Aberdeenshire farmers’ market to celebrate 10th birthday

This Easter weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the monthly Stonehaven Farmers’ & Produce Market.

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The market, which takes place on the first Saturday of every month, was started by the Stonehaven Business Association and Aberdeenshire Council in April 2005.

Stall holders come from across Aberdeenshire and offer local Scottish produce including meat, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, wines, whiskies, organic products, and handmade tablet.

The Store Farm Shop and Butchery has been exhibiting every month since the market started and has not missed a single Saturday yet.

The Store, which was launched by the Booth family in 2000, has its own farm, butchery, farm shop and coffee shop. It rears and sells its own Aberdeen Angus beef, following a farm-to-fork approach with 100% traceability.

George Booth, of The Store Farm Shop & Butchery, is the current Stonehaven Farmers’ & Produce Market Chairman and is encouraging visitors to buy local, eat local and meet local.

He said: “Stonehaven Farmers’ & Produce Market has reached a real milestone which should be celebrated.

“The market gives members of the public a great chance to meet the producers and understand a little more about where their food comes from – which especially important now we are amidst the 2015 year of food and drink in Scotland.”

This month’s event takes place on Saturday, April 4 from 9am – 1pm in Stonehaven’s Market Square.

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