“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.
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!
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.
Leith Community Crops in Pots’ main aim is to encourage and support the people and organisations of Leith to grow vegetables (and fruit), and flowers for pollinating insects, to improve community cohesion and the environment. They work in three primary …
Take part in this month’s pledge. Share your results with us on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EdiblePledge.
Community groups across Scotland are being invited to apply for a share of over £10 million Scottish Government funding for action against climate change. The hugely successful Climate Challenge Fund has supported 756 community-led schemes since 2008, including energy efficiency, sustainable travel and local food growing projects. Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod has confirmed the […]
Interested in making 2016 the year you grow your own veg? Take a look at this wee infographic from Compost Direct – click the image below, and zoom to see the whole thing in detail:
Students and academics from the UK’s only Masters course in Gastronomy launched a short film this week in an attempt to claim back the term ‘gastronomy’. The three and a half minute film, which also describes the content of the MSc Gastronomy course at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, challenges the popular understanding of the term […]