Cyrenians Farm is a Social Enterprise located just West of Edinburgh. As well as a working farm producing local fruit and vegetables we are also home to a community of vulnerable young people, many with backgrounds of homelessness. The farm grows food and helps the community people, providing a range of opportunities for individuals, including young trainees, to develop skills and confidence as a step towards a settled lifestyle.
We enjoy the help and support of volunteers from many and varied backgrounds and cultures, who come to help on the farm. There is the opportunity of working alongside some of our residents and trainees, and this can be a most rewarding experience.
Over 80% of our young people say their experience at Cyrenians Farm improved their self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation and ability to manage their own lives.
The Cyrenians Farm produces fruit and vegetables, and eggs from free-range chickens. It has traditionally and predominantly been farmed on organic principles, but voraciously successful weeds have caused them to pull back from pursuing organic certification. However, the same growing regime as before is still used in the polytunnels, apple and (since 2014) pear orchards, soft fruit fields and for the chickens.
Farm-made produce includes jams and chutneys, all (except marmalade) made using their fruit. You can buy its strawberries, tomatoes, eggs and salads, and a host of other seasonal fruit and veg from Balerno farmers' market on the second Saturday of every month. It also offers deliveries to offices in central Edinburgh on Thursdays, and supply real foods in Broughton Street and Earthy in Ratcliffe Terrace.
Tel: 0131 333 1392
Tel: 0131 333 5202