Whitmuir Organics, Scotland
Whitmuir Organics is a small, organic farm in the Borders. Farmed by Peter Ritchie and Heather Anderson, the 140 acres of grade 4 and 5 agricultural land is on a north-facing slope, 900 feet above sea level. They keep pigs, laying hens, turkeys, sheep and beef cattle and despite the very short growing season, produce a range of soft fruit and vegetables on 2 acres of land and 2 poly tunnels. All of their produce is sold through their farm shop. They established a successful subscription scheme a few years ago and have over 150 members who pay a monthly subscription which gives the farm a secure monthly income of £9,000.