Friday 1st August
Strawberries are still easily picked, especially in the side rows and at the foot of the tunnels.
Raspberries are feeling the pressure and are struggling to keep up with demand! However if you come out in the morning there will be a plenty of good fruit easily picked. The late crop has started producing fruit and over the next week it will start producing more volumes, croping until early September.
Gooseberries are plentiful and you can easily get both dessert and cooking berries.
Blackcurrants are plentiful, now would be a great time to get your freezer filled and the jam made. Redcurrants are easily picked.
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!