Bowhouse Food Weekend to highlight Fife's bountiful natural larder

A new two day food event in Fife is set to celebrate the quality produce that can be found in the region.

Published 22nd Sep 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Bowhouse Food Weekend will be a two-day event, and will run from 10am to 5pm both days.

The foodie festival will showcase the abundance of produce the harvest season brings in the East Neuk.


Picture: Bowhouse

Free to enter, the event runs this weekend (23rd and 24th September) and will introduce guests to the people who create award-winning produce using time-honoured techniques, innovative collaborations and recipes, adapted to inspire lovers of great food and drink.

The market will also host regular tastings, talks and demonstrations from chefs and producers.

Children's activities, as well as information on local walks, will give families an opportunity to explore the local area and have a full day out.

Meanwhile, a selection of the farm's animals and views of the farming countryside around the barn will leave visitors in no doubt of Fife's rich heritage of food production.

Part of the Balcaskie Estate, the picturesque barn conversion aims to provide the Kingdom of Fife with an all-season destination for food lovers to explore the natural larder of Fife and beyond.

It will also provide an inspiring space for food businesses to create their produce, whether that be jams made from soft fruit grown in the nearby fields, wild game or rape seed oil harvested locally.

The event will also have a street food space where visitors can tuck into freshly prepared fare including grilled langoustines, piping baked potatoes and, for the early morning shoppers, bacon rolls.

Toby Anstruther, founder of Food from Fife and organiser of the event, said "Our vision of creating a well-designed space for makers to produce locally sourced food and grow their businesses is, without doubt, taking shape. The Bowhouse Food Weekend is an opportunity for food lovers to meet with the makers and gain an understanding of Fife's rich heritage of producing wonderful food with undoubted provenance."

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Clement Boucherit, owner of Langoustine The Box, which now has a permanent home at Bowhouse, said "The first Bowhouse Food Weekend was incredible - we were so busy and the feedback was so positive.

"Clearly people are looking for new foods to try and they love the opportunity to speak to the producers.

"What has been heartening is to see the number of people who have ordered online after the first event - it is a new audience which is great for our business."

• For further information visit Bowhouse's Facebook page

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