Farm and Garden Shop
Quality food, tools, hardy plants and useful gifts.
We stock locally produced food and some from further afield: we try to minimise the food miles but have to admit to being tempted by delicious food, not already widely available up here, which we feel will appeal to our customers. A selection of what you’ll find in the shop includes:
- Our own award winning Longhorn beef, naturally bred and raised at Logie, is specially prepared for the Farm shop. The beef from this traditional breed is hung for at least 3 weeks and the result is tender and succulent, and full of flavour – the taste of old-fashioned beef. The beef has been winning prizes: both the Rump Steak and the Topside has been awarded a Gold Star in the Great Taste Awards.
- Our own wild venison. Roe, and sometimes red deer, from Logie Estate is available in useful sized pieces for roasting, slicing into steaks etc. The sausages and veniburgers are hard to beat.
- Jams, biscuits, cakes, patés, cheeses etc – new products being sourced all the time.
- One product which has been flying off the shelves is the Award winning Culisse Highland Rapeseed Oil. Recommended by Nigel Slater and Claire MacDonald, it is grown, pressed and bottled by Robert MacKenzie on his family farm in Easter Ross
- We have a good range of smoked and fresh fish – salmon and white fish – delivered regularly.
We sell hardy plants specially selected for Scottish gardens. Many of our plants are grown and propagated from the Logie House Garden (100m above sea level), where mature specimens can be seen.
We aim to have long-lasting plants which are well proven and will continue to give pleasure for many years. We are always looking for unusual varieties of hardy perennials, shrubs and ground cover plants to add to our – and your – collections. The shop assistants are experienced gardeners and very happy to share their knowledge of the plants and gardening in general.
Tools, Paraphernalia & Useful Gifts
We sell tools and garden paraphernalia that we believe in. The range of tools is small but sturdy and useful – a lot of which we all use in the garden. Everyone has their favourite – some from the Burgon and Ball range, some made by Darlac, and then there the the wonderful Japanese tools from Niwaki – all the way from Japan where the tradition of hand tools is still so strong.
We also stock a range of useful gifts. From baskets, fun tea towels, to mugs, smellies (including Scottish Fine Soaps), toys and baskets, we look for well-made, purposeful products which make excellent presents – whether for yourself or someone else!
Scotland Loves Local Gift Cards - Accepted at the Farm and Garden Shop
The Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think, choose and spend local first. The Gift Card is unique to each area of Scotland, and can only be spent in businesses that have a ‘bricks and mortar’ presence in the local area – meaning that spending stays local for longer. It’s a great way to support local businesses and livelihoods. Visit www.scotlandgiftslocal.com for all the details.
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Meet the owners
Alasdair and Panny Laing stock their Farm and Garden Shop with the produce of their own farm (delicious Logie Longhorn beef), and plants propagated in the gardens at Logie House.
Products, Provenance and Delivery
Quality food, tools, hardy plants and useful gifts.
Excellent Quality Products & Produce Sourced from the Best, As Locally As Possible
The Farm & Garden Shop is open every day, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., (closing at 4 p.m. during the winter months)
We have distancing measures etc in place, and numbers may have to be restricted at busy moments.
Here’s a list of the type of things currently in stock Logie Steading Farm & Garden Shop, new stock is coming in all the time. Stock list
This now includes the delicious freshly baked bread from The Bakehouse in Findhorn which is being delivered to the shop on Tuesdays. Please order from the Farm Shop on, or before, Monday morning so we can add to our order.
Thank you for shopping locally and supporting the small producers.
At Logie Farm and Garden Shop, we like to sell products that we believe in and actually like to use or eat ourselves. You may well see us wearing the gloves or using the tools in the garden. And were you to come into our kitchens on any given night of the week, you would most likely find us cooking up something with origins at the shop too. Just some of the products you’ll find at the Farm & Garden Shop are listed below, with some information about why we have chosen them.
Longhorn Speciality Beef
Raised extensively here on Logie Estate. The award-winning Logie Herd produces beef among the absolute best around for taste and quality. Like all Logie Estate meat, beef is produced on a small scale and prepared in Forres; when the most popular cuts are gone, they’re gone! If you’d like to order beef please contact the Farm and Garden Shop. We are now able to send orders of fish and meat to most UK addresses by overnight delivery; please ring the shop if you would like to make an order.
Logie Estate Roe Venison
Delicious wild venison from Logie Estate is available in season and when sustainability allows. Sold as haunch, loin, sausages, escallopes (particularly good for making kebabs) and our ever-popular veni-burgers.
Logie Estate Traditional Breed Pork
Rare/minority breeds raised on a very small scale here on Logie Estate.
Logie Estate Jacob Lamb
Like the pork, the Jacob lamb is raised on a very small scale each summer so when it’s gone, it’s really gone.
Marcassie Farm Kitchen
Marcassie Farm Kitchen is a catering and events company founded by Gulli Skatun and Axel Zwaans, a couple who met whilst working in the Mediterranean.
‘After moving from London and Mallorca back to Gulli’s family home, Marcassie Farm, just outside Forres, we started MFK with the intention of bringing some more variety to the local food scene. Being surrounded by small farms and local growers with amazing produce was so incredible after city life, but we have recognised the many challenges of cooking from scratch all the time, particularly with the busyness of life rushing back in post lockdown.
MFK has now evolved to focus on freezer meals – less waste and more flexibility for our customers. We know that there really is nothing better than cooking from scratch, but the NEXT best thing is most definitely opening the freezer to find lovingly home-made, easy to prepare and most of all delicious, food that doesn’t compromise on health and happiness.’
The special Logie blend of coffee has been developed for us by Kevin of the Inverness Coffee Roasting Company. Roasted locally this is a specially smooth blend which is very popular with our regular customers. We also stock other varieties including the new Sweet Brazil blend used, to great acclaim, in The Olive Tree Café – very appropriate as owner, Weller, hails from Brazil!
Some of the other local products in the shop
The award-winning Cullisse Highland Rapeseed Oil comes recommended by Nigel Slater and Claire MacDonald and we think it’s delicious too. It is grown, pressed and bottled by Robert MacKenzie on his family farm in Easter Ross.
Smoked salmon and other smoked fish is supplied by Sutherlands of Portsoy – using the same smoking methods passed down through the family for over 100 years …. No artificial chemicals or preservatives are used – that would be breaking with tradition.
It is utterly delicious – a mild but tasty smoke allowing the succulent character of the fish to be appreciated.
Jams and pickles are made in Nairn, and locally by Rachel Philp
Free range eggs from near Dyke and from the hens here at Logie
We stock a good range of really tasty local cheese from Tain and from Connage.
The highly baked Highland Crackers are made near Beauly.
Throughout the summer we have small batches of local honey …. but it is never on the shelf for long!