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Balgove Larder announces season of night markets

Balgove Larder’s famous Night Markets will return, with traditional butchery, seasonal cocktails, rustic crafts, locally grown produce, live music and a barbeque feast.

Published: April 19, 2016
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The monthly night markets take place at one of Scotland’s best-loved farm shops, Balgove Larder’s Steak Barn at Strathtyrum Farm in St Andrews, Fife.

The Steak Barn is a converted combine harvester shed with walls built from wooden potato crates, with trestle tables providing the seating and an impressive wood-fired barbeque at its centre.

Each Night Market has a different theme, ranging from summer barbeques to unique cocktails.

The markets are free to attend and run once a month from May to September between 5 and 9pm. A special December market will also be held at the Steak Barn, Balgove Larder, Strathtyrum, KY16 9SF.

Return to Happy, Wednesday 11 May
The first market marks the start of summer with the best of Fife and beyond. Return to Happy will feature fresh, in-season food, favourite and newly discovered artists, bluegrass music, local brews and gins served by the wood-fired barbeque.

Mixology & Street Food, Wednesday 8 June
In June, the Steak Barn will serve up sensational cocktails by local drinks producer, Eden Mill along with freshly prepared street food. Tailored styles for men will be available with locally made handbags too.

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Fresh & Wild, Wednesday 13 July 
This market celebrates produce fresh from the fields alongside homegrown flowers from the garden. Balgove’s own in-house florist will be showcasing her seasonal blooms while local chefs like Christopher Trotter will be demonstrating techniques for serving up the very best of the season.

Fire & Meat, Wednesday 10 August
August’s market brings together all that’s great about the barbeque with juicy burgers, succulent steaks, sliders with local drinks. A demonstration of traditional butchery skills from the master butchers at Balgove will also run.

The Rustic Life, Wenesday 14 September
The start of autumn heralds a focus on rustic food and craft. Harvest foods will be set alongside artists and craftspeople. Visitors will be able to see potters and wood carvers at work along with a live performance from St Andrews acappella group, The Other Guys.

The Christmas Market, Wednesday 14 December 
A special festive market with food from the wood-fired barbeque and favourite vendors like meat and seafood experts, Barnacles & Bones. With Santa on hand to entertain the children, visitors will be able to browse Christmas shopping ideas from hand-poured candles to Scottish woven scarves and locally-made gin.

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Music at the markets will come from the talented Wire & Wool and other local bands, who provide an upbeat bluegrass note in keeping with the lively, relaxed atmosphere.

More information can be found on the Balgove Larder's Facebook page or by calling 01334 898145.

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