Winter warmers at the farmers’ market

Angus Farmers Market.
Angus Farmers Market.

Stallholders at the Angus Farmers’ Market are delighted to welcome Strathearn Fleece and Fibre back to the market on Saturday at the Strathmore Hall at Forfar Mart.

Linda and Colin from Strathearn Fleece and Fibre farm near Crieff and have a flock of around 350 Texel ewes.

They use the best of their quality hog fleeces as well as locally sourced rare breed fleece to make into hand-dyed spun yarn for spinners, weavers and knitters.

Also returning this month is Colin McIlraith from Kirriemuir. Colin is the brains and talent behind Kirrie Ales, all brewed in Kirriemuir by hand with no chemicals - just water, malt, hops and yeast.

There will be a number of chilli products at the market to help keep things warm this winter.

You can also find some lovely crafts that will enhance your festive or party table showcasing your chilli products with cutting boards, dip dishes and ceramics. Chef Hayley will continue the theme as she will make some delicious venison chilli at her regular cooking demonstration,

Hayley also has her children’s cookery club at 11 a.m. which is a fantastic way to encourage children to be interested in their food and enjoy the whole cooking experience.

Customers are reminded to take along their market loyalty cards that can be stamped at the market information stall; once your card has six stamps it will be entered into a draw at the December 13 market for a prize of £150 worth of market vouchers.

Angus Farmers’ Market can be found in the High Street, Montrose on the first Saturday of the month and the Strathmore Hall, The Mart in John Street, Forfar on the second Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Customers are also reminded that there will also be a special Forfar Christmas Market on Saturday, December 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., again at the indoor Strathmore Hall at Forfar Mart.