Local Produce - Mussells

Local Produce

Cuil Bay Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardens are once again gaining in popularity.  Grow your own magazines, and TV programmes such as River Cottage are giving a wealth of advice and information, however there is nothing like local knowledge and experience of what grows in an area.  This site and forum is a place where tips and advice can be exchanged which work in our rather special area and 'climate'.

A kitchen garden features a combination of vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible or decorative flowers. In short, it contains plants you can use in your kitchen.  They tend to be focussed on production rather than aesthetics, but the two can easily be combined.

It can be small or large, formal or informal, or even be a collection of pots and tubs.  The sky is the limit, and everyone can enjoy some fresh herbs or a few fresh salad leaves in the summer if they want to.
 
My own kitchen garden started with 12 raised beds and a few boxes.  It has now extended to include a 20 'x 40' polytunnel, and this summer a quarter acre plot which is currently under cultivation, with the aid of my garden tool of the year the 'Adze'.

For seasonal vegetables and herbs, contact Liz Paul 01631 740 571
 
To discuss all gardening topics please use the Chat and Discuss forum.  
 

Camus Enterprises

Camus croft, run by Beth and John Connolly, lies on the shore of Loch Linnhe and its emphasis is on the production of Hebridean sheep, a breed now off the Rare Breed list and officially designated “a minority breed”. The black or dark brown fleeces are spun by the Natural Fibre Company in Cornwell and the wool is available from several shops in the local area in either Light Aran or Double Knitting thicknesses.

Those beasts designated for meat are usually sent away in the autumn, when they are around 18 months old. Because the animals spend their lives roaming freely on the hillside, the meat taste is quite distinctive in taste and is very popular.  

The croft also has an apiary and both blossom and heather honey are often available.

For honey, lamb and Hebridean sheepswool, contact John Connolly 01631 740 248

Kinlochlaich Farm

Home grown pork from Kinlochlaich Farm by Alasdair Colthart 07771588688. All butchered and vacuum packed. Small amounts available or half pigs!
 

Other Produce 

For hens’ eggs, quails’ eggs, Dexter beef, vegetables and preserves, contact Corrin Allward 01631 740 306

For fish and shellfish, contact Loch Leven Shellfish on 01855 821 444


 

Black Sheep
John Connolly and sheep
Kitchen gardens are once again gaining in popularity.  Grow your own magazines, and TV programmes such as River Cottage are giving a wealth of advice and information, however there is nothing like local knowledge and experience of what grows in an area.  This site and forum is a place where tips and advice can be exchanged which work in our rather special area and 'climate'.
knitting
Black sheep2