Bowhouse: Winter Markets

Bowhouse, East Fife’s most popular monthly food market, will provide everything you need for your winter larder with a series of markets in October, November and a special seasonal market in December.

Free to attend, the indoor event promises a festive atmosphere with live music, a dedicated street food area, food and craft demonstrations, children’s activities and an opportunity to see, discuss, taste and buy the best local food and drink made in Fife and beyond. Held across two days on the second weekend of the month, the Bowhouse Food Weekend hosts a rotating line up of Scotland’s best food and drink producers, ranging from butchery to baking.

Both the November and December markets will see the return of the craft section that sits alongside the food market, carefully curated by TeaGreen Events.  Visitors will be able to pick up the perfect gift or any last minute bits from a selection of Scotland’s best independent creatives. Stalls will be selling gifts and stocking fillers, as well as festive wreaths and decorations direct from local artists.  Visitors can keep warm with a festive mulled wine whilst browsing the different stalls and enjoying the festive entertainment.

The dedicated street food area will be filled with vendors from across Scotland.  This autumn visitors can enjoy dishes from Tastes Like Crepe, handmade venison burgers from Screaming Peacock, Moskito Spanish Bites, and the best of Scottish produce from Ròst.

Opened in July 2017 on the Balcaskie Estate, Bowhouse is an extraordinary space: a place for producers, food lovers and a food and drink hub for Scotland. A year-round destination for food lovers to explore the best local produce, it is also a permanent base for a growing group of artisan producers: from brewers and butchers to shellfish producers and bakers.

Makers based permanently at Bowhouse include

  • Bibi’s Little Bakery – this local bakery is creating a range of macarons.
  • Futtle – an organic brewery specialising in farmhouse ales inspired by the East Neuk coastline.
  • Keeping the Plot – this florist is growing cut and edible flowers in the fields around Bowhouse.
  • Langoustine the Box – this company works with local shellfish fishermen to make langoustine, lobsters and crab available to the public.
  • The Mill House – a new café that produces wood fired pizzas on site in a due to open this autumn.
  • Mara Seaweed – this innovative business uses Bowhouse as a base while they forage for seaweed on the shore nearby.
  • Minick Butchers – this local artisan business is experimenting with maturation techniques in meat at his Bowhouse facility.
  • Scotland the Bread – a not for profit organisation milling and baking bread from wheat grown in Balcaskie Estate.

The winter Food Weekends begin will take place 13th and 14th October, 10th and 11th November, with a Christmas market on 8thand 9th December.  The market runs 10am – 4pm each day and is free to attend.

Further details can be found at balcaskie.co.uk/bowhouse-food-weekend

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