Chillies, Herbs & Apples
Chillies, Herbs & Apples

About Foragers Foods

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  • Creamed Corn and Chilli Relish
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  • Rosemary herb
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  • Crab Apple and Chilli Jelly
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  • Jar of Foragers Chilli Jam
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Foragers is a family-run farm and food business run by Gary & Jo McAlpine and located on the western edge of Stirlingshire in central Scotland. We're 20 miles north of Glasgow near the beautiful villages of Drymen, Balfron and Killearn and just outside of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

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Our Farm

Our farm is situated on an established wildflower and grass meadow so biodiversity is very much at the heart of our enterprise. As well as growing and producing great tasting products we also strive to provide a rich, foraging haven for the struggling wild bumblebee and many other insects and creatures that have lost much of their natural habitats in recent decades. By helping them, they will help us grow quality products high in flavour.

Jo and Gary McAlpine
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Scottish Chillies

We grow a variety of chillies. They are cultivated the old-fashioned way directly in soil, and using natural growing methods to maximise chilli flavour.

All our chilli plants are propagated here on the farm from seed produced in the UK. Harvesting starts around late July and continues right up to late November. During this time fresh chillies are sold through various local outlets.

Our chillies and apples are the star ingredient in some tasty hand-made products. More info >>>

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Fresh Culinary Herbs

These are available in season and include; French Tarragon, Chives, Curly Parsley, Fennel, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano and Lemon Balm. More info >>>

Gary tending the herbs in polytunnel
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Old Meadow Cider

The Foragers Cider Orchard was planted in 2015 in an established wildflower meadow on the farm. The young trees have matured and we are now producing small batch craft cider which is blended from nine varieties of cider apples.

We are pleased to announce that Old Meadow Cider will be available from Spring 2023 in selected local outlets.

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The McAlpine Partnership t/a Foragers Foods
Wester Balfunning Farm, Balfron Station, Glasgow, G63 0NF, Scotland, UK.
VAT No: GB 743 0624 54 |   07939 517685 | Email us


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