Avoidable food and drink waste costs the average household in Scotland £470 a year.
Local in season food
Scotland boasts a wealth of tasty food from fruit and vegetables to meat, fish and diary. Knowing where our food is from means we can source quality ingredients locally and make the most of Scotland’s abundant natural resources.
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|26th Feb 2015||Falcon Square, Inverness||11am - 7pm|
|27th Feb 2015||Tesco Superstore, Forres||11am - 7pm|
|28th Feb 2015||Aberdeen Farmers' Market, Little Belmon Street||9am - 4.30pm|
|1st Mar 2015||Buchanan Street, Glasgow||11am - 7pm|
|2nd Mar 2015||Asda, Ayr||11am - 7pm|
|3rd Mar 2015||Tesco Extra, Kilmarnock||11am - 7pm|
|4th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Ardrossan||11am - 7pm|
|5th Mar 2015||Morrisons, Dunoon||11am - 7pm|
|6th Mar 2015||Buchanan Street, Glasgow||11am - 7pm|
|7th Mar 2015||TBC, Glasgow||11am - 7pm|
|8th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore Newton Mearns, Glasgow||11am - 7pm|
|10th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore Motherwell, Glasgow||11am - 7pm|
|11th Mar 2015||Morrisons Broom Road, Dumfries||11am - 7pm|
|12th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Perth||11am - 7pm|
|13th Mar 2015||Sainsbury's, Kinross (TBC)||11am - 7pm|
|14th Mar 2015||Forfar Farmers' Market, Asda Superstore||9am - 1pm / 3.30pm - 7pm|
|15th Mar 2015||City Square, Dundee||11am - 7pm|
|16th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Arbroath||11am - 7pm|
|17th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Forfar||11am - 7pm|
|18th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore Bishopriggs, Kirkintilloch||11am - 7pm|
|19th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore Bearsden, Glasgow||11am - 7pm|
|20th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore Chesser, Edinburgh||11am - 7pm|
|21st Mar 2015||Edinburgh Farmers' Market, Asda The Jewel||9am - 2pm / 3.30pm - 7pm|
|22nd Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Kirkcaldy||11am - 7pm|
|23rd Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Dunbar||11am - 7pm|
|24th Mar 2015||Asda The Jewel, Musselburgh||11am - 7pm|
|25th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Dunfermline||11am - 7pm|
|26th Mar 2015||Asda Superstore, Livingston||11am - 7pm|
Food that's grown local to you, in season, is great for nutritious, fresh, tasty meals. You might support local farmers through a market or organic box scheme, or you could even grow your own fruit and veg. If it's local and fresh, it's great for the local environment. And if you're eating in season, local food, you'll often find it's cheaper, tastier and easier to find than other kinds of fruit and vegetables.
Food that’s produced locally doesn’t have to travel as far to get to us. This reduces the carbon emissions involved in its transport. A shorter supply chain also means less carbon emissions overall. Food that’s grown in-season doesn’t need to be grown in heated greenhouses, so it takes less energy to produce.
Enjoy happier mealtimes at home with local and in-season produce. Locally produced and in season food is tastier, healthier, more nutritious and supoorts the local economy too.
What's on your plate?
Find out using the online directory at the What's On Your Plate? website.
What's in season where you live?
Reduce food waste and enjoy tasty dishes using what's in season near you.