A little about us
Blackhaugh Farm is a community managed 43 acre farm in Spittalfield, Perthshire, owned and managed by members of Blackhaugh Farm Action Group since 2015.
So far we've renovated a farm house, planted 1000s of trees, converted outbuildings into work spaces, built a hut, pizza oven, new fences and water systems. There are 6 adults and 3 children living at the farm for all or part of the year and around 5 other local residents who are part of our core group.
The farm is home to a number of small scale land based enterprises who work alongside each other, including:
Taybank Growers Cooperative which produces vegetables, fruits and herbs.
Apple tree man who produces native apple and other fruit trees.
Down to Earth, who grow and forage gourmet mushrooms
Scran eggs - organic laying hens
Cosmos Flower Farm - a cut flowers enterprise.
Produce from all of these enterprises is available at our organic Farm Shop and Appletreeman's tree nursery on site
We have a central group of volunteers who get together regularly to develop farm infrastructure and governance, all those who have a business on the farm are encouraged to take a part in the wider farm development and management. There is still land available for more projects and we are open to all sorts of ideas that further sustainable farming in accordance with our aims, objectives & values. Long term our big ambition is to build houses on the farm so that those working here can live on site alongside the land they tend. There is a suitable roadside plot with potential for 3 or 4 houses, preferably to be developed as an affordable housing scheme for those seeking access to land for sustainable farming.
We host work days at the farm on occasional Saturdays, run 2 or 3 open days each year as well as occasional educational or social events. We welcome visitors at all times, please email us or follow us on facebook for information about upcoming events.