local-food-directory Inverness area

Local Food Directory

Introduction

This local food directory has been produced by Friends of the Earth Inverness and Ross. In recognition of the need to reduce carbon emissions which are linked with food production and long supply chains, this directory identifies places to buy local produce and eat local produce. In doing so you will be supporting local business, helping the local economy and eating food that is fresher, tastier and higher quality than food that has travelled hundreds or thousands of miles.

This guide provides you with the information to shop local for all your food needs.

‘Not only is our entire agricultural and food system based upon the availability of cheap fossil fuels – we do not even use them in a wise and frugal manner. We squander them on flagrant consumerism in order to maximise short-term profit, while destroying the localised systems that once sustained our culture’.

- Dale Allen Pfeiffer

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MARKETS

 

Inverness Farmers Market

On the First Saturday of every month from 9.00am - 3.30pm at Eastgate Shopping Precinct, Inverness. A range of fresh produce from around the local area including organic meats, cheeses, breads, baking, preserves, vegetables and plants. Suppliers present include Killara Chickens Ltd, Brackla Farm, Macleod Organics and Forbes Farm Fresh. Details and further information on each of these suppliers is given below. T: 07919 443 336


Highland Food Market

On the First Saturday of every month from 9.00am to 2.00pm on the High Street, Inverness. Locally grown vegetables and fruits, hill-fed lamb, rare breed pork and free range eggs, free-range chicken, salmon - both fresh and smoked - seafood (prawns, crabs, langoustines), and locally produced beef and venison. Visit www.highlandfoodmarket.com for more information.

 

Visit www.scottishfarmersmarkets.co.uk for more information on markets around Scotland.

 
SUPPLIERS
 
A & I Quality Butchers
Pork from Elgin and beef from Munro's in Dingwall
27 Tomatin Rd. Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 4UA
T: 01463 717796
Keppock Rd, Culloden, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 7LL
T: 01463 798303
 
Brackla Farm
An online farm shop selling free range pork – rolled leg, pork pies, pork chops, bacon, sausages, rolled loin, rolled shoulder chipolatas and pork burgers.
Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5QY
T: 01667 404223
 
The Co-operative
Local bakery produce from Macleans of Forres and local butchery produce from Murdocks of Elgin.
59 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1DY
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 22.00 (Monday – Sunday)
 
Crown Deli
Local cheese, vegetables, bread and baking available to buy throughout the day.
Contact: Roddy Morrison
17 Kingsmills Road, Inverness, IV2 3JT
T: 01463 241444
Opening Hours: 07.00 – 16.00 (Saturday – Thursday), 07.00 – 18.00 (Friday)
 
Duncan Fraser
Family-run business trading since 1927 in wholesale, caterers and suppliers of Scottish meat. All produce on sale is sourced locally and includes fish, shellfish, venison, game and poultry.
Contact: Malcolm Fraser
8/10 Queensgate Arcade, Victorian Market, Inverness IV1 1DJ;
T: 01463 232744
 
Duncan Fraser and Son
They buy from Munro's in Dingwall and Millers of Speyside, Grantown-on-Spey. They also sell meals and flours from Golspie Mill and jams, chutneys and preserves from Struan Apiaries as well as local eggs. An online shop allows you to buy beef, lamb, pork, poultry, bacon, sausages, burgers, puddings, veal, pies, ready made stir-fries and cooked meats.
22-24 Queensgate, Inverness, IV1 1DJ
T: 01463 233066
 
Forbes Farm Fresh
A family-run farm selling their own produce at Inverness Farmers’ market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month and at their shop: The Country Larder (see entry below).
Contact: Stephen (07715609678) or Lynn (07710543766)
Little Kildrummie Farm, Cawdor Road, Nairn, IV12 5QU
T: 01667453130
 
Harry Gows (Culloden Foods Ltd, T/A)
Fresh bakery goods for sale.
Harry Gow, Smithton Industrial Estate, Inverness IV2 7W
T: 01463 79242
14 Union Street, Inverness; T: 01463 226117
11 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness; T: 01463 710623
Telford Street Co-op, Inverness; T: 01463 713364
15 Kingsmills Road, Inverness; T: 01463 225404
52 Grant Street, Inverness; T: 01463 710344
Smithton Ind. Estate, Inverness; T: 01463 792421
 
