FARMS, SMALL-HOLDINGS AND OTHER PLACES GROWING FOOD TO SUPPLY THE LOCAL MARKET
Contact us if you’d like your business to be added to this directory.
Mainly vegetables and/or fruit
NEW – Damhead Nursery
Damhead Nursery grow fresh vegetables and herbs on land at Lothianburn on the south side of Edinburgh. They also have their own very free range hens and produce honey from their own bees. Trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are also on sale.
Contact – Sue Gray
Tweed Valley Veg
Tweed Valley Veg is a small to medium farm producer on a very small holding, providing vegetable boxes and other local produce, which it delivers across the Borders and North Northumberland. They grow organic veg concentrating on salads and herbs. They also supply shops and restaurants.
Contact person – Alison Schofield
Address – The Old Jailhouse, Bank St, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, TD10 6XX
Phone number – 01361 810503
Email contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.tweedvalleyorganics.co.uk
East Seton Farm Shop
A great place to buy a range of vegetables grown on this small-holding plus other fruit and veg bought locally, other local produce and a good range of dried goods.
Sign-posted off the A198 between Prestonpans and Longniddry.
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 4.30 pm.
Knowes Farm Shop
Knowes Farm grows vegetables, salads, potatoes, herbs, produce their own eggs and make soups, pates, sauces and puddings. They send some vegetables to Earthy in Edinburgh, and also supply a number of shops, cafes and restaurants in the Dunbar, Haddington, North Berwick area. They also sell a unique range of local and Scottish poultry, game, meat, fish, dairy and bakery produce, together with lobster and crab caught in the North Berwick area.
Contact person – Ben Lowe, Iain or Claire.
Address – Knowes Farm, by East Linton, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1 XJ. The Farm Shop is 1 mile E of E. Linton, access from A198 and A199 roads.
When – open every day, 9.30am – 5.00pm.
Phone Number – 01620 860010
Web Address – www.knowesfarmshop.co.uk
Phantassie Organic Vegetable Boxes
Phantassie is a 6-acre organic farm outside East Linton, 25 miles to the east of Edinburgh. They grow a wide variety of vegetables all year round and hens produce a regular supply of organic eggs. They deliver a wide variety of veg or veg and fruit boxes to all areas of East Lothian and to parts of Edinburgh – currently City Centre, East, South and North and parts of the West, including Haymarket, Dalry and Murrayfield. Boxes can also be collected direct from the farm (by prior arrangement). Phantassie also bring their produce to the Edinburgh Farmers Market usually on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, and to the market at the Drill Hall in Dalmeny St, Edinburgh on the 2nd Saturday of each month (but check first).
Contact person – Patricia Stephen
Address – East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DF
Phone number – 01620 861 531
Email address – email@example.com
Web address – www.phantassie.co.uk
Oxenfoord Organics is a family run organic fruit and veg farm near Pathhead, some 12 miles south of Edinburgh. They deliver organic boxes to Edinburgh as well as the Dalkeith, Gorebridge and Pathhead triangle. You can also order bread and a range of dried fruit, nuts, seeds etc. They grow as much of the produce as possible, and also offer organically grown flowers in a range of bouquets. They also have organic fruit picking when the season is right.
Contact person – Anne or Peter
Address – The Gardens, Oxenfoord Castle, Pathhead EH37 5UB
Phone number – 01875 320359
Email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address – www.oxenfoordorganics.com
East Coast Organics
East Coast Organics have been delivering fresh produce to within a 30mile radius of their farm since 1996. Their mission has always been to grow and supply healthy organic and biodynamic vegetables and fruit at an affordable price, and they advise you to check out their price comparison survey on eastcoastorganics.blogspot.com to see how much you could save. In addition to their box scheme, you can also buy from their online store, or from the farm shop on Thursdays 4-7pm. You can also find them at Edinburgh Farmer’s Market every Saturday 9am- 2pm.
Contact person – Mike or Fu
Address – 24 Boggs Holdings, Pencaitland, East Lothian, EH34 5BD
Phone number – 01875 340227
Email address – email@example.com
Web address – www.eastcoastorganics.co.uk
East Coast Organics tell us in their latest newsletter [June 2015] that their friend Angus from Mungoswells in East Lothian is now producing his own flour from his own organic wheat. See their online shop for more details.
