Farmers’ Market set to return

Ellon Farmers' Market returned in July.
Ellon Farmers' Market returned in July.

Ellon Farmers’ Market returns on Saturday, October 24.

It will be held from 9am to 1pm in Neil Ross Square.

Following three successful markets, the first in July, the sale will offer fresh, local produce to the Ellon community.

The market will continue to run on a monthly basis and takes place on the fourth Saturday.

However, the date of the December event has yet to be confirmed.

The market is run by local man Stuart Jamieson who has a fresh vegetable stall with produce from his local farm, Mains of Leask. Stuart has been supported by local people, Elaine Cooper-Willox and Sean Buckle, both of whom have businesses in Ellon.

Barra Bronzes, a local turkey producer, will be at the market and they will be taking pre orders for Christmas turkeys.

In addition to Barra Bronzes, other confirmed producers include: Mains of Leask Vegetables, Granite City Fish, All About Lemons, Castle Hill Farm, Ingrams Homecure, Deveron Valley Eggs, Olive Twist, Feith Hill Candles and Delica.

Ellon and District Men’s Shed will also be at the market selling bags of kindling to raise funds for their project.

The group recently announced it had signed a 15-year lease with Aberdeenshire Council for premises in the town’s Hospital Road.

Major renovation work is needed and members are currently raising funds.

To keep up-to-date on the farmers’ market and find out which producers are attending, visit the Facebook page by searching “Ellon Farmers Market”.

The market was relaunched in July following months of organisation by a local steering group. More than a dozen farmers’ markets operate regularly across Aberdeenshire.