It’s World Bee Day! Week, in fact. So wear yellow and get buzzed at Harvest this week. We’re sure we don’t have to remind you of the importance of bees to our food systems. So much of what is on offer at Harvest relies upon these hard-working little friends of ours. Come and chat with any of our primary producers and find out more about what you can do to support the health of our bee population.
With all the fun and excitement of the last few weeks, it’s been nice to focus on simply delivering the best possible market experience to our beloved patrons and stallholders. Sometimes a bit of chill and reflection is worthwhile, and there couldn’t be a better time for it. In the coming months, we have so much to look forward to that stockpiling some fun credits seems a prudent idea. Sometimes, the simple pleasure of being directly connected to the food you’re purchasing and consuming is enough.
This is not to say, however, that there is anything less than the very finest on display at Harvest this week, as there is every week.
If you’re a living breathing human, then you’ve likely felt the urge for a hearty soup or stew of some kind recently. One that warms you to your spiritual core. Chunky or smooth, cream or stock, oil or butter, it’s hard to go too far wrong.
We won’t judge you on your preferences at Harvest. Feel like a smooth pumpkin affair, with some mascarpone and chives? TNGT, Elgaar Farm and Thirlstane Gardens are your go. Perhaps a heartier affair with lamb, vegetables and grains? Then it is off to Black Barn Hill, The Grain Family and Steve’s Veg with you. What about the classic leek, bacon and potato with some gruyere? You’re hitting up Yang’s, Oldway Farm and Red Cow Organics respectively.
Suppose none of that inspires you, there is the old method: Throw four darts at our stallholder list. I guarantee you’ll be able to create an amazing dish no matter which ones you hit. Print it first though, otherwise, you’ll crack your phone screen.
OK, we’re out. Signing off. Back next week, and every week.
Bye for now, see you at Harvest x