Festival will celebrate all things broccoli

Scotland plays host to festivals of all kinds during the year, but one of the most obscure is being held next month.

Loch Leven’s Larder, near Kinross, will be hosting its second broccoli festival on 14 July 2018.

Launched last year, the event is the only one of its kind in the UK and aims to celebrate all things broccoli, with a variety of foodie treats and family activities.

Daytime guests can enjoy activity workshops, a foodie market, farm tour rides, a milkshake and smoothie bar, a Scottish gin and craft beer bar, broccoli games, BBQ, a broccoli fun run and treasure hunt.

There will also be an ultimate Frisbee tournament taking place on the day.

Evening festivities begin from 6pm and include live music from About Last Night, a BBQ buffet & silent disco.

Loch Leven’s Larder is owned and run by third generation broccoli farmers the Niven Family, who are proud of their heritage and farming techniques which they have been developing since 1970 when they became one the first farms in Scotland to grow broccoli on a commercial scale.

Kinross-shire’s climate happens to provide the perfect conditions for growing brassicas and Channel Farm’s broccoli has even been name-checked on the menu of Michelin starred restaurants.

Emma Niven, owner of Loch Leven’s Larder, said: ‘We’ve always believed that the delicious produce that is grown and created in Scotland is worth celebrating –it’s why we created our shop and café – so we are delighted to be able to hold this festival and combine our love of local produce with a fun event that has something for everyone.’

There is no charge for daytime entry to the festival, evening tickets are £20 per person and include your BBQ meal and silent disco headphones.

For more information on the broccoli festival and to purchase evening tickets, click HERE.