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Natural, Raw, Cold Pressed Juice for Optimum Health.

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.

You can opt to have your box delivered on a weekly or fortnightly. One-Off boxes are now available but attract full price delivery.

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.

Our out-of-season service runs from October to May, during this time we buy in produce to offer a consistent all-year service. Much of the produce is local but not necessarily organic, some is imported too, as we don’t grow lemons, oranges etc in the UK but often requested by our customers.

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

Raw Cold Pressed Juices

WHY JUICE? – The benefits of juicing are endless, it is a great way to flood the hungry cells of your body with all the nutrients they need. Juicing fruits and vegetables is like wringing the blood out of these power packed foods and feeding it directly into your system and into your blood.

It is well known and has been well documented in clinical research and anecdotal incidences that going on a juice cleanse can reverse many common ailments that we suffer with while living on largely dead (cooked food).

Raw juices are loaded with raw and bio-available enzymes that help to digest every element found in them. Many fruits and vegetables contain anti-oxidants which help overcome oxidative stress upon the cells of the body and in turn eliminate inflammatory conditions that can contribute to the cause of arthritis, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

by Michelle Sullivan Dip.SNHS

Nutritional Consultant

Seasonal cold pressed green juice.

How it works!

HOW TO USE OUR JUICING PACKAGES

The best way to cleanse the body system is by fasting while you  juice, although this is not absolutely necessary, but highly recommended. The 3 Day Cleanse is a great way to start, you will drink a HOT SHOT each morning to get your day started. Followed by 2500 mls of Raw Cold-Pressed Juices through-out the day, each day. Water can be drunk too. You will follow this plan for 3 days. You should feel so much more vibrant, alert and energetic. For those of you that are a little more daring, you can go for the 5 day cleanse and extend your fast to receive the extra benefits and further cleansing. Cleanses often help to reset your taste-buds and help to overcome cravings for “bad” food and sugar cravings (which is really the body crying out for nutrients). You also have the option to” Pick Your Own” Juices if you have preferences, maybe you might want to drink just Green Drinks for your cleanse, but having a combination of flavours can ensure you receive a mix of different nutrients available. We also have a “Try My Flavours!” option, you may want to just go for this if you want to just try before you make a bigger commitment. If you have a specific request for example no lemon, let us know in the notes and we “may” be able to tweak your juice.

Raw Juice Flavours and Ingredients

THE GREEN LIGHT
The Green Light Juice is a milder green drink and pleasant tasting. It features apples, spinach and a wee twist of a lemony tang.

The Apples not only give a sweet flavour to this juice, it also comes loaded with benefits as it is rich in polyphenols which may prevent bad LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidised and clogging the arteries. Unlike shop bought pasturised juices it has all enzymes in tact. Rich in potassium and falvanoids which help reduce in with weight loss. Has also been know to prevent to growth of tumours and cancerous cells according to a study by the University of Sao Paulo.

Spinach is rich in chlorophyll, Chlorophyll has a similar cell structure as human blood with the exception of 1 atom, the atom found in Chlorophyll is Magnesium whereas the atom found in human blood is Iron. So for those with weak blood making organs or low in iron drinking raw live spinach juice can aid in reecovery and optimum health.

Lemon is widely know to be rich in Vitamin C. One lemon provides approx 31 mg of Vitamin C which is about half of your daily intake requirement. Rich in anti-oxidants and helps with the absorption of the iron found in the spinach.

BEET-A-CARROTENE
Beet-A-Carrotene

This juice is one of our favourites here at The Artisan Grower. This juice really does keep us going. It has a pleasant sweetness from the Carrots and a mild earthy flavour almost hardly recognisable due the tangy twist of lemon.

Carrot are known for helping us to see in the dark. But is this true? Well Carrots are very rich in beta- carotene or Vitamin A which has is an integral part to play in correcting night blindness or nyctalopia. Among this Carrots are also rich in potassium, biotin, Vitamin K1 and B6.

Beetroot Juice contains a myriad of benefits including minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Folate, B6 and Zinc. All crucials for boosting the immune system and supplying the body with well needed nutrition. It also contains nitrates needed to improve the overall bloodflow of the body and benefit overall heart health. A 2014 study showed that a composite of beets penethylamine-bexaxanthin reduces inflammatory enzymes by 32%. Drinking beetroot juice can also reduce blood pressure.

