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?
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.
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.
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
Many thanks to all the Dig In members and supporters who joined us for our 3rd Annual Supporters Event in March. More than 40 people came along to the event, sending a clear message that our greengrocer holds a strong place in the heart of our community.
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.
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. Read more
Thursday 29th November saw the launch of Dig-in’s Community Share offer.
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.