Latest market news

Already attending Forfar market this month The Black Cat Soap stall will come along to the Montrose market in the High, Street. They will bring wonderful handmade soaps made in small batches in Kirriemuir using natural plant based ingredients.

This wonderful soap has no artificial fragrances or colours and is suitable for vegans. The soaps are available by the slice cut freshly from logs at the market and smell wonderful with scents of calming lavender, refreshing kelp and spearmint, seductive Hemp and Patchouli or zest Pink Grapefruit with Argan oil.

New to Forfar market is the Strathearn cider company who are a small craft cider maker from Perthshire, they pride themselves in creating ciders using traditional methods.

They produce sweet or dry ciders that have the fantastic name “Scruffy Dog Ciders” not only refreshingly tasty but fun.

Regular Forfar stall holder Alison Thomson aka Angelicka Laird makes fantastic sweets including her "Cloud like" marshmallows in wonderful flavours including raspeberry, lemon and chocolate.

 Alison is always experimenting with new flavour combinations so expect the unexpected in a lovely way!!

Attending both Montrose and Forfar markets is new stallholder Wendy Higgins from" Short and Sweet."

Wendy loves baking and brings along a fantastic section of cakes, scones and biscuits, she also makes delicious chocolate sweets including the kids favourite chocolate mice!!

The Arbroath fisheries attend both Montrose and Forfar markets bringing a fantastic selection of fresh fish and seafood. They also make their own smokie pate and Cullen Skink ready for you to eat at your leisure.

Puddledub Pork attended the very first Angus Farmers Market back in July 1999 in Forfar and they continue to attend both Montrose and Forfar markets. A family business at Clentrie Farm Tom and Camilla Mitchell and proud of their product and the fact all of their happy pigs are bred and reared at Clentrie. They are fed on barley and bedded on loose straw, both grown on their surrounding fields.

Recently joining the Forfar market is Bruce from Red Squirrel products with his gingernut liqueur.  Red Squirrel Gingernut Liqueur is an exquisite blend of the finest ginger, fragrant hints of thyme and rosemary, balanced with tangy orange and lemon peel. All these on a creamy vodka base using the fabulous Ogilvy potato vodka make a smooth, sophisticated and versatile drink.

We welcome a great new stallholder to our Forfar market Angus & Oink are a BBQ lifestyle brand based in Aberdeen, specialising in BBQ and hot sauces, rubs and seasonings aimed both at the BBQ enthusiast and home cook alike.  

Their mission is simple, deliver flavour to the world by bringing a new wave of authenticity and righteous spiciness that adds depth to good food.

A popular new brewer is the team from Shed 35 from Carnoustie. They have a fantastic range of beers including a Tomahawk IPA and an oatmeal stout called Dark Angel.

You will also see these fantastic brews at the popular Angus Brewfest on 21st October this year.

The Dundee cheesecake are proving to be one of our most popular stalls attending both markets. It is a big Happy Birthday to Craig and his fantastic cheesecakes as he celebrates one years trading at the market this month.

The Strathearn cheese company are a new small business based in Comrie Perthshire and are now attending Forfar market on a regular basis. Their cheese is made using local flavours and ingredients and include the Strathearn a soft rennet set cheese with a whisky washed rind. It is suitable for vegetarians and after only 9 months in production was awarded a gold medal at the world cheese awards.

The Sacred Grounds Coffee company roast their wonderful coffee beans in Arbroath making this a truly special Angus product. The team are an enthusiastic bunch committed to bringing the best tasting coffee to Angus coffee lovers. You can grab a cup of their delicious coffee at their coffee stop area located beside their stall.

The market boasts a fantastic selection of preserves and Allan's Chilli jams bring a great selection of jams and jellies perfect for adding a special zing to your meals and snacks. The sauces are also great for dips and stir fries making them a welcome addition to the condiment shelf.
Tasters of the full range are available at the stall along with friendly chat from the man himself Allan.

 The Redcastle Brewery are a new brewery based at Carmyllie in Angus.  Brewing speciality ales for the discerning customer. They include Tower IPA 4.8%abv.,with fruity aromas and a caramel and toffee after taste. Crusader Pale Ale 4%abv and has been hopped with British and American hops. Red Lady which is a 4% Ruby beer and has a nice chocolate taste. 

The Devenick Dairy stall has a wonderful selection of hard and soft cheese made in their dairy in the Aberdeenshire countryside. To compliment the cheese you will find tasty oatcakes and for pudding delicious cheesecakes!

The market as you can see has many generations of the same family working together to bring the finest quality produce this is Zander Gray.

Zander brings along his local vegetables including potatoes and root vegetables with a little help from his elders! Dad Sandy has Aberfeldy Oatmeal with flour,oatcakes and of course porridge oats and oatmeal. Sarah Grays' preserves adds more fantastic products from mum Sarah so what a busy household!!

Pauline Ewart is fondly known as our Scotch Egg lady and has a very busy popular stall.

Delicious savoury and sweet home baking is available and has become a regular Saturday treat for many customers.

Pauline attends both Montrose and Forfar markets.



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 We have become regulars to both your markets now and enjoy everything especially all the tasters!!!! Jenny Arbroath
 Buffalo my favourite it's so lean with no waste, my grandaughter ate the lot she told her mum "this meat is great, I don't even have to chew" say no more!!
 Fantastic choice of meats and also homemade cakes but our favourite is the lady with the scotch eggs -
Mark Forfar
 Best for me Puddledub Pork sausages and the picnic pie to die for!!!
Helen Kirriemuir