Buy Island Food
There are plenty of places to buy island food – to enjoy on island and to take home, too! St. Mary’s offers a range of deli food outlets every month hosts a Local Produce Market. Each off island has an excellent island shop stocking lots of local produce too.
Sam Hicks and his family have run Troytown Farm on St. Agnes, arguably the smallest dairy farm in the UK, for nearly 35 years. Here’s his story about how they produce their milk and ice-cream right here on Scilly.
Troytown Farm is the only dairy farm in Scilly. Milking 9 dairy cows, it might also be the smallest in the country. Farming on a small scale works for us, as we process the milk in our little dairy and make very special ice cream, clotted cream, butter and yogurt to sell direct to our customers from our farm shop.
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From every day essentials to gourmet items, we have a wide selection of produce that will satisfy fussy kids as well as the most discerning foodie. We understand the needs of families staying on the island, especially those with small children, and you can be assured that we are well stocked with major food brands, nappies and other baby and infant paraphernalia. We also stock every day essentials for those self-catering, so you don’t need
I come from a very long line of Hicks on Scilly. I grew up on a flower farm in the centre of St. Agnes. My brother and nephew still farm it.
When I was at primary school on St. Agnes, there were just 8 children in total. I then had to leave the islands at 11 to go to boarding School in Truro. It was a bit of a shock coming from a tiny