Buy right here - organic farm, butchery, shop, restaurant, bakery & gallery
Welcome to one of the best organic shops in the UK with the largest selection of organic and sustainable produce you can find. The shop, together with our butchery and licensed restaurant, is just 16 miles south of central Edinburgh on a real, working organic farm - so you can see exactly where your food comes from. The farm hosts the Breadshare Bakery and Dancing Light Gallery.
Whitmuir Farm is 140 acres, with around 25% in woodland, hedges and shelter belts. This is traditionally sheep and beef country, but we also keep chickens for eggs and meat, turkeys for Christmas, and pigs for pork and bacon. As well as livestock, we grow a wide range of vegetables and soft fruit, plus a small quantity of wheat for baking. Being up around 900 ft on a north-facing slope, we are limited by the short growing season but we extend this a little with polytunnels and by creating sheltered growing areas.
Whitmuir is owned by Heather Anderson and Pete Ritchie. The farm itself has been here for at least 300 years, with avenues of beech trees established in the 18th century. The ground has been farmed organically for most of it's lifetime, returning to full organic production 10 years ago.
We are planning to be the first community owned farm in Scotland and develop a living learning site on sustainable food here - to find out more and buy a share in the farm please visit Whitmuir Community Farm.
We farm organically because it is better for the soil, the plants, the animals, the planet and us. Our job is to produce good food and to keep the farm in good heart, with space for weeds, trees and wildlife as well as crops and livestock. The aim of the farm is to be productive, beautiful, diverse and educational.
There are marked trails round the farm, and visitors are welcome to come and see the animals – but remember to bring wellies!
Many people who shop with us become farm supporters with farm accounts. They decide how much of their food money they want to spend with us and pay a monthly standing order. We put their purchases on their accounts and every two months we balance the books. Farm supporter get better rates for delivery and farm events. Find out more on our Join page.