Local Food Hubs

Food hubs - or online local markets - are local initiatives that bring people together to buy fresh food directly from local farmers, producers and suppliers.

Every week 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 25 miles, compared to the 600 miles with a supermarket.

Community is at the heart of the food hubs – they connect neighbours to farmers, neighbours to each other, and everyone to their food. It ensures your money reaches the right people; food producers keep around 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 Academy Market

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How to order:

First, register with Dingwall Academy Market. Once registered, you can browse the range of products, place your order and pay securely online. Last orders are on Mondays at 23.59.

Pick up address:

Dingwall Academy

Pick up time:

Collect your order on Wednesdays from 16.00 - 18.00.

For more information visit Dingwall Academy Market's website or on Facebook. They welcome, recipe sharing, feedback and ideas.

Dingwall Academy Market is a partnership between Dingwall Academy and MOO Food.

Dingwall Academy students are involved at every stage, from website design and maintenance to marketing and customer support, providing them with valuable employability skills as well as giving customers a positive experience of the market.

MOO Food is a social enterprise based in Muir of Ord whose aim is to inspire healthy, environmentally friendly living and provide the community with the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy healthy, affordable, chemical free local food.

Inverness Food Hub

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Inverness is part of the Great British Food Hub.

How to order:

To join the Inverness Food Hub as a customer go to The Great British Food Hub. Once you are registered, you can join the Inverness Food Hub. 

Pick up address:

Fairways, Castle Heather, Inverness, IV2 6AA

Pick up time:

Every Thursday

Fairways, Inverness:  16.30 to 18.00

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

 

 

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