Cairnie Fruit Farm
- Telephone 01334 655610
- Opening times Apr–Jun & Sep/Oct Mon––Sun 10am–5pm; Jul/Aug Mon––Sun 9.30am––5.30pm
- Seasonal times Closed Nov–Mar
- Food served Apr–Jun & Sep/Oct Mon-–Sun 10am–4pm; Jul/Aug Mon–-Sun 9.30am–-4.30pm
- Website www.cairniefruitfarm.co.uk
Cairnie’s busy set-up includes a tearoom serving hot drinks, homebaking, breakfasts and lunchtime options including soup, sandwiches and kids’ packed lunches. The farm’s produce appears in fruit muffins, smoothies and ice-cream made for them by Janettas. See also entry under Where to Buy, p.29.
Primarily a strawberry farm, Cairnie's appeal doesn't just rest on its soft fruit, but the array of activities now available on the site. The highlight of these is a professionally designed Maize Maze, which appears each year in summer and by early autumn has daunting 8ft-high walls of corn, designed around a theme (recent creations have included the Ryder Cup in 2014 and a dinosaur in 2015). There are also trampolines, pedal go-karts, sandpits and picnic benches. All sorts of berries and currants are available through the season from early June onwards for PYO, from the shop, or utilised in the café, from strawberry tarts to Janetta's ice-cream made with Cairnie's fruit. The café, which shares a large wooden building with a gift and produce shop, does a line in uncomplicated but tasty soups, stovies, Puddledub bacon rolls, baked potatoes, home baking and own-berry smoothies, all at reasonable prices and well set up for families. The new strawberry pod dishes out berries and refreshments outside the main store and can be occasionally spotted at local shows.
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Capacity: 130 (plus outdoor seating on decking, picnic tables)
Reviews & features
Food-related activities in Fife11 Jul 2012
Fruit picking, farm shops and cafes in Fife
There are plenty of ways to get active in Fife. David Pollock works up an appetite.
Berry good: the rise of the raspberry in Scotland, and the best places to pick your own1 May 2009
David Pollock goes by Glen Clova and Glen Ample to discover why raspberries are Scotland’s superberry.
Scotland's finest food & drink attractions, by the Woman Who Ate Scotland1 May 2009
It’s not just restaurants, pubs and shops where the country’s produce plays a central role – there are many attractions, visitor centres and other diversions too. Nell Nelson, the Woman Who Ate Scotland, offers this selected traveller’s guide.