Heading southwards on the A73 – so pleasant to avoid motorways – you will find Carmichael Estate Farm Shop and can pause for tasty home baking at their Clan Farmhouse Kitchen. The Carmichael family have been farming these lands for 700 years and today the current Clan Chief and his family continue these traditions, producing their own beef, lamb and venison, from rearing to processing, assuring complete traceability and low food miles.
Several of the historic estate cottages (one pictured) have also been beautifully renovated for holiday lets – with their fabulous farm shop and tearoom on your doorstep you don’t have far to go for gourmet meals!
As Clan Carmichael HQ there is also a lovely range of gifts and Carmichael tartan items, plus news of Gatherings. Winner of Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards 2009 for Product Innovation of the Year for their Venison Rashers, offering a healthy, tasty alternative to bacon that also utilises economic cuts in an innovative way.
They have an excellent range of produce in their farm shop, supporting many local producers from honeys and jams to eggs and oatcakes, plus, naturally, their wonderful range of ethical high quality beef, lamb and venison. Look out for their their stall at farmers’ markets too.