Fresh Food, from Field to Fork

Our family business is centered around sustainable farming which bring delicious, seasonal food to our customers. We encourage people to experiment more with their food, provide opportunities for people to learn about our farming practices, highlighting how short the journey can be from field to fork.

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Through our Spud Hut, farm events, wholesale supply and online shop we want to build a relationship with our customers to show them how we bring our produce to their table in a way which has minimal impact on the environment, by reducing fuel use, food miles and food waste.

Currently we use renewable energy for our grain dryers and cold stores which are powered from ground source heating and solar panels.

The Spud Hut has zero packaging where possible, but where necessary look for it to be compostable.

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Our Story

Westerton Farmers is a family run farm based near Laurencekirk in North East Scotland. Our family (The Gammie’s) have been farming here since 1920 when James Gammie Snr moved to the area from near Huntly.

The farm has had a varied past, in previous generations we have bred award winning pigs and cattle, grown flowers such as crocuses, tulips and daffodils, grown Potatoes, Barley, Wheat, peas, carrots and swede. We currently grow Spring Barley for malting, Winter Wheat for distilling, Potatoes for both seed and supermarkets, rent out land for peas, carrots and swede, as well as grass land to neighbors for cattle grazing and silage. We have a few smalls of woodland and set aside which we leave for conservation.

In 2002 the family bought Kirktown Garden Centre in Stonehaven which is still owned and run by David and his brother.

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We opened The Spud Hut in 2017 selling tatties, neeps eggs and carrots Since then we have started selling home grown vegetables, herbs, alongside locally produced beef, breads, bakes, chutneys, preserves and marmalades. We launched our online delivery service in April 2020 covering South Aberdeenshire and North Angus.

We currently have two open weekends each year, one at Easter where we teach our visitors about farm life and how our fresh produce ends up on their plate or in their glass! Then at our October event you can pick your own pumpkin and visit a collection of fantastic local businesses at our Harvest Market held onsite.

The Grafters!

Meet the team

Between us we now have over 200 years of farming experience, and are proud that three members of our team have been with the Farm for over 40 years each.

David Gammie
Partner
Farmed all his life and took over from his father in 1998

Fiona Smith
Partner
Joined family business in 2014

Duncan Milton
Tractorman
Started July 1961

Alexander Duncan
Tractorman
Started July 1970

Ian Grant
Mechanic & Tractorman
Started September 1979

Rosmary Cromar
Farm Worker
Started 1983

Our Home Grown Produce

We enjoy the challenge of experimenting with new crops, so you will find that our selection below will continue to vary. The fresh produce available in our spud hut will be completely dependent on seasonal availability.

  • Salad potatoes (Charlotte and Premier)
  • Ware potatoes (Rooster, Saxon and Maris Piper)
  • Red Cabbage
  • Green Cabbage
  • Green Broccoli
  • Purple Broccoli
  • Salad Turnips
  • Red, Golden, White and Stripy Beetroot
  • Orange, purple and white Cauliflower
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Pak Choi
  • Lettuce
  • Pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Spring Onion
  • Brown and Red Onion
  • Table Peas
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Courgettes
  • Kale
  • Daffodils
  • Sunflowers
Learn More About Our Produce
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At The Spud Hut you can find all our homegrown vegetables, along with produce from other local suppliers.
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