PICK YOUR OWN UPDATE - Monday 29th August
We have had another busy weekend so fruit will be harder to find for the next few of days, strawberries and raspberries are also getting near to the end of the season.
Raspberries (Glen Ample), strawberries (Sonata), blackcurrants are plentiful (Ben Conan), pea pods and sunflowers.
We have had a bit of rain over the last few days so wellie boots are advisable.
We operate a minimum spend of £2 per person (applies to walking age up) which is payable on entry to the PYO fields and can be redeemed against any fruit and veg picked but is not refundable.
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!
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe We have to agree that you just can't beat the smell of freshly baked bread - which is why we're so lucky that Ian our bread baker, bakes everything fresh in the morning.
And as a bonus, enjoy half price bread after 3.30pm everyday!
Only applies to our own freshly baked bread.
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe If you're popping in today, make sure you check out our wonderful Photo Exhibition by Campbell Ridge, which is being displayed on the back wall in the main seating area in the cafe.
An extra thanks to ENABLE Scotland (South Queensferry) & Craigie's Education and Environment Project SCIO for their generous support in helping Campbell to turn his hobby into a success!
If there are prints which you like, they can be purchased from the shop and all come with mounts and backboard - just ask a member of staff!
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- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Calling all Cocktail fans - We're delighted to introduce a new range of cocktail mixes in the shop!
Created by the fantastic Ogilvy Spirits, their "Perfect Pour" range includes vodka-based cocktail mixes which can be blended with tonic, lemonade, ginger beer or Prosecco to create the perfect homemade cocktail - deelish!
Pick one up for your tipple this evening!
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