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.
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Don't miss out on our tasty Jam Classes - they start next week!
It's a fantastic activity for the kids to enjoy in the summer holidays and it's also good fun for adults too!
Learn all the tricks of the trade from our jam experts and you'll even get to take a jar home!
Click the link for available dates: http://www.craigies.co.uk/sites/craigies.co.uk/files/jam-classes.pdf
But spaces are limited to book now to avoid disappointment!
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- Cheryl Ure Are their berries ready for picking?about a day ago
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe LAST CHANCE to take advantage of our fantastic June offers!
Our delicious June offers will end on Thursday including our 25% off Rump Steak on the butchery counter AND our Punjaban curry sauces & naan or chapatti for only £5!
Here's an idea - why not buy both and make a delicious beef curry?!
- Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Looks like the BBQs can come back out of hiding - hello again sunshine!
And our fantastic butchery pick n mix is ideal for the BBQ season! What's your favourite on the BBQ - burgers or sausages?
With 5 items for £20 or 8 for £30 – fill the freezer with tasty burgers, steaks and kebabs and keep everyone happy this BBQ season!
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