Glenalmond College preparing to host its first farmers’ market
A Perth day and boarding school is preparing to host its inaugural farmers’ market this weekend.
Glenalmond College will welcome around 40 stallholders to the 21–22 August event, where tables are set to be filled with artisan Scottish food, drink and crafts.
“We are delighted with the level of interest in the event and, with the weather forecast looking ideal, we are very much looking forward to welcoming stallholders and visitors this weekend to share our wonderful grounds,” said school head, Dr Michael Alderson.
Glenalmond College says that the event, run in association with Perth Farmers’ Market, is thought to be the first time a school has held such a gathering on this scale.
It also notes the institution’s strong ties to the land, with many agricultural families behind its founding almost 175 years ago. Moreover, the school’s first warden, Charles Wordsworth, was a nephew of the pastoral poet, William Wordsworth, who recorded his love of Glenalmond in ‘Glen-Almain, the Narrow Glen’: ‘There cannot be a more entire tranquility.’
Since then, many of the school’s former pupils have gone on to forge careers in farming and food-related businesses, including soft fruit, ice cream, whiskey and gin.
Glenalmond Farmers’ Market will run from 10 am-4pm on both days, with wares including baked goods from Casella and Polegato bakery, fish from Alex Sprink & Sons, jelly and sauces from Allan’s Chilli Products, wild game burgers from Screaming Peacock, gin from The Perth Distillery Company and jewelery from MG Gems.
“Glenalmond College is just beautiful, and the school is providing an excellent venue, which is one many people may not have visited before,” said Adeline Watson, manager of Perth Farmers’ Market.
“I’m delighted that we are welcoming several new stallholders to the event as well as our wonderful regular stallholders.”
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