Clarkston Farmers’ Market Satrurday 25th August from 9 till 1pm Station Car Park

Well what an eventful week  I managed to stir Grumpytam out of retirement to correct me on my poor use of the English language, in particular my use of the apostrophe, all cleared up now but I can tell you there’s nothing like the “Wrath of Tam” to put you right!

So this week we’re back in Clarkston with our fine group of producers. We’ve got plenty to shout about with Fencebay Fisheries delighted at their Chef Gary Brown The Catch at Finns Restaurant has won 2nd place at the Cullen Skink World Championships, it’ will be tubbed up for sale at the market this week so you can try this delicious potage at home. Micki from Thorntonhall ice cream is busy restocking after that we spell of sunshine she’s been bragging about her Lemon Curd Ice Cream and Tablet flavour, personally I think the beer ice cream is worth a try.

Poppers from Overton Farm is telling us to grab the strawberries while you can, he’s got plenty for eating but if you want to make some jam then with a bit of wheeling and dealing you could pick up a hoard of jam strawberries. Overton also has their home grown tomatoes and tatties and they have been busying themselves in the farm kitchen coming up with some new goods; pork and haggis sausages and potato and leek pasties for your veggie pals. Those with a sweet tooth can try The Wee Fudge Company’s latest flavour Sicilian Lemon with white chocolate and Vanilla Treats have promised to bring along some favourites, gingerbread, Bakewell tart, and their fabulously fudgy brownies. Hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream will be flowing and as a wee deal you can treat yourself to a cuppa (tea or coffee) and a slice of cake for just £2.

Look forward to seeing you there along with St Bride’s Poultry, Alexander Taylors Bakery, Caurnie Soap, Perthshire Preserves, Carmichael Venison, Lochbyre Rare Breed Meats, Olives and Thingz and Feastren will be there promoting the East Renfrewshire Food Festival; should be a good one!

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