The Co-operative Farms
Telephone: 01250 873578
What we grow:
About the farm:
We have been farming at this Co-operative owned estate since 1952! As well as the above, Blairgowrie also grow spring barley, rapeseed, wheat and winter barley.
A special environmental scheme runs here, which has led to 1.55 hectares of arable land reverting to wildflower meadow.
From Farm to Fork site?
Yes; find out more about Blairgowrie's From Farm to Fork
Fruit Farm Manager:
Name: Douglas McTaggart
Interesting fact: After studying Agriculture at SAC, Douglas went to Australia and worked on a large arable and sheep farm. On his return he joined our Graduate Training Programme in 2004 and has since quickly worked his way up to become Farm Manager at Blairgowrie Farm. He is so passionate about strawberries Douglas named his baby girl Ava, after the premium strawberry variety grown at Blairgowrie.
Arable Farm Manager:
Name: Gavin Dunbar
Interesting fact: Gavin manages the arable land that we farm on in Perthshire. This includes land the Co-operative Farms own at Blairgowrie, as well as land we contract farm at Errol and Scone.
Gavin lives at the contract farm at Errol where he has been for many years. He began working for The Co-operative Farms when we started farming the land at Errol.