In these unprecedented and challenging times in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Brand Family are relieved to be welcoming in the new season. The increased daylight hours allow them to tend more easily to their outdoor reared livestock, including their new spring lambs.
Such difficult times means their focus has shifted from welcoming visitors to their caravan parks and holiday flat, to serving the local community as everyone pulls together to keep relatives and neighbours safe. The Brand Family are increasing deliveries across the region, providing a life-line for many who are self-isolating. Their delivery service includes milk, bread, butter, fruit and vegetables as well as their home-reared meat produce. You can find more details about the items available for delivery on their website.
With lamb traditionally being a highlight on spring menus, the family love nothing more than Granny Brand’s Shepherd’s pie on a school night, Friday night lamb kebabs or roast lamb on a Sunday. The Brands want you to enjoy good quality food at home. Look out for The Brand Family’s ‘three ways with lamb’ recipes, available on their website and from their farm shop.
Jane and Grant Brand are striving to breed the best quality outdoor reared East Lothian pork and lamb using traditional native breeds such as Hampshire Down and Saddleback. Jane says; “Yes, it is true that many people are reducing their meat consumption but they are choosing to buy better when they do buy. Living consciously and all doing our bit for the environment including reducing food miles and supporting farms who demonstrate best practice is all part of this.”
This spring will see The Brand Family moving into retail, both online with a new e-commerce facility on their website and in various stores across the county. Their delicious home-reared meats and free-range eggs are now available at Dunbar Garden Centre, The Strawberry Barn and The Store Room, Gullane. Keep up with The Brand Family on social media, life down on the farm is still far from quiet!