Mull farm shops
The Isle of Mull and our neighbouring island of Iona are known for their rich natural larder. In addition to supplying locally produced, seasonal, sustainable food to restaurants on Mull and throughout Scotland, many producers sell direct to the general public. Here is a selection of our local foodie favourite farm shops.
The Crofters’ Kitchen and Gardens, close to Fionnphort (in the south), offers home-grown seasonal vegetables, fruits, salads, eggs, preserves, and local meats including mutton, venison, beef and pork. Great if you want to buy some produce to take home with you, or for a picnic lunch on Mull.
Also in the south, Ardalanish is a working farm that sells its own Highland beef and Hebridean lamb. The meat is slow grown and grass-fed, which not only gives a delicious flavour to the beef and lamb, but also the natural foraging of the cattle and sheep help to sustain the delicate ecosystems of the hill ground and improve the habitat for wildlife.
Closer to Craignure and situated at the end of the Lochbuie road, you’ll find a small family-run farm selling their own beef, mutton and wild venison. The Old Post Office (no longer providing postal services) and Lochbuie Larder also stock Island Pork from Sgriob Ruadh and delicious Antuim Pork from Dervaig. Along with home baking, cheese and ice cream, this is a little gem and well worth a visit.
North from Craignure, Ardnacross Farm produces home bred Aberdeen Angus beef, hill reared Cheviot lamb and their own wild venison from the hill. This is available from their shop and comes in a variety of cuts including steaks, mince, roasting joints, casserole and burgers. They also have free range Black Rock hens which produce the most delicious eggs.