Scran Salon at the Leith Food Assembly

For a summertime treat we took to the road once more and headed to Leith, my recently adopted home, for a joint event with the Leith Food Assembly at Jeremiah’s Taproom.

Breadshare and the Fermentarium

For those who haven’t yet become acquainted with the concept, a Food Assembly is a burgeoning movement to support local producers and give them a platform to sell their wares to neighbourhood folks. This is done via an online store. You then collect what you’ve ordered from a designated spot in the community. For Leith, it’s Jeremiah’s.

Leith has a buzzing example of this run by regular saloneers Steph and Mike.

We were joined by several of their loyal producers as well as a number of people – me included – who order through the service regularly.

Bams crowdie topped with Mara seaweed

Those showcasing their excellent consumables were Highland Ridge Larder with delicious venison carpaccio, the Cyrenians, Bams Deli from Musselburgh, Breadshare, Mara Seaweed and the newly established Edinburgh Fermentarium. It was excellent to make links with the Bathgate Food Assembly, too.

This was an excellent event full of marvellous interactions and merry banter. There was no need for any speechifying from me, which was lovely.

Highland Ridge venison

The Leith Food Assembly is open for you to collect produce each Monday from 6 to 7.30pm. Their sister Assembly on the Southside runs on Tuesday at Summerhall. Plans for a New Town branch are well advanced.

Scran Salon takes a break next month as the Festival will dominate thinking in August. We’ll return in the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.