Spot the meerkat at the market

Look out for Angus the meerkat.

Look out for Angus the meerkat.

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Stallholders from the Angus Farmers’ Market will be back at the Strathmore Hall this Saturday, and regular stallholder Allan’s Chilli has some brand new products to perk up your meals and snacks.

To add to his popular chilli jams and sauces Allan has introduced Apple chilli jellies with added mint, thyme or ginger.

You can taste samples at the stall and ask Allan all about his products, where he sources his ingredients and how he comes up with his recipes giving you the unique chance of knowing all you can about the product you are buying. Customers may be looking for some gifts for Mother’s Day on March 15 and you will find some great ideas at the market from beautiful flowers, delicious chocolates and wonderful scented soya candles.

The market vouchers can make a great gift at any time and they can be purchased at the information stall and are valid for one year.

The market is a stress-free shopping experience for adults and organisers are keen to keep the future generation of market shoppers happy.

They have come up with a fun competition to keep the customers entertained as they visit the various stalls.

This month there will be a ‘Spot the Meerkat’ competition.

The market mascot, Angus the Meerkat, will be hiding on one of the stalls and there will be a prize for the winning entry drawn at the end of the market. Entry forms will be at the information stall.

The monthly children’s cookery club with chef Hayley will be at the normal time of 11 a.m.

2015 is the year of food and drink and every month there will be a theme to events all around Scotland.

This month the theme is distilling and brewing and Colin from Kirrie Ales will be happy to tell you all about his popular local ales.

Strathearn Distillery is based outside Perth and produce quality gins in bottles and also in casks. Heather Rose is proving to be one of their most popular and when you see it in the bottle you would think it was a golden whisky, but in the glass with a touch of tonic it turns a lovely rose colour.

The Angus Farmers’ Market can be found in the Strathmore Hall, John Street, Forfar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking and free entry.