Foodie Farmer Tour - Registration 11.30 am for 11.45 start
Join us for a unique, personal experience as we welcome you to our working family farms of Balkello & North Balluderon in beautiful Angus, on the Sidlaw Hills. This guided walking tour will allow you to learn about our life as farmers and our role producing food for our nation to eat. You will hear about the history of the farm going back to Pictish times when a dragon was slain after killing six maidens fetching water from a well in one our fields. You will learn about how our family have farmed for generations, before meeting our cows and sheep and learning about premium quality Scotch Beef and Scotch lamb. Tour the fields to view where potatoes are being grown and enjoy a complementary dram of whisky as we visit a field of malting barley, the key ingredient of our national drink. You will enjoy panoramic views of the nearby City of Dundee, and three counties of Angus, Fife and Perthshire. We will finish with an explanation of what you can see as you experience the view which stretches sixty miles in all directions.
Your hosts are the Millar family who live and work at Balkello and North Balluderon Farms. Your tour guide will either be Caroline Millar or Claire Moncrieff. Caroline was brought up on her family’s farm near Dunkeld in Perthshire and after meeting and marrying Ross, has lived at Balkello for almost twenty years. Claire is an experienced tour guide, having worked for several years at neighbouring Glamis Castle where Claire looked after guests and managed events. Claire was brought up on her family dairy farm also located in Angus and she has a great knowledge about farming and the local area.
Farm tour followed by “Eat the View” Ploughman’s Lunch
We live in one of the most productive and fertile farming areas of Scotland with our own county of Angus, and neighbouring counties of Perthshire and Fife producing much of our nation’s food. We also live near the sea with fresh fish landed daily in the small fishing towns and villages on our coast. 80% of Scotland’s fresh fruit is produced in Angus, the county is home to the iconic Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle and also home to the famous “Arbroath Smokie.”
Our “Eat the View” Ploughman’s lunch is a rustic dining experience around a communal table in the farmhouse at Balkello Farm. All food is sourced from within the view – from the three counties of Angus, Perthshire and Fife. All food is freshly prepared in the farmhouse and guests will enjoy hot home-made soup, fresh bread and Forfar butter, cold roast meat, cheese accompanied by chutney. Fresh strawberries and raspberries with cream will follow with homemade shortbread.
Dates and full details of all the tour dates can be found HERE
Supported by Angus Council Community Grant Scheme - Focus Years.
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