A Long Family Tradition
The Sinclairs have been farming for over 200 years.
My great grandfather, George Sinclair came to the Home Farm, Dalmeny in 1892 as the farm manager. His son John (Jack) took over as Lord Rosebery’s manager in 1931 until he died in 1952.
My father, George (the Sinclair’s have never been adventurous with names!), was only 14 when his father died so he was a bit young to follow in his father’s footsteps.
However, when he was only 18 Lord Rosebery gave him the tenancy of Bankhead Farm where he farmed for 10 years before getting the tenancy of West Craigie in 1966.
West Craigie was originally a dairy farm, selling milk direct to customers in Edinburgh. As the dairy industry became less profitable, my father gave up the dairy.
We started growing fruit in the mid 80’s, encouraged and helped by a friend from Alyth. A small farm shop sold fruit, potatoes, jams and not much more, if we were there customers got served!
In the early 90’s, we converted a barn for more space to sell our own vegetables and ever-increasing range of jams. The shop was only open six months of the year.
Sadly my father died in 1995, but I, have continued to ‘grow the seeds’ planted by his efforts and energies.
These days, we’re open all year round and produce our own fruit for nearly half the year.
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- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Have you entered our delicious COMPETITION to win some tasty olives from Silver & Green?
Thanks to Silver & Green who will be here at Craigie’s on Sunday 5th April offering tastings of their range of olives, they have kindly given us free packets of their delicious olives to give away in a competition!
We have 6 packets in total to give away so 3 lucky winners will receive 2 packets each!
All you have to do to be in with the chance of winning is:
1. Like our facebook page
2. Like this post
3. Share this post
It’s that simple!
Also, we would love it if you left a comment below telling us what you accompany your olives with!
Winners will be selected at random and announced on Saturday 4th April!
Good luck everyone!
- Go Rural Scotland Lots of family fun Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe over Easter, everything from day old chicks to lamb feeding and lots of perky pigs to visit. Lamb feeding starts on Friday 3rd for the Easter holidays and the times are 11am and 3:30pm every day. There is also a design your own Easter Egg competition.
In the Deli, they are doing a pick and mix on sausage rolls. 4 sausage rolls for £5.00 and they have 10% off Juicy Jacobs Lamb, the best time of the year for it! http://www.goruralscotland.com/craigies
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