The East Neuk Local Tourism Association (ENLTA) is having another of its’ popular and enjoyable meet & greet business gatherings on Tuesday, April 4, at the St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company restaurant, beginning at 7pm. The restaurant, known for its’ fresh home-cooked meals, wonderful countryside views, and on-the-premises cheesemaking (with a viewing window to watch the process!) is located at the Falside Farm in Pittenweem, off the B9171 road, and not far from Anstruther, Pittenweem, and Arncroach; telephone number is 01333-312580. Entry is £5 per person, with coffee and shortbread as refreshments.
Business people are invited to come along with sufficient quantities of their business cards, brochures, pamphlets, any sales/marketing pieces that can be displayed on tables and taken away by others at the meeting that night. Accommodation providers, restaurants/pubs/bars, service providers, food producers, crafts/artisan/artwork/textile creators, fashion/accessories, health/wellness providers — everybody who is in business (large, small or home-based) is invited to publicise themselves by exchanging their information with others.
Guest speakers this evening will include Jane Stewart, the manager/owner of the St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company business. Jane, along with her husband Robert, sees the Farmhouse Cheese restaurant as a natural progression of their Falside Farm (which the family has farmed since the 1930’s), where the dairy cows are very contented cows due to the excellent care and living conditions they receive. The Stewarts also grow barley, oil rapeseed and wheat — used in feeding the herd — and running the farm is an ideal circumstance of “field to plate” management. David Steele is the Manager of the May Isle Nature Reserve and oversees the Isle of May. David’s “juggling act” includes managing the Isle of May by welcoming the human visitors who arrive by ferry, at the same time the wildlife of the island — a huge variety of birds and marine life — are being protected and preserved from encroachment by those same visitors. Andy Peddie, Chairman of the ENLTA, will provide opening remarks and introductions, and there will be plenty of time before/after the meeting for visiting with other attendees and exchanging information and tips on starting, running, and creating a business.
This meeting will also spread the word further about the Fife Business Information Bag which will, again, be handed out at this year’s Anstruther Harbour Festival (May 26-28). Fife business owners can have a business card, flyer or brochure (or multiple sales pieces) inserted into 500 Fife business information bags for a cost of £15 per insert (one insert into 500 bags = £15; two inserts into 500 bags = £30, etc.). Information bags were distributed at last year’s Anstruther Harbour Festival and proved to be very popular for visitors to learn more about what Fife has to offer, while being an inexpensive, affordable way for businesses to promote themselves. For more information about the Fife Business Information Bag, or to let us know that you’d like to participate in this bag, please email HarbourFest2017@aol.com.