Campaign gives food for thought

Greener Scotland muffins
Greener Scotland muffins

Smarter food choices can help make Scotland a cleaner and greener place to live, and save pounds in your pocket too.

Many of us have lost touch with what we should be eating and when to enjoy foods at their seasonal best.

The Scottish Government has launched Happier Mealtimes to help people across the country find locally sourced, in season food, and how to prepare it.

Local, in season food, is tasty, healthy and can often be cheaper.

It’s also readily available, bursting with flavour and goodness, so rustling up delicious meals needn’t be difficult.

Using local suppliers and sourcing in-season food not only supports the local economy, but also contributes to a greenier, healthier lifestyle with the added bonus of knowing that your food has travelled directly from farm, to fork.

Sourcing local and seasonal food couldn’t be easier. Get to know your local supermarkets, local greengrocers, fishmongers, butchers and farmers’ markets. Local and in-season produce is easy to find when you know how, and there is a wide range of produce to suit all tastes and budgets.

For more tips, recipes and further information on Happier Mealtimes visit: