Seasonal & Sustainable

We only provide you with what we grow. No air miles = low carbon footprint.

Weekly Veg Box

Subscribe now for your fresh 'better than organic' weekly veg box.

Veganic & Local

absolutely no sprays, no animal poo or other animal inputs used.

Microgreens

40 x more nutrient dense than sprouts & the mature plants.

COVID-19 – 2020 has been and is a year like no other. This has an a tremendous impact on many businesses as we all know. Likewise it has had a tremendous impact on our overall business model. We have had to make a number of changes to the way we provide Veg Boxes to our customers. We don’t usually offer an out-of-season service but due to the demand that came our way we decided to join many other growers in Scotland and open up our service out-of-season, this is a service that we will keep going forwards.

We have also had an unprecedented number of customers requiring a veg box service to their home, either they are self isolating or simply don’t feel comfortable shopping at the supermarkets and every reason in between. With the higher number of customers like many other growers in the area we are having to rely more on bought-in produce all year rather than just out-of-season. We have also had to use brown paper bags instead of boxes that would ordinarily be recycled. This is to minimise the spread of the virus, which protect our staff, ourselves and you. The bags can be placed on a compost pile or burned in your fire.

We just wanted you to be aware that 2020 is not an ordinary year and hopefully next year we can be all back to normal. Here’s hoping?

Welcome

Here you will be able to embark on a new way of eating, yep that’s right getting more veggies in and not any kind of veg but VEGANIC veg.

We are excited to share our produce with you and love to know that the community around us are enjoying the food that we grow. It truly is a family affair, we Robert and Michelle are often joined by our children in the field, we can’t keep them out its their best place to spend their summers.

We believe in good old fashioned customer service too, where the customer is always right. It is important to us that we offer a friendly, personal but professional service.

So from all of us at the artisan grower.

Happy Shopping…

p.s. our logo (on the right) is not a fork and spoon on a plate as its often been referred to as, its actually hand tools in a circle :0)

Veganic (viːˈɡænɪk)

Veganic is the practice that we have chosen to bring the best tasting veg to you. We do not use any kind of animal input such as manures, blood or bone meal or anything that comes from an animal. We also do our best to sow organic seed (where available). We do not use any sprays in our field either. Many organic regulatory bodies allow a certain amount and kind of spray, we choose not to use any, so we like to say that we are “better than organic”. Our own family eats from our fields too and we don’t want any toxic substances finding its way into our food. We choose to use green manures in the field such as certain cover crops and we till them in to maintain fertility of the soil.

“better than organic”

Microgreens

Here in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire Scotland, the artisan grower produces speciality produce known as microgreens. These are tiny power-packed vegetables and herbs that are harvested at the cotyledon stage of growth and sometimes with the first true leaves. Microgreens offer 40 x more nutrients than the mature plant and therefore very little is needed to deliver a super nutritious addition to your meal or smoothie. Microgreens are often used by Michelin-starred chefs to garnish a dish in a distinguished way.

Our microgreens are grown with NO pesticides, herbicides and animal inputs, making them even more appealing. We like to say “veganic” or “better than organic”

We offer microgreens all-year round and currently supply retail, chefs and wholesale.

**NOW AVAILABLE ALL YEAR**!

Veg Boxes

Subscribe to our Local Seasonal Vegetable Box Scheme, where we box up our fantastic tasting fresh vegetables and soft fruits and deliver them either direct to your door or you can opt to collect your box from one of our “pick-up-points”. You can opt to have your box delivered on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Once you have chosen your delivery option you can then leave everything to us.  See below for a list of what we will be growing this year and when. You will receive a variety of these products when they come in season.

ONLINE STORE IS NOW OPEN

**FRUIT BAG ADD-ONS AVAILABLE – Wee £7, Family £9 and Bumper £11**

  • THE WEE BOX
    £14
    • 1-2 people
    • Seasonal Mix
    • Veganic / Standard
    • Locally Grown / Import
  • THE BUMPER BOX
    £22
    • 5+ people
    • Seasonal Mix
    • Veganic / Standard
    • Locally Grown / Import

FAQ

WHEN WILL MY VEG BOX BE DELIVERED?
Veg box deliveries take place every Wednesday /  Thursday for the Shire and Thursday / Friday for Aberdeen city. You do not have to be in to receive your box, as you can supply us with ‘safe place’ information when you complete your purchase.
WHAT WILL BE IN MY VEG BOX?
During the months of June to October, you will find tasty, fresh, “better than organic” veg that we grow locally here in Aberdeenshire in your box. During the winter months October to June we buy in produce to continue our service to you.

Our growing season begins in June and ends in October. During this season we look to grow a vast array of produce of which you may receive in your box as they come into season.

We always hope to have salad items available throughout the season. But here is a list of items that you ‘may’ receive in your veg box at some point.

Rocket, Rainbow Chard, Spinach, Beetroot, Rainbow Beets, Carrots, Rainbow Carrots, Lettuce (Iceberg, Romaine & Butterhead), French Breakfast Radish, Easter Egg Radish, Salad Turnips, Mesclun Mix, Black Kale, Green Kale, Collard Greens, Cabbage Cauliflower, Calabrese, Sprouting Broccoli, Pak Choi, Cherry Tomatoes, Beef Tomatoes, San Mazarno Tomatoes, Aubergine, Peppers (Red, Green & Yellow), Green & Yellow Courgettes, Butternut Squash, Cucumbers, Potatoes, Leeks, Onion (Brown & Red), Garlic & Spring Onions. Herbs – Basil, Coriander, Flat Parsley, Mint, Rosemary, Thyme, Tarragon & Savory. Fruit – Strawberries & Melons (grown on the farm) and other Fruit bought in.

If there is something that you really do not like please let us know. Likewise if there is something you love we will do our best to give you more of those items.

WHEN WILL YOU TAKE MY PAYMENT?
You can pay for your Veg Box online or over the phone 07934698512. Unfortunately because of the COVID-19 situation we can not handle cash.

If you subscribe by MONDAY 6PM you will receive your box that week (We deliver Wednesday, Thursday OR Friday). Any orders or add-ons received after MONDAY 6PM will be delivered the following week.

We have limited spaces on the Veg Box Scheme so HURRY!

HOW CAN I CANCEL MY VEG BOX SUBSCRIPTION?
You will need to give us 14 days NOTICE before your next box delivery. All cancellations need to be received by email. Thank you.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER TO?
We deliver to the following areas:

All Aberdeen city postcodes.

Currently during COVID-19 we are delivering to most of the shire including: Ballater, Banff, Peterhead and Montrose by way of example.

WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY CHARGE?
Your first Veg Box (plus add-on’s) will ship for FREE. However for all subsequent deliveries we have found that after many years of offering free delivery, we have reached the place where it is no longer sustainable, and reluctantly we are having to charge a small fee.

All Aberdeen city postcodes will incur a £1.50 delivery charge.

All Aberdeenshire postcodes will incur a £2.50 delivery charge.

These charges will come into effect on the 31st May 2020 .

Once the COVID-19 situation has eased, we will be looking to re-establish centralised pick up points, which will not incur a delivery charge.

DISCLAIMER
There are many factors that can effect the growing of produce, there may be circumstances outside of our control (weather, germination etc) that could cause crop failure. We at the artisan grower do not put all of our eggs in one basket, so there should always be a good variety of produce available for you.

Contact Us

Contact Info

  • Robert Sullivan
  • 07859858899

Office Hours:

Sunday – CLOSED

Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:30

Friday – 08:00 – 12:00

Saturday (Sabbath – Day of Rest) – CLOSED