Bowhouse, Scotland’s most innovative food and drink hub will spring into action again this March with a line up of Food Weekends taking place throughout 2018.
Situated just outside St Monans in Fife, on Balcaskie Estate, Bowhouse Food Weekends are unique indoor events, providing an opportunity to see, discuss, taste and buy the best local food and drink in a vibrant atmosphere with live music and food demonstrations from leading experts. Bowhouse will welcome a changing roster of the best food and drink producers from Fife and beyond to the free-to-attend food weekends. With a dedicated street food area and a growing reputation for showcasing the best produce, the markets have become one of the biggest new food and drink events in Scotland.
The 2018 food weekends kick off on 10th and 11th March. Alongside Bowhouse makers Langoustine the Box, Minick the Butcher and the other producers permanently based there, visitors to this Bowhouse Food Weekend will be able browse from Lundin Distilling Co Ltd, a Fife-based distiller creating gins with botanicals sourced from Lundin Links Golf Club, Scottish craft gin, whisky, beer and ale distillery and brewery Eden Mill based in St Andrews and Mara Seaweed, the UK’s most innovative seaweed brand.
Other food and drink on offer includes; craft ale from Shed35 Brewery Ltd, caffeine custodians Flahute Coffee, bakers Muffin Break and local cheese from St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese. If a little peckish while on site visitors can also sample dishes from the street food area which will include; Wild Fire Pizza, The Scallop Man and The Fizz Bar.
As an added treat, the food weekend takes place over lambing season on Balcaskie Estate, giving visitors to Bowhouse the chance to see new born lambs at close quarters before taking part in Easter themed craft activities including; a ring making workshop in collaboration with Tea Green Events and bulb planting for the children with Keeping The Plot.
Bowhouse Food Weekends take place on Saturday’s and Sunday’s between 10am – 4pm on the following dates:
Each of the Food Weekends held in 2018 will support a local charity.
Opened in July 2017 on the Balcaskie Estate, Bowhouse is an extraordinary space: a place for producers, food lovers and a food and drink hub for Scotland. A year-round destination for food lovers to explore the best local produce, it is also a permanent base for a growing group of artisan producers: from brewers and butchers to shellfish producers and game dealers.
Founder, Toby Anstruther, said:
“We’ve been delighted with the popularity of our food weekends so far and know that there’s a tremendous appetite to attend these future events. People welcome the opportunity to reconnect with the food and drink they consume and find out more about how it’s made. Our producers also relish the chance to show what they’re doing and meet other like minded makers. Making these connections is what Bowhouse is all about - and of course, everyone enjoys the lively atmosphere and chance to taste delicious new produce.”
Bowhouse is continuing to attract a crowd of food-curious from Fife and beyond and travel to the venue is easy. Train stations at Kirkcaldy and Leuchars are stops on the main East Coast Mainline with regular services to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Stagecoach bus services 95 (Leven–St Andrews) and X60 (Edinburgh–St Andrews) stop nearby. The popular seaside holiday town of Elie is just three miles away and a popular cycle ride along the Fife Coastal Path.