Food Excellence Finalists

Easter Monday brought the good news to Peelham that they had been shortlisted as finalists for the prestigious Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards as part of an elite group of Scottish food businesses

The short list is  for the Red Meat award with a selection of their  organic salamis.,  They were among a record 163 businesses that submitted 239 entries to 19 award categories, which recognise excellence across the Scottish food and drink industry. The Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards promise to be the food-lovers’ event of the year and will take place on 27 May at Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland.

Speaking as she received the good news about their shortlist success, Denise Walton said:

‚ÄúThis is incredible !¬† It‚Äôs a testament to the commitment of our farm business partnership and the really super team we have working with us here at Peelham to the production of distinctive and quality meat products such as our salamis directly from our farm to our customers. Being shortlisted recognises the risks and hard-work small businesses like us make to achieve quality and distinction in a very competitive market.¬† It is a boost for innovative and artisan food production which is environmentally sustainable and makes us really very proud to be part of Scotland‚Äôs farming and emergent food culture.‚ÄĚ

The broadcaster, Kaye Adams, will host the sell-out awards ceremony in May. Dubbed the Scottish food and drink ‚ÄėOscars‚Äô, the ceremony sold out in record time and will be bigger than ever before with more than 800 guests attending on the night. Attendees will be treated to a drinks reception and delicious dinner, showcasing the very best of Scotland‚Äôs larder.

The awards are organised by Scotland Food & Drink in partnership with The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). The title sponsor is Asda and the awards are supported by Think Local.

The Selected Candidates: Red wine Salami, Fennel Salami, Chorizo (rich with smoked paprika)!

The Future of Food and Farming

Denise and Chris with others will be in conversation this weekend with Colin Tudge, author, broadcaster, biologist and founder of the Campaign for Real Farming at the Chisholme Institute, near Hawick.  Attendees are also invited to come here to Peelham on Monday.  If you are interested please use the link below to apply  Рand hope to see you there !

Edinburgh Food Festival

We are taking part in the Edinburgh Food Festival on 30th July when Denise will be doing a joint-demo with Sascha Grierson of Grierson Organics on a range of different organic steaks from their grass reared beef and lamb and their free range pigs.  Chef Neil Forbes will be cooking up a storm too РThis is going to be fun.  See you there George Square Gardens.  We will also be selling our organic charcuterie, salamis and a few steaks too !

You will also find us¬†at Kelso Show (with Chris) and Leith (with Helen) today …. !!

Kelso Show

Find us in the Food Hall at this terrific Regional Agricultural Show with other local producers.  We are here on both Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July.  Treat yourself to some of our award winning organic charcuterie and salamis or our gluten-free sausages and burgers.  If you prefer not to carry fresh meat around the show we can keep it chilled for you or supply you with an insulated bag.  Come and see us and have fun at the show !

You¬†will also find us¬†at Edinburgh Food Festival (with Denise)¬†and Leith (with Helen) today …. !!

Peelham Scottish Rural Awards

For our endeavours as organic farmers,¬†aspirations and achievment in maintaining both provenance and quality directly from our farm we were awarded the Scottish Rural Award for Agriculture (for which we were nominated), at a gala dinner and ceremony in Edinburgh on March 31st. ¬†It is our method of farming that caught the judges eye “Peelham stays true to its beliefs and commitment to quality and is proof that there is room for organic mixed farming and butchery in every part of the food supply chain”. ¬†They went on to¬†comment¬† “The risk the Peelham Farm partnership initially took in 1990 has been built and developed to bring a creative vision to farming which has included going organic, increasing the farm’s pig numbers, building an on-site butchery and, more recently Peelham Farms own charcuterie and prosciutto curing facilities”. ¬†Stunned !!

Edinburgh & Glasgow

23rd December Chris will be at Glasgow Farmers Market (Mansfield Park) and Denise will be at Edinburgh Farmers Market Castle Terrace for the collection of orders and for last minute stocking up on our organic pork (freerange), lamb, mutton, veal and beef – and dont forget our award winning charcuterie !

