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Nature in a Jar ~Lessadds Syrups Vegan & Vegetarian Award Winning Locally Produced Syrups available at John Watt and Son Bank St.

The history of Lessadds Syrups began in May 2015 during a drive around the Scottish countryside between yellow filled fields of flowering dandelions. Viktor grew up on dandelion syrup but Jill had never heard about it. So, Viktor cooked the syrup and Jill loved it. Jill said: “You should try and sell it.” Viktor said: […]

Celebrating all things Fudge; Using local producer The Toffee Shop & our Fudge Tasting Weekend

DID YOU KNOW that we here at John Watt and Son have been selling The Toffee Shop toffee and fudge for over 50 years? Like us, The Toffee Shop in Penrith has been around for over 100 years and are using the same original recipes in making delicious handmade fudge and toffee till this day […]


Brazilian coffee farmers have swapped South America for southern Scotland to share their agricultural experiences with the owner of a dairy herd. Gabriel Lancha Oliveira and his wife Flavia travelled to Dumfries & Galloway to meet up with Mark Callender (one of the directors of Cows & Co) who runs Crofthead Farm at Crocketford. Mr […]