Enjoy local artisan produce on Saturday 29th May 10am-4pm at Faldonside Farmers Market
We are delighted to have been able to sponsor the first Faldonside Farmers Market. With so many fantastic local stall holders we knew as soon as we heard about the event that we wanted to support and get involved. Getting to know local businesses and sharing insights with our buyers and sellers is at the heart of what we do. It felt like a perfect fit. Posy and Pete Maitland- Carew who have established the Faldonside Farmers Market are incredibly creative and talented, we have so enjoyed being part of the journey that has seen them bring their dream of hosting an artisan farmers market in the Scottish Borders to life.
Below we have included some information on the stall holders attending the first market on the 29th May:
We can’t wait to pick up a few punnets of these mouth-watering berries at the market- all fresh from the fields! Our kids love berries and we always feel awful buying out of season when they have clocked up goodness knows how many air miles. We will certainly be visiting this stall and stocking up! https://eastscrynefruit.co.uk/ @eastscrynefruitfarmshop
Storm Coast Candles
We know it’s a Food & Drinks market here at Faldonside but Posy & Pete felt this wonderful candle company @stormcoastcompany needed to be on the list. Lauren’s fantastic business is vegan friendly, selling small batch eco Soy Wax Candles with 100% essential oils. Inspired by the East coast of Scotland-who can resist a beautiful candle like this!! https://stormcoast.co.uk/
Not just seriously tasty but stunning cakes and treats for you all to try. The lovely @abbis_pantry will be selling her amazing baking delights! If you would like to pre-order anything bespoke in advance please do so by contacting Abbi on email@example.com or 07990708809. We know you won’t be able to resist! https://www.abbispantry.com/
Ginger House Garden
Ginger house garden create floral designs inspired by the seasons. The two sisters have a passion for nature, seasonality and creativity. Ali and Steph grow and harvest a wealth of flowers and foliage. They sell their home grown flowers via their online shop and local markets, they also offer flowers subscriptions and workshops. Make sure you pick up a bunch to brighten up your home. https://www.gingerhousegarden.co.uk/ @gingerhousegarden
Quince & Cook
@quinceandcook will be at the market with their fantastic natural shampoos, conditioners and cleaning products. Bring along your own containers or pick up one of their plastic free glass bottles. You will also be able to shop for zero waste products, from cleaning cloths to drinking straws and reusable make up pads. https://www.quinceandcook.co.uk/
It wouldn’t be a market without featuring fresh local fish. D.R Collin will be selling top quality Scottish seafood from their refrigerated van on the day! They supply award winning restaurants around the country with fish caught and landed in Eyemouth- how lucky are we to have them on our doorstep. https://www.drcollin.co.uk/
Six Square Slice
Sensational sourdough pizza- freshly made and perfected for the 29th May. We can’t wait to try these as the toppings we have seen all sound delicious. This is the sister company of @woodfirebreadco @sixsquareslice
Ready to cook freshly made pasta- what is not to love? All the food is freshly made using the finest ingredients and this business was born in lockdown. The husband and wife team started delivering in May 2020 within a 5 mile radius of where they live and the response was amazing. They have grown from strength to strength since. This fresh pasta is the ultimate comfort food. https://www.aemilia.online/ @viaaemilia
Using hand-picked stinging nettles from the Scottish Lowlands, Nuisance have created an exciting and delicious nettle drink with a unique style and flavour. Refreshingly good, perfect on its own or try it out as a delicious and unusual gin mixer! Either way this is a must try! https://www.nuisancedrinks.co.uk/ @nuisancedrinks
Delicious jams, chutneys & marmalades are a must have at any Farmers Market but these aren’t any old ones. Tibi, the founder of @dodger_jam has put an extraordinary amount of thought & imagination into all her flavour combinations & they are all an absolute winner in our eyes!
Wood Fire Breads
The Wood Fire Bread Company are based not far from Faldonside Farmers Market and they make some seriously tasty sourdough! Their hand built wood fired oven is at the heart of everything they do
Faldonside themselves will be selling a combination of treats at the market, one of which will be Faldonside Meringues made from their very own eggs- how good do these sound? We are really looking forward to trying one…or two! @faldonsidefarmersmarket
Melrose based sweet treat shop @simply__delicious__ will be bringing along their handmade confectionery. This is a tried and tested favourite so we can promise that it won’t disappoint. https://simplydeliciousofmelrose.co.uk/
Without doubt, this gelato is the best in Scotland and has already become a firm favourite in the Borders and beyond through their deliveries in lockdown. They do so many amazing flavour combinations and always use the best ingredients. We honestly can’t get enough of it, so if you can’t find us on the day you know where we will be! @joelato_gelato https://www.joelato.co.uk/
Tweed Valley Venison
This fantastic company, based in Peebles, will not only be selling venison and game produce at the Faldonside Farmers Market, but also delicious burgers cooked on the day!!! https://tweedvalleyvenison.co.uk/
Everybody loves a good pie and Kelsey @piedolly uses the most delicious ingredients for her artisan pies, sausages rolls and savoury treats. We know they will be popular so make sure you don’t miss out.
Gold Spiced Granola
Golden Spiced Granola is homemade by @charlotte_hardie It is absolute amazing! Full of the best ingredients. It really is the best way to start the day- a bowl of incredibly yummy goodness!
Lovely Paella will be serving the best paella (vegan, chicken and veg, or seafood) but there will also be plenty of other tasty Spanish tapas treats on offer. Think exceptional Spanish street food- we can’t wait. @lovelypaella
Once you try these delicious free range eggs from a local farm just outside St Boswells-you won’t want to buy eggs from anywhere else. Stock up at the market on Saturday to guarantee a delicious breakfast on Sunday!
Authentic handmade Sicilian brittle and caramelised confectionery from @tipicouk ! What else do we need to say about these delicious homemade sweets other than leave some for us!!
Damn Fine Cheese
Who doesn’t love cheese? The @damn_fine_cheese company offers a selection of some of the best flavoured cheddars in Scotland. Made in Dumfries & Galloway there are several flavour combinations including chilli cheddar, black pepper cheddar and the award winning ‘black & gold cheddar’. https://www.damnfinecheese.co.uk/
Black & Gold Oil
@blackandgoldoil grow their own rapeseed crop and make their rapeseed oil on their family farm in East Lothian. With warmer days on the horizon and fresh green salads being served up-you need a top notch, award winning, dressing to go with them- or even just a high quality rapeseed oil to make your own. https://www.blackandgoldoil.co.uk/
Bean ‘N Gone
@bean_n_goneborders will be at the market serving that all important coffee, hot chocolate & milkshakes. You may actually have come across Craig (captain of the Southern Knights) outside The Greenyards in Melrose in his fab converted horse trailer!!
Freshly made from wild garlic grown at Faldonside this pesto is truly delicious. We highly recommend having it as a sauce to accompany your roast chicken (possibly with fries and salad)- trust us it’s a winning combo!!
@selkirkdistillers are a small distillery based within the Scottish Borders producing small batch, craft spirits. We are so looking forward to picking up a bottle or two of the Selkirk Gin (the main botanical, the whin flower, grows wild on the lowland hills of Selkirkshire) to try over ice, with a slice of orange as is recommended! https://www.selkirkdistillers.com/
@aelderelixir are award winning foraged liqueurs inspired by nature & hand crafted in East Lothian. Can be enjoyed neat or mixed- a must try!! AELDER-Whisky infused Elderberry liqueur sounds particularly good! https://www.aelderelixir.com
Faldonside Farmers Market, Faldonside Farmhouse, Melrose, TD6 9BG. (1mile past Abbotsford House on B6360)
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