If we dont see you at either of these markets have a really HAPPY CHRISTMAS and PEACEFUL 2016

See you back in Edinburgh on February 6th 2016  and Glasgow on 23rd January 2016

Juniper Mutton at the World Expo



We are very proud that our Air-dried Smoked Juniper Mutton was selected with other Scottish artisan food products to make the journey to the World¬†¬†Expo in Milan which starts today (10th September). Described ¬†by Judges as¬†¬†‚ÄúRich, mature, mellow with a distinct and lingering taste‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúThe most gastronomically promising product of the day‚ÄĚ at the Soil Association ‚ÄėDragons Den‚Äô last year¬†where it was given the BEST TASTE AWARD of the event, we hope that it will be thoroughly enjoyed by visitors to the Scottish showcase at the UK Pavilion. ¬†The following excerpt describes Scotlands presence at the Expo in more detail.

Scottish food, drink, tourism and sustainability are the focus of a four-day Scottish showcase on the UK pavilion at the World Expo in Milan 10-13 September. As part of Scotland‚Äôs Year of Food and Drink 2015 activity, ‚ÄėScotland at the Expo‚Äô will reach an estimated 75,000 visitors to the UK Pavilion from Italy, Europe and the rest of the world.

VisitScotland will promote Scotland’s great food and drink to an international audience. Visitors will sample some of Scotland’s best whisky and beer and taste authentic Scottish food specially devised for the Expo by top Scottish chef Tom Lewis. Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government will share examples of innovation and sustainable best practice from across Scotland’s food and drinks sector with policy and industry experts from Italy and Europe.

Scotland Food & Drink is working closely with all partners to make the most of the opportunity for Scottish food and drink producers showcased at the event across menus, tastings and demonstrations. The organisation supported event caterer Mossiman’s to identify numerous potential Scottish suppliers from which to source¬†ingredients which met their requirements. The producers featured include Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards finalists and winners.

Scotland Food & Drink are working to support the exposure of Scottish producers participating in Milan Expo. Working in collaboration with all partners involved including Scottish Government and VisitScotland, Scotland Food & Drink will promote the activity through the organisation’s news pages on supported by promotion through social media and the organisation’s e-comms. Channels include @scotfooddrink (B2B), @Eat_Scottish (B2C) and the Eat Scottish page on Facebook /eatscottish. The story will feature on the Eat Scottish blog at and be promoted through Scotland Food & Drink channels on LinkedIn. Follow chef Tom Lewis at @MhorHotel.

A news release was issued by the Scottish Government at the end of August, it is available to view here. A follow up piece is being explored looking at the opportunity and the participating producers for publication during or shortly after Scotland at Expo.

Christmas Markets

TODAY find us at Edinburgh Castle Terrace, Leith Dock Place AND Kelso Market Square

For an ORGANIC CHRISTMAS: Gammons, Cooked Hams, Spiced Beef, Kilties, Chipolatas, Sausage meat, Bacon, Salamis, Charcuterie,

IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS ??  Make up a selection from what is on offer for your own Organic Christmas Gift Hamper.  Try something different with Salamis for stocking fillers ?

2017 markets start for us on Saturday 7th January.  Keep an eye on the website.


Last Christmas Market

OUR LAST CHRISTMAS MARKET AND MARKET FOR THE YEAR will be at Glasgow Farmers Market in Mansfield Park, Partick for collection of orders and for a good opportunity to buy if you havent ordered !

We will have our delicious hand-salted, dry-cured Cooked Christmas Hams (ready-to-glaze), Christmas Gammons, Festive Sausagemeats, Chipolatas, Kilties and alot of other options for the Festive Season from our Free-range Pork (rare-breed and rare-breed cross Tamworth),  and  free-range, grass reared Veal and Beef (for something really different and delicious for Christmas).

We will be returning to Glasgow on January 14th and from then-on Every second Saturday of the month in Mansfield Park with our organic meat, salamis and charcuterie.  You can stock-up on traditional cuts from our own farmed, grass-fed and free-range livestock or a range of meat products made from them, by us in our on-farm butchery.  Seriously traceable, seriously artisan from a leg of organic pork to an award winning  Salami or a pack of dry-cured smoked bacon.  If you have food allergies or just like to make the choice, our butchery is wheat, dairy, nut and sulphite free.  You can order direct by phone or on-line and collect from the market.