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

APRIL

VEGETABLES

Early salads, cauliflower, purple sprouting, spinach, rocket, broccoli, radish, turnip,

FRUIT

Rhubarb

WILD

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!

 

FISH

Conger eel, crab, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, salmon, sea trout, langoustines

 

GAME

Roe deer buck

 

MAY

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

 

FRUIT

Rhubarb, cherries strawberries ( just!)

 

WILD

Wild garlic, Chick weed, nettles

 

FISH

Cod, coley, conger eel, crab, herring, John dory, lobster, mackerel, plaice sea trout

Brown trout

 

GAME

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

 

Blacketyside Leven

https://www.blacketysidefarm.co.uk/

 

Fish vans are still delivering

 

Woodmill game Collessie for pies, sausages, venison and dog food!

https://woodmillgame.co.uk/collections

 

Pillars of Hercules – Falkland

https://www.pillars.co.uk/

 

Bowhouse are doing an on line service St Monans

https://www.bowhousefife.com/

 

Food from Fife will have updates

https://www.foodfromfife.com/1/1/0/Welcome.aspx

 

Puddledub  Kirkcaldy

https://www.puddledub.co.uk/

 

Balgove Larder St Andrews

https://www.balgove.com/

 

Muddy boots Kettlebridge

https://www.muddybootsfife.com/

 

Trotters Independent Kirkcaldy  now offering delivery of meals

https://trottersindependent.co.uk/super-meals/

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