STOP PRESS – ECO have also published their latest survey, carried out the week beginning 15 June 2015, comparing prices for fruit and veg from ECO and from Sainsbury’s online
£12 Box Eco £ Sainsbury’s £
Potatoes 1.8kg 1.60 2.42
Carrots 650g 0.90 0.90
Onions 650g 0.90 0.90
Mushrooms 170g 1.00 0.90
Tomatoes 350g 1.00 1.49
Courgettes 560g 1.20 3.24
Red lettuce 1.00 1.60
Green lettuce 1.00 1.60
Cucumber 1.00 1.25
Broccoli 380g 1.40 1.90
Coriander 100g min 1.00 1.25 (not organic)
Total 12.00 17.45 (plus delivery charge)
Results: Sainsbury’s produce would cost at least an additional 45%
Belhaven Fruit Farm
The Rennie family have been farming at Belhaven for generations and were one of the first farms to offer pick-your-own fruit in the area way back in 1980. Having seen how fruit farms in England were extending the growing season using polytunnels, Ian Rennie brought these modern farming practices to East Lothian to provide fresh, local Scottish produce throughout the year. Strawberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries and blackberries can all be picked in July, with strawberries also available in June and August, and blackberries also in August (seasons permitting). Belhaven also make ice-cream from their fruit, which is available all year round.
Contact person – Ian Rennie
Address – Thistlycross, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1RG
Phone number – 01368860573
Email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address – www.belhavenfruitfarm.co.uk
Just on the south side of Edinburgh Damhead Nursery grow fresh vegetables and herbs and have their own free range hens and produce honey from their own bees.
Vegetables and meat
Whitmuir Organics is an organic farm aswell as a restaurant and education programme. We grow vegetables and fruit and we rear pigs, cattle, sheep, hens and turkeys. We sell through our own farm shop and also have a network of around 250 farm supporters who buy produce regularly. We run regular educational events, for example on moths, birds, eels, bees, organic growing etc
Contact person – Heather Anderson
Address – Whitmuir, Lamancha, West Linton, EH46 7BB
Phone number – 01968 661908
Email contact – email@example.com
Website – www.whitmuirtheorganicplace.co.uk
Cragie’s Farm supplies local outlets with their home-grown and home-made produce, such as soft fruit, vegetables and jams. They also have a 400 sq. m. farm shop, with a Scottish Deli counter, a butchery counter and a 100 seat café. Craigie’s Education and Environment Project works with a number of local schools and the Drylaw Neighbourhood Partnership. The aim of the project is that West Craigie Farm should be a place where people of all ages can learn through direct involvement about food production and the environment.
Contact person – John Sinclair
Address – West Craigie Farm, South Queensferry, EH30 9TR
Phone number – 0131 319 1048
Email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address – www.craigies.co.uk
Ballencrieff Rare Pedigree Pigs
Balllencreiff rears free range rare breed pigs and produces dry cured bacon, pork and approximately 20 varieties of sausage.
Contact person – Peter & Elma McLaren
Address – Ballencrieff Gardens, Longniddry, East Lothian EH32 0PJ
Phone number – 01875870551 / 01875870080
Email contact – email@example.com
Website – www.ballencrieffpork.co.uk
Hugh Grierson Organic
Hugh Grierson Organic is part of a traditional family farm in Perthshire, Scotland. The farms are located 5 miles west of Perth. The farms first received organic status in 2002 and now focus on Aberdeen Angus beef, lamb, Berkshire Rare Breed Pork and chicken. They have recently developed organic potato crops and organic egg production. They deliver all over Scotland and the UK, or you can collect from the farm (5% discount if order more than £50). Delivery to Edinburgh area £12 (free for orders over £120). All meat can be ordered from their web site.
Contact person – Hugh or Sascha Grierson
Address – Newmiln Farm, Tibbermore, Perth PH1 1QN
Phone number (general enquiries) – 01738 730201
Email address (general enquiries) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address – www.hughgrierson.co.uk
Gosford Bothy Farm Shop
Gosford Bothy is collaboration between Wemyss and March Estates and Bob Webster who started renting woodland on the estate to rear traditional free-range wild boar in a healthy, stress free environment. The Farm Shop started as a place to sell the resulting Northwood Wild Boar, which is butchered on site. Beef, lamb and organic rare-breed pork from named farms and also butchered on site are also available at the shop, as are seasonal vegetables, sourced within a 5 mile radius of the shop, which are mostly organic. The shop is also full of goods from further afield, but always from producers who take pride in the quality of their products.
