A range of local food organisations have been working together over the past few months to create a new national umbrella group to help link, develop and promote local food in Scotland.
Producers and food groups are now being invited to come to a one-day seminar and get involved in the new network.
There was an initial meeting in Dunbar in October 2009, and a temporary steering group has been working to take forward the consensus that
there should be a national network linking people and organisations with an
interest in sustainable food.
This group has given the network the name Nourish - Scotland's sustainable food network.
The network is open to all who are actively growing, selling and eating locally produced food in Scotland - be they farmers, gardeners,
community groups, local markets, chefs, artisan pie-makers or just keen eaters
of good local food.
This new network will be a source of knowledge and encouragement for members but additionally will have the capacity through
consulting and engaging its members to contribute to and inform food policy as
this is being developed at local and national level in Scotland.
The seminar will take place in Stirling on Feb 26 and 27. You can find out more at:
Hopefully the network can learn a lot from the trailblazing work that Ooooby has already done!