Highland Leathercraft
The proprietor of this leathercraft store also sells his own honey made by bees in his garden in Inverness.
94 Academy Street, Inverness IV1 1LU
T: 01463 718717
 
Highland Wholefoods Workers Cooperative Ltd
Suppliers of ethical, wholefood and environmentally aware products to the Highlands, islands and northeast Scotland, this workers cooperative have a large range of fair trade, organic and gluten free products, and all are GM free. Local food available to buy: Local beers, cheeses, jams, chutneys, oatcakes, bread, biscuits, cakes, muesli, Golspie Mill flour, soap, CDs, salad dressings, oils and fudge. There is a delivery service available.
Contact: Pam Bochel
Unit 6, 13 Harbour Road, Inverness IV1 1SY (In the Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness, opposite Inverness college).
T: 01463 712393
Opening hours: 09.00 – 17.00 (Mon – Fri); 10.00 – 16.00 (Sat)
 
Inverness Farmers Dairy
Milk from Caymore in Nairn, who get their milk from the Elgin area is available to buy. Deliveries are made to some private houses in Inverness.
54 Seafield Road, Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness, IV1 1SG
T: 01463 233097
 
Macleod Organics
Macleod Organics have been at the forefront of furthering organic food production and consumption in the local area and deliver organic produce from their farm at Ardersier to houses across the Highlands. All produce is fully certified organic through the Soil Association.  The wide range of organic food available through box delivery includes vegetables, fruit, eggs, cheese, meat, fish, milk, and dry goods.
Contact: Donnie Macleod
Kylerona Farm, Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7QZ
T: 01667 462555
Website: www.macleodorganics.com
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 17.00 (Mon – Fri)
 
MacDougall and Hastie
Local meat, vegetables, poultry and eggs on sale. 
4 Queensgate Arcade, Inverness, IV1 1PQ
T: 01463 715219; Freephone: 0800-083-2652
Opening hours: 08.00 – 17.30 (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri); 08.00 – 17.00 (Wed and Sat)
 
Marellos
Sells a full range of fresh fish from the local area. 
Contact: David J Marello
6 Market Hall, Inverness, IV1 1PJ
T: 01463 226501Opening Hours: 09.00 – 17.00 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), 09.00 – 13.30 (Wednesday)
 
Marks and Spencer
Carrots and potatoes supplied by local producer, Steven Jack, at Moray
Contact: Andy Meluille
9 Eastgate, Inverness, IV2 3TL
T: 01463 224844
Opening hours: 09.00 – 18.00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat); 09.00 – 20.00 (Thurs); 11.00 – 17.00 (Sunday)
 
Natural Vegetable Company
Suppliers of their own organic vegetables, available to buy in boxes or purchased as part of a weekly box delivery scheme for local Inverness residents.
Contact:  Maggie Sutherland
Clachandreggy, Torbreck, Inverness, IV2 6DJ
T: 01463 250440
 

Nourish Organic Café
An organic café making use of local ingredients including fruit and vegetables from local supplier Macleods. Local produce on sale includes organic Findhorn bread, Connage Highland Dairy organic cheeses, Summer Isles organic smoked salmon and organic smoked trout mousse.
105-107 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EY
T: 01463 250589
Opening Hours: 09.00 – 17.00 (Monday – Sunday)
 
Scotbake Ltd
An independent wholesaler of bakery produce delivering to businesses in Inverness.
38 Seafield Road, Longman Industrial Estate, Inverness, IV1 1SG
T: 01463 711357

Scotgro
Supplier of seasonal, fresh vegetables grown on Broombank Farm, including potatoes, carrots, parsnips, leeks, white onions, broccoli, cauliflower, sprouts, cabbage, beetroot, curly kale, Swedes, turnips, cooking apples, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, peas, broad beans, chard and cherry plumbs. Order a box to be delivered to your door or buy online.
Contact: Jock Scot
Broombank Farm, Auldearn, Nairn, IV12 5JY
T: 07580 231030
 
Swanson's Fruit Co
A grocery wholesale supplier to the Scottish Highlands with a fruit and vegetable depot in Inverness which is open to the public.
Henderson Road, Longman, Inverness IV1 1YL
T: 01463 225070
 
