Bowhouse link: Local shopping service expanded to north Fife and Dundee

Connecting People with Local Producers

In response to growing demand for local food and drink, Bowhouse Link is expanding its delivery service from 1st February to those in North Fife and Dundee.

Bowhouse Link brings together local food and drink producers on a virtual marketplace, allowing customers to select produce from small butchers, bakers, growers, brewers and other makers, for delivery or collection from the local hub.

The creation of Bowhouse Link has not only allowed small food businesses to continue trading during lockdown and avoid food waste but also ensured people across the region have access to high quality produce, meat, dairy and essentials such as eggs and flour.

The range of products available from Bowhouse Link changes weekly but includes: Organic beef, lamb, venison and pork from Butchery at Bowhouse, wholemeal organic flours from Scotland the Bread, organic vegetables and salads from East Neuk Market Garden, bread and sweet treats from Wild Hearth Bakery, condiments from Perthshire Preserves, craft spirits, beers and natural wines from Tayport Distillery and Futtle Organic Brewery, cheese from St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company and Strathearn Cheese Company.

The weekly online alternative market can be found on the Open Food Network and provides an opportunity for local producers who may not otherwise have an online shop, to sell direct to customers. Customers will be able to pre-order from Monday 1st February on Bowhouse Link, with deliveries and collections available on Saturday 6th February. The market will then be open for orders every subsequent Monday morning until Wednesday afternoon with deliveries and collections made on Saturdays.

Delivery is available to the following areas/postcodes including: KY10, KY9, KY8 KY16, KY15, DD3, DD4, DD5, DD6. East Neuk of Fife, Cupar, St Andrews, Leven, Cupar, Leuchars andDundee. Those who live out with these areas are asked to contact Bowhouse directly to lodge their interest.

Rosie Jack, Market Manager, said: “Since launching Bowhouse Link last spring, we’ve received an increasing number of queries from people looking for deliveries beyond the East Neuk, and now we look forward to being able to get their boxes out to them. Connecting people with the best local food and drink produced across Fife and Dundee is at the heart of what we do and we’d also be keen to hear from more local food and drink producers who may be interested in selling through Bowhouse Link. We know that as the service continues to grow, it will be useful during the difficult lockdown months but also feel strongly that this is something we can continue to build upon as life returns to normal in the future. ”

Local food and drink producers interested in selling their produce through Bowhouse Link should get in touch at [email protected] Find Bowhouse Link on Open Food Network at https://openfoodnetwork.org.uk/bowhouse-link/shop

Find out more about Bowhouse at bowhousefife.com or on twitter, facebook or instagram.

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