Fife Smallholder produces a range of goods from the livestock and plants that are linked to the smallholding.
We intend to develop the things we produce over the coming year, but in the meantime here is a list of our products:
Available directly to customers. (white, brown, blue – double yolkers if you are lucky!). A unique product for local B&Bs.
Available for hatching (broody or incubator) during peak breeding season March – August (white silkie, leghorn -large white egg layer, hybrid brown/cream/green egg layers, Cream Crested Legbar blue egg). We can post the eggs out but it is better to collect as this will improve your hatchability (eggs are fresher, and stay in the fridge until you collect).
Chicken & Poultry
(Collection only) we have point of lay or immature silkie, leghorn, legbar, and hybrid laying chickens for sale at present. Day old chicks are also available. If you want to go on our waiting list please contact us. Read more.
Seasonal produce. We raise free range table chickens throughout the year, as well as free range turkeys for thanksgiving and Christmas. When we say ‘free range’ we mean that they are let out of their house in the morning and allowed to go where they want in our 3 acre grass field and 10 acre woodland.
starter flocks of sheep
Looking for a few female sheep to graze that small paddock, or as companions for your horse? Bottle fed lambs are sometimes available.
coloured sheep with fine soft fleece for spinning, felting or making rugs
We run a flock of mixed non-registered sheep, the combination produces a range of colours (brown, white, mixed) and soft fleeces that are pleasing on the eye and useful for spinning and crafts etc. I make rugs and felting from the fleeces. The primitive genes (herdwick, shetland, ryeland crosses) give them hardiness and the commercial genes (suffolk, mules, texels) give them weight and docility – many are double muscled on the rear legs from the Beltex tup (should you want meat for the freezer at the end of the summer).
mutton & lamb
(contact us to discuss) click here for general information about meat from sheep
sheep wool and fleece
A range of coloured and white fleece suitable for felting, spinning and craft work. You could even make your own coffin! Can be provided in a raw state, carded, washed or unwashed. The softest fleece is from our shetlands and the toughest wool comes from our herdwicks. Check out our hand woven cushions for sale on folksy.
contains more nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash than both horse and cow manure. click here for more information
Rent-a-flock of sheep
only want sheep for a short period e.g. to eat weeds or reduce rich pasture in pony or horse paddocks. Or use sheep to clean up horse grazing that has a significant worm burden. Weekly rates available.
Plants & Flowers
local bee friendly plants and flowers for sale
willow cutting/whip/set for sale
Willow (both basketry and superwillow) available for sale. Ideal for a quick growing screen or wind break, flexible enough to shape into a fedge or living structure. Cuttings useful to make into wattle fence panels. Coloured stems are good for weaving into baskets or wreaths etc. Check out my web page with lots of pics and ideas on things to make with willow. Fast growing, garden structures, weaving, bee fodder, firewood.
winter coloured willow stems for sale
(red, yellow, green, black) from November to April
Arts and crafts
specialist willows for baskets and weaving
made from the fleece from our sheep. Why not buy some to make artisan felted ball necklaces like the ones in this link. Every ball is unique and hand made here at fifesmallholder.
Garden manure & fertiliser
sheep poo or manure for sale
for liquid manure and compost (collection only)
Insects & pollinators
bee friendly plants and flowers
why not make some hand lotions, soaps, or candles
- fresh bay leaves grown on smallholding
- fresh thyme
- fresh apple mint
We support Fife Diet and can provide a range of ingredients to help you make it through the night.
- mutton & lamb (contact us to discuss) click here for general information about meat from sheep
- table meat chicken and turkey (seasonal)
- free range Class A coloured eggs (white, brown, blue – double yolkers if you are lucky!)
- fresh bay leaves grown on smallholding
- herbal tea (mint, sage)
- jam (blackcurrant or chutney)
- nettles (frozen or wilted) great for soups and pesto
- seasonal fruit and veg grown on smallholding (blackcurrants, grapes, tomatoes, figs, hazelnuts)
- wild raspberries
- wild strawberries
- common sorrell
Puppy or puppies
pedigree labrador pups for sale
(none at present) check out this page for details of other breeders.
Orders being taken now for pullets, point of lay, and laying hybrid hens or leghorns.
Contact us for details.