Home Fayre at Gask House Farm Cottages

Home baking is a speciality at Gask House Farm Cottages so please feel free to come and ask. A variety of dishes, some using our own produce, can be prepared for you to heat and serve in your cottage.

 

Celebration cakes can also be ordered. Please contact us about your requirements before or during your stay.

Guest tea trays

Easter cupcakes

Homemade jams

Berry meringues

The Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 celebrates the country’s outstanding natural larder and produce. Enjoy brilliant moments packed with regional delights and discover the landscapes, people and culture that make our food heritage so unique. Come and experience it and taste the very best Scotland has to offer. Check out our local producers below, all within easy drive of Gask House.

Duncan Fraser's Butcher

Our local family butcher is Duncan Fraser's, a family run business which commenced trading in 1911 and is one of the longest established in Inverness. It has built a reputation second to none for top quality local Scottish produce and top quality service.

 

More and more these days customers are interested in where their meat comes from and in fact the vast majority have a definite interest in food provenance. Duncan Fraser's boast a 24 foot plus counter running the length of the shop displaying a superb selection of Specially Selected Scotch Beef, Lamb and Pork all sourced from North East Scotland. Fresh poultry comes from the Central Belt of Scotland and at Christmas time the business sells Copas Traditional Turkeys from Berkshire alongside other fresh festive fare, again all sourced from Scotland.

 

You can order on line or contact the shop on 01463 233066 and free delivery to Gask House Farm cottages available 6 days a week.

Coast & Glen Fish Box

Magnus Houston was a fisherman, working single handed on his small fishing boat  from a small village called Cromarty on the East Coast of the Highlands.  Every week, Magnus' would sell all his catch to a wholesaler that would immediately transport it to Europe. Magnus started selling his lobster and crabs to a few of the restaurants which were on his way home and the feedback from chefs was really positive. Magnus started sourcing fish and shellfish from other boats at the harbour and neighbouring harbours to sell to the restaurants. Demand grew for these 'straight from the boat' products and in 2011 the company 'Coast & Glen' was born!

 

Coast & Glen FISHBOX is an online subscription to regular deliveries of carefully prepared ‘FISHBOXES'. They are hand-picked daily by the team at Coast & Glen to allow subscribed customers to fully experience seasonal, 'straight from the boat' products, delivered directly to your desk or door. FISHBOX delivery is as close to eating “straight off the boat” as you get – without having to endure the Highland rain, wind and sea.

 

At Gask House Farm Cottages we run a fish box subscription with Coast & Glen. With enough notice we should be able to book one for you. Our delivery is a Thurday so please contact us when you book your cottage.

Connage Dairy

Connage Highland Dairy is a traditional family-owned, fully organic business, situated on our family farm, Milton of Connage at Ardersier. All our products are fully traceable and we apply excellent quality controls from 'cow to cheese'.

 

We can assure the highest standard of animal welfare and care for our cows, continuing the attention to detail into our cheeses.

 

The Cheese Pantry at Connage has a cool room filled with a large range of different cheeses from around the world. The Clark family also make their own cheeses from the organic milk produced on their farm which you can see being made through the production window.

 

They can assure the highest standard of animal welfare and care for our cows, continuing the attention to detail into our cheeses.

Wester Hardmuir Farm Shop and Pick Your Own

Visit our farm shop to buy our fruit and vegetables grown on the farm picked fresh every morning. You can also pick your own top quality fruit and enjoy a walk round our farm to see the huge variety of fruit and vegetables growing in our fields and poly tunnels.

 

By around mid June strawberries grown on table tops in tunnels and gooseberries are available for 'pick your own'. As the season progresses, raspberries, black, red and white currents, brambles, apples and plums become available. Different grades of ready picked strawberries and raspberries are on sale (dessert or jam quality).

 

The Farm Shop also sells home-grown potatoes and vegetables in season:- beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflowers, leeks, onions, parsnips, peas, sprouts, swedes and turnips. Free range eggs are also sold along with home-made jam and honey. There is a picnic and play area for customers use. Telephone orders most welcome.

Black Isle Brewery

Black Isle Brewery is the UK's premier organic brewery making world class beers from the finest organic malt and hops grown on farms without chemicals, as nature intended.

 

They have their own organic farm where they grow malting barley for brewing. They even have their own brewery house cow, called Molly, who eats the malt from the brewery mash tun and gives 20 pints of fresh creamy milk every day.

 

Based near Inverness, the capital of the Highlands of Scotland, it is a beautiful, unspoilt, unpolluted, wild, and not a little bit wet highland home which you can visit.

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