WELCOME TO TOMBRECK FARM.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW FARMERS TO BE PART OF A VISIONARY APPROACH TO FARMING
Looking for land? Want to start a market garden or growing project? Establish a micro-dairy? Rear sheep or cattle? Work co-operatively? Farm ecologically?
We are looking for people to come and start their own farming and growing projects on Tombreck Farm. This could be anything from a veg box scheme, growing soft fruit, food processing, smallholdings, to a micro-dairy or raising sheep, cattle or other stock. Our long term vision is to farm as a co-operative or social enterprise. The land must be farmed organically and ecologically by adopting agri-environmental / integrated farm management systems.
We want our future land workers to be able to live and work on the farm, and to enable this we hope to build new affordable housing protected by a mutual home ownership scheme from becoming second homes or holiday lets. The current farmhouse will also be available to rent for a land worker at some point. We are also open to share farming proposals, especially those involving cattle and sheep.
If you are interested in growing or farming at Tombreck, please arrange to visit the farm and discuss your ideas. We would then require written proposals and a business plan, and evidence of relevant experience.
At the moment there are government grants available for new farmers, young farmers, small farm units and towards farm sheds and processing facilities. We look forward to hearing from you.
Tombreck Farm is in Highland Perthshire beside Loch Tay and on the south facing slopes of Ben Lawers. Tober Brown inherited the farm in 1997, and since then has planted thousands of trees and helped to create the community at Tombreck, which currently numbers 20 people. We have a herd of pedigree KuneKune pigs, Castlemilk Moorit rare breed sheep, hens, herb, flower and vegetable gardens and sell produce at our on site farm shop. Tombreck is home to the Big Shed community building and several small businesses including ecological architecture LLP, We are also a Permaculture ScotLAND Centre.