The dusky skies and farmland speckled with Autumn leaves are setting the scene for the spookiest time of the year at Craigies!  

We’ve already had lots of happy pickers out to search for Pick Your Own pumpkins and our Farm Shop shelves are fully stocked with ingredients for your favourite Halloween treats and recipes too… Speaking of ‘witch,’ here are our top Halloween delights and recipes that champion our favourite ingredient – pumpkin! 

Pumpkin recipes 

Pumpkin recipes are often neglected until Halloween comes around and we wonder why! They are delicious and versatile and many pumpkin recipes are veggie friendly too.  
This recipe needs no announcement, it’s an all-time pumpkin favourite for many of us – a classic pumpkin pie! We have tried and tested a few variations and this BBC Good Food Pumpkin Pie certainly hits the spot.  
A tasty main that’s veggie friendly includes a hint of spice and will have you feeling warm and cosy inside and out – try our Pumpkin, Chickpea & Kale Curry. We like to use a ‘Blue Prince’ pumpkin, home grown at Craigie’s Farm for this recipe. 

If you feel like going all out, then make it a veggie pumpkin curry selection and try our Aubergine, Pumpkin & Coconut Curry recipe as well! Add flat breads and raita and there you have it – a family Halloween feast! For a fresh and zingy raita we like to use Katy Rodgers Live Natural Yoghurt which is produced locally from the free-range dairy herd on Knockraich Farm. 
We have pumpkins ready for you to chop and mash in the Farm Shop or you can turn your recipe prep into a fun Halloween day out by picking your own! Book pumpkin PYO here.  
If Halloween is now looming and you’re looking for fresh locally grown veg for your recipes, you can have it delivered straight to your door or use our handy click and collect service! Find out our delivery schedule here.

Halloween Treats 

Halloween can be healthy! 
These Halloween Apple Monsters are simple and fun to make, for the adults as well as the kids!  
Simply cut out the apple slices and pipe some ‘googly eyes’ from icing – the kids will enjoy getting their fingers sticky, adding the peanut butter, cheese and sunflower seeds whilst playing with silly expressions. 

Try Craigies own homemade peanut butter and make the perfect tasty monster ‘tongue’ from Arran’s medium mature cheddar. Both are available in our online shop for click and collect or delivery to your door! 
We have a range of delicious apple varieties growing right here on the farm orchard. You can pick them up on your next visit to the Farm Shop or make a fun Halloween activity of it by picking your own! Book apple PYO tickets.  
Picked too many apples? Remember that you can also bring them in to the Farm Shop and we’ll juice them for you!

Easy meals from the Farm Shop 

The kids are back at school and Halloween is on the horizon so it’s a great idea to prepare ahead with your meals, or rather, let us do it for you! Craigies butchery Midweek Meat Pack includes a mix of high-quality cuts for every night of the week. 

With all of the excitement of Halloween, you might feel like having a few nights off from cooking and we don’t blame you! Our healthy homemade ready meals are prepared for you to pop straight in the oven. Try a gooey macaroni cheese or homemade stovies for two, around the Halloween’s eve fire! 

We look forward to seeing you on a spooky visit to Craigies soon!

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