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Social Enterprise

The team behind Edinburgh Larder have set up a social enterprise which aims to make local food more accessible by working with schools and communities to develop cooking skills. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us reach our £10k target on Kickstarter to buy a food truck – watch this space for more information on our plans and please request to join our Facebook page!

Click – Edinburgh Food Social Facebook

We also run an indoor market in Edinburgh – more info here –

Click – Edinburgh Indoor Food & Craft Market Facebook Group

Our mission at Edinburgh Food Social is to enhance and extend life through food, building confidence and enriching communities.

 Our goals are to:

  • Enhance lives and improve health through learning about food.
  • Build confidence by giving people the skills and resources to provide for themselves and their families.
  • Provide safe places for community meals and food events.
  • Nourish people by providing easier access to sources of good food.
  • Inspire young people and offer a supported and respected career path into the hospitality industry.
  • Create a food culture which supports the people who live in Scotland.

Our Aim

The team behind the Edinburgh Food Social want to bring the benefits of using local food into schools and communities across Edinburgh by taking a food truck around the city and beyond to showcase what can be done with local food, all year round. They believe that everyone in Scotland deserves to have access to the great produce we have on our doorstep and the means to cook with it if they want to.

We hope to inspire children to cook with local produce and become involved in planning the menus in their schools. The team hope to help people of all ages and backgrounds develop their cooking skills and create nutritionally balanced meals using local, seasonal food.

Eleanor Cunningham, owner of the Larder and founder of Edinburgh Food Social says using local produce “means there’s a real connection between the supplier and the food we serve. The producers in Scotland work incredibly hard to develop really fantastic ingredients which are at the core of everything we cook – we’d like more people to have the opportunity to use these ingredients.”

Indoor Food & Craft Market

We have one more #EdIndoorMarket in 2017 at the Biscuit Factory in Anderson Place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December from 12-5pm.

Our markets are open to all ages with a kids play area and live music at every event – we’re dog friendly and love seeing pictures of your canine friends at the market on social media!  The funds from the market help us to raise money for teaching cooking skills and providing good food to those who need it most.

Keep up with all of the latest and see what others are saying via the #EdIndoorMarket hashtag on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.