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Organic Choices Edinburgh

A guide to sourcing and choosing organic food in and around Edinburgh

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Introducing Organic Choices

Organic Choices is a project initiated by Soil Association Scotland to identify venues in and around Scotland where you can buy organic food.

The Organic Choices project uses the resources of The List’s comprehensive food and drink listings to provide independent reviews, useful practical information and handy search functions for all the Scottish venues certified organic by the Soil Association and SOPA. The reactive design technology used by list.co.uk allows to be read easily whether you’re using a desktop computer, laptop, notebook, tablet or smart phone. By adding this page to your homescreen you can access the Organic Choices listings in just two taps or clicks.

The constantly updated list.co.uk website is Scotland’s most popular online resource to eating and drinking, events, what’s on and entertainment around Scotland, so once you’re on the site there’s plenty to discover wherever you’re heading out and about.

Discover Organic Choices

Use these links to find out more about places where you can find organic food:

  • Shops offering Organic Choices in and around Edinburgh [links to preset search]
  • Cafés offering Organic Choices in and around Edinburgh [links to preset search]
  • Restaurants offering Organic Choices in and around Edinburgh [links to preset search]
  • Certified Organic Producers in Scotland [links to preset search]

Read about Haddington based organic chocolatiers The Chocolate Tree.
Read about the ethical inspirations behind Edinburgh restaurants Earthy and The Gardener’s Cottage.
Top Edinburgh chef Neil Forbes picks an organic chicken as his Christmas feast.

What is organic?

Organic food is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods. No system of farming has higher animal welfare! Soils area kept healthy through natural methods of soil improvement such as crop rotation and planting clover, and GM and artificial pesticides and insecticides are largely avoided.

Organic is getting increasingly popular in Scotland; there’s a great range of businesses, large and small, supplying amazing organic food across the country. To make it easier for you to find these organic choices, Soil Association Scotland has been working with The List to identify these businesses on this, thanks to funding from the Community Food Fund.

If you would like to recommend a venue to be included in Organic Choices, please click here.

Businesses listed under ‘Certified organic’ are audited by an independent certification body every year to monitor their compliance. For foods to be labelled as organic, at least 95% of the ingredients must come from organically produced plants and animals.

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Source: Soil Association Scotland