Lemon is widely know to be rich in Vitamin C. One lemon provides approx 31 mg of Vitamin C which is about half of your daily intake requirement. Rich in anti-oxidants and helps with the absorption of the iron and is great at cleansing the liver and gallbladder.

CITRUS BURST
Citrus Burst is just what it says it is! A burst of citrussy delight. Absolutely great in the morning to kick start the day.

Orange is again rich in Vitamin C, one average one is said to contain around 70 mg of Vitamin C. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and found to contain Vitamin A, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B, Vitamin B1 and large doses of Potassium.

Red Grapefruit is also very rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin C has been successfully used to to aid folks in reversing cancer. Although it hasnt yet been “proven” to kill cancer cells research has shown that cancer cells die when it comes in cotact with Vitamin C.  Grapefruits have been successfully used to aid in weight loss amongst those suffering with obesity. Grapefruit have also been an aid in preventing insulin resistance in diabetes. Again being rich in anti-oxidants like flavanons which aids one in reducing the affect of free radical damage in the body.

Lemon is widely know to be rich in Vitamin C. One lemon provides approx 31 mg of Vitamin C which is about half of your daily intake requirement. Rich in anti-oxidants.

THE GREEN MONSTER
THE GREEN MONSTER – Lol don’t be put off by the name, its actually not that bad! It is a rich green power-pack-a-punch drink. Suffering with iron deficiency this will knock it out. Rich in everything that green can give you.

Apples for a wee lickle sweetness and all the benefits mentioned in THE GREEN LIGHT

Spinach – Very rich in minerals, a general blood builder and alkalising to the body. Rich in iron and great for those suffering with constipation, infections and anaemia.

Black Kale – Well need we say more… Chorophyll in abundance, this really must be the King of all greens. Alkalising, rich in an abundance of minerals. Vitamin A, K, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, Managnese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium and IRON!

Celery – This is a wonderful cleanser that is great for arthritis, rheumatic issues, nervous disorder, heart disease, indigestion, colds, hardening of the arteries and skin issues. It is a great bone strengthener. Rich in natural Vitmain K. Again reduces inflammation due to the apigenin and luteolin antioxidants found in it.

Cucumber – This is again great the nervous system a wonderful cleanser and diuretic. This highly alkalising and rich in silicon, potassium, magnesium, Vitamins A, C and K.

Lemon – Adds a delicious tang and and increases Vitamin C content of the whole juice. For more information on Lemon read THE GREEN LIGHT.

PROTEIN POWER
THE PROTEIN POWER is exactly that its a great way to help eliminate any hunger pangs during the day. Can be had at lunchtime or dinnertime or whenever needed.

Cashew Nuts offer a richness to this juice while adding plant protein and lining the stomach with something a little richer. It continues the regime by adding copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese and a little extra energy, while boosting the immune system. It has anti-oxidant values too as they contain Vitamin E and K. Plus they contain no cholesterol and rich in fibre.

Medjool Dates rich in fibre and chock filled with minerals they add sweetness and decadence to the Juice. Found to also contain Potassium, Magnesium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Iron and Manganese. Surprisingly they also are very rich in anti-oxidants too, Flavanoids, Phenolic Acid and Carotenoids.Due to their low glycemic index and fibre they have been used to help control blood sugar levels.

Hemp Seeds are really teeny weeny little supernuts. They are rich in 3:6:9 in the proper ratios. They are mild in flavour and often not detected at all in the juices. They are full of protein in fact all 21 amino acids are found in these tiny nuts and considered a complete protein. There have been many studies that show Hemp Seeds can reduce the symptoms of PMS and Menopause. Hemp Seeds are a superfood.

Carob Powder has chocolatey flavour but with the addictive nature. It is a superfood rich in minerals and the anti-oxidant polyphenol. appafrently there are 24 polyphenols found in carob fibre all known to reduce oxidative stress. Tyramin free which is often found in chocolate and naturally caffeine and theobromine free!

Himalayan Salt is just a pinch to pull out the flavours and is also rich in minerals unlike table salt.

