experimenting on friends and family, sourcing equipment from far and wide, we finally got up and running in June 2007. Ryan is the ‘ice cream chef’ who laboriously developed the recipe to perfection, and as well as working