This week we said farewell to Katariina, who has been a member of the Dig in team for more than 3 years. She started with us as a volunteer and later joined our staff team as a shop supervisor, primarily running the shop on Saturdays. Katariina brought incredible enthusiasm, warmth and energy to the team over the years, and she will certainly be missed. Thankfully, she’s not going very far!
Katariina has taken a role as a full time member of New Leaf Coop, located in nearby Marchmont, Edinburgh. We wish her all the very best as she takes this next step, and we’ll be round to visit you at New Leaf soon!
New shop supervisor – Steph Marsden
You may have noticed that there’s a new face around the Dig in staff team – we are delighted to welcome Steph Marsden as a new shop supervisor!
Steph comes to us with great experience in food and retail. She completed the MSc Gastronomy course at QMU last year (along with Management Committee member, Robyn) and ran the Leith Food Assembly for 18 months. Steph also works part time running a small craft business and has a website foodplayfood.com
We hope you’ll make Steph feel right at home in her new role with us.
Save the Date – Dig In Bruntsfield’s AGM will be held 6-8pm, Monday 25th February 2019, at Christ Church Morningside, 6a Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DD.
Following formal business, we’re delighted to be hosting a short talk from Donald Reid, shareholder and Food & Drink Editor for The List who will give us his view on the food and drink industry in Scotland and our role within it.
Register here and receive updates on further details.
Call for Management Committee members
Are you passionate about Dig In’s values and want to support the success of our community-owned greengrocer in Edinburgh? Do you have a few hours each month to volunteer with Dig In?
We’re looking for new members to join the Management Committee this year. Elections will be held at the upcoming AGM on Monday, 25th February.
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.
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!
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.