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.
Volunteer Frankie made this delicious recipe as part of our Wholemeal Saturday event and they went down a treat. The oats are quick and easy and make for a beautiful pre-made breakfast; embellish it up with the fruity compote which is also great on pancakes, waffles and on your cheeseboard!
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
This is a great recipe to have when it seems like you have nothing to eat and no time to shop. Make sure to always have a bag of red lentils in the cupboard and you’ll be able to pull this bright, warming soup together any day of the week.
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.
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