The Angus Farmers Market is a monthly event that takes place in Forfar and attracts local producers and farmers who want to showcase their products. One of the reasons the event is so popular is because it is one of the few times when the producers of the food get to meet their customers, without the intermediary of the shops. This means that customers can ask all sorts of questions about the food and get direct answers from the food makers.
The organisers of the event are hoping that the great weather will continue so that more people come to see what is on offer. There are many stands at the market that are going to focus on Irish food for St Patrick’s Day which is celebrated on the 17 March. The website for the market also has some great ideas for inspiring Irish food, such as pork loin glazed with honey and Guinness.
There will also be many goods at the market which would be a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday. In addition to food there are numerous stalls selling locally made crafts, such as the ceramics being offered by Eeeksie Peeksie. Not only would these make a great gift, but they could also be a fantastic addition to your own home.
If you are looking for more food-based gifts, then heading to Norma’s Preserves would be a good idea. Here you will get a basket filled with all sorts of different jams and chutneys, which you can even select yourself. This would be a wonderful gift for any mother. Plants are also for sale at the market and the sellers of these plants will be able to guide you as to which would be appropriate for a gift, or would work in your garden.