Contact person – Bob Webster
Address – Gosford, Longniddry EH32 0PX
Phone number – 01875 871234
Email address – email@example.com
Web address – www.gosfordfarmshop.co.uk
Peelham produce rare-breed pork, Lleyn lamb and mutton and free-range ruby veal on their farm in Berwickshire. They also produce a wide-range of charcuterie including salami, prosciutto and sausages. Order from their web-site – delivery only £4.95, free for orders over £60.You can also own your own Tamworth pig which Peelham will look after for you (and butcher and process when the time comes) – £45 deposit and 9 monthly payments of £45. But book now for 2013 – all pigs are sold for 2012. Peelham also organise a pig butchery course – learn how to butcher a pig, breaking down the individual cuts, and make your own organic bacon and gammons, sausages and burgers. Peelham also sell their produce at the Edinburgh Farmers Market, the Stockbridge Market in Edinburgh, and the farmers’ market in Kelso.
Contact person – Denise Walton
Address – Foulden, Berwickshire, TD15 1UG
Phone number – 01890 781328
Email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address – www.peelham.co.uk
Belhaven Smokehouse have been producing fresh and smoked farmed trout along with traditional smoked salmon, hot roast salmon, smoked haddock, and Lammermuir smoked cheese since 1975. They deliver to retail outlets and restaurants in the Edinburgh area but also have a shop at their farm and smoking business just outside Dunbar.
Yester Farm Dairies
Yester Farm Dairies is a family dairy operating from the McCreery family farm near the village of Gifford, just 25 miles from Edinburgh. They pasteurise and package all their own milk on-farm so the whole process ‘from field to fridge’ takes place on one site, reducing food miles and guaranteeing traceability. They supply a whole range of customers from hotels and restaurants to local shops and cafes as well as doorstep deliveries (although at present doorstep deliveries only reach the south part of Edinburgh).
Contact person – Simon or Jackie McCreery
Address – Yester Mains Farm, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JG
Phone number – 01620 810 998
Email address – email@example.com
Web address – www.yesterfarmdairies.co.uk
Two new egg-producers in the Edinburgh area have got in touch with us recently asking to be included on this site.
Mike Harrison is a family farm business with an egg producing unit of 20,000 layers housed in a modern colony cage unit that provides nesting, scratching and perching areas. They say this system results in cleaner eggs which are much less likely to be contaminated with soil borne organisms such as salmonella. They deliver on a regular basis to the Edinburgh area from one box up depending on location.
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Scott started Smashing Eggs in June 2014, is based in Edinburgh and buys from two suppliers within 20 miles of Edinburgh, one organic and one free range. He delivers to guest houses, pubs, restaurants, bakers, cafes, offices, delis, etc. and can deliver a minimum order of 1 dozen eggs to private households.
Supernature – cold pressed rapeseed oil
Grown, crushed and bottled 8 miles from Edinburgh, Supernature is one of the cold-pressed rapeseed oils that are fast becoming the local alternative to olive oil, loved equally by restaurant chefs and home-cookers. Rapeseed oil is half the saturated fat of olive oil, as well as 10 times the Omega 3. The vegetable oil you buy in the supermarkets is probably rape-seed, but hot-pressed which kills a lot of the goodness) and certainly not produced within 8 miles of Edinburgh! Supernature oil is a spring variety of rapeseed and said to taste better and need less pesticide application than the higher-yielding winter varieties. It is sold ‘Original’ or now in a growing range of ‘Infused’ – garlic, chilli, lemon, coriander and many more.
Available from Real Foods, as well as Stockbridge Market, Valvona & Crolla and several butchers in Edinburgh.
Contact person – Lynn Mann
Address – Carrington Barns Farm, Gorebridge, Midlothian, EH23 4LN
Phone number – 01875 830200
Email address -email@example.com
Web address – www.supernature.uk.com
Black & Gold cold-pressed rapeseed oil
Another local alternative to olive oil for use in salads or cooking, produced in East Lothian since 2010. Rapeseed is better than olive oil for stir-frying or roastng because it burns at higher temperatures. Available widely in East Lothian but in Edinburgh at Harvey Nichols Food Hall, various butchers including Bower, Stockbridge, and the Dean Gallery: see web-site for full details of all stockists.
Contact person – Louise Elder
Address – Stevenson Mains Farm, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 4PU
Phone number – 01620 826670
Email address – firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address – www.blackandgoldoil.co.uk
Meat, veg, cheese, dairy – a bit of everything
Grow Wild Limited
Grow Wild supply an extensive range of organic groceries, including locally sourced fresh produce, award winning organic meats and cheeses, freshly baked bread, fantastic organic wines and organic dairy products. They also now have their own land and an orchard in organic conversion. They deliver to your door in Edinburgh, Glasgow and throughout Central Scotland.
Contact person – Lindsay Girvan
Address – Unit 8 Block 3 Whiteside Industrial Estate, Bathgate, EH4 3HJ
Phone number – 01506 656544
Email address – email@example.com
Web address – www.growwild.co.uk