We held our second Food Fair at Polwarth Church on 10th September. We had scrumptious apples, fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs and meat available straight from the farm and a fantastic variety of bread, baking and preserves. There was no shortage of tempting lunches or snacks: particular highlights were the soup made by Ally Boyd with produce harvested from the community garden, the Aberdeen Angus burgers, Ziggy’s salads and a beautiful display of truffles, cakes, tarts, cheescake and macaroons. Abundance gave demonstrations of apple pressing and chef Roberto Ferrarri gave tastes of his delicious pumpkin risotto. Friendly help and advice was available on a range of topics including how to make chutney; what to cook with kale, chard or beetroot; reducing food waste and composting.
Inside, the kids were catered for with face painting, cake decorating and the chance to make their own community garden on a drawing wall. Outside, they created pictures and decorations with flowers and berries under the guidance of Ros Marshall, to the sound of mellow trumpet and guitar music provided courtesy of Ruari Wilson and Bob McLaren.
There were prizes galore (approximately £400 worth) so thanks to all who donated a prize or supported us by buying tombola and raffle tickets. In particular, thanks to Shandon Cake Company and Bia Bistrot who donated prizes for our kids and adult competitions. It would take too long to mention every raffle prize but we wish to thank the following for being particularly generous: The Caley Sample Room, Aisling Baskill Reflexology, Well Hung and Tender, Small Green Places, Dough Re Mi, Castle Terrace Farmers Market stalls, East Coast Organics, Oxenfoord Organics, Störtebäcker and Kharma Hairdressing.
Callum MacLellan kindly took photos at the Food Fair. The photos on this page were taken be him, and you can find all Callum’s photos from the event in his portfolio.
Please support our 3rd Food Fair at Polwarth Church Hall on 24th March 2011 where we hope to build on this success with another great community event.