The Country Larder
Retail outlet for Forbes Farm Fresh, selling Forbes’ Farm beef, Munro's pies, Scottish Jerky from Nairn, white and black pudding from Stornoway, Geddes free range chickens, Wester Ross Fishery salmon, organic eggs from Highland Eggs in Ardersier, bread from The Three Little Bakers, cakes from Kilravock Kitchen, biscuits from Stag Bakeries, Lewis, Real Garlicky produce, Skye Fudge, Connage cheese, Inverness Farmer's milk, Harry Gows Capaldi ice cream, fruit from Wester Hardmuir, Rose Cottage jams, pickles and chutneys from Struan Apiaries and honey from Tomatin.
Klondykes, Howdens Garden Centre, Stoneyfield, Inverness, IV2 7PA
T: 01463 239156

The Health Shop
They sell local eggs, bread, Golspie Mill grains and meals, and honey.
20 Baron Taylors St, Inverness, IV1 1QG
T: 01463 233104
 
The Really Garlicky Company
They grow and sell, at the Inverness Farmers' Market and on-line, garlic, sauces, soups and all things garlic related.
T: 01667 452193

Tio Ltd
A box scheme for seasonal vegetables is available. 
Culblair Farm, Dalcross, Inverness, IV2 7JJ.
T: 01667 462189
 
Yum!
A café and food retailer selling Caithness eggs, Ullapool oatcakes, Inverness honey, Ritchies of Aultbea puddings, cocoa mountain (Durness) chocolate, Gateau Regal (Nairn) Cakes, A-bun-dance rolls and bread, stoats oat bars and Cromarty Bakery bread.
Contact: Moira
14A, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LS
T: 07599 768 348
Opening Hours: 08.00 – 18.00 (Mon – Fri); 08.00 – 17.00 (Saturday)


 

CAFES 

where local food is used
Ashers

A selection of hot and sold savouries, sandwiches made fresh to order, hot filled rolls and cakes.

Ashers Bakery Ltd, Unit 10, Balmakeith Ind. Estate, Nairn IV12 5QW

T: 01667 453206

Email: enquiries@ashers.co.uk

Website: www.ashers.co.uk

Bus Station, Inverness IV1 1LT; T:01463 231000

Opening Hours: 08.30 – 17.30 (Mon – Sat); 11.00 – 16.00 (Sunday)

46 Church St, Inverness, IV1 1EH; T: 01463 234388

Opening Hours: 08.00 – 16.30 (Mon – sat)  

17 Lombard St, Inverness, IV1 1QQ; T: 01463 718461

Opening Hours: 08.00 – 16.00 (Mon – Sat)

 

Bon Appetit

Freshly made to order sandwiches, baked potatoes salad boxes and soup to take-away. Home baking also available to take away.

Contact: Stewart Hunter

13 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness, IV3 5DA

T: 01463 711711

Email: stewart@hunter452.freeserve.co.uk

Website: www.bonappetitinverness.co.uk

Opening Hours: 07.30 – 15.30 (Mon – Fri); 09.00 – 14.00 (Sat)

 

Café 1

All main ingredients used in the restaurant are local: fish, shellfish, lamb, beef, pork, venison, vegetables, salad leaves, fruit and berries.

Contact: Norman MacDonald

75 Castle St, Inverness, IV2 3EA

T: 01463 226200

Email: info@cafe1.net

Website: www.cafe1.net

Opening Hours: 09.00 – 24.00 (Monday-Saturday)

 

Café Victoria

Café which is sources its bread from Cromarty bakery and bakery goods and cakes from the wholesale suppliers Scotbake.

Contact: Kirsty Henderson

11 Queensgate, Victorian Market, Inverness

 

Girvans Restaurant

Serving homemade food using local produce from local butchers and vegetables are supplied from a local fruit and vegetable supplier.

Contact: Frances Geddes

2-4 Stephens Brae, Inverness, IV2 3JN

T: 01463 711900

Email: girvansrestaurant@live.co.uk

Opening hours: 09.00 – 21.00 (Mon – Sat); 10.00 – 21.00 (Sun)

Leakey’s Bookshop and Café

Using local produce to provide a menu of sandwiches, soups, baked potatoes and salads: bread from Cromarty bakery; fruit and vegetables from Williamson; meat from Inverness butchers, Duncan Fraser; milk and eggs from farmers dairy and fish from Gourmet’s Choice, Portsoy.

