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.
Pick Your Own
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Santa Claus is coming to town!
We are delighted to announce our Breakfast with Santa dates for December!
This is always very popular so book quickly to avoid disappointment!
Tickets cost £12.99 for kids and £7.99 for adults. This includes a delicious Craigie's breakfast and a present from Santa for the kids!
To book your place, email firstname.lastname@example.org
To avoid disappointment and ensure your booking is confirmed, if phoning please call during office hours (9am-5pm) to speak to a member of staff as a message on the answer machine won’t be accepted as a booking.
Also, as these events are very popular, bookings will only be confirmed when full payment is made – once the reservation email has been confirmed, your place will be kept for 24 hours. If payment hasn’t been made before then, we may need to give your space away to another waiting customer.
We look forward to hearing from you soon! :)
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Our Breakfast with Santa dates will be announced tomorrow at 9am!
Make sure you check back here tomorrow! These are always popular events so book quickly to avoid disappointment!
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- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Our PYO Apples were so successful on Saturday that we have more dates to add this week!
Join us tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday for a tractor trailer ride down to the apple orchard, enjoy a chat about the apples we grow here on the farm and then pick your own!
We have 3 tractor rides available, leaving at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm! The tractor trailer rides will leave on the hour so please arrive prompt!
Please note, there is also a £2.50 minimum spend per person.
We looking forward to seeing you soon!
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