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News Release: AGM in a Polytunnel. Growing new opportunities for great local food

14 Sep 2017 1:58 PM | Anne Thomson (Administrator)

News Release issued by The Food Life

Friday 15th September 2017

The Food Life to hold AGM in a Polytunnel

The Food Life (“TFL”), a cross sectoral partnership of growers, farmers, processors, retailers, restaurants, chefs and food trucks attempting to join up the food system in Angus, is to hold its first AGM on Wed 20th Sept at 7pm in a polytunnel based at the Ashbrook Nursery in Arbroath.

Anne Thomson, TFL ‘s research director, explained.
”We are a wide group of people interested in improving the access to local healthy food in Angus. Having gained support from Angus Leader funding we are keen to build the resources of the group, develop networking and events based around Angus food.

TFL is striving to make the Angus food system work for the good of everyone, businesses and ordinary people alike. The AGM provides a chance for new people to get involved and for us to share our news and activities from the past year and appoint board members.

We often ask ourselves what we can do about the lack of healthy nutritious local food. It affects the lives of everyone in our community, young and old, rich and poor. The Food Life is a movement of people trying to encourage an alternative to what is happening now. We aim to get good, local, seasonal food widely available and affordable to all; in our schools, in the workplace and in our homes.”

Anne went on to say, ”Currently we are running a series of networking events at various venues around Angus.

We plan to make access to local good food easier by communicating where local good food is available. A particular target is to reduce the vast quantity of food wasted each year in our fields and in our homes by finding it a proper use as meals for people.

We are particularly grateful for the support we have received from Angus Leader Programme towards our Project Organiser and we look forward to working with them over the longer term to promote Angus food more widely”.

ENDS

Information for editors

Members of The Food Life have been working together for the last 18 months on a series of events around Angus, including last year’s traffic stopping Easthaven Beach Launch event and the Arbroath Community Picnic event.

Chaired by Jillian McEwan, founder of FreshFoodExpress.co.uk, members currently include, Arbroath Quality Fish, Ella Drinks, Gather Greengrocers and Sacred Grounds Coffee Co.

For further information please contact thefoodlifescotland@gmail.com

The FCA acknowledges the registration of The Food Life (Scotland) Limited under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 as a Community Benefit Society, number: 7510.

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