Contact: Alison Lowe

Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EY

T: 01463 239947

Opening Times: 10:00 – 16.30 (Monday – Saturday)

 

Lettuce Eat

Provides freshly made salad, sandwiches, soup and cakes to take-away.

Contact: Grear McDiarmid

7 Lombard Street, Inverness, IV1 1QQ

T: 01463 715064

Email: lettuceeat04@aol.com

Opening Hours: 06.30 – 15.30 (Monday – Saturday)

 

Lorimers

Vegetables, bread, milk sourced locally.

Contact: Marlyn Perrin

Lorimers, Eastgate Food Court, Inverness, IV1 1LQ

T: 01463 225798

Email: marlin@lorimersrestaurant.co.uk

 

Red Pepper

Salads made up using fresh local ingredients. Freshly made sandwiches, wraps, baked potatoes and paninis available to sit in and eat or take-away.

Contact: Sarah Robertson

74 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1HB

Email: redpepperinverness@yahoo.co.uk

Website: redpepper-inverness.co.uk

Opening Hours: 07.30 – 16.30 (Monday – Friday); 09.00 – 16.30 (Saturday)

 

Riverdale Organic Café

An organic café making use of local ingredients including fruit and vegetables from local supplier Macleods and salads from Inverness High School’s REAL project. Local produce on sale includes organic Findhorn bread, Connage Highland Dairy organic cheeses, Summer Isles organic smoked salmon and organic smoked trout mousse.

Contact: Judith Marten

105-107 Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1EY

T: 01463 250589

Email: riverdale2@googlemail.com

Website: www.therapies-inverness.co.uk

Opening Hours: 09.00 – 17.00 (Monday – Sunday)

 

The Mustard Seed
Restaurant serving food from a seasonal menu using ingredients sourced from the Scottish Highlands.
16 Fraser Street, Inverness IV1 1DW 
T: 01463 220220

Website: www.mustardseedrestaurant.co.uk

Opening Hours: 12.00 - 15.00, 17.30 – 22.00 (Mon-Sun)

 

The River Café and Restaurant

A restaurant using local, seasonal produce wherever possible and local beers are on offer to drink.

Contact: L and Y Ferguson

10 Bank Street, Inverness

T: 01463 714884

Email: rivercafeandrestaurant@yahoo.co.uk

Website: www.rivercafeandrestaurant.co.uk

 

The Room

Local beers include Cairngorm Beers, fish is sourced from Adventurer Seafoods and seasonal vegetables are supplied from the REAL project at Inverness High school.

Contact: Iain Beaton or Tina Macdonald

73 Queensgate, Inverness, IV1 1DG

T: 01643 233077

Email: theroom@hotmail.co.uk

Opening Hours: bar: 10.30 – 01.00 (Fri-sat); 10.30 – 23.00 (Sun-Thurs); food: 12.00 – 21.00 (Mon-Sun)

 

The Castle Tavern

They serve local haddock, plaice and sole, haggis and venison. There is a daily special’s board offering a range of dishes made using local ingredients.  

Contact: George Maclean or Veronica Finlay

1/2 View Place, Inverness, IV2 4SA

T: 01463 718178

Email: enquiries@castletavern.net

Website: www.castletavern.net

Opening Hours: 11.00 – 01.00 (Monday – Friday); 11.00 – 24.30 (Saturdays) and 11.00 – 24.00 (Sundays)

 

Yum!

A café and food retailer selling Caithness eggs, Ullapool oatcakes, Inverness honey, Ritchies of Aultbea puddings, cocoa mountain (Durness) chocolate, Gateau Regal (Nairn) Cakes, A-bun-dance rolls and bread, stoats oat bars and Cromarty Bakery bread.

Contact: Moira

14A, Margaret St, Inverness IV1 1LS

T: 07599 768 348

Email: yumcafe@btinternet.com

Opening Hours: 08.00 – 18.00 (Mon – Fri); 08.00 – 17.00 (Saturday)

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