Beat the September Blues with a trip to the market

St Andrews local marketThe dawn of September means that the kids are back to school and the summer is all but officially over. You may find yourself feeling a little down in the dumps, so if you are looking for a way to cheer yourself up then why not take a trip to the St Andrews Fife Farmers Market?

Every month, Town Square becomes a bustling hive of activity. A collection of stalls and stands that showcase a variety of the very best produce in the area.

On any one day you will find around 30 different traders, all of which offer up different foods, drinks and other items. Not only this but at some points in the year you will also find a pop up restaurant area, where you will be able to try and taste some of the delicious treats that you can buy throughout the stalls.

Not all the same traders make an appearance every month, however there are some particular traders that you can see on a regular basis. These include:

  • Arrans Cheese Shop
  • Seriously Good Venison
  • Loch Levens Smokehouse
  • East Pilmore Farm
  • St Andrews Brewing Company
  • The Cocoa Tree Shop
  • The Ochil Fudge Pantry
  • Supernature
  • Herbal Remedies

But why buy local?

Aside from the fact that the market has plenty of choice in food, drink and other products, it also allows you the chance to buy local produce.

But why is this such a good thing?

Buying local means that you are supporting small businesses that have been created and run in the area. If you are a visitor to St Andrews then this means you are keeping the town alive and able to grow and if you are a native then you are supporting those who are living and working right on your doorstep.

By buying local you are giving independent traders, shops and farms the chance to make their own living without having to rely on selling to large national chains; and if that wasn’t enough, you are also allowing them to fulfil their dreams and make sure that their businesses are a success.

Are you tempted by the idea of locally reared meat? Perhaps your mouth is watering at the thought of a cold local beer? Whatever the reason, you should definitely plan in to take a visit to the Farmers Market and discover just how great local produce can be!

Missed the September market? Don’t forget that these markets run on the first Saturday of every month so head down in October and see what delicious food you can discover.

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