Locavore (meaning ‘eater of local food’) is a not-for-profit organisation working on projects to encourage more people to eat locally and sustainably. Their hub is the shop-cum-community kitchen in Shawlands, from where they sell local and Scottish food including meat from Edenmill; fruit and veg from allotments, farmers and gardens; artisan cheese and dairy and larder staples like Hebridean sea salt, oats, preserves and honey. All profits are invested back into projects to build sustainable local food economies. They also run workshops in cooking and gardening and host occasional events, linking up annually with Blasda to celebrate local food. There are a number of ways to get involved, from signing up to a veg or meat and dairy basket subscription – a number of sizes are available for weekly collection or local delivery – to volunteering with projects.
Reviews & features
Locavore: the one-stop revolution shop2 Apr 2015
The man behind Locavore aims to kickstart a social transformation in sustainable, local food
Peer into Locavore and you’ll find a treasure trove of organic, sustainable things. There's the blackboard explaining the origins of the locally sourced vegetables ('Derek brings us lovely produce from his farm near Perth')
Community projects: Glasgow's flourishing Southside6 May 2014
The Southside Fringe, Glad Cafe and Locavore are among the area's thriving community initiatives
Something good is growing in the Southside of Glasgow. It took root when local residents occupied the marked-for-closure Govanhill Baths in 2001 to turn it into a community-run venue. It’s in the independent spirit that last year drove local gig…