Scran season 2: Down at the pumpkin patch

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

Published 16th Oct 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

As Halloween is just around the corner, this episode of Scran is all about pumpkins.

I finally get back on the road again to visit two pumpkin farms - Arnprior in Stirling and Kilduff in East Lothian.

Opened in 2015, Arnprior was one of the first pick-your-own pumpkin farms in Scotland.

Run by Duncan and Rebecca, who live on the farm with their children and Duncan’s parents, the Arnprior pumpkin patch is a popular family day out every year.

I then head east to Kilduff Farm in East Lothian, where owners Lucy and Russ talked about their decision to open in 2018 and their quest to reduce waste associated with Halloween and pumpkins.

Finally we couldn’t talk pumpkins and autumn without chatting about some people’s favourite seasonal drink - the pumpkin spice latte. Find out how to make one at home.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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