In these unprecedented and challenging times in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brand Family would like to thank all their customers for the amazing support they have received through their Farmshop – The Brand Family Larder.
Such difficult times mean their focus has shifted from welcoming tourists to their caravan parks and holiday flat, to serving the local community seven days a week as everyone pulls together to keep relatives and neighbours safe. The family have been overwhelmed with encouragement and positive feedback on both the quality of their meats and outstanding customer service. It has been lovely to welcome new customers as well and support families further afield with deliveries to relatives who live local.
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.”
The Brand Family are actively increasing deliveries across the region, providing a life-line for many who are staying safe at home. Their delivery service includes their home-reared lamb, pork and farm fresh eggs, milk, bread, butter, fruit and vegetables as well as other local produce they stock. 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 with friends or roast lamb on a Sunday. Sadly with schools closing and social gatherings being cancelled as many self-isolate these occasions are all on hold, but The Brands still want you to enjoy good quality food at home.
This spring and summer you will see The Brand Family moving into retail, both online with a new online shop and in various stores across the county. Their delicious home-reared meats and free range eggs were available across many local businesses including Dunbar Garden Centre, The Strawberry Barn and The Store Room, Gullane prior to COVID-19 so the family are looking forward to getting back to work with their retail customers as soon as possible. Keep up with The Brand Family on social media, life down on the farm is still far from quiet!