The Right Staff Are Key To Your Business – John Sinclair, Craigie’s Farm Shop

In 2007 John Sinclair and his wife Kirsteen diversified their farming enterprise to include an Agritourism element – Craigie’s Farm Shop. Initially starting out as a small farm shop selling produce from their farm, the business developed exceptionally quickly driven by public demand and today consists of the following areas;
• Farm Shop
o Gifts, deli, home baking etc.
• Butchery
o Including buffalo meat from the nearby buffalo farm as well as a selection of Scotch Beef & Lamb
• Activities
o ‘Pick your own fruit’
o Native kids trail (farm walk)
o Tasting/cookery demos and workshops
• Meeting rooms available for hire
• Farm business

John shared his experiences of recruiting, training and retaining staff for the past 12 years with the 30+ Scottish business operators who attended the East Central meeting on Wednesday 5th June 2019 to gain knowledge and information to help start up or expand an agritourism enterprise.