Troytown was, until recently, a traditional Scillonian flower farm. We are now the only dairy farm in Scilly, with our own little dairy and shop on-site where we produce and sell our famous ice-cream and other produce. Troytown produce is also sold in pubs, café’s and shops on St Agnes and around Scilly. We also deliver our produce daily around the island to many locals and to self-catering cottages, using our rather unusual off-road milk float! If you would like to order milk or any of our produce for delivery to your self-catering accommodation, please email us with details of your order and where and when you are staying or call 01720 423713.
Troytown Farm has a tiny herd of Jersey and Ayrshire cows for milking. We keep a Hereford bull who sires all the calves, which are reared non-intensively on downland and produce tasty beef (steaks, burgers and mince). We also rear pigs, to provide sausages and chopsfor summer barbeques!
We grow a variety of fruit and vegetables such as raspberries, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers aubergines, courgettes, onions, garlic and sweetcorn. It is all seasonal produce and on a very small scale so there is usually a small selection in our shop. Our delicious new potatoes are dug to order daily.
The farm retains its small flower fields, with high shrub hedges providing windbreaks. As members of the Countryside Stewardship Scheme we leave field margins uncultivated which encourages a rich diversity of birdlife, butterflies and flowers. Mainland farmers are often amazed at what is produced on our 14 acres.