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.

Formal AGM proceedings will start at 8pm, please feel free to join us even if you can’t make the talk from Rob at 7.15pm. We encourage all shareholders to attend as it’s a brilliant opportunity to hear about everything that has been happening in your local community co-op and ask any questions. The AGM will comprise of the formal business of the AGM; the election of new Management Committee members and a structured discussion on the strategy for Dig-In over the next 1-3 years. Annual accounts and the strategy will be shared with shareholders in advance of the meeting.


Election of Committee

As you are aware, the existing Management Committee is currently overseeing the running of the business on behalf of the shareholders.   We now cordially invite all shareholders aged 16 or over to stand for election or to nominate another shareholder to be elected onto our new Committee.

We are currently actively seeking Management Committee members. Having a robust Management Committee is critical to the continuity of the shop. Once new members have been elected, the new Management Committee then elects from its members its Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.

If you wish to stand for election, please apply in writing.   Please supply your name, address and share certificate number in your nomination, as well as some information about yourself and the reason for your nomination (max. 100 words).

If you are nominating another shareholder, please include your own name, address and share certificate number along with your nomination.  The nominee should also send in his/her details and text as above.

More details on joining the Management Committee are available on our website here. If you would like an informal chat about sitting on the MC, please contact Catherine Francis on

Please send all nominations for election to us either by post to our shop: F.A.O. The Returning Officer,  Dig-In Community Greengrocer, 119 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4EQ or by email to to arrive by midnight on Monday 26th February 2018.

AGM – Motions

If you wish to raise any issues at the AGM, you can propose a motion in writing, either by post to our shop:  Dig-In Community Greengrocer (AGM Motion), 119 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4EQ or by email to to arrive no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 20th February 2018.

Queries/Information:  If you would like more information about the work of the Management Committee, Dig-In or the election, or have any queries, please contact Catherine Francis, current chair at

Discussion: Strategy 2021

The formal business of the AGM will be followed by a more structured discussion on our strategy for the next 1-3 years. A draft copy is available here – Dig-In Strategy 2021 – and print copies will be available on the day. Please bring your thinking caps!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Creamy Mushroom and Fennel Soup


Get your hands on as wide a variety of mushrooms as possible for this warming soup.

At this time of year, Dig In has delicious earthy chestnut and closed-cup mushrooms in stock, and magnificently meaty portobellos. Dried mushrooms are also a great way of deepening the flavour. You can pick up a packet of dried oyster mushrooms in the shop that work fantastically here, though dried porcini and wild mushrooms will work well if you have them to hand. Read more