5th generation dairy farmers from close to Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway, Roan's dairy are producing free range milk and cream of a world class quality.
We are very proud at Station House to have them as our milk and cream suppliers.
I was lucky enough to work with the Roan family recently in preparation for the Station House demonstrations at the Kirkcudbright Food Festival 2016. We covered butter making, yoghurt making, creme patissiere and the middle eastern cheese 'labneh'.
A great family producing a great product that we need to support. They do doorstep deliveries too, so let's go local and get behind Roan's Dairy.
Upper Senwick Farm
Just four miles away from Station House is Upper Senwick Farm, owned and run by Nicola and Paul Sanderson who produce amazing free range eggs and pork.
As a family run business, quality of life for their chickens and pigs is paramount and that is reflected in the quality of their products. We have visited the farm personally and feel confident in using them at Station House.
In fact, we are going one stage further and working with Nicola and Paul in producing a range of Scotch Eggs to show case how amazing their pork and eggs are.
You'll find these out and about at Farmers' Markets with Nicola and Paul and also on the menu at Station House.
Greybe Fine Olive Products
Sometimes you taste something and you just want to let everybody know how good it is.
That was most certainly the case with Greybe oils and vinegars. Their Balsamic vinegar has an incredible depth of flavour and a glorious aftertaste. My personal favourite as a truffle addict has to be their truffle infused oil which is a sheer delight.
Headed up by David Greybe this is a company you can feel good about supporting as he does everything he can to support sustainable rural development and get his producers the best deal.
To prove he's a producer worth his salt, Davis is happy to come to Station House and introduce his range of products to the staff, both back and front of house to ensure all that knowledge is passed on to our guests.
But don't take my word alone for it - visit www.greybeoliveoil.com
I’ve been lucky enough to get a tour around this fantastic family run brewery. Based in Castle Douglas they produce a range of light, dark and wheat beers of the highest quality.
On the tour I was taken through the whole process of how the beers are made and got the chance to get hands on with the hops which pack the flavour.
I highly recommend a visit and certainly a bottle of their great beer.