A big part of traveling is… food of course. Whether you are traveling to a whole new country or just a different area, food remains an important aspect of your trip. Local restaurants are a great way to explore the local cuisine but what if you prefer to cook at home?
Cooking at home saves money, is flexible to all dietary requirements, and you know exactly what is on your plate! It makes eating healthy so much easier. And you don’t have to limit yourself to cooking just when you are at home. You can easily cook and stay healthy while on holiday, as there are various shops for local produce around Scotland.
Here are some examples of the amazing places where you can find local produce while on holiday.
The name comes from the old ironworks that used to supply the whole area. Giving new life to the same location, it once again serves the community! They offer seasonal products and take pride in choosing Scottish suppliers and local farmers for vegetables, fruits, meat or bread. They have a popular gluten-free section as well. Furthermore, they have a café, serving breakfast, lunch, cakes and drinks, all made with local produce! The best part is, that it is just a short drive from Stirling!
If you would like to stay nearby, we have some options for you:
Penthouse Apartment, Stirling (https://coopercottages.com/accommodation/stirling/penthouse-apartment/)
Cambushinnie Croft, Dunblane (https://coopercottages.com/accommodation/stirling/cambushinnie-croft/)
Stocked up by Tomnah’a Market Garden, the shop offers fresh and local produce, as well as handcrafted tools and gifts. As a bonus, the produce is handpicked organically!
If you’d like to book a holiday locally and try out the fresh local food, check out our availability for the area here:
Local produce and supporting local farmers, they offer fresh and seasonal produce from Perthshire, as well as one of a kind gift shop. You could also shop online form them if you’d prefer that. Furthermore, they have a Farm Play Park for your kids to have fun, especially during the warm months.
Check out the properties nearby if you’d like to stay locally:
A small family farm, offering handpicked seasonal produce as well as prepackaged meat from local suppliers. Their products change every season so make sure to check in regularly! They have a welcoming cafe where you can take a break or try their products before purchasing. The farm shop will be open in springtime.
Take a look a what is available for your spring getaway:
Whether you’ve tried out Veganuary and you want to stick with it, or you just want to stay healthy, local farm shops would be a great option for you. Not to mention it is better for the environment.
Is there a local place in Scotland that you know of and we’ve forgotten to mention? Let us know!