The Mull & Iona Food Trail
The islands of Mull, Iona and Ulva offer an amazing range of home-grown, home-harvested, home-produced and home-cooked food.
From the Island Bakery and its organic biscuits taking an island product all over the world to the lady selling jam at her garden gate. There's also an abundance of eating places to enjoy all this fabulous food, many of which are in glorious locations.
Seafood is harvested from the clear waters around the islands, including mussels, crabs, langoustines, mackerel, skate, turbot and salmon. Within a short time they can be prepared, cooked and on your plate.
Several hotels have organic gardens and produce many of their own vegetables and soft fruits in season. Small market gardens also supply many local establishments with the pick of their seasonal crops.
Home-produced beef, lamb and pork feed on the lush, herb-filled grasses. The island farmers and crofters use a community owned and managed abattoir which enables island beef, lamb, venison and pork to be grown, processed and sold on the island – a benefit not only to animal welfare, but to the local economy and the environment.
Many restaurants feature this prime quality, slow-grown, local meat regularly on their menus.
The ethos is straightforward: to promote locally sourced food, produced with respect for animal welfare and the environment, which tastes great and contributes to a sense of place.