By Stonehaven Mens Shed / March 28, 2023

The Stonehaven Farmers and Produce Market makes its monthly return to the North side of the Market Square this Saturday, the 1st, aided and abetted by the Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed who provide support in the rigging up and dismantling of the market.

The “usual suspects” will be in attendance. Stalls will be set up ready to go at 0900 hours on Saturday 1st, with the market drawing to a close at 1300 hours. We’d like to remind residents of the parking and waiting restrictions which will be in force on the night before, and the day of, the market.

Along with Vertegrow on the “green” side with their uniquely, vertically integrated and pesticide free produced herbs and leafy greens we’re pleased to announce that Culter Perennials will be attending their first Stonehaven Market. In the same dreel, so to speak, we also welcome back Westerton Farms with their extensive selection of locally grown and sourced fresh vegetables.

The food side will be covered by Ingrams Homecure, with an extensive range of pork products; Aberdeenshire Highland Beef, from Banchory, will be there with their fine selection of beef from their own herd; A Taste of the Wild will also be there with a selection of wild game products; Granite City Fish will be there with their usual grand selection of sea foods and shellfish as will The Lobster Shop from Johnshaven with their selection of locally caught and prepared shellfish.

Those with a sweet tooth can be guaranteed something to their liking from the Green Cocoa Team, the Wee Brown Mouse Bakery from Aberdeen, Shona’s Shortbread from Stonehaven, The Witches Kitchen, from Leuchars and Gourdon Goodies from……yep, that’s right! Oh, and Easter is just aroond the corner….

There’s also an eclectic range of other artisan type foods from Cove Honey Bees with honeys and honey based breads; Richies Chilli Sauces can provide a bit of warmth on these cool spring nights…or days….you could try spreading some of them on the breads and rowies from the Vegan Bay Baker who alway attracts a keen crowd of buyers; or some locally produced cheeses from Newton Dee Farms Cheese Bothy and let’s not forget the lovely game and other filled pies from Wark Farm.

At this market we’re pleased to welcome Marion Montgomery who is the champion of Paws on Plastic and who just this week received an award from Rishi Sunak for her brilliant idea of harnessing your pooch to assist with cleaning up the environment. Talking of pooches Train & Treat will be at the market with their pop up shop where you can buy some rewards for your four footed helpers.

Now, with all the food and treats on offer you can’t go home without some thing to drink and we have a couple of stalls that can fill (ahem) that requirement, there’s From Scotland who sells products 100% Scottish in origin, including our own Stonehaven produced Reids Gold or, for the health conscious there’s always something from the guys up the road at Raw Culture.

So, come along and support your market; we look forward to seeing you there and having a news wi’ ye.