These are some Websites that I use and find useful.
- Ayrshire Farmers Market
Ayrshire Farmers' Market was the outright winner of the Scottish Tourism Thistle Award for Best Small Business Marketing Initiative' in 2003. It has formed the core of the supplier base of the acclaimed Ayrshire Food Network since 2004 and opened a ground breaking Cooperative shop at SAC Auchincruive in March 2006. The market is very committed to giving excellent customer service and has a strong track record in this regard. The quality of food attracts local ward winning chefs who can be spotted early in the morning sourcing produce for their lunch time menus.
Community groups join in with the market and include Fair Trade stalls, crafters including Jude's Jewels and, by invitation, musicians and the occasional choir ...... look out for the roving haggis!
- Bone With Attitude
Carol is a New Zealand freeform bone and antler carver who designs and creates all her carvings by hand, there are no mass produced or machined pieces in her collection.
All of the bone carvings have been carved and polished by hand, often inspiration dictates various ideas related to a design and for Carol that’s the fun side of being a carver. All her carvings are different and unique.
In late 2010 Carol discovered the joys of carving New Zealand deer antler. Carving antler has allowed her to explore many other ideas of shape and line, her inspirations are endless. Each carving has been created over several days, making each one individual and unique, with the sanding and polishing done only by hand which is a slow process.
Authentic hand made treasures created with skill , Carol aims to produce pieces that do not appear machine perfect.
- Ella Drinks - Bouvrage
Ella Drinks was established in 1998 in Alloa Scotland with the aim of making available the taste of fresh raspberries all year round.
There was a clear demand from consumers for the provision of natural freshly picked flavour in products suited to modern eating habits... products from Nature for today's consumer.
Managing Director and key sales contact is Anne Thomson. Anne and her husband and business partner John Gallagher carried out the product and process development and market trials, prior to bringing the product to market.
Bouvrage Raspberry Drink is the company's first product. Now Bouvrage Blaeberry Drink is the second!
- Fife Farmers Market
Fife Farmers' Market holds monthly markets in:-
St. Andrews on the first Saturday of every month
Dunfermline on the second Saturday of every month
Cupar on the third Saturday of every month
Kirkcaldy on the last Saturday of every month
At thes markets the discerning shopper can find all types of meat from beef to water buffalo and chicken to venison. There are also vegetables, delicious rasps and strawberries, cheese, jams, plants, flowers and crafts including handmade jewellery by Jude's Jewels. Our specialist organic growers are now known nationally for their wide variety of produce.
Fife Farmers' Market only allows stallholders to sell produce grown or produced by the seller and this allows complete traceability.
- La Fortuna Lodges
Opened in Easter 2010, these spacious well-appointed lodges enjoy a fabulous countryside location, with open views of Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument and the Ochil hills yet only a short drive away from Stirling’s city centre and all the main tourist attractions.
- Olives and Thingz
Olives and Thingz is a family run business located in Greenock
in the west coast of Scotland (28 miles outside Glasgow)
We have been in business since 2004 and our aim is to
provide the best collection of deli products in the west
coast of Scotland. We can be found hosting stalls at
various farmers markets around Scotland
(approx 18 farmers markets per month or more)
We supply delicatessens and restaurants throughout Scotland
and our products are the best quality that
you will find in the country without a doubt.
- Scottish Farmers Markets
Most Farmers' Markets are held monthly and at weekends and are run by farmers and producers themselves or by town centre management companies, local councils, community councils or private companies. All have their main focus on top quality foods and products, grown and produced locally.
Many markets widen their appeal by including garden plants and handcrafts, including handmade jewellery by Jude's Jewels, and by inviting producers from all parts of Scotland to attend their markets, giving the public real choice and a unique opportunity to see the varsity of food produced on a small scale in Scotland.
All Farmers' Markets and individual stall holders are expected to meet the same standards of health, safety and labeling as any other retail outlet.
The Scottish Association of Farmers' Markets.
Tel: 01887 820127
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- The Hairy Coo
Founded by experienced Scottish tour guides; the company thrives on a simple concept, that everyone (you too!), no matter their budget, should be able to discover the beautiful Scottish Highlands. That’s why we have pioneered the only FREE Scottish Highland Tour. During this day-long coach tour, you'll get to see this beautiful wilderness through the eyes of a passionate and knowledgeable, local tour guide.
- The Ochil Fudge Pantry
The Ochil Fudge Pantry is a young dynamic company producing quality handmade confectionery from the heart of Scotland.
Every bar and bag of Fudge and Scottish Tablet and every chocolate shard they produce, has been hand crafted from stirring, to pouring, to beating, to cutting and wrapping.
To ensure you receive a quality authentic product with integrity thry put a little bit of heart and soul into everything they produce.
They also try to use local producers for their ingredients where ever possible and even grow their own chillis and basil which they use in their flavoured chocolates.
After hours spent in the kitchen (quite literally over a hot stove!) you’ll then find them at Farmers Markets and local events bringing their products direct to you. If they aren’t making it or selling it, you are guaranteed they’ll be talking to you about it...
- Winston Churchill Venison
Winston Churchill Venison was established, in a very small building, in early 1990 . Winston taught himself butchery in order to sell to friends and family and slowly the business grew. Initially we sold our surplus carcasses to the dealers, but now we use all our own and buy in from neighbouring stalkers when the need arises. All of our venison is harvested from the wild.
We are a very small, family run business that takes great pride in all that we do. We are located in an Argyllshire forest, very near to Dunoon with breath taking views into Glen Kin and Kilmun hills across the Holy Loch. Balagowan has been our residence for the past twenty four years and sits on the south western edge of the Loch Lomond National Park.