CROP NEWS - July 2015
Strawberries and gooseberries are all plentiful and easy to pick, the raspberries have been heavily picked and are harder to find however there are lots still to ripen. The quality of them all is also very good and fab for jam making, freezing or just eating with some cream (the gooseberries are not good for eating fresh just now unless you like them very tart!)
We are currenlty open 7 days a week from 9am to 6pm with the last entry to the fruit fields at 5pm.
Todays minimum spend on pick your own is £2 per person (payable on entry).
If Craigie’s is about anything, it’s about the pleasure of enjoying good food.
So, we’re passionate about the taste of produce that’s really fresh because it’s as seasonal and local to our farm shop located to the west of Edinburgh.
That’s as true for what’s served in our farmhouse café as what you’ll find on our shelves. Some comes direct from our farm, some from small suppliers and farmers a little further afield. Wherever it hails from, we think it’s important to know its origins.
And finally, in our cafe, we believe that good eating starts with the best ingredients, skillfully-prepared to make the very most of their freshness and big, bold flavours. Nothing too fancy: good, honest food, with a menu that changes with what’s freshest and in season.
The way we see it, the simple pleasures in life almost always turn out to be the best.
At Craigie’s, we believe in seasonality - eating things when they are in season.
We don’t see the sense in flying in fresh food from distant continents or after it’s been in cold store for months and months.
Fruit and veg in season is tastier and, more often than not, cheaper. Of course, you can buy strawberries all year round, but eat one in February and it simply won’t compare with June’s sweet, fresh crop.
Follow the seasons and you can look forward to different treats all year round!
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Great to see you both, you are looking great #keepupthefabwork Lynne McNicoll OBE on Twitter
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- Bertha Henretty We were in the café yesterday & disappointed there was no actual sandwich menu. Do you have to ask what fillings you are available? Selection of wraps/paninis would be nice. The staff are busy enough without having to relate a menu! Liked the kids menu wasn't just sandwiches/pizza like a lot of places well done for that. Also thought the tea,coffee should be nearer the till, awkward where it is. We would love to have stayed but as we couldn't see what we wanted to eat we left.about a day ago
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