The Rise and Rise of Food Assemblies

Originating in France, where organic growers  provided produce to a central point for collection, Food Assemblies are giving us the chance to buy local produce on a regular basis.

It’s so easy, just order on line and head along to the designated place to collect your order. Assemblies are not replacing Farmer’s markets, but provide a welcome alternative way to discover hyper local food that you might not otherwise. It’s a great way for small traders to get their products to the market.

Danielle headed off to the newest Food Assembly in Scotland, in Haddington. There, incredibly, the average distance to the assembly point was just 7 miles! As this was the launch, samples were available. I was bowled over by Yester Dairies creme fraiche and Khleb Sourdough’s bread not to mention Kentwood’s beer, Black and Gold rapeseed oil and Spice pots

Sign up to an assembly today. It is free to join!

Haddington Food Assembly
Leith Food Assembly

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About Caroline von Schmalensee

Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. I do food for fun and I write for a living. Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place.

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