“Edinburgh is a city where good food is available and accessible for all, making for healthy people, thriving communities and a sustainable environment.”
Food is healthy and fairly traded. Fresh produce is locally grown.
People can afford to eat well and food poverty is a thing of the past.
There is a thriving food economy with many more small and successful food businesses and great training to support them.
Culture is transformed and good food is at the centre of Edinburgh life.
The environment benefits from better ways of growing, shopping and eating food – better for wildlife and better for our planet.
I fully support the edible edinburgh vision and look forward to participating more in future.
We need more growing spaces across Edinburgh! Allotment waiting times are in years figures, which is ridiculous. This needs to change and can be if CEC adopt a policy of transforming some parts of parks (Leith Links is a good example) and dead space to allotments.
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its great to see so much activity and great growing projects in Edinburgh!
Here’s to growing spaces on every unused patch of land around the city!
The food spaces and community in Edinburgh make my experience of the city so enjoyable. Let’s nurture and grow it!
I believe passionately in, and wholeheartedly support the Edible Edinburgh Vision. I am committed to working to promoting and implementing these aims together with Edible Edinburgh and their partners and sponsors.
Keep up the good work!
Exciting times ahead and moving in the right direction.
A vision of 10,000 gardens to feed the city.
A great and fun incentive to reclaim food rights for all, and reduce the dominance of the “big four”.
The principle that local people are taking some responsibility for their own food needs is incredible!
Really keen to be part of this. We will be supporting this in our procurement practices.
Keep up the good work!
Great to see a joined-up approach across the city!
I currently work for the Cooperative Food stores. Started along very similar principles, it now has to play with the less scrupulous big boys of the food retail world. But we try to maintain our integrity in that arena.
I wish to engage in the subject.
Great initiative on such an important subject. Keep it up! Im looking forward to getting involved.
High quality, sustainable and healthy Scottish food should be the default option in shops, schools, cafes, hospitals restaurants and at home.
That such food remains a niche is a sad indictment on our country’s ability to feed itself well.
There are some positive signs of change, including Edible Edinburgh’s work.
Edinburgh’s a great food city. Let’s celebrate all that’s good about it. The inaugural Edinburgh Food Festival at Assembly held last week showed there’s a lot to celebrate about great food
Lets all build on the work that is being done in Edinburgh. Create a movement
Food is a multidimensional issue that effects everyone and everyone has their part to play in achieving the goal of true food security i.e. ʻsufficient food for everyone, always’ . Edible Edinburgh demonstrates this proposition, by, supporting and educating; growing and buying; cooking and eating – fresh, local, sustainable foods. Well done and thank you – Edible Edinburgh et al.
Love the energy and community spirit of Edible Edinburgh; something I’d be keen to support
Proud to live in a city with such fantastic food aims – keep up the good work!
Keep on for Edinburgh as a Sustainable Food City!
So excited to see good food even more in the spotlight in Edinburgh!
I want people with gardens no matter small to be able to grow food by getting the help they need to learn, thereby becoming urban growers who can share food with their community and can make their space, where possible, more nature friendly.
Founder Members of Edible Edinburgh
The Glebe at Duddingston Kirk is a four acre site looking over Duddingston Loch. It is a beautiful little park with walkways, places to sit and peaceful spaces to enjoy nature in the heart of the city. We grow vegetables, fruit and flowers with volunteers from the community and in association with Upmo, Tipereth, U3A, Parsons Green Primary and the Edinburgh Orchard Project.
We grow lots of healthy Organic Veg all year round Our mantra for 20 years has been the 5 Rs particularly Rotting ! By setting up shop weekly at Edinburghs Markets and deliivering to homes and businesses we hope we are doing our bit to strengthen Edible Edinburgh and are more than happy to be involved.
Much enjoyed the Business Breakfast on 8 November.
We provide opportunities for people in the community and the hospital to get involved in food growing, nature-based activities, and sharing food at our weekly cook-ups.
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We’re creating a new online marketplace for home cooked food in Edinburgh very soon, empowering good home cooks to share their passion with hungry neighbours in their communities. Improving sustainability and reducing food waste at home, and create a new peer-to-peer marketplace to further empower those communities to support each other.
Sustainable food is such a great combination of improving our environment and making everyday life a little better. We love this initiative and you have our full support!
I currently work with Autistic adults and want to spread the healthy eating message far and wide. I will be using you for great ideas.
The more sustainable we are, the better we will feel. The more Organic food we grow & eat, the better we will feel. The more of a community we are, the better we will feel.
A brilliant idea which my business fully supports! Better food means healthier and happier individuals…
Scottish food has been at the heart of Cranachan & Crowdie from day 1. Our range of small producers hail from all over Scotland and we pride ourselves in supporting so many local food businesses. We also have the job of introducing our wonderful products to visitors from all over the world who are interested in eating local. We are pleased to sign!
It’s never been more important to connect with our local land, support sustainable food and celebrate our amazing farmers and food-makers. Leith Food Assembly are proud to put our name to the principles of Edible Edinburgh, and to do our bit to make Edinburgh a sustainable food city with environmentally aware, good quality food that’s fair for all.
‘Food is at the heart of every community: from local suppliers who create great seasonal produce, community gardens and groups who plant and eat together, to the wholesome dinners we enjoy at home.
Feast believes in the ability of good food to connect a community. By creating nutritious meals using seasonal produce, collaborating with community groups and supporting the aspirations of young people we will fuel collaboration, social consciousness and community spirit’.
We are deeply supportive of Edible Edinburgh’s vision and are proud to sign up to their charter.
Our philosophy here at Peelham is “Sustainable Resilience”, which drives us to achieve core-wellbeing of our land and livestock, to produce a trusted, healthy, enjoyable product through our butchery in partnership with our employees for ourselves and our customers. We farm and produce organically and supply direct. Edible Edinburgh’s principles are about the ‘sustainable resilience’ of whole communities. This is deeply exciting. Sign the charter we must !
We at Edinburgh Community Food believe in “getting people into healthy food and healthy food into people” and fully support Edible Edinburgh’s vision.
At Mara we hold the belief that food should be healthy, local and sustainable very close to our hearts. It is great to see businesses and the public working together proactively, to ensure that the future of food is bright and constantly evolving.
We believe that all people should have access to good clean and fair food. On our organic farm we breed rear and butcher our own animals to high welfare standards. We applaud the ambition of Edible Edinburgh’s goals for a better food system for Edinburgh.
We teach breadmaking in the Scottish Borders and have been involved in Edible Edinburgh since it began. We’re pleased to sign up to the Charter. Our project, Scotland The Bread, aims to recreate a locally-controlled, nutritious and sustainable grain, flour and bread supply for all.
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The University of Edinburgh has joined the Peas Please initiative this month. Peas Please aims to bring together farmers, retailers, fast food and restaurant chains, caterers, processors and government departments with a common goal of making it easier for everyone to eat veg. The University of Edinburgh is increasing the amount of vegetables it serves to encourage […]
Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Food Coalition has collected individuals’ food stories across Scotland, from the Highlands and Islands, to the Borders, Fife and beyond. The Coalition have collated the stories and shared those receive in a new Food Stories digital database. These are the voices of real people from our […]
Edible Edinburgh is delighted to have received a grant from the ‘Food Power for Generation Covid’ initiative to ensure children and families have access to food during the coronavirus crisis. ‘Food Power for Generation Covid’ is delivered by Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming and Church Action on Poverty. This grant is funded […]
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