Local Food Outlets and Farm Shops are growing very popular throughout Scotland as places to buy and try local Scottish produce. The Farmers Markets are helping to reconnect consumers with their local farmers and producers. As well as giving the small farmer a better return, it provides two way communication and accountability. Many Scottish farms now see their farm shops as an important revenue source. Visitors and locals alike are also keen to reduce their food miles and buying local Scottish rpoduce from Farm Shops and Farmers markets is a great start.
Ardardan Farm Shop
Ardardan Estate has diversified from simply farming the land to opening a Farm shop with quality food / Scottish produce. Run by the Montgomery family, Ardardan is set in a magnificent walled garden on the banks of the River Clyde and comprises of a Farm Shop, Garden Nursery and Tearoom specialising in the highest quality food using local produce where possible.
Contact: Ardardan Estate, Cardross, Glasgow and The Clyde Valley KY9 1EU
Tel : 01389 849 188
Ardross Farm Shop
Family owned Ardross Farm Shop in Elie, Fife is a family run business set up to provide a farm gate shop for farmer Rob Pollock’s delicious beef and fresh vegetables. The farm shop stocks everything from rhubarb infused vodka to home-made raspberry jam, and visitors will find all manner of inspiration to enliven their culinary capabilities. All imported products are sourced from farmers and small producers throughout the UK. Customers can either visit the charming shop, located on the family owned farm overlooking the dramatic seascape of East Fife’s coast and browse through the shelves, or shop on line and all produce will be delivered to all homes in mainland UK.
Contact: Elie, Kingdom of Fife KY9 1EU / Tel : 01333 331400
Brig Farm Shop
Brig Farm Shop is based near Bridge of Earn in Perthshire. Sourcing quality produce from local suppliers our farm shop and cafe offers customers seven days a week, 52 weeks a year access to delicious seasonal ingredients and a mouth-watering cafe menu. From fresh leafy greens to our own distinctive Highland Beef, Homemade Jams and local honeys the farm shop offers a wondrous selection from Perthshire and Scotland’s leading artisan producers. All of our meat and poultry is free range and sourced from Perthshire or Fife; renowned throughout Scotland for their rich agricultural land these counties produce flavoursome cuts of meat whatever your preference.
Contact: Brig Farm Shop, Bridge of Earn, Argyll, The Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs PH2 8QR
Tel : 01738 813571
Earthy Food Market
Earthy is a local food market, online store and home delivery service. Based in Edinburgh, Earthy sell and deliver a wide range of Scottish produce including local, seasonal and organic produce as well as fairly-traded products.
Contact: Contact:33-41 Ratcliffe Terrace,, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and The Lothians EH9 1SX
Tel : 0131 667 2967
Greenvale – Scottish Potatoes
Greenvale are on of the UK’s premier potato producers. The Mayan Gold is grown in Balbeggie and is considered very much a luxury product. A new variety of potato that had considerable success in supermakets and delis. It has yellow flesh, creamy nutty taste and is an exceptionally good roasting potato, crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy in the middle, a really great potato from Scotland.
Contact: Springfield, Burrelton, Blairgowerie, Perthshire PH13 9PJ
Tel : 01828 670343
Jamesfield Organic Farm Shop
The shop at the Jamesfield Organic Centre stocks the widest selection of organic produce in Scotland. The range of organic groceries includes fruit & vegetables, jams & chutneys, breads & scones, coffees & teas, pastas, pulses & sauces, wines & beers, confectionary & biscuits, dairy produce such as cheeses, milk and ice-creams. And don’t forget their famous organic meats, beef, lamb, pork and free-range poultry.
Contact: Jamesfield Organic Farm Shop, Abernethy, Perthshire KY14 6EW Tel : 01738 851176
Knowes Farm Shop
Knowes Farm Shop sells fresh farm produce, with a friendly smile. We stock fresh fruits, veggies, meats, eggs, cheeses, ready made meals, condiments and lots more. Knowes Farm Shop as received many aweards including BBC Radio 4 Food Awards – Best Small Retailer Runner, inclusion in Daily Telegraph’s UK Top 50 Best Farm Shops and Local Food Farmer of the Year- Farmers Weekly.
Contact: East Linton, Edinburgh and The Lothians EH42 1XJ / Tel : 01620 860 010
Lochaber Farm Shop
Lochaber Farm Shop sell some of the best local produce that Lochaber has to offer. Come and browse their range of fresh and frozen meats, eggs, vegetables, cheeses, preserves, much more
Contact: Unit 5 , Lochaber Rural Complex, Torlundy, Highlands PH33 6SQ / Tel : 01397 708686
McLeod Organic Foods (formally Damhead Organics)
Damhead organics are now part of Macleod Organics. Macleod Organics are based in the Highlands and have opened a new branch in Scotland’s central belt. Macleod Organics supply only organic products including wholefood, fruit & vegetables, dried fruits, meat, dairy produce, eggs, bakery. They deliver all year round, from local suppliers where possible, to local customers. They operate a strict policy of only using organic vegetables and will use those produced in the Highlands first then source organic produce from the rest of Scotland and the UK. Home delivery offered all over the UK, mail order also available.
