Mushrooms, music & much, much more

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The inaugural Food and Music day held in Tarland last weekend proved a great success with visitors enjoying a taste of pretty much everything.

The festival, which took place on Saturday September 27, saw a successful and busy produce market take over the MacRobert Hall.

Stalls included Granite City Fish, Crannach Bakery, and Cambus o’May Cheese, as well as apples harvested from the Tarland Community Orchard and fresh honey.

The market was opened by Charles Dunbar on the bagpipes and ended with a rousing performance by ‘Druminaboot’.

Tarland Community Garden played host to a cookery demonstration by Head Chef and co-founder of the Gardener’s Cottage Restaurant, Dale Mailley.

Dale demonstrated delicious and exciting dishes using produce from the garden and market, such as roe deer venison with kale and pearl barley.

Liz Holden’s ‘Fungal Foray’ also proved popular with foragers finding a range of edible fungi.

The weekend also featured a range of fantastic music, including The Wrigley Sisters kicking off theweekend on Friday evening, accompanied by local musician Paul Anderson and family.