Table Talk Jan Mctaggart and Carole Sommerville on the joy of seasonal fruits

Summer fruit bounty feels like Christmas come early

Table Talk Jan Mctaggart and Carole Sommerville on the joy of seasonal fruits

credit: Dylan Drummond

'Summer berries are the best thing about living where we are. One of the farmers who comes in was saying it’s all going full circle and that people really want to know what they’re putting in their body and where it has come from. The lovely thing about local summer berries is that the same sun you feel on your back is what helped make them grow.

We have a short season for berry growing, but when it comes it feels like Christmas because they taste so good. We get our berries from East Scryne Farm in Carnoustie and a wee artisan place in Fife called Pittormie Farm. Gorge on them when they’ve just been been picked, or if you get a few over-ripe ones, you can always make a jam to preserve that amazing taste.'

Jan McTaggart and Carole Sommerville own Clementine of Broughty Ferry

Clementine of Broughty Ferry

103 Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 2DN

Started by local mums Jan McTaggart and Carole Sommerville after the only fruit and veg shop in Broughty Ferry closed down, they now stock some of their favourites beyond this starting point: Your Piece oatcakes, Damn Good sauces and relishes and Summer…

Pittormie Fruit Farm and Nursery

Pittormie Fruit Farm, Dairsie, Fife, KY15 4SW

Pittormie is an old-style farm shop, family-run and first and foremost an outlet for the produce from the farm. It is, however, a prodigious output, with strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, currants, loganberries and tayberries through the summer…


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