Making a Living from Local Food 2016

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Making a Living from Local Food in 2016

In 2016, we ran Making a Living from Local Food for the first time, offering support to 23 aspiring and recently established local food entrepreneurs from across Scotland. It was a diverse bunch of new entrant farmers, crofters, processors, bakers, distributors and restaurant owners -with a common wish to sell food to their communities through short food chains.

On our blog, you can read the stories of some of the participants on the programme looking back on the year:

Adam Veitch, Doughies, Fort William

Roz Corbett, Tayside Growers Coop, Perthshire

Ross McKinstry, Bendifa, Aberdeenshire

Clare Jackson, The Bread Kiln, Spey Bay

Joshua Msika, Joshua’s Greens, Ellon

Iain Withers, Narrowboat Farm, Linlithgow


Participants’ feedback on the programme:

  • The support you provided mentors to allow us to access their time was great, and felt like a real privilege.
  • The programme has guided me through an invaluable learning journey.”
  • What I found as part of this programme is lovely people I want to work among; peer support is so important!
  • The programme has kept me progressing this year.”
  • What I learned as part of this programme is that there are lots of others doing exciting things and finding it tough to survive/make it work –it was nice to feel I’m not the only one struggling.”
  • What I take away from this programme: Ethos, positivity, awareness, contacts!