It was cold, it was windy, and it looked like it was going to rain or snow any minute. But that didn't stop me from checking out the Edinburgh Farmers' Market on our recent weekend getaway to Edinburgh.
Farmers' Markets are my catnip.
Every Saturday, rain or shine, The Market is held from 9:00-2:00 on Castle Terrace in down town Edinburgh with the impressive Edinburgh Castle looming in the background.
On the day we visited, there were about 30 vendors lining both sides of the street. It was jam packed with customers despite the nasty weather. Halfway along, shivering in the cold, I asked two local men if the weather was typical for this time of year. They laughed and replied that I mustn't be from Scotland. Apparently it was considered a balmy, rather pleasant day by the natives. They were both wearing kilts.
Root vegetables, baked goods, breads, fruits, chocolates, meats, whisky, and excellent cheeses where on offer. As always when I visit Farmers' Markets I wished I had a kitchen in my hotel room so I could cook up and enjoy some of their products.
|Whisky and oatmeal. Who knew?|
Hubby's favourite was the Pig's Nose Whisky stand where curiously, he lingered for quite some time, tasting all that they had on offer. We bought one of their mugs when he couldn't decide which of their whiskies he preferred.
A close second was The Chocolate Tree stand, specialists in hand crafted, organic chocolate, where we shared a delicious, creamy hot chocolate.
After about an hour or so, we could take the cold no more and quickly made our way to the Scottish National Gallery to warm up and take in their fabulous collection.
I hope to visit Edinburgh's Farmers' Market again or hopefully another one of Scotland's Farmer's Markets but I think I'll wait until the weather warms up!
|Sophie and her smokin' squeeze box|
|The Chocolate Tree|
|Stoats' excellent oatmeal|