Transition Turriefield

Fresh local food for a more sustainable future

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Welcome to Transition Turriefield, we grow all sorts of fruit and vegetables. You will find us in Sandness, a small community on the very edge of the far west mainland of Shetland.

Here at Turriefield we believe everyone should be able to eat fresh, healthy, seasonal fruit and vegetables. We've been 'growing our own' and eating seasonally since 1999 and we would like as many people as possible here in Shetland, to be able to do the same. We believe you should be able to choose food that has spent as little time, and travelled as little distance as possible, between harvest and plate; to eat food which is free from pesticides and agrochemicals and have an alternative to buying from supermarkets. Our produce is grown using methods that have as little negative environmental impact as possible.

We sell most of our produce through our vegetable boxes, which converted to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) scheme in March 2016. We harvest as near to delivery time as we can to keep the produce as fresh as possible. Fruit, vegetables and eggs can also be bought at the farm gate and at local shops. We like to support you to grow at home and a variety of transplants are available in season, along with advice and suggestions for growing in Shetland. In 2014/2015 we were supported by the Climate Challenge Fund to set up our Carbon Classroom. The project continues to help local residents and communities to reduce their carbon footprints by supporting them to 'grow their own', make better buying choices, reduce food waste and compost more.

We have new training courses and workshops for 2018 - click here to find out more.

Visitors are welcome, but please remember it is a working croft, you’ll need to take care with the animals and you’ll probably need your wellies!

For more information on what we grow and how to buy please have a look at the relevant sections on this site. Please get in touch if you have any questions, comments or want to know more about what we do.

"As an Island community, we do find it difficult to buy fresh veg;
the vast majority of veg is imported and is days old before we get it. Here is an answer, right on our doorstep - literally."


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Transition Turriefield is a not for profit Community Interest Company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland number: SC391625
Registered address: Turriefield, Sandness, Shetland. ZE2 9PL. Tel: 01595 870272 E: turriefield@btinternet.com

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