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Wed 26 May 21

Bowhouse has been named as a finalist for the best Food Market in the prestigious Great British Food Awards - the only Scottish market to be included in the category.

The Great British Food Awards were launched in 2014 to celebrate the country's finest food and drink, as well as the hard-working people behind the scenes. 

Alongside Bowhouse, the Best Food Market category shortlist includes four English markets including one of the largest food markets in London, Borough Market. Other local businesses are recognised in the awards with the nearby Ardross Farm Shop and The Buffalo Farm both up for the Best Farm Shop in Scotland category.  A public vote, found at, will determine the final winners with the results announced on 18th October 2021.

Rosie Jack, Bowhouse Manager said:

“The last twelve months have been difficult for everyone but have also seen an increased demand for local food and drink. The team here have continued to work with really strong local producers, especially those from Fife, and both the market weekends and our online marketplace, Bowhouse Link, have been an invaluable way for people to source fresh produce. We’re really pleased to have been able to open up the markets to more people as lockdown restrictions are eased - so this nomination comes at a really welcome time.”

Since it first opened its doors in 2017 on Balcaskie Estate, Bowhouse has drawn more than thousands to its popular Market Weekend events. Taking place once a month over two days, the Bowhouse Market Weekends include a changing line up of Scotland’s best food and drink producers, a dedicated street food area, live music and plenty of hands-on food and drink activities and workshops. In 2020, Bowhouse Link was launched, providing a weekly collection and local delivery service of local food and drink.

Bowhouse is more than a place to buy produce though - it has developed a UK-wide reputation as a place for making. The collection of local food and drink producers and traders based at Bowhouse includes a miller transforming grains grown in the fields nearby into wholemeal flours; a butcher working closely with farmers on the estate; organic vegetable farmers; and an organic brewery and spirits producer. Those base at Bowhouse include:

·      Organic beef, lamb, venison and pork from Butchery at Bowhouse

·      Wholemeal organic flours from Scotland the Bread

·      Organic vegetables and salads from East Neuk Market Garden

·      Spirits, ciders, beers and natural wines from Futtle Organic Brewery

·      Fresh flowers from Keeping the Plot

·      A range of household and pantry supplies from zero-waste store Grain & Sustain

·      A menu of sourdough baguettes, doughnuts, salads and sausage rolls from chef Jess Rose Young


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