Communities producing our own food
Working together to enjoy the freshest, tastiest, healthiest, most eco-friendly, non-packaged, truly local food
Weekly community veg/fruit/herbs boxes using produce grown by our network of small-scale local growers. A fair and sustainable deal for local producers and consumers, keeping all revenue in the local economy. Order your veg box today and help make truly local, non-packaged food the norm.
Please join the main Facebook Group for your county where members share tips and information on everything and anything related to growing, foraging, preserving, preparing and storing food. Please also join the sub-group specific to your local area where you can swap and share your homegrown and foraged food, seeds, plants, tools, materials, skills, advice, recipes, etc, with your neighbours.
We have taken on various areas of private land and converted them into productive food gardens growing lots of organic fruit, veg and herbs. We also help promote the community gardens of other community groups. Find your local community gardens and please get in touch if you are a private landowner who would like us to grow food on your land in return for free upkeep of your land and free produce.
Search our directory to source edible products from producers in and around The Scottish Borders. Products include bread, beer, whisky, oil, juice, pickles, jams, seasonings…. If you are a producer local to the Scottish Borders you can add your free listing to the directory.
Please take a look at our blog for latest updates about Food Communities, to find out what is happening in our gardens, read posts from other group members and learn about what needs doing in your garden or allotment throughout the year and how to do it.
Regular monthly contributions and single one-off contributions are vital to the success of Food Communities. Food Communities Ltd is a social enterprise without shareholders and all profits are reinvested back into the organisation and the communities we serve. We greatly appreciate any contribution you are willing to make and guarantee that it will be put to excellent use.