Nowadays we are rediscovering nature's harvest which abounds on the land and in the sea around us. Producers in Skye and Lochalsh take pride in their harvest and methods to provide you with the freshest of products, often organic where you can be sure to savour both the traditional and inspirational. Their success in this wild and beautiful environment is testament to the tenacity of the crofting community; the caretakers of the land and sea.
Skye and Lochalsh has some of the best quality produce in the world, ranging from a variety of delicious traditional cheeses to marinated oak-smoked salmon and from succulent home-grown strawberries to a myriad of fragrant fresh herbs and salad leaves. Many of the fruit and vegetable producers in the area grow their crops organically, with the added advantage of full flavour without the preservatives. With a strong crofting tradition in Skye and Lochalsh, the beef, lamb, venison, and hand made sausages are of the highest quality.
On Skye, no place is ever more than five miles from the sea and this in part explains the strong fishing tradition reflected by the excellent quality and diversity of fish and shellfish, which can be found locally in restaurants and shops. There are over 100 registered fishing vessels in the area and their catch includes prawn, lobster, brown crab, velvet crab, crayfish, periwinkles and a variety of white fish; there are oysters, mussels, scallops and razor fish – all to be discovered at your leisure.
For those with a sweet tooth there are sumptuous handmade chocolates, traditional Scottish tablets (fudge) with oatmeal or whisky and locally made luxurious ice-creams.
Skye and Lochalsh is an area which attaches great importance to the quality of its natural harvests and its unique environment, but it also has an indefinable quality which makes it quite unlike any other part of the planet, and quite definitely one of the best. The producers are embracing the world wide demand for high quality products from remote and unspoiled environments, and this cottage industry now exports world wide to traders and chefs of the finest reputation.
Come and enjoy it locally, and for those with a hankering of exquisite tastes from their visit, why not buy it mail order to savour again from afar. Enjoy it however you choose, the pleasure is quite unforgettable!