Edinburgh festival calls for Scottish produce

Artisanal Scottish food and drink producers are called to take part in the Edinburgh Food Festival this year

A fire in a frying pan as food is prepared for the entertainment of the guests in attendance.
Edinburgh’s Food Festival is back for its ninth edition and Scottish producers are encouraged to sign up for it.

Applications for the Edinburgh Food Festival are now open as the organisers of the event have encouraged artisanal Scottish food and drink traders to sign up.

Assembly Festival is calling on interested traders to sign up for the event which is set to take place in the capital from Friday 21 July to Sunday 30 July.

A spokesperson for Assembly Festival said: “Assembly Festival’s Edinburgh Food Festival places quality Scottish produce firmly in the centre of the table for a ten-day celebration of taste.

“This accessible event invites audiences on a culinary journey, exploring Scotland’s larder and its cross-continent flavours from some of the country’s most exciting street food vendors, all set within one of the most picturesque festival sites in Scotland.”

The free-to-enter event offers producers the chance to shout out more about their range and unique offer available, helping to build up connections in the process.

Street vendors already confirmed to be in attendance are: The Peruvian, Stranger’s Point Gin, The Falafel Shop as well as Panther M*lk.

Set to take place in the George Square Gardens in the heart of the city, producers interested in the event are to contact the festival’s producer Hilary Goodfellow, hilary@assemblyfestival.com.

The spokesperson said: “Attracting over 100,000 visitors in 2022, Edinburgh Food Festival thinks global but buys local, with seasonal and sustainably sourced local produce used across the festival.

“The free-to-enter event delivers a full menu of activity, with food and drink to enjoy on the day from the Global Kitchen, produce to take home from the expanded Producers Market, and a programme of interesting and informative live events in the Treehouse Kitchen.”