Local Food Assemblies

Food AssemblyThe Food Assembly is a local initiative that brings people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers and foodmakers.

Every week Food Assembly customers can order food online from local food producers before picking it up weekly at a local venue. All the food comes from an average distance of 28 miles, compared to the 600 miles with a supermarket.

Community is at the heart of The Food Assembly – it connects neighbours to farmers, neighbours to each other, and everyone to their food. It ensures your money reaches the right people; food producers keep over 80% of sales for every product sold, compared to 20-40% through supermarkets. Also, there is less food waste as all the food is ordered in advance.

Dingwall Food Assembly

The Dingwall Food Assembly is now open for business.  The online market opens on 18 October 2017 and the first collection will be Wednesday 25 October.

How to order:

To join the Dingwall Food Assembly as a customer go to The Food Assembly and select Dingwall from the map. Orders need to be placed by Monday.

Pick up address:

Dingwall Academy, A862, Dingwall, IV15 9LT

Pick up time:

Every Wednesday from 16.00 to 18.00

For more information visit Dingwall Food Assembly's website or facebook page.

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Inverness Food Assembly

How to order:

To join the Inverness Food Assembly as a customer go to The Food Assembly and select Inverness from the map.  Orders need to be placed by Tuesday.

Pick up address:

Fairways, Castle Heather, Inverness, IV2 6AA
or
Black Isle Berries Farm Shop, Tore

Pick up time:

Every Thursday

Fairways, Inverness:  16.30 to 18.30

Black Isle Berries Farm Shop, Tore:  17.00 to 18.00

For more information visit Inverness Food Assembly's website or facebook page.

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