We really are spoiled for choice when it comes to farm shops in Fife. The huge choice of excellent food and drink is really quite astounding for a wee corner of Scotland. Food bloggers come from far and wide to taste our fares, so you should definitely try to visit a few shops while staying with us. We promise you won’t be disappointed. Here are our top 5 – all within 13 miles of Elderburn Lodges.
Ardross Farm Shop
Run by the lovely Pollock family who sell their own home grown vegetables, grass-fed beef and lamb. They also stock fantastic free range eggs, rare breed bacon and local pork, world renowned venison, organic lamb and mutton, wild border game, delicious free range chickens, ready meals, British wines and beers, handmade chocolates, luxury jams and marmalades, divine puddings and ice creams to name a few. Ardross won the national award for Farm Shop & Deli of the Year – an incredible accolade which is well deserved. As if that’s not enough to convince you, the view alone is work the trip along the coast. (13 miles)
Just a few miles from Elderburn this foodie heaven is often VERY busy – and for good reason. They run a Farm Shop, Butcher, Café, Steak Barn and Flower Shed. The Café has recently expanded to accommodate the ever growing crowds. The specials board is just that, although we can also highly recommend the St Monan’s smoked haddock chowder, and the HUGE scones. If you fancy something a bit different, you must drop into the Steak Barn (open Thursday to Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00pm) for steaks, burgers and sausages cooked to order on a massive wood-fired BBQ, where you sit along huge communal wooden tables, surrounded by walls of potato boxes. (5 miles)
Blacketyside Farm Shop & Tearoom
The Todd family run the lovely Blacketyside farm shop and serve fabulous home baking, farmhouse lunches and afternoon tea. They are also a working fruit farm so you are guaranteed to pick up the freshest berries around. The gift shop is stocked with lots of crafts and gifts, plus homemade ready meals to save you cooking at all while on holiday. Fans of TV’s ‘This Farming Life’ can also pick up local Buffalo Farm goodies. (12 miles)
Cairnie Fruit Farm
A café, farm shop, pick-your-own berries, and enough activities to keep your kids entertained for a week. The Shop is open from 1st March – 31st October, you can unleash your inner foodie and gather your own strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, brambles, tayberries, red/blackcurrants, cherries and pumpkins. The huge maize Maze (open 16th July – 31st October) grows to a height in excess of 8 feet, and is fun for all ages. There is also: a go-cart track, giant straw bale climbing fortress, sunken trampolines, a massive sand box, crazy swings, slides, a “young farmers yard” with ride on peddle tractors, loaders & trailers, an XL bouncing pillow, 30m flying fox, a 4wd ATV Barrel Bug Ride. Phew. (10 miles)
With a slogan like ‘Family Run for Family Fun’ you know it’s going to be a great day out. As well as the home and locally grown produce in the farm shop and café (which is incredibly child friendly) the indoor and outdoor activities will guarantee to entertain regardless of the Scottish weather. The play barn, grass sledging, zorbing, jumping pillow, giant sandpit, electric tractors Slip&Slide (weather dependant) and animal petting areas are just what they promise: FUN! (13 miles)
So, what are you waiting for? We are sure these are the best Farm Shops in Fife, but don’t just take our word for it, come and see for yourself!