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Best Farms for your Perfect Picnic

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Bogrow Farm, The Highlands

Make your picnic hamper pop with some of Scotland's most northerly produced charcuterie. Bogrow Farm is a 38ha family run livestock farm about 40 miles north of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands where charcuterie is made in small batches on the farm using only the farm's own free-range Gloucestershire Old Spot pork, Luing beef and responsibly sourced wild local venison.

Unique salami’s and whole muscle salumi are made using own recipes inspired by and adapted from traditional recipes.

You can buy products from Bogrow Farm online and at local community markets during the summer and at a number of local retail stores.

Bogrow Farm

Bellevue Farm, Arran

In a stunning location, Bellevue Farm on Arran, offers a fantastic, family friendly day out for locals and visitors. The Currie family and their team care for the animals they rear and welcome visitors from far and wide to learn more about Arran, the food the land produces and how to take care of the animals.

You can enjoy tours and experiences - meet the animals, see the machinery, find out how the farm works or feed the alpacas, tours can be tailored to you and afterwards you can soak in the fresh air, take in the views and rest a while and you're welcome to bring your own picnic. 

Bellevue Farm Tours

Errington Cheese, Glasgow & Clyde

The newly opened shop at Errington Cheese packs a real punch for picnics. Not only can you pick up a selection of cheeses (the full selection of Errington Cheeses is available to sample), the shop sells the farms own free range pork and lamb products when in season too. 

The adjoining café supplies a full range of coffee, tea, and homemade cakes, specials include a monthly special grazing platter showcasing our finest cheeses and accompanied with home made chutneys and charcuterie from Great Glen which makes a perfect addition to the hamper. 

Farm Ness, The Highlands

You'll find Farm Ness just off the A82 on the way out of Inverness, heading to Loch Ness. You can pick up a prepared picnic from the Farm Ness shop and either take it away or enjoy it at the farm's picnic area. There are pre packed farm lunch boxes for children and homemade sandwiches for adults plus a food truck for any add-ons, including salad boxes.

You can also bring your own picnic to be enjoyed after a wee tour of Farm Ness's many animals including pigs, goats, alpacas, Highland Cows and bunnies and a play in the farm park! 

Farm Ness

Jacksons of Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Visitors to Jacksons at Jedburgh can enjoy a range of tour options suitable for all the family including;

The Highland Cow Experience - a farmer led tour, to visit and learn about the Highland cows

New for 2023, The Highland Way, see Highland Cows any day of the week on a self guided walking safari (Opening 1st of July).

Plus, loads of bookable children's activities. 

You can round off your visit to Jacksons at Jedburgh at the picnic area. Drinks and light refreshments are available to purchase. 

Jacksons at Jedburgh

Lindores, Fife

The Hide at Lindores is a bespoke wooden cabin available for exclusive hire. 

Sitting on the crest of a hill with panoramic views, guests can be driven to The Hide and will find amenities such as crockery, glasses, boiling water, BBQ utensils, ice and a music system waiting.

You can choose to bring your own hot or cold food with an open fire ready for anything that needs cooked or opt for Lindores' popular Pick & Mix Menu which will prepared for you by Professional Chef Andrew Wilkie and delivered to The Hide ahead of your arrival.

Another option that foodies will love; you can arrange a bespoke menu to be prepared and cooked for you at The Hide with your own private chef on site. Now that's a princely picnic!

Lindores - The Hide

Thyme Deli at Errichel, Perthshire

If you’re visiting beautiful Perthshire in the Central Highlands, Thyme Deli & Farmshop at Aberfeldy’s Errichel Farm is an essential stopping point to gather as many delicious picnic ingredients as you can carry before setting off on the day’s adventures!

Thyme Deli offers laden cheese, charcuterie, and mezze counters, a selection of fine foods created by Managing Partner and Chef, Paul Newman, often using the produce of the farm itself, and a range of other foods and gifts.

Picnic items could include locally baked soudrough bread, a selection of delicious artisan cheeses, Paul’s own home-made Picalilli, some Errichel-reared Shetland Beef Pastrami, and some olives or balsamic pickled onions, and a tub of Paul’s mouth watering babaganoush dip, made with roasted aubergines and a secret combination of spices.

You don’t have far to go to find fabulous walks to build your appetite, as the famous ‘Birks of Aberfeldy’ that inspired Rabbie Burns are a two minute drive in the direction of town.

Thyme Bistro at Errichel

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