A farmers market with a scientific twist

Posted on Apr 6, 2014
A farmers market with a scientific twist

SCIMART_SummerhallToday the family and I visited Summerhall. The former Royal School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, now a creative hub for the arts played host to SciMart, a farmers market with a difference.

 

Along with the usual cooking demonstrations and local food maker stalls tempting us with wee treats there was also a few rarer sights. Food producers, chefs and researchers demonstrated and explained the science behind some of our common and not so common food items, from beehives and honey, to insects and worm canapés!

 

There were also some great science projects and experiments in the Summerhall courtyard which had the kids crowding around. For our two wee toddlers though I think the favourite had to be the IQ Superfood Chocolate stall and their yummy tasters 🙂

 

Don’t worry if you missed today’s event, there are similar goings on throughout the Edinburgh Science Festival until 20th April, and in two weeks time there is the Mini Maker Faire at SummerHall, see the links below for more information.

 

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