Dig In vs the Beast Fae the East – The Power of Local

Dig In vs the Beast Fae the East – The Power of Local

We’re just about thawing out after what was an incredibly eventful week in the life of our wee shop.

Tuesday evening, the snow starting drifting in as we gathered for our 5th AGM, reflecting on the successes of last year and catching up with our members, shareholders, volunteers and community built through this wee unassuming grocers. Little did we know that the Beast from the East was on her way, wreaking havoc with our food supply and collective ability to function…. or did it?

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Community, Confidence and Carrots: Dig-In’s 5th AGM

Community, Confidence and Carrots: Dig-In’s 5th AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting of Bruntsfield Community Greengrocer Limited, and Election of Management Committee Members

You are warmly invited to attend the 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bruntsfield Community Greengrocer (trading as Dig-In) to be held in Christ Church (church centre next to the church) at Holy Corner, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, arrival at 7pm for 7.15pm start on Tuesday 27th February 2018. 

Please register your interest in the event here so we can cater for appropriate numbers!

The formal AGM proceedings will be preceded by ‘Community Confidence and Carrots’: a talk from Rob Davidson, Manager of the Cyrenians Farm Enterprise from where we source a range of organic salads and vegetables. We’re delighted to be hearing from Rob about how by running a working farm they are also able to sustain a home for a community of young vulnerable people, many with experiences of homelessness.

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WHOLEmeal Saturday – Breakfast, lunch and tea!

 

Thank you to everyone who turned up to our WHOLEmeal Saturday event – a pop-up tasting event with whole meals made by volunteers exclusively with ingredients from Dig-In.

Amanda Lake, Co-convenor of our PACE subgroup and WHOLEmeals galore!

The whole idea was to share recipes and ways you can use

ingredients just from the shop to make a variety of delicious recipes for any time of day.

For breakfast volunteer Frankie had made a delicious overnight oats with almond milk, grated apple and a homemade rhubarb jam on top.

Other scrumptious lunch or tea WHOLEmeals on offer were:

Bulgar wheat, green lentil, lemon and fresh herby salad;

Greencity Wholefoods easy peasy falafels with flatbread, leaves and harissa and crowdie dip

Spinach and cheese pie

Fruity root veg couscous served with fried halloumi

We were handing out recipes on the day but also host them right here on our website….

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Welcoming Spring with Soup Saturday!

Two pots of warm soup with freshly baked bread

Spring seemed to arrive just as we set out the table for the year’s first Soup Saturday!

Many thanks to all our existing customers and supporters for popping by to say hello, to the team who prepared the soup and bread for samples and to our community engagement volunteers spent the morning chatting to passers-by. Read more

Soup Saturdays Throughout February

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Throughout February the shop has been open for Soup Saturdays. It’s an opportunity for passers by to drop in, have some free home made soup and learn about Dig-In. The drop-in’s, which run weekly from 11am-3pm have been a fantastic sucess so far and we’ve met lots of amazing people, shareholders and eager volunteers who want to help out.

We still have two more soup Saturday’s taking place on the 15th and 22nd of February so if you’re in the area, come along to 119 Bruntsfield Place, try some delicious homemade soup, and find out more about our plans.

Welcome To The Shop!

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It’s been a busy month for the Dig-In team. Since November, not only have we launched our Community Share Offer but we now have a premesis in Brunstfield to call home.

119 Bruntsfield Place (previously Smart Cartridge) has had a little makeover since we got the keys on December 1st. The team have been painting the walls and scrubbing the surfaces to get the shop prepared for the next step, turning it into YOUR community Green Grocer.
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The Dig-In Share Launch

Thursday 29th November saw the launch of Dig-in’s Community Share offer.

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The launch was held at the Bruntsfield Hotel and over 150 people turned up to find out more and show their support for the community run greengrocer. Shares were for sale on the night and everyone got the chance to hear guests Lesley Riddoch and Pete Ritchie from Whitmuir farm  talk about local produce, community and working together to make a difference.

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