Fife Farmers Market in conjunction with Business Gateway Fife are calling for new food and drink businesses in the region to take advantage of a free opportunity that will allow them to showcase their produce to thousands of consumers across four popular farmers markets.
A partnership established in 2013 between Fife Farmers Markets and Business Gateway Fife allows start-up Fife food businesses free use of a sponsored stand at weekly markets across Fife for a three month period.
Tom Mitchell, Chairman of Fife Farmers Market said:
“This is an opportunity for local food businesses to promote themselves to a large group of discriminating and enthusiastic shoppers. It’s not just about the chance for businesses to sell their produce but it’s an invaluable opportunity for new companies to gain direct feedback from consumers and profile themselves alongside some of Scotland’s best food producers. Business relationships developed through this project have also resulted in sales in farm shops, restaurants and hotels too. It’s been heartening to see those involved in last year’s sponsored stall meet with such success and I’d urge new food and drink businesses to get involved.”
Last year, three start-up food businesses ranging from cake producers to a maker of locally-grown chilli products used the stand to showcase their produce and test the market. All three have subsequently gone on to become successful businesses and regular Fife Farmers Market stallholders.
Shona Morrison of Business Gateway Fife said:
“The Business Gateway Fife sponsored stand has given several new businesses the chance to reach a wider audience with their products. We hope that their success will encourage other businesses to come forward and use this great opportunity to promote themselves.”
New businesses wishing to be considered for this opportunity should be based in Fife and not have been trading for more than one year. Successful businesses are offered free use of the farmers market stand for a period of three months.
If you wish to apply for this opportunity simply contact us on 01592 858 333 alternatively: