The farm shop is open 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday. Afternoon opening is subject to weddings being held.
The farm is always evolving. From its early days as a dairy farm with some sheep and a few crops, to its current form as a farm shop and wedding venue, the farm has had to adapt to meet the times. One thing that remains however, is the fact that Dalduff is set in a beautiful location and retains its image as a classic Ayrshire farm.
Our family comes from strong farming traditions, and hence understand what good animal husbandry is all about. We know what to look for when selecting the right animals to be used in our shop. We understand the different breeds that are used in modern British farming and when best to use them. We have grown up with farmhouse cooking and know how to use all the different cuts of meat, how to get the best use out of the cheaper cuts and how to maximise on flavour.
The main reason to visit Dalduff, apart from attending a wedding, is to buy well sourced beef, lamb and pork as well as our famous handmade pies. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find produce that tastes good every time; supermarkets continue to work with meat from the lower end of the scale, believing that consumers want their food cheap. Whilst this may be true for some, we believe that many people today are quite happy to pay for quality, and at the same time know they are getting value for money.
We strive to maintain a high level of consistency with our products. This is why our customers keep coming back time and again, and we hope you will too.
Since 1978 we have had a shop here on the farm, one of the oldest in Scotland! It is at the farm where the meat is matured properly, where we make our sausages, haggis and burgers and where the main cutting of meat takes place. The shop is open to the public every morning until 1pm except Sundays. We are also open in the afternoon until 4.30pm unless there is a wedding on. In addition to our farm shop, we also operate a meat counter at Dobbies Garden Centre in Ayr. This is open every day 9.30am till 5.30pm.