Very excited to report that Enroot will be serving dinner during August at a ‘pop-up’ location on Holyrood Road
If you’ve not heard of them yet then listen up….
This past Spring, a group of chefs, artists, and activists dedicated to sustaining small scale farming in the U.K., came together to form the Enroot Collective. Enroot is a traveling, grassroots venture that hosts farmtotable events in collaboration with local farmers and businesses alike. The Enroot team strongly believes that there is an ever increasing disconnect, between the food people eat and the farmers who produce it. Enroot’s goal is to bridge this widening gap between producers and consumers by removing the barriers separating them. The Enroot team has just concluded a two month trip across the UK visiting various dairy, arable and pastoral farms, filming a minidocumentary and culminating their research with a series of dinners held on farmland, out in the field.
During the month of August, Enroot have already hosted events at Cockburn Farm in Balerno, a former dairy farm, and next weekend will be hosting events at Henderson’s new Cafe & Deli on Holyrood Road. The team will provide food that has been carefully sourced from local farms located near the outskirts of Edinburgh with an emphasis on a few struggling dairy farms that are left, in an effort to produce a menu that reflects seasonal produce.
Guests at the events will enjoy not only their locally conscious menu, but will also enjoy the company of farmers, fishermen, butchers, chefs, and various other tradesmen that Enroot have invited to eat and speak to a community of people who may not have been given an opportunity for open dialogue regarding the plight of British farming as it stands today.
The Enroot collective was cofounded by Edinburgh born Angus Buchanan Smith and his good friend DeVonn Francis. The two met at The Cooper Union College in New York and both have deep ties to food and farming. Angus grew up on Cockburn Farm Dairy, located just outside Edinburgh. He was deeply affected by the closure of the Dairy in 2003, due to collapse of the dairy market in the UK. He has since become and advocate for small-scale famring along with his brother Charlie. DeVonn grew up working in his father’s restaurant and is a chef who will be crafting Enroot’s menus for the dinners.
This weekend find Enroot at:
Henderson’s Cafe and Deli
67 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
Google map link HERE
August 21st, 22nd and 23rd – tickets HERE
And for all the social stuff you can find them….