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Fife food and drink #shoplocal

Fife food and drink #shoplocal

Blog by Christopher Trotter, Fife’s Food Ambassador

Given that we are all in lockdown at the moment, this is a good time to see what is available locally for you to celebrate spring and Easter. Many local food businesses have created online ordering and delivery, so do have a look online and see what is available. Now it is more important than ever to support your local economy and keep food miles to a minimum. Fruit farms will have difficulty harvesting and distributing their fruit. Please check to see if the fruit you buy from a supermarket is Scottish! Here is a little list of what is in season this month and is being produced somewhere in Fife NOW!

On your one walk a day, gather wild garlic and nettles to make nourishing soups . 

Keep safe, buy local.

APRIL

Early salads, cauliflower, purple sprouting broccoli, spinach, rocket, broccoli, radish, turnip, rhubarb 

WILD - Samphire, nettles, wild garlic, sorrel

Tip - young nettles, pick the tips with some rubber gloves on, wash thoroughly and use in place of spinach in a soup, delicious and full of iron!

FISH - crab, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, salmon, sea trout, langoustines

MAY

Asparagus, broad beans, salads, watercress, Ayrshire new potatoes, kohlrabi,  rocket, peas, radishes, spinach or chard, spring onions.

Tip - Kohlrabi when young can be eaten without peeling, just a little trim, faintly nutty mild turnip flavour use grated in salads or in place of apple in a Waldorf salad, also cut into chunks and roasted with lamb.

WILD - wild garlic, chickweed, nettles

FISH - Cod, coley, crab, herring, John dory, lobster, mackerel, plaice sea trout, brown trout

Local Businesses Delivering

Here are a few places who are delivering. Check websites for more details:

Ardross Farm Shop is doing a delivery service (Elie) - https://www.ardrossfarm.co.uk/delivery/ardrossfarmshopdeliveries.php

Blacketyside (Leven) - http://www.blacketysidefarm.co.uk/

Woodmill Game (Collessie) for pies, sausages, venison and dog food! - https://woodmillgame.co.uk/collections

Pillars of Hercules (Falkland) - http://www.pillars.co.uk/

Bowhouse is offering an online service (St Monans) - https://www.bowhousefife.com/

Check out Food from Fife for updates - http://www.foodfromfife.com

Puddledub Kirkcaldy - https://www.puddledub.co.uk/

Balgove Larder (St Andrews) - https://www.balgove.com/

Muddy Boots (Kettlebridge) - http://www.muddybootsfife.com/

Trotters Independent Kirkcaldy is now offering delivery of meals - https://trottersindependent.co.uk/super-meals/

Fish vans are also still delivering.

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