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Balgove Larder to open takeaway hut and announces night market dates

Fife’s Balgove Larder has announced the opening of the Balgove Eat Out takeaway hut as well as dates of their popular night markets.

Published: March 28, 2022
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The Balgove takeaway hut will have a menu of freshly baked and prepared all-day, breakfast and lunch sweet and savoury bakes.

The award-winning farm shop, deli and butchery in St Andrews will be hosting a series of free-to-attend events running from May until September with a range of live music, street food and produce direct from the makers.

The newest food offering, Balgove Eat Out, will launch on Wednesday 6 April and open between 9am - 4:30pm each day.

Outdoor seating and take away will be available, and a barista operated coffee machine will be serving speciality tea, coffee and hot chocolates as well as a selection of chilled juices and water.

With a selection of sweet and savoury baking and snacks, a breakfast menu swill be served between 9 – 11am offering; freshly baked croissants, pain au chocolate, cinnamon swirl Danishes, sausage rolls, Portuguese custard tarts, and granola and yoghurt pots.

A lunch menu will be served between 11am – 4:30pm, with filled ciabatta rolls, brioche sandwiches, filled salad boxes, homemade soups and daily special pie of the day such as chicken, leek and bacon or a butcher’s scotch pie.

The Night Markets, which have been cancelled for the last couple of years because of the pandemic, will be held in the Steak Barn, which has walls made of wooden potato crate and a wood-fired barbecue at its heart.

Visitors will be able to order from the Steak Barn menu, as well as enjoying street food from a vising guest vendor as well as the Balgove Eat Out and Pizza Box stands.

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The Night Markets are free to attend and take place on the first Tuesday of the month between May and September.

The 2022 Balgove Night Market dates are:

  • Tuesday 3 May, 5 – 9pm
  • Tuesday 7 June, 5 – 9pm
  • Tuesday 5 July, 5 – 9pm
  • Tuesday 2 August, 5 – 9pm
  • Tuesday 6 September, 5 – 9pm

Shoppers will be able to enjoy live music as they meet with local food and drink makers and producers from Fife and beyond, and browse a selection of artisanal preserves, craft spirits and beers, baked treats and a carefully curated range of craft makers.

For the first time, the farm shop, deli and butchery will remain open for shopping during the night markets, with butchery and cookery demonstrations showcasing the range of products available instore.

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Will Docker, founder of Balgove Larder said, “I’m delighted that we are able to relaunch our Night Markets here at Balgove Larder as they are such a highlight for the team and our customers.

"We made the difficult decision not to run the Night Markets for the past two years and so this return to normality is a heartening chance for locals and visitors to come together to eat, drink and enjoy live music.

"We’re really looking forward to welcoming everyone along to meet with makers of some of their favourite food and drink.”

Founded in 2010, Balgove Larder has become a destination for locals and visitors alike, who are able to shop for artisan Scottish food and drink from Fife and beyond, including seasonal produce direct from their own farms and award-winning meat prepared by their team of traditionally skilled butchers.

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By converting former farm buildings, Balgove Larder has developed The Farm Shop, The Steak Barn, The Butchery, The Flower Shed, The Homestore and The Café at the Strathtyrum Estate site.

For more information on Balgove Larder call 01334 898145, email info@balgove.com or visit their website.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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