The Food Life, a cross sectoral partnership of growers, farmers, processors, retailers, restaurants, chefs and food trucks with community groups, public sector and voluntary sector are attempting to join up the food system in Angus. We are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a Community Benefit Society, a business structure democratically owned by its members and designed to benefit the wider public.
Jillian is a passionate promoter of local produce as well as a true innovator through her development of enterprises new to the Angus scene of asparagus, goats and honey berries. She has excellent creative marketing expertise which she shares enthusiastically with other local business.
Local produce activist, Anne has been producing delicious juices from fruits grown in Angus for decades. Harvesting heritage apples which would normally be wasted and our wonderful soft fruit, Anne creates juices with no sugar, additives or preservatives. Anne has devoted much time to helping businesses, citizens and growers access local food.
Kathryn Baker, Secretary & Partner in Sacred Grounds Coffee Company
Following 20 years in the hospitality industry, Kathryn, and partners launched Angus' only speciality coffee roastery in 2015. Kathryn's mission is to educate Scotland on the wonders of ethically sourced lightly roasted coffee and promote a culture of coffee drinking in our nation.
Melanie Coleman, Owner of greengrocers Clementine of Broughty Ferry
After 23 years as a registered nurse, Melanie ran her own business and is now running her own local greengrocers. Always keen on good food, she has become increasingly interested in the politics of food, the problem of food poverty, the environmental impact of how food is grown and how to break down the barriers to food, whether it be lack of knowledge of food, access to food or the ability to cook food. Believing access to good healthy food is a human right she hopes The Food Life can make that right more a reality.