Chef Scott Baxter on his favourite Lanarkshire food suppliers

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Chef Scott Baxter on his favourite Lanarkshire food suppliers

Eleven years ago when we opened the restaurant there were only a few local suppliers. Now we have numerous examples. St. Brides Poultry, run by Robert and Anne-Jane Morris just outside Strathaven, produce quality guineafowl, chicken, duck and turkey on their farm.

I also use Overton farm shop in the Clyde Valley, run by John and Maggie Young. All their produce is reared on their farm which includes beef, lamb, pork and wonderful mutton.

One of the first and still one of the best is Ramsay of Carluke who I think make the best black pudding in Scotland as well as lovely sausages and amazing belly. We have also started using Clyde Valley Tomatoes – their tomatoes taste how they should and they do loads of varieties.

Scott Baxter is co-owner and chef at Rissons at Springvale

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