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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A few minutes with… Katie!

Hi Katie!

Thank you so much again for building our beautiful website, we love it! It’s a fantastic example of how much work at Dig In goes on behind the scenes by a real troop of wonderful volunteers.

So, tell us a wee bit about yourself…

I’m a Digital Marketing Consultant, which means I put things on the Internet, or consult with people about what they should put on the Internet. I’m also an Edinburgh native, born, gone to school and got my degree here!

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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

A little bit about… Beetroot

Welcome to this month’s ‘Diary of a Veg-Nerd’!

Beetroot, ‘important’ things to know

They’re not all purple-red and they don’t just come pickled in a jar!

Nutritionally, beetroots aren’t that special for any one particular vitamin source. They have two main components; above ground leafy bits and below ground rooty round thing. The leaves are a great source of iron and B vitamins – as is the case with many green leafy things. The root is notably a good low calorie (100g=43 calories) fibre (100g = 11% of a ladies daily intake) packed food. But they also pack a fair whack of vitamins C, B6, magnesium and potassium. Read more

Seasons Greetings!

It’s nearly Christmas, and we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all you’ve done to keep our community owned shop open and vibrant throughout the year.

As the holiday approaches, here are a few ways you can continue to support Dig In this Christmas:

  • Give a gift card – we offer gift cards for any value over £5, and this is a great way to keep your Read more