LIZ HARROD

If There Is a Farmers’ Market on Saturday Morning – I’m There

In Photo, Scotland, Travel 2011 on March 7, 2011 at 1:38 am

You know every once in a while I realize there is something about me that just screams girl: my love of brunch, my love of Nicholas Sparks novels on the beach, and now my love of farmers markets.

I can’t help it, and I don’t need to. Why? Because it seems that nearly everywhere has a market to share with me.

Tucked in the shadow of the castle, as everything in this city is, Edinburgh’s market is every Saturday morning, year round – about 60 stalls of fresh organic goodness.

I started my stroll through the market by snagging a cup of fresh, organic porridge laced with raw honey, fresh raspberries and a little bit of cream – a much needed cup of toasty goodness with the chilly start to the day, and may I say awesome. So so good.

There were the usual stalls of cheese, meats, soaps, jams (also awesome), breads (which I bought and am eating a slice of as I type) and then, the pièce de résistance: slow roasted pork sandwiches.

Lord knows I love a slow roast, and I had been at the market just long enough to
label my porridge as breakfast and claim the sandwich as an early lunch. So I sauntered up and requested my pork on a roll, complete with seasoned onions and . . . Haggis spread.

Delicious! Like unreal yummy.

So not only was it a successful trip to another Saturday morning market, but I can now officially rank myself among those who love haggis – and I’m not lying. It really is good.


Most amazing porridge ever.


Sourdough Rye so delicious you can eat it by itself – no spread needed.


Slow roast sandwich sent from heaven.


So good I’m willing to share a picture of me eating it. I’m trying to smile, but my mouth was too full.

Xx

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  1. Made me hungry reading this. Glad you are into the farmer’s market scene. So, what breed of hogs produced this wonderful pork? How would you describe the taste? Since I am such a dedicated carnivore I am always interested in the quality and taste of meat. When I started eating grass fed meat I realized that meat does not have to have spices and/or sauce in order to taste good. Now I am spoiled. Heard you might be WOOFing. We are considering hosting some WOOFERS this year on our farm. Pros and cons, so not sure yet if I will do it. Guess I will be keeping up with you on this blog. Good luck!

  2. Send me a sandwich.

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