Farmers Neil and Jillian McEwan regeneratively run Lunan Bay Farm in Angus, Scotland specialising in Boer and Cashmere Goats (250-head), for meat and Cashmere fibre production, goat rentals for farm cafes and live goat sales. They have experience in farm diversification in other niche products, such as asparagus and sunflower seeds. They sell their produce direct to the consumer, retail and restaurants.
Founded by myself, farmer Neil McEwan, Lunan Bay Farm ethically produces homegrown Scottish Cashmere, pasture-fed goat meat and other niche goods, using regenerative farming practices. Our farm is based at picturesque Lunan Bay, where three miles of unspoilt beaches meet the surrounding lush countryside. Our area of Angus in the North East of Scotland is known for its fertile land and its favourable climate.
Farming has been in my family for five generations. We grow our produce at our farm on Lunan Bay, and on my parents, Raymond and Lisbeth’s farm at Myreside in Inverkeilor. Since starting our farm produce business in 2016 we have been keen to run the farm more regeneratively – reducing its environmental footprint, improving its value for nature and increasing the nutritional value of its output. Along with my wife, Jillian McEwan, our purpose is to ethically produce nutrient dense food and fibre that works in harmony with our environment. For us, integrity is key therefore we take a hands-on approach at every step from field to fork.
Our Pasture-Fed Goat Meat
We introduced goats on the farm, specifically the South African Boer Goat and the Scottish Cashmere Goat breeds, for meat and fibre production and their environmental benefits. Goats have a low carbon footprint, produce highly nutritious meat and the most luxurious Cashmere fibre and help to increase biodiversity. Selecting the best genetics and providing our goats with the highest welfare and best environment ensures quality end-products. Our focus is to continue to produce Scottish goat meat and Cashmere of the highest provenance for our customers, and further promote the ethical production of this sustainable meat and fibre.
In 2017, we started to grow the king of vegetables; asparagus. Our light, well-draining soils and unique microclimate are perfect for growing asparagus. Our area benefits from having the most sunlight and some of the longest days in Scotland. The utmost care and attention is required for both growing and harvesting this notorious difficult to grow vegetable which we provide in spades. We grow, grade, pack, dispatch and direct every spear that we produce of this unique, highly nutritious vegetable.
Where to Enjoy Our Produce
Asparagus: During our asparagus season (early May to June), we supply over 75 restaurants (inc. Michelin-starred Andrew Fairlie Restaurant at Gleneagles, The Peat Inn, The Gannet and Fhior), farm shops (inc. Balgove, Ardross, Milton Haugh, Craigie’s, Finzean), greengrocers (inc. Dig In Bruntsfield, Clementine of Broughty Ferry) and other retailers throughout Scotland. Also, find us at the following farmers markets; Banchory, Ballater, Forfar, Arbroath, Balgove Night Market St Andrews, and Guardswell Grows Perthshire. Our Asparagus Drive-Thru is open at weekends throughout our season only.
Goat Meat: During our goat meat season (Sep to Jan), we supply many top Scottish restaurants including Wedgewood’s the Restaurant (Edinburgh), The Three Chimneys (Isle of Skye), Inver (Argyll & Bute), The Newport (Fife), El Tajín at Home (Angus), and Eusebi’s Deli (Glasgow), to name a few. We supply and deliver to restaurants, do home deliveries across Scotland and can take pre-orders for collections at our farm. Due to the high demand of our goat meat, we encourage all new and existing customers to get in touch well in advance of our goat meat season to secure your order. We provide half and whole carcasses (along with associated offal) which can be butchered and dry aged to your specification.