The Glasgow Local Food Network is really excited to be taking part in Blasda this year with a local food celebration on Saturday 15 September in the Briggait – Glasgow’s iconic former fish market which is now an amazing arts and cultural venue. We’re organising a free afternoon of practical workshops, stalls, food mapping activities, photography exhibitions and skills sharing to help celebrate and strengthen the flourishing local food movement in Glasgow. In the evening we will be holding a feast of tasty local food and a ceilidh, so get the date in your diary now! We’re looking for donations of recipes and produce for the feast.
If you’re interested in helping out with the preparations for #GlasgowBlasda, we’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t wait until September, come along to The Hidden Gardens’ Glasgow Harvest celebration for the Merchant City Festival on Saturday 28 July, 12-4pm. Cooked up by arts charity NVA, Glasgow Harvest is a colourful celebration of urban food growing, which groups across the city can make their own.
Join us for the opening of Greyfriars Garden on Shuttle Street, the Merchant City’s new community growing space with SAGE. You will find pop-up cooking stalls, growing workshops, the Fife Diet Seed Truck, and live music from Yuptae. Don’t forget to bring something along to This For That, our cash-free exchange market where you can swap things with other growers. Vegetables, herbs, jam, flowers, seeds, fruit cordial, hand made tea bags …. anything goes as long as you’ve grown it or made it! We’ve currently got 12 community projects signed up to take part in the exchange market and if it’s a success we may try to do it again at Blasda in September.