Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal
If you live on the Black Isle & would like to eat more local, organic and seasonal food then our veg boxes are the perfect choice for you! All produce over the past year was homegrown or from local growers. Vegetables are picked as close to delivery time as possible to ensure freshness & amazing flavour.
The 20 acre small holding is located near Killen in the heart of the Black Isle. The land has been certified organic by the Biodynamic Agricultural Association (GB-ORG-06) since 2002 & the fertile loam soils grow crops of fruit, vegetables, herbs, & grazing for cattle & sheep. We have been crofting here for 5 years & have self built hay, workshop & cattle sheds using local timber and also put up polytunnels to extend the growing season. All our electricity is 100% renewable, supplied by Good Energy.
Growing on a scale mid way between gardening and farming means a close eye can be kept on things as they grow. The grass & clover feeds the cows whose dung feeds the soil which feeds the vegetables which feed us – no short cuts but the result is tasty veg!
Organic methods are nothing new to us, we both grew up on organic small holdings which have been on the go for decades and keep going from strength to strength (Poyntzfield Herb Nursery on the Black Isle & Pillars of Hercules Organic Farm in Fife). Add to that a BSc in organic agriculture & 10 years working on other organic farms, what we do at Fearniewell Croft is a natural progression.