Channel Farm

Wondering where our wonderful vegetables come from?

We grow them on our family farm, Channel of Pittendreich. Look through the windows at the Larder and you’ll see our fields – it’s not a long journey from our field to your plate.

You can find out more about our family story here and how we started out by continuing the family tradition of vegetable farming and then built the Larder on our fields.

About our family farm

Channel Farm has high-rainfall, a south-facing aspect, cool summer temperatures at 400′ above sea-level. In other words, the perfect conditions for vegetable farming.

Wooden crates used to deliver our vegetables to market

Which vegetables do we grow?

Leeks, sweetheart cabbage, savoy cabbage, carrots and broccoli.

And don’t forget the Brussel sprouts, kohlrabi, cauliflowers, beetroot, curly kale and courgettes.

Or the cavolo nero, hispi cabbage, romanesco, pumpkins, parsnipsturnips, oats and wheat!

As well as the flavourful vegetables that we produce, we’re also proud of our farming techniques and our honest approach to food production.

Come and see for yourself

In fact, we’d love you to come for a closer look – we have opened up our fields to the public who can walk alongside our crops as they enjoy the Loch Leven Heritage Trail.

Where to find our veg

You’ll find our vegetables for sale in our deli and on plates in our restaurant and café as well as on the shelves of the likes of Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsbury and Asda and in fine produce such as Kettle Chips and Scott’s Porage Oats.

Seedlings at Channel Farm

“There is a thrill in the timelessness on the land. I have always liked the feeling of carrying on something that is bigger than me, something that stretches back through other hands and other eyes into the depths of time. To work the land is a humbling thing, the opposite of conquering a mountain if you like; it liberates you from any illusion of self-importance.”

The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

Events

Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th September, Saturday 6th, Saturday 13th, Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th October, Saturday 3rd, Saturday 10th, Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th November and Saturday 1st, Saturday 8th, Saturday 15th, Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th December

The Loch Leven Parkrun is held every Saturday at 9.30am on our 2.5K path around our fields.