It’s all hands on deck at Dig-in at the moment for the big day on May 1st. We’ll be posting photos in this gallery everyday to show the progress we are making. To find out more about the opening day, sign up to our mailing list for more information or follow our social media accounts @diginvig on Twitter and /diginbruntsfield on Facebook. Read more
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.
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
Like most Saturday’s, we are open tomorrow for free soup and a chat so shoppers can come in and learn more about Dig-In. That’s not all we’re doing though.
The time has come to roll up our sleeves, get scrubbing and painting, and we need your help! We will be open tomorrow (Saturday 29th March) from 11am-3pm working on giving the downstairs of the shop a little make over. If you want to help, please come along and bring some clothes you don’t mind getting grubby! Read more
You may have noticed that the lovely veg bags that were made and sold a couple of weeks ago had our logo on them. Instead of spending any money to make them, we put our heads together and got creative to brand up our carriers. We used left over materials donated by one of our volunteers, made a stencil and sprayed it on the bags. It was a bit of trial and error but judging by the reaction to the bags, definitely worth it.
Stencilling is a really cheap and easy way to add your brand to something and spread the word. This tutorial will cover how we cut and sprayed the stencil to our bags. Read more
This Saturday marks a monumental moment for Dig-In – we’re selling our very first vegetables!
The team has been preparing and packing veg bags that will be on sale to the public this Saturday (March 15th) from 11am-3pm. The bags have a variety of vegetables and all include fresh onions, kale, potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. Read more
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
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BIG 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.