Friday, 23 May 2014

Kilwinning farmers' market 24th May with 10 AFN members

a wide  variety  of Ayrshire  Food Network produce  will  be at  the  Kilwinning  farmers market  this Saturday  24th    May   10.00-14.00

those  expected   include (subject to availability )

rare breeds    meats  and sausages    from Nethergate Larder ; craft beers  from Ayr micro brewery; Highland beef ,pies and free range  chicken from Cedar Cottage country foods ; confections, clootie dumplings, balsamic dressings  and waxed  cheeses from   Threepwood  Fayre  , vegetables from GC Growers including   new season Ayrshire  Epicure potatoes , plus Ayrshire  tomatoes  and strawberries  via Alex Sharpe; ice cream , chocolate and  chutneys from  Lime Tree  larder ; Petrie Fine  Foods   vegetarian  and gluten free savouries  and cakes ; Dunlop Dairy   goat and cows' milk cheeses plus non homogenised milk; free range hen and duck eggs from Corrie Mains; Ayrshire and Arran Stark   rape seed  oil;  Graham's heather  and blossom honeys

in addition there will be  stalls  selling  exciting   spicy  street food ;  bedding plants and  vegetables  for planting ;  Caurnie organic soaps  and shampoos;  and   a free  balloon   provider  for  younger members of our audience

with    fair weather   forecast  please  come and enjoy the  great food, friendly  stallholders and   fun  atmosphere

we hope to see you there

Friday, 9 May 2014

Ayrshire Food Network members active at Ayr County Show 10th may in Taste Ayrshire Marquee

 The    Ayr  County Show  which is being held  at Ayr  Racecourse   Saturday 10th  May  from 10.00-18.00 will feature for the first time a Taste  Ayrshire  marquee ..

14   Ayrshire  food  and  hospitality  Businesses will feature there  with ongoing food  cookery and butchery demonstrations  throughout the day

With  hot  and  cold  food and   drink "to go"  there  will  be  a wide variety  of choice ..

AFN members  attending  include  #Ayr  Brewing   Company ;#A. D. Rattray;# Cedar Cottage  Country Foods;#Everything  Chilli;#Fencebay;# Nethergate  Larder ;# Roundsquare Roastery  and  #Threepwood Fayre

There will also be  a raffle   featuring   local produce  within  a#Taste  Ayrshire   Hamper .

So whatever  the weather   you   will find a  warm  hospitable  welcome  and   local  flavoursome  food

Sunday, 4 May 2014

#Ayrshire Food Network and#Taste Ayrshire take lead role in#ScotFood chat May 5th

  You   are warmly invited to  get directly involved  in the #ScotFood   chat on  Twitter  at 21.00  on May 5th  which  is returning  to #Ayrshire  and #Arran

These  highly interractive events  lasting   a maximum  of 60 mins  are facilitated by the   respected  social media specialist #Susan  McNaughton

There  are likely to be  several hundred people directly involved  virtually in the event ....the "reach " of which  should  be  global within the  Twitter  community

The  session will be  fairly  fast moving  and fun,  with topics covering  seasonal produce from Ayrshire  & Arran ;tips on how to make  best use of Twitter  to promote local produce ; interesting food and   drink combinations ;nominating new  innovative  food or drink businesses  or products

 protocols  are explained at

 the  hash tag#ScotFood   is crucial  in order  to   capture participation

we hope to  "see  "you there