Sunhill 'Cnoc na Grèine' is a family run croft on the Isle of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.
We rear Hebridean sheep, a primitive Norse breed brought to the islands by the Vikings.
At Sunhill, we allow our Hebridean sheep to mature slowly. They are reared on the croft and then transported by boat to outlying islands in the Sound of Harris.
In their second Autumn, the sheep are referred to as Hoggets. Their meat is dark red with little fat and exhibits a texture and flavour more akin to that of delicate wild game than commercial fat lamb.
By this stage, the sheep have foraged on our croft grassland, shore seaweed and island heather.
The combination of these foraging environments ensures a healthy animal and a meat of aromatic and slightly sea-salty flavour.
Living surrounded by wilderness and nature, we are constantly reminded of our environmental responsibilities. Our croft practice, therefore, aspires to the best in animal husbandry and careful consideration of our beautiful island ecology.
Our Hebridean Hogget meat boxes are a seasonal product only available between September and November.
Why not treat yourself to the taste of Hebridean wilderness ...