The Fife Diet has grown from a small scale self-styled ‘experiment in local eating’ to a movement for sustainable food. Last week the project passed a significant milestone reaching beyond the 1000 individual members. As the 1000th people to sign-up for the project Marc Gellatly and Lyn Allan from Kirkcaldy were the lucky winners of a hamper of local food from the Fife Diet.

Marc said: “Many thanks to the Fife Diet for our bountiful hamper. It’s great to see a local idea turn into a success story and Fife Diet have definitely inspired me to think more about sourcing. We’re not perfect but aim to improve our local diet over time. A little effort is possible no matter who you are, whether it’s a cheeky visit to the Farmer’s Market or growing some veg. The monthly recipes are a big help, and we’re looking forward to making the most of Fife’s amazing produce!”

The local food hamper contained:
St Andrews Cheese Co, Pittenweem
Anster Cheese
Pillars of Hercules Farm Shop & Cafe
Fife grown organic coriander, salad, eggs, rhubarb, spinach and potatoes from
Puddledub Buffalo, Auchtertool
£15 Puddledub Buffalo Gift Voucher,
Ardoss Farm Shop, by Elie
£15 Gift Voucher
Bellfield Organics, by Newburgh
£14 Vegetable Box Voucher,
Your Piece Baking Company, Cupar
Shortbread and Oatcakes from
Oat Loaf from the Steamie Bakehouse, Dunfermline
Blacketyside Farm (by Lundin Links)
Apple and Bramble Preserve, Raspberry Jam, Caramelised Onion Chutney, Tomato Chutney

Many thanks to the producers for donating so generously and for all who have been part of the first part of the Fife Diet project.