Farmers’ Market promises Christmas treats galore

First-class Scottish produce will be in abundance on Montrose High Street this Saturday as the Angus Farmers’ Market sets up its stalls for the last time this year.

The market promises a cornucopia of Christmas treats including quality beef, lamb and game and speciality hampers made up by some of its producers.

Devenick dairy from Devenick-Banchory has a wide range of quality cheeses, yoghurts and dairy products and produces special hampers including gluten-free and products suitable for vegetarians. It also makes mouth-watering Cranachan cheesecakes which can be ordered for the Christmas table.

Award winning-preserves will be supplied by Isabella’s Preserves which provides a range of gift bags and hampers full of jams, relishes and sauces perfect as a gift or an addition to Christmas lunch. Meanwhile, the Feed me Full stall bakes tasty savoury treats ready to heat up for lunch or whenever hunger pangs kick in and Storm Cakes will have a variety of home baking including clootie dumpling sold in slices ready to eat.

There will also be a few trainee stallholders as pupils from Montrose academy will be set up a stall as part of their employability course teaching cash handling and budgeting.

A special Christmas market will be held on Saturday, December 22 at the new indoor venue in the Strathmore Hall, The Mart, John Street, Forfar from 9am to 3pm with more than 40 stalls of food and gifts. Resident chef Hayley Wilkes will host cooking demonstrations throughout the day and there will be the live finals of the Angus Young Chef of Year.

Customers can also have their loyalty card stamped at the market information stall and also Isabella’s’ preserves stall. Once the card has six stamps it will be entered into draw at the Forfar market on December 8 to win £150 worth of market vouchers.