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WeeCOOK to Host Artisan Produce Micro Market

An Angus restaurant is hosting a micro market next month which will showcase local artisan produce.

The WeeCOOK, based at Barry Downs Caravan Park, near Carnoustie, will welcome local producers to their Pop Up Stop and Shop event on Sunday August 1 from 10am to 1pm.

A similar successful event was held there last year and with coronavirus restrictions easing, the team felt it was a good opportunity to hold a second “small but mighty micro market”.

However, there will still be safety measures in place with social distancing, hand sanitising stations and a one-way system in operation.

Stallholders confirmed for the event include: The WeeCOOK pies, Redcastle Gin, Benshie Farm Berries, Hometown Cheesecakes, Fudge & Fancies, Shed 35 Brewery, Artisana Brownies, Carolyn’s Kitchen, Mezzaluna, Fournos and Bluebell Accessories.

Manager at The WeeCOOK restaurant, Emelye Macqueen, said everyone is looking forward to the event.

“We did one last August at a time when restrictions were starting to lift and it was really successful.

“We had around the same number of stallholders. It was really good and it was well received by everyone. The staff loved it, as did the customers,” she said.

“It was really well supported with local social media pages sharing the posts about the event, the stallholders and friends and family of the businesses shared posts as well, which has happened this time around, too.

“It is really great to see everyone continuing to support local businesses.

“We will probably have three stalls in our back area in the restaurant, but the others will all be outside. We did that the last time around and it worked well.

“It will be a one-way system like we did the last time. People can park here as well but we would like people to travel in one car, use the bus or other transport if they can.

“The 73 and 73a stop at the bottom of the road so we are really hoping people use that service as much as they can.

“Fingers crossed and hopefully the weather is nice as well. It will be great to see regular customers coming along and new faces as well.”

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