The importance of local produce


Have you ever been grocery shopping and seen the sign that says, “think local, buy local”? What does that mean to you? For us at Knockaloe Beg it means that we buy as much local produce as possible to reduce our carbon footprint and help the Island become more self-sufficient and sustainable. If you’ve eaten breakfast at our B&B you will know how tasty Fiona’s cooked breakfasts are and we believe that it’s not just because Fiona has made it, but because everything is fresh and from good local suppliers. The bacon, sausage and black pudding is from the local butcher, made from our own pigs, the eggs are from the hens on the farm, the milk, cheese and butter is from Isle of Man Creamery, the bread is from Ramsey Bakery, the honey from our bees, and jams are homemade. We also have a vegetable patch where we grow all sorts of vegetables. The other day we have been harvesting our own vegetables and they were delicious. It is very satisfying to have food from farm to table. While it might be cheaper to buy imported or value produce and products, it’s worth spending that bit extra [...]

The importance of local produce2021-08-20T16:04:42+01:00

First Week of Chloe’s Internship


This is Chloe! Hello! My name is Chloe and I have just started an eight week internship with John and Fiona at Knockaloe Beg Farm. I was really excited to hopefully help make our social media and website more informative, engaging and reflective of farm life, and running a tourist business. On arrival I was welcomed with a smile and hug by Fiona who then gave me a tour of the farm accommodation. We did the washing up from the breakfasts of the guests and did room change overs, where we cleaned and got the rooms ready for the next guests who were coming. In this process I was able to observe the little things John and Fiona do in their rooms and accommodation to welcome guests. Local Manx honey! Each room has all your refreshment  needs (tea, coffee, kettle, mugs etc) but also small touches that make a difference. Each room has complimentary items such as port and sherry for you to drink, Manx honey, jam, Fiona’s homemade flapjacks and a welcome booklet including the story of John and Fiona, and how they have built this farm up to be an inclusive place [...]

First Week of Chloe’s Internship2021-08-13T16:26:47+01:00
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