Building Community Through Food
Ayrshire Food from Ayrshire Folk is the outreach stream of Crossroads Community Hub which is a Scottish Government lottery funded Charity and Development Trust. Work is ongoing with East Ayrshire Council and other funders, as we develop plans for the Community Hub building at Crossroads site on the A76.
We are a lottery funded project established to support local people become closer to the food they eat. Our aim is simple, we want to make it easy for you to buy, cook and eat local produce.
Details of our current projects are below:
Edible Beds – ‘It’s all about growing and sharing’
The edible beds initiative has been established to help support community groups to grow and share produce by facilitating sites around East Ayrshire and supporting local groups to grow their own.
Our first partnership is with Killie Can Cycle in Shortlees, Kilmarnock where we have 4 edible raised beds. We are delighted to be working alongside them to create an edible garden then looking at ways to experiment with the produce.
We have two new partnership agreements for 2018 with Newmilns Ski Slope and Loudoun Academy and are looking towards Spring planting.
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Bringing fresh produce to the Food Bank
Part of our lottery funding is to look at ways to extend Food Bank emergency food parcels to include locally sourced fresh food. With no access to fresh produce in Food Bank’s emergency food parcels we decided to see what we could do.
We are excited to be in a pilot partnership with East Ayrshire Food Bank and have started delivering weekly fresh veg from December 2017. Our produce will come from local suppliers and we also intend to get the community growing for them. Watch this space.