Lynn and Chris Mann only started producing ‘supernature’ cold-pressed rapeseed oil on their farm in Midlothian, 8 miles from Edinburgh, in January 2011, and have already won several awards and this year expanded their range of oils significantly. Chris’s family has been farming the land at Carrington Barns Farm for six generations but with falling commodity prices they looked hard at how they could diversify and noticed the advent of rapeseed oil onto the market, and consumers’ interest in an oil that was half the saturated fat of olive oil. They grow a special variety of spring rapeseed on the farm making it different to other oils produced in Scotland and from 2012 have also localised the crushing operation on the farm. Come and meet Lynn and talk about the localisation of more of our food – and taste their oils!
Join us at this Edinburgh Local Food Network event on Thursday 5th July at the Edinburgh Larder from 7-9pm to meet the producers and find out all about Supernature.
Please email to book. Cost is £5 and includes a bowl of soup and artisan bread.