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

Brown trout



Roe deer buck, pigeon, rabbit


Suppliers do check websites for details


Ardross Farm shop is doing a delivery service  Elie


Blacketyside Leven


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


Puddledub  Kirkcaldy


Balgove Larder St Andrews


Muddy boots Kettlebridge


Trotters Independent Kirkcaldy  now offering delivery of meals

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