“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.
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.
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.
What is ‘scarfie soup’? Did you that Edinburgh grocers sold curry powder in 1798? Or that cooks in the 17th century made ‘marmalade with very little sugar’ because of the cost?
PCHP’s Food team works with volunteers and local partners to support local people develop their understanding and knowledge to eat healthily on a budget including cooking skills, budgeting, meal planning and wider food issues.
Take part in this month’s pledge. Share your results with us on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #EdiblePledge.
Today the journey our food takes from field to fork is increasingly complex; a route shaped by politics, economics, agriculture, aesthetics and more. Queen Margaret University is now offering a programme of food study which reflects this complexity to form a contemporary understanding of food culture, systems and communications.
Calling all students and recent graduates! Really pleased to announce that the University’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in collaboration with EUSA are offering two paid summer placements through Bright Green Placements.
The inaugural Power of Food Festival kicked off the summer with a packed weekend of events and family activities celebrating community food growing across Edinburgh on the weekend of 20 and 21 June 2015.