When you arrive at Bluebell Croft a welcome pack is provided
to get you started.
This consists of:
A fresh homemade loaf of bread
Homemade jam using our own organically grown fruit
Homemade Seville orange marmalade
Fairtrade tea bags
Fairtrade ground coffee
Freshly baked warm scones
Make your first meal an easy and delicious one
Chris is happy to make you a delicious beef casserole, from local beef. It comes with potatoes and can be in the oven for when you arrive, making that first meal simple after what might have been an interesting but long drive to get to us.
The beef casserole is £8.95 per person and £4.45 for under 12's. You don't have to have it on arrival, enjoy it on any evening you are here, but please give a weeks notice so we can order the fresh beef in!
There are also vegetarian options, but these can vary depending on the season, please enquire as to what might be available.
Other provisions can be arranged for a small fee in case you are going to be arriving late and don't want to to bring everything with you.
There have some excellent sources of local fine produce and a selection can be pre-ordered and waiting for your arrival.
Examples are local venison, Stornoway black pudding, local lamb, oatcakes, smoked salmon and much more. Please call or email to arrange.
Most of the year there should have a good supply of fresh eggs from our own hens and ducks. These are available for you to purchase and enjoy. Just let Chris know what you need and she can deliver them to you fresh every day. Eggs are £1.80 a half dozen for large hen eggs, and £2.00 for the duck eggs.
Occasionally we have meat from our Castlemilk Moorit sheep.
Between the end of May to October there will have a variety of vegetables and soft fruit available which have grown on the croft. While not certified, the aim is to grow everything using organic principles and no chemicals are used anywhere on the land.
A vegetable box for you containing whatever is in season can be made up. If you are interested in this please give us a call to discuss and arrange it for you.
Examples include salad leaves, watercress, spinach, swiss chard, kale, beetroot, spring onions, radish, cucumbers, tomatoes, courgettes, beans, carrots and parsnips.
A favourite is our mixed salad leaves which contain rocket, mizuna, red veined sorrel, mustard, various other salad leaves. We try different things each year. But picked just before you use them, they are superb!
Soft fruits include rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and gooseberries. All for £1 per 100g.
As well as all that there is an extensive range of jams, preserves and chutneys from £2.50 (average £4.00) a jar. Just ask for what might be available.
External Local Produce
You can order part of a kilo (of most things) from local suppliers.
Mull cheese - very strong Cheddar-style truckle £21 per kilo for a chunk of the whole cheese
Connage Clava , a Brie-style £19.50 a kilo
Isle of Mull Hebridean Blue Cheese £27 a kilo
MacLeans Oatcakes from Benbecula ordinary £1.75 organic £2
Local Black Face Lamb £18 kilo about £45 a huge leg
Haunch Venison (bone-in) £15 a kilo
Venison or Beef Burgers £8.50 a kilo (hand-made)
Stornoway Black Pudding £10.00 a kilo
Mussels a net of locally farmed weighing 5kg £15 delivered Wednesday
You can also call in to Loch Leven Shellfish who have viviers for live Squat Lobsters, Lobsters, Crabs and Whole Langoustine Prawns.