Buy Local Buy Seasonal Dont Panic, Think!
From Fife’s Food Ambassador
Given that we are all in lock down at the moment and trying not to travel far for anything, this is a good time to see what is available locally for you to celebrate spring and Easter. Many local food businesses have created online ordering and delivery so do have a look on line and see what is available. Now it is more important than ever to support your local economy and keep food miles to a minimum. Fruit farms will have difficulty harvesting and distributing their fruit. Please check to see if the fruit you buy from a supermarket is Scottish! Here is a little list of what is in season this month and will be being produced somewhere in Fife NOW!
On your one walk a day, gather wild garlic and nettles to make nourishing soups . There are lots of recipes on line
Keep safe Buy local
Early salads, cauliflower, purple sprouting, spinach, rocket, broccoli, radish, turnip,
Samphire, nettles, wild garlic, sorrel
Young nettles,- pick the tips with some rubber gloves on, wash thoroughly and use in place of spinach in a soup- delicious, full of iron!
Conger eel, crab, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, salmon, sea trout, langoustines
Roe deer buck
Asparagus, broad beans, salads, watercress, Ayrshire new potatoes, kohlrabi, rocket, peas, radishes, spinach or chard, spring onions.
Kohlrabi- when young can be eaten without peeling, just a little trim, faintly nutty mild turnip flavour use grated in salads or in place of apple in a Waldorf salad also cut into chunks and roasted with lamb
Rhubarb, cherries strawberries ( just!)
Wild garlic, Chick weed, nettles
Cod, coley, conger eel, crab, herring, John dory, lobster, mackerel, plaice sea trout
Roe deer buck, pigeon, rabbit
Suppliers do check websites for details
Ardross Farm shop is doing a delivery service Elie https://www.ardrossfarm.co.uk/delivery/ardrossfarmshopdeliveries.php
Fish vans are still delivering
Woodmill game Collessie for pies, sausages, venison and dog food!
Pillars of Hercules – Falkland
Bowhouse are doing an on line service St Monans
Food from Fife will have updates
Balgove Larder St Andrews
Muddy boots Kettlebridge
Trotters Independent Kirkcaldy now offering delivery of meals
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