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Ayrshire and Arran are renowned very widely both nationally and internationally for the quality of their food resulting from the unique “terroir” and west coast of Scotland  damp climatic conditions.

 The raw materials available within the whole area are exceptional – beef, lamb, bacon, pork and game in season; fish and shellfish; vegetables; and of course the famous Ayrshire ‘Tattie’.You can add Dunlop PGI cheeses, award winning free range eggs, a wide range of smoked delicacies, vegetarian savoury produce,  exciting street food, cakes, chilli preserves, farmhouse ice creams and handmade chocolates. The result is  you really are in an authentic artisan food and drink haven which includes hand roasted coffees,craft beers and distinctive individual whiskies.

The experienced and passionate producers behind these products have a distinct and individual story to tell and knowledge to share.

The hotels,exclusive use venues and restaurants in the network have the award-winning skills to prepare these special raw materials into  menus  of culinary excellence  – and serve them with knowledge, care, skill and attention. Many of them are working very closely with educational and training providers plus community groups.

You also have plenty of opportunity to take food home, by buying fresh produce at the regular  Farmers’ Markets. You can visit network members who have farm shops or delicatessens specialising in local foods or by calling on one of the artisan food producers who are able to welcome visitors.  Online collated food  orders  for home delivery  &  exciting "hampers "are also available.

About us

Founded in November 2002, after the success of the Ayrshire farmers market cooperative, activities commenced with 10 producers and 10 providers of locally sourced food. With encouragement from Scottish  Enterprise/ Business Gateway, the local authorities, tourism agencies, and Ayrshire College, the group has developed to its position today where circa 48 Ayrshire based food and drink producers and providers, along with circa 15 associated  B&Bs are working together to promote the produce, culinary and food tourism delights of the area.

 

Join us

We warmly welcome enquiries regarding membership. Our objectives are to encourage positive business development among our members through the supply and usage of locally sourced food and drink within the hospitality and tourism sectors of our local, regional and national economy.Also to more proactively engage with  end users to encourage  them to seek out  locally  sourced short supply chain foods

AFN Members

We hope this new website helps you find the producer or provider you are looking for.We look forward to hearing back from you after you have experienced the produce and services on offer from our members together with the local cultural scene.

If you have any queries or would like to receive a newly updated product /supplier matrix please email:  [email protected]

 

Ayrshire Food Network Members

Auchengree Farm Shop

Farm Shop, Glengarnock

Robbie's Drams

Whisky Merchants, Ayr

WA & E Grant

Fruit & vegetable supplier, Prestwick

Fencebay Seafood and Fins Restaurant

Seafood Smokehouse & Restaurant

G.C. Growers

Seasonal vegetable producer, Girvan

A. D. Rattray

Whisky Shop, Kirkoswald

Woodys Ice Cream

Ice Cream supplier, Galston

Glenapp Castle

Castle Hotel, Ballantrae

Everything Chilli

Fruit and savoury spreads, Fenwick

Corney and Barrow

Wine merchants, Ayr

Blairquhan Castle

Luxury accommodation, Straiton

Lime Tree Larder

Dairy Ice Cream and award winning handmade Chocolates, Kilbirnie

J Pieroni & Sons

Fish and seafood Supplier, Ayr

Scotch and co

Artisan Foods, Ayrshire and the famous "substantial meal !" categorisation during Covid

Corrie Mains Farm

multi award winning Free Range Eggs, Mauchline

Cedar Country Foods

Farm shop, Annbank ... farmers' markets , events and home deliveries

ABBA

Ayrshire Bed and Breakfast Association

Dalduff

Farm shop and weddings, & Event Venue, Maybole with home deliveries

Wester Highgate Farmhouse Ice Cream

Ice Cream supplier, Beith

Dunlop Dairy

cow and goats' Cheeses , local foods shop & tearoom, Stewarton

Threepwood Fayre

Handmade confectionary

Flaming Indulgence

Woodfired Mobile Kitchen with awrd winning pizzas

Ayrshire market fresh

distribution / weekly delivery of fresh vegetables and local produce from 10 other AFN members

Hillhouse

Luxury country house

Ayrshire Hampers

Customised hampers using locally sourced food drink and crafts

Ramstane Luxury chocolates

Hand crafted Ayrshire chocolates

Ayrshire Food from Ayrshire Folk / Crossroads Community Hub/ cafe /farm shop /events space

Community Local Food hub with Delivery //Services promoting overall health and wellbeing

All That's Delicious

Artisan Award winning Tablet from Ayrshire

West Coast Foods of Prestwick

Locally sourcing Fishmonger and Butchery business

Home Cook School from the Richmond in kirkoswald

A unique set of tailored bespoke catering .hospitality and cooking instructional courses available thoughout Ayrshire and beyond

The Ayrshire Loft at CloncairdCastle

the most romantic hideaway in Ayrshire

The Coo Shed

Coo Shed exciting eating experiences at South Corton Farm

Ballochmyle Fine Cheese

producer of Ayrshire farmhouse brie type cheese, with a big following

The Lairds table at Fenwick

Locally sourced creatively presented food served in a wonderful venue with inspiring views

ayrshire farmers ' market

fresh ayrshire seasonal vegetables in kilmarnock market 3rd saturday of the month

Empire biscuits but not as you know them

They are twisted and vegan and very popular

Tasting History Ayrshire Tours

fun and informative sightseeing tours in Ayrshire hosted by historical characters with tastings at interesting venues

Narture Food for thought

we make real and flavoursome sourdough bread to support our creative ambitions, and have opened a wonderful new cafe in the Sandgate in Ayr

Blackthorn Scottish Sea Salt

an absolutely unique product created as a result of nature on the coast of Ayrshire

Mossgiel organic farm ,Mauchline

the leading & trail blazing organic milk producer in Scotland

Barefaced Food -Middle East Mezze Bowl

plant based food at its most creative and delicious

Forbes Guru

operational support within small food businesses

Crofters Larder

experiences to nourish body and soul, based on artisan foods and ingredients from Arran and within 30 miles

the Kings Arms community pub and hub

Ballantrae community pub.. owned by the community , run for the benefit of the local community

Woodrose venison

grassfed farm assured venison from Mauchline in Ayrshire

isle of cumbrae distillers

the start up of 2020-21 with multi award winning international all female team and several very distinctive gins

Karen and Paul Wilson Farming near Ochiltree

Specialists in the breeding of Longhills Portland rare breed sheep ...direct meat sales available subject to seasonality and availability

East Mosside rare breeds pork

excellent rare breeds pork , dry cured bacons and free range eggs .... available via www.ayrshiremarketfresh.co.uk

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