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anne chance with eggs, neaps and shetland cattle

Easter Balmungie Farm is a family run mixed farm on the Black Isle overlooking the Moray Firth and Ardersier Bay with views to the foothills of the Cairngorms.  We very much believe that farming and respecting the environment can be achieved, conserving the wildlife is always part of our farming practice.  Flocks of wild birds that are ‘endangered’ are common on our farm such as twite and yellowhammer.  We are always happy to show visitors around our farm to see how we respect our land.

 

At Easter Balmungie Farm we produce free range eggs for sale at the farm gate, duck eggs are also available from our mixed flock of wandering ducks and quail eggs are laid by our farm reared quail.  Our speciality are Scots Dumpy hens which are a very old Scots breed, egg production is seasonal and we are gradually building up a flock of these birds to help save the breed.

balmungie cattle

Friends and family at Easter Balmungie join in with all aspects of production; most of the feed for the animals is grown on the farm with respect for the environment.  We decided to focus on Rare Breeds when we purchased the farm and are particularly proud of our rare breed Shetland Cattle herd that graze the species rich grassland field adjoining our SSSI cliffs.  Rare breed Tamworth pigs enjoy the life outside and are raised on grain grown in a Scottish Assured way on the farm.  Shetland sheep roam the fields and produce our Scottish Quality Assured lamb.  We believe very much in ‘food miles’ and sell our farm produce locally.

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At Easter Balmungie Joanna Chance runs a plant nursery specialising in plants grown from seed and therefore are ‘ Highland hardy’, many of the plants are interesting perennials, alpines are a speciality.  Annuals are available during the summer season. Check them out on the Jo's Garden Plants Page.




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