Independent shops in Scotland hosting events to encourage people to go organic


MORE THAN 50 independent shops in Scotland will be hosting events and dishes to try and encourage more people to use organic produce.

These dedicated farmers and producers are ready and waiting to serve up quality organic produce to the nation and are now asking the public if they are ready to embrace organic too.

The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) are supporting the Organic Trade Board’s (OTB) Wake Up To Organic Day tomorrow.

Showcasing the wonderful variety of organic produce that farmers and producers in Scotland have on offer.

Scotland’s organic farmers, processors and producers are able to grow and create a wonderful range of organic food and drink from staples like oats, milk, flour, vegetables, fruit and meat to cheese, ice-cream, chocolate, craft beers, whisky and more.

 (left to right) Iona (age 7), John, Suse and Innes (age 10) Skea are enjoying an organic breakfast
(left to right) Iona (age 7), John, Suse and Innes (age 10) Skea are enjoying an organic breakfast

Organic produce offers a range of benefits and is better for the planet as it uses less pesticides and and supports up to 50% of wildlife.

SOPA Member John Skea, who produces organic beef, lamb, potatoes and other vegetables on his Angus farm, enjoyed a delicious breakfast of tattie scones with his family on the farm yesterday.

Other SOPA members are taking part, including Breadshare Community Bakery who have shops in both Leith and Portobello and New Leaf Co-op in Newington.

Debs Roberts of SOPA, said: “Events like Wake Up To Organic are so important for our industry. It’s fantastic to see people coming together to promote independent shops and cafes, as well as the brilliant organic producers from around the country.

“This is a delicious, fun campaign celebrating the wonderful variety of organic food our members produce across Scotland and the UK. We’re making it easier to include organic food as a tasty choice for breakfast”

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