Food Waste Action Week

Published on: Mar 8, 2023

Food Waste Action Week

It's Food Waste Action Week. Growing Local have some tasty recipes to try at home

The 6th - 12th of March is Food Waste Action Week. Did you know that we waste 998,000 tonnes of food and drink in Scotland every year! The Scottish Government want to reduce food waste by 33% by 2025 and there are lots of ways to achieve this. Check out Love Food Hate Waste and Zero Waste Scotland for lots of handy tips. It is estimated that by reducing food waste, households could save up to £60 a month.

Growing Local held a couple of cookery workshops towards the end of the summer last year centred around reducing food waste and using up produce gluts. Below you can find the recipe cards that were created and download them to use yourself. 

Beetroot and Walnut Hummus

Broad Bean Hummus

Chocolate and Beetroot Brownies

Easy Flatbread

Fermented Vegetables


Sweet Courgette Cake

Vegetables preserved in olive oil

Veggie Croquettes