Residents are given a taste of Dawnfresh trout
AROUND 60 residents enjoyed a free tasting event last week when they sampled a range of food made from locally farmed trout produced by Dawnfresh Farming.
The event took place on Wednesday April 26, with people sampling a range of hot and cold smoked trout products prepared on site by Dawnfresh at Taynuilt Village Hall.
All of the trout on show was farmed from one of Dawnfresh’s nearby sites on Loch Etive. The company has five sites at different points in Loch Etive, from Port na Mine in the east to Ardchattan House in the west.
Dawnfresh is Scotland’s largest trout farmer and supplies major UK retailers as well as exporting, promoting the quality of Loch Etive-farmed fish worldwide.
Its trout from Loch Etive was recently seen on the menu at the Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton in California.
The company employs more than 550 full-time staff, with up to 200 additional temporary workers at key periods.
Alison Hutchins, farming operations development manager for Dawnfresh, said: ‘It was fantastic to see so many people come and sample the fresh fish produced right on their doorstep on Loch Etive.
‘ We have an exciting range of products and consider ourselves to be a real part of the local area.
‘We wanted the local community who live in and around Loch Etive to come and sample the high- quality food produced in their area.
‘I hope people enjoyed this second tasting event and we will definitely looking to hold similar events in the future.’