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FALKLAND FOOD MARKET PUMPS CASH BACK INTO LOCAL ECONOMY

Neighbourhood Food

Fife’s popular click and collect farmer’s market, Falkland NeighbourFood, has injected nearly £12,000 into the local economy since launching last June at the Centre of Stewardship, Falkland Estate.

Over 400 baskets of produce have been sold over the last six months at the market’s weekly Thursday collection.

A total of 20 producers sell through Falkland’s weekly market including Pittenweem Preserves , Falkland Kitchen Farm , Woodmill Game and Home Bakery. Growers Garden, which produces broccoli crisps using wonky veg from its farms in Cupar, Angus, Perthshire and the Scottish Borders, is the latest producer to join the local food platform.

Nicole Spittle of Grower’s Garden said:

NeighbourFood has been a fantastic way for us to promote our product to local people, alongside other great products from local producers. It was easy to start selling through the platform and all the team are extremely friendly. We’d really encourage other local producers to come and join us!”

Lesley Duffy, who helps run Falkland NeighbourFood, commented:

“Some of our bestsellers are fruit and veg, beef and game – all of which come from within eight miles of our market. Our customers love the convenience of being able to browse local produce from the comfort of their home and pick up all their shopping in one place; we’re helping them reduce their food miles, as well as their travel time, which is great for them and the environment.”

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