The Food Hub Dilemma (or what we mean when we say we support local farmers)

What’s the best way to support a local farmer? Buying their product, obviously, that much is clear. But how? And where? I’ve been providing mostly scattershot support for my farmer-neighbors. I eat at restaurants known to feature their products. I browse farmers’ markets and have a CSA share. I try to eat with the seasons, … [ Read more]

First community-owned distillery planned in Scotland

The GlenWyvis Distillery Community Benefit Society is working to make the Scottish hamlet of Dingwall a craft spirit destination once again. The Highland whisky firm hopes to raise £1.5 million to develop the country’s first community-owned distillery. “The firm, in conjunction with lottery-funded body Community Shares Scotland (CSS), is offering investment opportunities for as little as £250 to people living in all the … [ Read more]

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