Apple pressing will feature at Wellmeadow
Blairgowrie Community Market returns to the Wellmeadow this Saturday for the last market of the season.
As usual, organisers have attracted a number of stallholders to the popular event, which takes place from 10am until 3pm in the Wellmeadow.
Stalls at this month’s market include The Wright Root, a market gardener from Rattray.
Many regular stallholders are also returning to the monthly market, including Flourish Plants, Deli Jax, butcher Ann Davidson, Alison’s Kitchen with a range of gluten-free food, Allan’s Chilli Products, the Acorn with its sugar-free sweets, Tuff Duck Designs, potter Marion Husband, and Mysterious Worlds jewellery.
Members of the Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers will also be at the market.
New for this month are White Rose Confectionery, Hearing at Home, and Trinket Belles with handmade jewellery.
Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Council will be at the information point to chat to people about issues in the town that affect them.
And there will be an opportunity for local residents with a surplus of apples in their gardens to make juice from their produce at the market as well.
Anyone who has more apples than they can use is encouraged to bring them along, along with an empty bottle or two, and press them.
For those who don’t wish to press their apples but would still like to pass on their surplus produce to others, volunteers at the stall will be more than happy to redistribute any donations of fruit to the stall to whoever can use them.
All varieties of apple can be juiced, although organisers ask that the fruit is washed in advance.
Representatives from Perth and Kinross Council will be at the market to discuss how to minimise waste with residents.
Volunteers from Blairgowrie and District Next Steps help put up the market stalls along with helpers from the community council and the SCYD events team.
The community market is organised by Strathmore and the Glens Rural Partnership and aims to contribute to the economic regeneration of the area and provide an outlet for small local producers and those starting out.
Visitors to the market are also encouraged to spend time browsing the wide range of independent retailers in Blairgowrie and enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants and coffee shops that use local produce.
Organisers said research shows that markets help bring life into towns, aiding regeneration, and encourage social interactions, particularly between rural and urban communities. Stall hire costs £35. For more details contact Sue at Strathmore and the Glens on 01828 640763 or email sue@nscdesign. com.
Popular Blairgowrie Community Market in the Wellmeadow