Farms and suppliers

FARMS, SMALL-HOLDINGS AND OTHER PLACES GROWING FOOD TO SUPPLY THE LOCAL MARKET

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Mainly vegetables and/or fruit

Tweed Valley Organics

Tweed Valley Organics 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 – info@tweedvalleyorganics.co.uk

Website – www.tweedvalleyorganics.co.uk

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.

Contact person – Peter or Hilary Cochran

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 – Shop 01620 860010, Office 01620 860221

E Mail (Office) – peter@knowes.demon.co.uk

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 – veg@phantassie.co.uk

Web address – www.phantassie.co.uk

Oxenfoord Organics

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 – sales@oxenfoordorganics.com

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 – admin@eastcoastorganics.co.uk

Web address – www.eastcoastorganics.co.uk

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 – office@belhavenfruitfarm.co.uk

Web address – www.belhavenfruitfarm.co.uk

 

Vegetables and meat

Whitmuir Organics

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 – heather@whitmuirorganics.co.uk

Website – www.whitmuirtheorganicplace.co.uk

Craigie’s Farm

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 – john@craigies.co.uk

Web address – www.craigies.co.uk

 

Mainly meat

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 – info@ballencrieffpork.co.uk

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) – 07876 732633

Email address (general enquiries) – enquiries@hughgrierson.co.uk

Web address – http://the-organic-farm.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 – bob@gosfordfarmshop.co.uk

Web address – www.gosfordfarmshop.co.uk

Peelham Farm

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 – info@peelham.co.uk

Web address – www.peelham.co.uk

 

Dairy

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 – jackie@yesterfarmdairies.co.uk

Web address – www.yesterfarmdairies.co.uk

 

Oils

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 -lynn@supernature.uk.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 – louise@blackandgoldoil.co.uk

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 – sales@growwild.co.uk

Web address – www.growwild.co.uk