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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A progress report

Firstly, we had a fantastic volunteer social at the beginning of April. The shop was packed with people all wanting to help with Dig-In. We hope to see evenings like this become a regular feature in the Dig-In calendar so will keep you posted if any more are organised.

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Now, the bit you’ve been waiting for, photos of the shop! We brought in our trusty camera last Friday so we can share with you our progress so far. Enjoy! Read more

Dig-In Meets Edinburgh Food Lovers at Scran Salon

Caroline and Scran Salon. Photo Courtesy of Common Good Edinburgh
Caroline at Scran Salon. Photo Courtesy of Common Good Edinburgh

Scran Salon is an informal meet up for anyone with a passion for food! It brings together business owners, chefs, producers, writers, promoters, and enthusiastic eaters from across Edinburgh’s vibrant food scene and is a great way to find out more about exciting food related projects happening across the city. Last Monday, Caroline,  John and Gina attended the second Scran Salon at Hemma Bar to mingle with the food lovers of Edinburgh and spread the Dig-In word. Read more

Missed a newsletter? Then don’t worry…

newsletter We regularly update those interested in the project with our email newsletter. However, if you’ve missed any, don’t worry! We’ve just put together our email archive and you can read all of our past newsletters here.

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We’ve Smashed our First Target! (but we need to keep going…)

 

Screen Shot 2014-02-17 at 09.49.47BIG MILESTONE! We’ve reached our FIRST goal of £20K for our community greengrocers! We have to say a MASSIVE thank you to our shareholders, Tweeters and friends who have helped spread the word. It’s a fantastic achievement and we couldn’t be happier with the results.  Not only have local people bought shares, we’ve had purchases from as far away as Australia!

Reaching this first target means we can get to work hiring a shop manager and push forward with the grand opening. However, we’re not done yet and still need to reach our original £30,000 target. So please, share this website with your friends, join us on Facebook and Twitter and keep supporting Dig-In.