Awareness visit to Foveran business to benefit traders

GRAMPIAN Food Forum is hosting an awareness visit to The Store at Foveran on Tuesday, March 1.

The visit is an opportunity for north-east food companies to get behind-the-scenes and learn more about the business.

More than 20 representatives from the local industry will be given an overview of the company through a tour of farm and butchery as well as taking in the store’s shops, deli and restaurant.

The Store is owned by the Booth family and is situated ten minutes drive north of Aberdeen.

Andrew Booth, the farmer and director of The Store came up with the idea of the business with sister Susan and wife Debbie.

Set up in July 2000 to sell Aberdeen Angus Beef direct to customers, the farm shop has now grown into an important part of the local community and houses a butchery, restaurant, deli, ‘veg shed’ and children’s play area.

The Store now stocks a wide variety of products to complement their own beef and prepared meals, including fresh vegetables, cheeses and local berries.

During the visit, delegates will also have a chance to ask questions about The Store’s business operations.

Mr Booth, said: “The Store is delighted to welcome old and new local food producers to the awareness visit next month.

“Since we expanded our farm and coffee shop last summer we are reaching a far larger customer base and this is a perfect opportunity for the producers to see what we have to offer.”

For more information contact marketing executive for Aberdeenshire Council, Louise Stratton, on (01224) 664575 or email:

louise.stratton@

aberdeenshire.gov.uk