WHATS HAPPENING ON THE FARM
Read all about it! Find out the latest news from East Fortune Farm here.
We all need a farmer
Scott Brown, a Midlothian farmer and animal advisor has written this with Ross Montague of Scene & Herd. This short film is the work of award winning director Jason Connery and narrated by actor Ian Pirie. Please watch and share on your own social media channels.#WeAllNeedAFarmer
August 31, 2021Read Full Post
JOIN TEAM BRAND - WE'RE RECRUITING!
Fancy joining our ever expanding team? We have a new position available! BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR – permanent part-time post.
July 29, 2021Read Full Post
THE #FoodHeroScot MOVEMENT
We're so thrilled to have been nominated for this exciting award - #FoodHeroScot - we'd really appreciate you voting for us and it is very easy to do!
July 22, 2021Read Full Post
NEW SUPPLIER - THE BUFFALO FARMER
For Robert's birthday, the boys had a brilliant visit to our friend Stevie Mitchell, The Buffalo Farmer who you may recognise from the BBCs 'This Farming Life.' Stevie has developed Scotland's largest Buffalo farm and butchery at Boglilly Steading, Kirkcaldy. We are thrilled to say that his delicious Buffalo produce is now available in our farm shop.
May 26, 2021Read Full Post
EASTER POP UP THIS FRIDAY!
Join us this Friday (2nd April) between 10.00am-4.00pm as we have a few of our friends along to join in the Easter fun.
March 31, 2021Read Full Post
FARM SHOP REOPENS 19th FEB
Our Farm Shop will reopen on Friday morning following the sudden, tragic loss of Grant.
February 16, 2021Read Full Post
KEEPING OUR DUCKS & HENS SAFE
Currently due to Avian Flu, Robert is having to keep all his ducks locked inside Grandpa Brand’s polytunnel. Robert said “I love in the summer to see my ducks splashing about in their paddling pools and quacking away but it’s important they are kept safe from the flu and I’m very lucky I have the polytunnel to use as they still get plenty light and I have a long water bath inside for them.”
February 12, 2021Read Full Post
HAVE YOUR OWN BURNS SUPPER - LET'S CELEBRATE!
Let's take any opportunities right now to celebrate! Our boys are learning Burns poems and songs this month, so we'll be going for it on Burns Night! Many of you will be toasting our National Bard on or around Monday 25th January so we've a lovely Burn's Supper menu for you to enjoy. Priced at £25.00 - Ideal for two hungry people!
January 14, 2021Read Full Post
WE'RE DELIVERING ACROSS EAST LOTHIAN
We continue to deliver our home reared produce and locally produced items from our farm shop across East Lothian on Tuesdays and Fridays every week. This is a complimentary service and we have enjoyed looking after many of our customers who would rather not come out at the moment.
November 9, 2020Read Full Post
THE BRAND FAMILY LARDER - SHOP ONLINE!
The Brand Family have moved into eCommerce with a brilliant online store. You can order for (free) delivery locally or 'click and collect' to avoid waiting and support our social distancing measures.
July 23, 2020Read Full Post
DELICIOUS CARROT CAKE MUFFINS FROM LITTY'S LARDER
We can always rely on the wonderfully talented Liz at Litty's Larder to cheer us up. Last week we asked her for a family friendly recipe to share with our customers and she has come up with an absolute belter! Liz champions local produce and is a great supporter of our farm shop. THANK YOU LIZ!
April 21, 2020Read Full Post
COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE BRAND FAMILY
Our food deliveries will continue across East Lothian each Tuesday and Friday, please bear with us as we deal with extra demand in this unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in. Let us know via email if you would like us to deliver any meat, fresh eggs, vegetables, bread, milk, jams...anything we stock really we can try and get out to you!
November 8, 2020Read Full Post
CHEF KITCHIN SHOWCASES OUR HOME-REARED MEATS at THE BONNIE BADGER
We're thrilled to bits to say that Chef Kitchin is hosting an exclusive dinner using our produce at The Bonnie Badger in Gullane in April. We hope to see some of you there on the night. Contact The Bonnie Badger directly to book or for more details. 01620 621 111 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 24, 2020Read Full Post
WE WON - FAMILY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2019
We are thrilled to bits to tell you that we won in our category of 'Best Family Business' 2019 at the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Awards.
January 17, 2020Read Full Post
LET'S GET CHRISTMAS SORTED!
As well as our delicious home reared meats, we've got some fantastic treats available for gifting this year. We've also teamed up with our wonderful friend Victoria who owns Secret Garden Events Florist and she is producing beautiful boxed arrangements (two colour ways) that you can pick up here.
November 10, 2019Read Full Post
(COMPETITION NOW CLOSED) We've teamed up with our pals over at Spice Pots to bring you a fab competition just in time for National Curry Week. To enter, all you need to do is tell us who you would love to have over for a curry. Pop over to our facebook page and view our pinned post with details on how to enter
October 22, 2019Read Full Post
EAT & PLAY LOCAL - THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE!
Last month we had a lovely visit from friends of ours, the Corstorphine family who live locally. They were entertaining friends who were visiting from America. They set themselves a brilliant challenge - to source a fully local menu including drinks whilst showing off their region and inspiring their guests along the way!
August 22, 2019Read Full Post
LOCAL LIFE ARTICLE - FARMING YOUR LOCAL QUALITY PRODUCE
The food we eat, its provenance and the welfare of the animals providing it is of more concern to us all now than ever before and rightly so. It’s been almost a year since Jane and Grant Brand opened the doors to their farm shop, the Brand Family Larder at East Fortune Farm and what a successful year it’s been for them.
July 16, 2019Read Full Post
ABOUT US - GRANT BRAND
Grant's our main man here at East Fortune Farm even if he's more often behind the scenes. Here's a Q&A with Grant including how East Fortune Farm are tackling the challenges facing agriculture today.
June 19, 2019Read Full Post
CONDE NAST'S NORTH BERWICK
Have you booked your summer break in East Lothian yet? Read the linked article to whet your appetite!
June 18, 2019Read Full Post
ABOUT US - JANE BRAND
Many of you know Jane, she's the face of The Brand Family's business. She never stops - as the farm shop anchor, farm administrator, caravan park receptionist - if you need to know something about East Fortune Farm, just ask Jane!We thought you'd like to hear about what makes Jane tick and what she does in her (limited) spare time - here's a Q&A with Jane
June 18, 2019Read Full Post
TOM KITCHIN AND NBC CAMERAS VISIT EAST FORTUNE FARM
Famous Michelin-starred chef Tom Kitchin has visited the Brand family at East Fortune Farm for the filming of an American travel television programme.
February 21, 2019Read Full Post
We have a selection of Christmas hampers available which make brilliant gifts for the foodies in your lives.
November 21, 2018Read Full Post
A DAYS WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITY
WORK EXPERIENCE AT EAST FORTUNE FARM
November 15, 2018Read Full Post
Enter our competition to win a family trip to help with the lambing here at East Fortune Farm during the Christmas holidays.
November 15, 2018Read Full Post
Introducing Ritchie Brand of the 5th generation of Brands at East Fortune Farm.
My family live at East Fortune Farm. We have 2 types of sheep, hens, Saddleback pigs, 2 Kune Kune pet pigs I got as a christening present, fish my parents got when they were 21 and dogs at the farm.
July 31, 2018Read Full Post
We were delighted when Michelle, the local blogger behind #MyEastLothian popped by to find out more about Brand’s Larder. It was great to meet Michelle and we just love her interesting blog!
August 9, 2018Read Full Post