Exploring Scotland’s larder in Fife
Scotland’s natural larder is envied the world over, but here in Fife we are truly spoiled. Delicious foods from sea, land and air can be found in our many Michelin starred restaurants, as well as local farmers’ markets and farm shops. The places to eat in Fife take the natural Scottish produce and turn it into truly natural fine dining.
With a coastline of 117 miles and a strong fishing heritage, it’s no wonder the Kingdom of Fife produces an abundance of quality seafood. If you find yourself in one of the East Neuk’s quaint wee fishing villages, you can take your pick from the boats hauling in a daily catch of prawns, crab and lobster. There really are little few other locations in Scotland other than beautiful Fife to get this resh, quality seafood. All the places to eat in Fife have access to this fantastic fresh produce so there is never a disappointing meal out for anyone.
And Fife’s fertile soil also yields some wonderful crops. At Cairnie Fruit Farm near Cupar, you can pick your own strawberries, raspberries, black and redcurrants, gooseberries, tayberries, brambles and cherries. That’s a lot of berries. And the potential for a lot of jams! This not only has the perfect taste of fresh, wholesome fruit, but takes the family on a day out, getting the young children involved and really making a delicious day of it.
To get a true flavour of Fife, visit the farmers’ markets that take place every Saturday on rotation in Kirkcaldy, St Andrews, Dunfermline and Cupar.
You’ll discover some unique products in Fife too – like buffalo from Puddledub, Scotland’s largest buffalo farm, and cheese from the St Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company near Pittenweem. There’s even a hot, hot, hot chilli farm near Ceres, a really innovative venture for finding a foreign, exotic taste in Scotland. So with all this delicious, organic and natural food on the doorstep of idyllic places to eat in Fife, the perfect Scottish getaway at Elderburn Lodges makes a perfect retreat filled with treats.