About Us

This family run business first opened in 2006 and has been growing ever since!

The area occupied by the polytunnels is part of a croft on the west side of the River Shiel, in the short stretch of valley between Loch Shiel and the sea. The soil is very sandy and silty and can easily become impoverished when growing vegetables fairly intensively, so we take great care in adding plenty of organic matter. This includes gathering seaweed regularly from the local shores, obtaining local horse manure and collecting goat manure from a friendly goat owner in Acharacle!

This summer has been a much better growing season than last year, so most crops did well apart from the carrots, which I find are always tricky! Most crops have finished for this year and I will stop selling in the next couple of weeks (end of October).

I've just collected my first load of seaweed with no doubt many more to follow! This will be spread on the veg plots and in the tunnels along with home produced compost, to help next year's crops flourish.

I'll also spend the winter making jam, chutneys and pickles until the freezer is empty and then it'll be time to start sowing seeds again!

We're already getting very excited about next year and do hope you are looking forward to some delicious veg too!

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