We have been trying for months – if not for years – to find someone in Aberdeen to stock our produce?? We have sent or taken samples to dozens of Deli’s, specialist food stores etc and, at long last, we have succeeded!! A huge thank you to J K Fine Foods in Chattan Place in Aberdeen for placing an order with us last Friday. The order has been collected and is now with the store and, hopefully, will soon be on their shelves for our loyal customers – now you don’t have to wait for the Thistle Street market to top up with your favourite goodies. Whatever you do, if you’re in town, J K Fine Foods is a glorious Aladdins cave of a place to visit and browse!! They stock a fantastic array of delicatessen type foods and delicacies from all around the area as well as butchery and fresh fish counters!! Why don’t you take a look at their website at jkfinefoods.co.uk and see for yourself??
Ballater Farmers Market was well attended last Saturday with an expanding selection of traders and customers crowding the Church Green in the centre of Ballater. It is without doubt, one of my favourite places in Scotland, not just for the business, although we generally do quite well, but mainly for the lovely people, venue and scenery. The atmosphere is always convivial, the folk all smiling and – mostly – the weather has been pretty good and it didn’t let us down on Saturday!!
We are a little sad because one of our favouite trader friends has now retired and gone off to enjoy some well earned “me time” — ‘Little Jimmy’ of Granite City Fish will no longer be brightening up our day with his cheery banter and wonderful service??!! Well done Jimmy – it was a pleasure to know you!! – and thank you for your friendship and company over the past few years!!! Enjoy your retirement!!!
This coming Saturday, 7th October 2107, we will be at the Huntly Farmers Market as usual and hope to see all our regular friends and customers and, I suspect, a rather depleted number of visitors as the seasons move on – but – who knows? there may be still some hardy souls on their travels, who will be very warmly welcomed with the usual hospitality and smiling faces of the Huntly folk!! Take care and stay safe!!!