Contact: Kylerona Farm, 8 Hillhead, Ardersier, Highlands IV2 7QZ
Tel : 01667 462555 / www.macleodorganics.com
Nethergate Farm in Dunlop Ayrshire keep free-range, rare breed pigs and sheep. They produce a range of speciality food which are sold direct to the public and through selected outlets. As well a beef from White Park Highland Cattle, Nethergate provides meats from their Tamworth pigs and Castlemilk Moorit lambs.
Contact: Dunlop, Ayrshire and Arran KA3 4BU / Tel : 01560 480 461
Scotland’s Top Fine Food Specialist, Ochil Foods has been supplying some of the leading Scottish Chefs for over 30 years. Having forged excellent links with local and international producers alike, bringing together a large and varied list of gourmet foods, including; Scottish Venison, Poultry, Charcuterie, Dried Goods, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Scottish Cheeses, Luvians Ice Cream, Fruit, Patisserie and much more. Ochil’s distribution network covers Hotels, Restaurants, Caterers, Universities and Colleges throughout Central and Eastern Scotland.
Contact: Hall Farm, Aberuthven, Perthshire PH3 1HD / Tel : 01764 662 502
Rothiemurchus Farm Shop and Larder
The Farm Shop and Larder overflows with Rothiemurchus produce; Highland beef traditionally and naturally farmed, selected fresh wild venison, as well as the freshest home reared trout. Rothiemurchus Farm Shop’s renowned chef cooks these into mouth-watering dishes, as well as cakes and fudge for you to enjoy at home and our award-winning butcher prepares succulent steaks, roasts and sausages
Contact: Rothiemurchus, Highlands PH22 1QH / Tel : 01479 812345
Summer Harvest Oils
Summer Harvest Oils Scottish ‘Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil’ has a fresh light taste and is extremely versatile. Suitable for use in salad dressings, salsas and marinades it can also be used for roasting, baking and in your stir-fries. With only 6% saturated fats, no trans fats, a high Omega 3 content and naturally occurring vitamin E, Summer Harvests Rapeseed oil has significant nutritional benefits over many other oils.
Contact: Ferneyfold Farm, Madderty, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 3PE / Tel : 01786 474770
The Cheesery – Dundee
The Cheesery is Dundee’s popular independent specialist cheese shop. Selling quality Regional and Continental artisan cheeses, favourites include the fantastic tangy Isle of Mull Cheddar, deliciously creamy Gorgonzola dulce, taste-tingling Old Amsterdam and award-winning Brie de Meaux Donge. To accompany your selection of cheese we also have top quality olives, chutneys, savoury jams and jellies as well as a multitude of oatcakes and biscuits.
Contact: 9 Exchange Street, Dundee, Angus and Dundee DD1 3DJ / Tel : 01382 202160
The Garden House
Light & airy eatery newly opened, ideally located a short run from Glasgow yet in open countryside. Award-winning Garden Centre within this well-known Park, now also with an excellent farm shop supporting many local producers in addition to beef from the family’s farm.
Contact: Craigallion Road, Milngavie, Glasgow and The Clyde Valley G62 8EL / Tel : 0141 956 6100
The Scottish Deli
The Scottish Deli sell a delectable selection of the finest local and worldwide produce including fresh cheeses, meats, salamis and olives. We also stock fine wine and beers from around the world. For that special occasion, choose from the wide range of gift and corporate hampers, as well as a fantastic picnic basket. The belief is that Scotland’s Deli is truly out there… it’s the Mountains, the Moors, the Rivers, the Lochs, the Fields and Hedgerows — home to some of the best foods in the world – grown, nurtured, foraged and cherished by Producers of undeniable quality.
Contact: 1 Atholl Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AR, Dunkeld, Perthshire PH8 0AR
Tel : 01350 728028
The Store – Grampian Region
An incredible cornucopia of local produce – meats, vegetables, home cooking & more
Contact: Foveran, Newburgh, Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands AB41 6AY
Tel : 01358 788083
The Wee Pie Company
The Wee Pie Company offers a wonderful selection of artisan wild game pies and locally made savoury products all made by Rose. From meat and game pies, family pies, scotch pies and sweet pastry pies to bridies, sausage rolls, chutneys, jams and sauces. You’ll even find some home made fudge and Scottish tablet on the shelves.
Contact: Unit 4, Main Street, Glencarse, Perthshire PH27LX
Tel : 01738 861091