Thursday, 27 September 2012

British Cheese Awards & ACCI Business Awards finalists

Warmest   congratulations  to  Patricia at Barwheys and  Ann Dorward of Clerkland farm  for both winning   gold medals at the  British cheese awards  for their wonderful cheeses,which in Anne' case was for her rinded Bonnet goats'cheese .....She also won  a silver medal  for  her rinded Dunlop .

.Patricia won her gold in the New cheese category for their wonderful unpasteurized bandaged Dunlop style cheese

So  two herds of Ayrshire cows are to be applauded!

the Cheeses are available at several of the AFN  delis , and farm shops so well worth seeking out

Whilst staying on the subject of accolades    4  members  of AFN    are in the finals  of  the  ACCI  business awards

#Heads of Ayr  Farm park;#Glenapp Castle; #Dunlop Dairy ; and  Howard Wilkinson of  AFN  are  all in  the finals on October 11th   ..we wish them well

Friday, 21 September 2012

The Ayrshire farmers'market returns to Kilwinning

The   Ayrshire  farmers market will  return  to Kilwinning  on Saturday  22nd  for its quarterly visit. The weather looks very encouraging ,so the 18 producers represented are eagerly awaiting the event ..the variety of produce available is very extensive so do come with   shopping bag and or cool box ..tasters available on several stalls .  times 10.00-14.00    location    main street  post code .KA13 6AA.

The  producers look forward to meeting you again,and   a facepainter  will be on hand  to entertain .

Thursday, 13 September 2012

BLASDA local food feast arrives in Ayrshire this weekend

After the  fun and success of #tasteaff,   @Blasdafoodfeast comes  into #Kilmarnock and Alloway on the 15th /16th September......come and celebrate  Scotland's local food movement  at Kilmarnock farmers' market  at the Cross 09.00-13.00   20  local food  producers will be represented .(you can even find out about the upcoming #Equinox mud  fun run at  ! intrigued?   come and   found out more .

On the  16th the  focus moves to  the  wonderful #Robert Burns International Heritage centre at Alloway where there will be a tasting of outstanding  cheeses from #Barwheys and Dunlop dairy matched with gluten free oatcakes from Petrie fine foods ,chilli relishes ,sourdough breads and  excellent wines from Corney and Barrow Whighams

Entry to both events is free......the market is outside   so  do come  warmly dressed!

For  background to the  Fife Diet inspired BLASDA  festival   check out