PICK YOUR OWN UPDATE - Saturday 30th July
In short, lots of fruit but expecting a busy weekend - 'The early bird will catch the worm!'
Raspberries (Glen Ample and Cascade Delight), cherries, strawberries (Sonata and Centenary), blackcurrants (Ben Conan), gooseberries (Invicta and Pax) and broad beans are all in season at the moment. All are plentiful and easy to pick so if you plan to fill your freezer now is a good time!
We operate a minimum spend of £3 per person (applies to walking age up) which is payable on entry to the PYO fields and can be redeemed against any fruit picked but is not refundable.
A free (min spend for PYO fruit payable) tractor and trailer ride will be operating around the PYO patches today and tomorrow between 12 and 3pm.
This crop report was as off 9am on the date above, it does not reflect how busy we may have been since, we have no control over customer numbers.
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!