Dates for your diary for Bowhouse Market Weekends
The programme of Bowhouse Market Weekends for 2023 is launching, with seasonal activities including an Easter egg hunt, farm tours and expert-led workshops taking place amongst a community of Scotland’s best food and drink, live music and street food.
The Bowhouse Market Weekends open the space to 30 guest traders. Taken from a changing roster of Scotland’s finest artisan food and drink producers, stalls include meat and fish, dairy and cheeses, store cupboard essentials, sweet treats and craft spirits and drinks from the local region and beyond. Free to attend, the Bowhouse Market Weekends take place on Saturdays and Sundays of the second weekend of each month.
The 2023 Bowhouse Market weekends will take place on:
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May
The March market weekend will have a spring theme that includes sheep and lambs visiting from Balcaskie Estate and planting workshops for all ages with children able to decorate and plant pots with flowers and vegetables. The Easter market weekend in April will have stalls from Tea Green Crafts as well as an egg hunt and chocolate tasting. The May market weekend will focus on sustainability, with talks and exhibits on sustainable farming methods from Balcaskie Estate and East Neuk Market Garden.
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th June
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August
The June market weekend will have an open farm theme with farming machinery and animals to visit, allowing the whole family to understand how food and drink are produced and how it reaches the kitchen table. The July market weekend will have outdoor music, a BBQ hosted by the Butchery at Bowhouse and street food in the newly converted outdoor space. Meet the Maker will be the August market weekend theme, with interesting producers hosting workshops and talks, revealing fascinating insights into their food and drink journey.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th October
The September market weekend will have a harvest theme to mark this time for harvesting fruit and foraging. Workshops will include potato printing and pasta making as well as advice on how to preserve ingredients for the autumn and winter months. The October market weekend will have an orchard theme, with an apple press for juicing windfall fruit as well as heritage breed pigs visiting from Balcaskie Estate.
Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th December
During the festive season, the November and December markets weekends will host several makers from Tea Green Crafts with a curated selection of homeware, jewellery and other local gifts for Christmas. Workshops will also run to create festive decorations and gifts such as wreath-making using locally sourced greenery.
Rosie Jack, Bowhouse Manager said,
‘I’m really looking forward to our first market weekend in March with exciting new produce and new beginnings on the farm. This Spring we’ll have some lambs visiting for people to see, plant pot painting for children and even a fundraiser charity duck race. We’re constantly evolving the weekends and I can’t wait to reveal more of our plans for the rest of the year.’
Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 2DB.
Dogs are as always, welcome outside but not in the market hall.
Bowhouse continues to attract a crowd of food-curious people from across Scotland and travel to the venue is easy. Train stations at Kirkcaldy and Leuchars are stops on the main East Coast Mainline with regular services to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Stagecoach bus services 95 (Leven–St Andrews) and X60 (Edinburgh–St Andrews) stop nearby. The popular seaside holiday town of Elie is under two miles away and a popular walk or cycle ride along the Fife Coastal Path.