HOT SHOT #1
HOT SHOT #1

This hot shot is to be taken in the morning it is an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant SHOT. Pure and Powerful!

Apple – This makes it more palatable and offer a wee bit of sweetness

Ginger – Gingerols are what makes Ginger all that it is, they help rduce nausea, symptoms of arthrittic pain. Ginger is know to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, helps to soothe the digestive tract as well as help to alleviate allergy symptoms of the sinuses.

Garlic – One fresh garlic clove is used in each 60 ml HOT SHOT. Garlic is known to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Helps with asthma, helps overcome infections (which we have had personal experience with), Helps reduce cholesterol as it is a natural blood-thinner.

HOT SHOT #2
HOT SHOT #2

Orange added for its sweet flavour and Vitamin C, one average one is said to contain around 70 mg of Vitamin C. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and found to contain Vitamin A, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin B, Vitamin B1 and large doses of Potassium.

Ginger – Gingerols are what makes Ginger all that it is, they help rduce nausea, symptoms of arthrittic pain. Ginger is know to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, helps to soothe the digestive tract as well as help to alleviate allergy symptoms of the sinuses.

Turmeric is reknown for its curcumin a POWERFIL bio-active anti-inflammatory and is a very strong anti-oxidant. It is also known for boosting the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and reduce the risk of developing neurological diseases if used regularly. Studies have shown that it can contribute to the death of cancerous cells and reduce tumour growth. This is a must in any good cleanse regime.

HOT SHOT #3
HOT SHOT #3

Apple – This makes it more palatable and offer a wee bit of sweetness

Ginger – Gingerols are what makes Ginger all that it is, they help rduce nausea, symptoms of arthrittic pain. Ginger is know to be a powerful anti-inflammatory, helps to soothe the digestive tract as well as help to alleviate allergy symptoms of the sinuses.

Turmeric is reknown for its curcumin a POWERFUL bio-active anti-inflammatory and is a very strong anti-oxidant. It is also known for boosting the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and reduce the risk of developing neurological diseases if used regularly. Studies have shown that it can contribute to the death of cancerous cells and reduce tumour growth. This is a must in any good cleanse regime.

Cayenne interestingly has Vitamins A, E ,C, B6, K, Manganese, Potassium and Riboflavin. It is also a great circulatory stimulant. Some say it helps to boost metabolism and there has actually been clinical research on this. Cayenne can also dilate vessels and has been used in acute cases by herbalists to prevent fatality during stroke or heart attacks when offered raw on the tongue at onset of symptoms. A great way to get the Raw Juices circulating around the body.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL DISCLAIMER!
Our juices are not intended to treat or cure any disease you know you have or may have. Please seek medical advice before embarking on any cleanse to ensure you can proceed.

Nothing contained on our website is intended to replace the advice of you Doctor or Health Practitioner.

We cannot guarantee any weight loss or health results.

Please note that our Juices are prepared in an environment where other allergens are prepared such as nuts, gluten etc..

If you have any questions or queries do email theartisangrower@gmail.co.uk

Thank you.

FAQ

WHEN WILL MY VEG BOX/JUICES BE DELIVERED?
Veg Box / Raw Juice deliveries take place every Wednesday /  Thursday for the City and Thursday / Friday for Shire. You do not have to be in to receive your box / Juices, as you can supply us with ‘safe place’ information when you complete your purchase.
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?
All Veg Box SUBSCRIBERS (plus add-on’s) will ship according at a discounted rate as follows.

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

All Aberdeenshire postcodes will incur a £2.50 delivery charge.

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Non-Subscribers/ONE-OFF Boxes and Raw Juices ship at the following tariff

All Aberdeen city postcodes will incur a £3.50 delivery charge.

All Aberdeenshire postcodes will incur a £4.50 delivery charge.

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Once the COVID-19 situation has eased and we have a more sure sense of normality, we will be looking to re-establish centralised pick up points, which will not incur a delivery charge.

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

All purchases and subscription received by MONDAY 6PM will receive their box or juice 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!

WHAT WILL BE IN MY VEG BOX?
During the months of May 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 May (sometime there is an overlap) we buy in non-organic produce, a lot of times it is local with the exception of produce that do not grow in the UK like lemons, orenages etc… to continue our service to you.

Our growing season begins in May 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.

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