Ocean Terminal launches Scotlandâ€™s first indoor farmersâ€™ market
Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith has devised a simple way of ensuring its regular farmers' market is not affected by adverse weather - it's been moved indoors!
The bi-monthly event, held on the second and fourth Friday of each month, will from this weekend be held on the ground floor of the centre, ensuring that shoppers can take advantage of the wide range of goods and products offered by some of the best local producers without having to worry about rain affecting the event.
Michelle MacLeod, Marketing Manager of Ocean Terminal said: "As a shopping centre that has always focused on a strong event and leisure offering, we are delighted to stage Scotland's first indoor farmers' market. The outdoor events have proven to be very successful but they can be susceptible to bad weather. The open concourse design of Ocean Terminal makes it ideal to host this event indoors and we believe it will help ensure that it continues to thrive."
The event features a wide variety of goods including a selection of fresh meats, vegetarian food, baking goods, preserves, pates and some speciality items such as hand crafted soaps, jewellery, highland gifts and fruit ices.
One new addition to the market is Scottish made cider. Mark Rennie of Belhaven Fruit Farm, the company that produces it, said: "We are very pleased to have the opportunity to attend Ocean Terminal farmers' market as this really allows so many more shoppers who might not have a chance to visit a farmers' market see the range of goods available and realise just how good value they all are. Producers are always developing new things for the customer, and our unique new cider is one example of this, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the stall in the future."
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