Friday, 20 June 2014

AFN members focus on Celebrate Ayrshire Event at Culzean

 This   Sunday  22nd  June , 12   members of the Ayrshire   Food Network   will be represented and  actively trading   at  the  excellent   family  friendly Celebrate  Ayrshire  event   run by the  The  National Trust at Culzean   Country  Park  near Maybole   post code   KA198LE

We will be there  within the 40  strong stall   layout ..you will find us  centred on the medieval tents and collonade  complex

With  hot food  to go , street food , beer and whisky tastings  and  a wide variety of  artisan   Ayrshire producers present  this will be  a  great opportunity  to discover and meet  the food   and hospitality  providers of Ayrshire,including   the acclaimed  50 member strong  Ayrshire Bed and Breakfast   Association

There will be  cultural ,musical , environmental , historical and artistic   displays   plus   the  Hoot Owls ,all within the  colourful setting  of the County  Park

Timing   11.00-16.00   .

please note whilst entrance  to the event itself is free , normal admission charges to the NTS venue will apply.

we  hope to  see you there ... and   may   the  weather   continue dry

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Fresh seasonal Ayrshire produce Ballantrae farmers market 15th June

This  coming Sunday the 15th June  the  "midsummer" farmers' market is being held at Craigiemains   garden centre  in  Ballantrae  post code    KA26 ONB

Supported by  the local Community groups + Carrick Futures, and the Ayrshire Food Network  +Ayrshire  farmers  market cooperative , the  event  is well  worth a visit , located conveniently  beside the A77.

Subject  to availability, there will be  Scottish summer fruits, tomatoes ,Ayrshire tatties, fresh vegetables  ;Arran  and  Ayrshire  Dunlop cheeses ,Nethergate rare breed meats ,Dalduff  pies , local baking ,preserves ,crafts  and local information  stalls  , all of which will be   adjacent to  the Graigiemains garden centre  and its popular  cafe

There will be   fascinating  cookery  demonstrations   by Susan  Crosthwaite of Cosses  Country  House
 showing how to take  excellent fresh local ingredients  and convert them into  delicious   meals

They  will run throughout  the duration of the farmers' market   ie 11.00-15.00

As  a Gateway  to the Unesco  designated  Biosphere, Ballantrae is strategically  located  on the   ferry routes,

 why not take  some  time  out  during fathers' day to  enjoy the provenanced  foods available .?

the weather  is looking good  also    .. have  fun