Invitations to Blasda 2012 are flying out the door as we try and network the local food movement across Scotland…loads of new groups are coming on boards with big collaborative events planned in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Fife. Here’s (right) a sample of our new posters which will be available online later for download.
We’re getting the same questions – so here’s a quick FAQ.
What sort of events are being planned? People use Blasda as a way to celebrate and super-charge their local food activities. This could be having a local food audit or a public food workshop on how to improve access to local food. It could be engaging local food producers and getting a bargain. It could be encouraging local cafes / restaurants / hotels to put a locally-sourced menu on for the two weeks of Scotland’s Food & Drink Fortnight (1st – 16th September 2012) Or it could be just having a big pot-luck meal. Any scale is good. Celebration is a key part of the idea.
Here’s as useful equation: Workshop+Potluck+Ceilidh=Blasda
How can I get involved? Just contact: John O Donoghue email@example.com.
What does Blasda mean? Blasda is gaelic for taste or flavour. We think fresh local produce tastes better than processed food. We think it’s better for you and the planet. We think developing local resilient economies is crucial in tough economic times.
Who is Blasda aimed at? Blasda is aimed at everybody – it’s aimed at getting everyone behind and involved in the local food movement. Community growing projects and local food growing projects are key, but cafes, restaurants and delis are also invited to take part.