This from Hannah at Aberdeen University Students’ Association…
“We were delighted to offer a mini farmers market as part of our Blasda Local Food Feast at Aberdeen University Student Association. Over 200 students attended over the course of the day and were able to try a feast of food including local organic chutneys, mince bradies made from locally sourced meats, balmoral bread, home made leek n tattie soup and Scotch pies. The AUSA Malt Whisky society also offered a tasting session on the best of local whisky, so our spirits were warmed! Also warmed by the Ceilidh dancing that took place.
The farmers market included a great selection of local fodder. Ola Oils brought an array of their locally pressed oils and Dr. Chris Fenn brought her home made flapjacks to selll to raise money for Compassionate Farming, these were made using Ola Oils. A local social enterprise Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) brought an array of local veg and we also promoted the VegBag Coop, a student run veggie bag scheme.
It was a great event, particularly enjoyed by our international students who got to eat some of Scotlands finest foods for the first time. Thanks Blasda! Looking forward to being involved again next year.”