We are environmentally conscience producers of ethically grown food from our regenerative coastal farm in Scotland, for chefs and food lovers alike.
Founded in 2016, by us, farmers Neil and Jillian McEwan, we ethically produce pasture-fed goat, asparagus and honeyberries, using regenerative agriculture principles, which involve producing nutrient dense food, increasing biodiversity, enriching our soil health and lowering our carbon footprint.
Our Regenerative Farming Practices So Far at Lunan Bay Farm
We produce nutrient dense produce via short supply chains to improve human health.
We do not use plastic packaging for our asparagus and use recycled crates and offer a return service.
We integrated livestock on the farm to enrich soil health and increase plant biodiversity.
We incorporated grass and herbal leys into our rotation to capture carbon, improve soil health and feed goats.
We have adopted rotational grazing to improve soil, pasture and livestock health.
We are reducing inputs by utilising our goat dung to naturally fertilise our soils.
We plant cover crops to eliminate bare ground, reduce soil erosion, support biodiversity and promote soil enrichment.
We grow long term perennial crops (asparagus) to minimise soil disruption and create stable habitats for wildlife, including vulnerable species such as lapwings.
We planted over 4000 hedgerows, in collaboration with the Woodland Trust, to create new habitats for wildlife, protect our asparagus, provide shelter for goats and reduce soil erosion.
We are involved in a RSPB Corn Bunting Land Management Project which involves giving over some of our land to establish an area of wild bird cover crop, which provides safe nesting places, insect-rich summer foraging habitats and sources of winter seed food.
We have joined the Nature Friendly Farming Network and are learning so much from this network of wildlife loving farmers.
Our carbon audit is scheduled this summer, after which further practices will be adopted to reduce our carbon footprint.
Still lots more to do but its a start!