Get a taste of local produce

Native beef and lamb, cheese and seaweed will be among the culinary delights on offer at an event in the Clickimin complex next month.

Following the success of last year’s event the Shetland Food Producers’ Group will showcase an array of produce to coincide with the Christmas Craft Fair from 15th to 17th November.

Exhibition organiser Jay Hawkins of Shetland Cheese Ltd with some of his products. Photo: Jim Nicolson
Exhibition organiser Jay Hawkins of Shetland Cheese Ltd with some of his products. Photo: Jim Nicolson

Up to 20 stallholders will whet visitors’ appetites with home-grown vegetables, beef and lamb, fine cheeses, artisan bread, cakes, pies, confectionery, beers and seaweed products.

A central dining area will be set up in the multi-purpose room cooking up a range of meals and snacks from the produce on display.

Organiser, Jay Hawkins of Shetland Cheese said: “It is only by bringing all these producers together, that you get a true sense of the range of high quality food that is produced in Shetland.

“We are delighted by the level of participation and very much hope that, like last year, people will take the opportunity to come along, meet producers, taste what’s available locally, and find out how they can best source what is not only the finest, but also the freshest produce you can buy.”

The final list of stall holders has not been confirmed but producers include: Shetland Cheese, Artisan Island Cheese, Scoop Wholefoods (representing a number of crofters/producers), Briggs Shetland Lamb, Liz Stark Homebakes, Bod Ayre Seaweed, Callieu’s Handmade Baking Co of Vidlin, Lerwick Brewery, Katja’s Bakes, Skibhoul Bakery and the Island Oven.

There will also be an information stall from Shetland Seafood Quality Control and The Lodberries Deli will manage the central dining area.


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  • Maureen Bell

    • October 24th, 2013 13:25

    Please can you /will you publish the contact details for all of the local producers who might wish to export their wares to far away Shetlanders? I am sure this would generate good business.

    I await with bated and hungry breath.


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