Savour Summer with Stirling’s Newest Food Hub

Picture of board advertsing locally produced food
Lorraine Macrae

Enjoy a taste of Scotland’s seasonal larder by joining in with the newest local food project from the Forth Environment Link (FEL). 

The Stirling Food Hub aims to bring local food to local plates by connecting more of us with locally produced food. Later this year Striling Food Hub plan to host Stirling’s Food Assembly which will allow people to click on-line and collect a selection of local seasonal treats from the Cycle Hub.

Becky Pankhurst, the FEL Food Co-ordinator said:

"Making local food available to everyone is what is at the heart of Stirling Food Hub. Whether that is supporting community growing; working with schools and communities around cooking and eating; or finding ways to make local mean affordable, seasonal and fresh - we are looking to try and find what works best here in Stirling."

The project, funded through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, will see a range of foodie events including Stirling Cycle Hub's Foodie Fridays, where there will be a variety of opportunities to sample local, sustainable and healthier food and learn more about the links between food and climate change. Visitors will be able to: 

  • Find out about local producers and suppliers
  • Get involved in tasty food workshops
  • Take tailored cycle rides around local food hotspots and highlights
  • Find out more about how to get involved in putting local food at the heart of Stirling  

One of the first activities to celebrate the summer season was a cycle ride to Old Leckie Farm near Gargunnock owned by Alison and Fergus Younger.  Alison Younger welcomed the opportunity to work with Forth Environment Link, and said:

"Our family has been farming in this area for over a century and we feel closely connected to the land and to the communities around us. Raising a young family on the farm, we feel it is important to educate people about where our food comes from and to provide more chances for people to really understand the connection between farm and fork. This project will give us the chance to build local relationships around food and promote the very best in local farm fresh produce"