Have you heard about the Neighbourfood network? It is a growing network of online markets that are providing a new way to shop and eat well while supporting local producers. Every week you can choose from a growing range of products that come direct from local farms, food producers, market traders and specialist suppliers such as fruit and Veg, bread, pies and pastries, cheese, meat, fish, eggs, preserves and jams, beer and much more.
How does it work? It is very simple to sign up to and use.
You (the customer) will be emailed when a new market opens each week.
You will then have up to 5 days to place your weekly shop. Orders must be placed before Sunday 12am.
Once the open shopping window closes for that week, we send all your orders to the producers and suppliers, who then have 2 days to make, bake, pick, harvest or pack your shopping.
Your shopping is delivered to a designated local pick up point for collection at the same time every week. In Pitlochry, location still to be confirmed, this would be on a Tuesday between 4pm to 7pm. However during the lock down a delivery service will be provided.
The Pitlochry & District Climate Cafe are helping with the setting up and running of our local NeighbourFood market as we think it is a great idea and useful to all of us, especially those who are continuing to self isolate or shielding. We have plenty of local producers to ask and plenty of volunteers from Pitlochry and Moulin Community Council Coronavirus Support Group who we hope will be able to help with deliveries. Starting in Pitlochry we will also be looking at drop off points in Blair Atholl, Aberfeldy and anywhere in the area where there is enough interest.
We hope to launch the market as soon as possible so in order to do that we need customers and producers to be already signed up. At the moment we have several local producers signed up with more to contact. If you know of anyone who could be a producer please let them know of this new venture.
For more information on Pitlochry NeighbourFood, contact:- Kaja Ekiert: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our facebook page: Neighbourfood Pitlochry.
Here is the link to join the Pitlochry Market on the NeighbourFood website. Please click ‘Join Up’ to join and find out more!
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