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Stirling Food Assembly celebrates 1st birthday

Organisers of the Stirling Food Assembly say the project has generated £55,000 for the local economy in its first year.

The online food market, run by Forth Environment Link, aims to connect shoppers with people who make or grow food in the community.

The service now boasts over 1500 members, with almost 40 local producers on board.

Food Hub Officer, Stuart Guzinski said, “The market was an immediate hit with the local community, attracting 100 orders in its first week, and has gone on to outperform markets in major UK cities such as London.

“Unlike with the big supermarkets, our producers keep almost all the profits; with each weekly market generating an average of £1000 for the local economy.”

Ylva Haglund, Food Waste Campaigns Manager at Zero Waste Scotland said, “Our Love Food Hate Waste campaign is about helping people value and make the most of their food.

“Being a member of a Food Assembly is a fantastic way to enjoy delicious food, meet local producers and make connections that help us appreciate our food.

“Congratulations to Stirling Food Assembly on their huge success in the past year.”

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