Digin is a community owned greengrocers shop operated by Bruntsfield Community Greengrocers (BCG), a community benefit cooperative. BCG was established in August 2013 and launched a share issues later that year to raise funds to open the shop. £30,000 was raised through the sale of £25 shares to members of the community which enabled us to secure a lease on shop premises in the Bruntsfield high street, refit the shop, purchase initial stock and hire a shop manager. The shop, Digin, opened on 1 May 2014. We now have some 300 members of the coop.
The shop is open six days per week selling fresh fruit and vegetables, local eggs, organic milk and other dairy products, local artisan bread as well as a range of dry and speciality products and wholefoods. We source local and organic fruit and vegetables when possible with regular suppliers including East Coast Organics (Eat Lothian), Pittormie Farm (Fife) Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes (Northumberland) and Organic North. During the summer months we are also able to buy from the Cyrenians Farm and Gorgie City Farm. Our non-organic fresh produce comes from a local wholesaler and most dry goods from Green City Wholefoods. We welcome appropriate additions to our range from small local suppliers.