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About Us

Our Mission

– To increase access to local, sustainable and good food.

– To increase community wealth through supporting a local economy to increase resilience of local producers.

– To increase availability of climate friendly jobs and volunteer opportunities.

– To provide educational opportunities to partner with schools to promote where our food comes from.

– To make a positive impact on food poverty through donations to local community larder and food bank.

Our Vision

At the Galloway Food Hub, we are passionate about delicious, healthy, real food, produced in a way that is economically fair for all and has an impact on improving the current food system and wider environment.

We aim to provide:

  • Climate and nature-friendly food.
  • Supporting small local businesses.
  • A fair and transparent system for all.
  • Connecting people to the source of their food.
  • Enabling rural access to good food.
  • Access to good food education and information.

Meet The Team

Lesley Atkins

Lesley is very enthusiastic about good food and drink, having gained a wealth of knowledge in a variety of food businesses, working in new product development, sales and marketing roles. She now uses that knowledge as a health coach to educate people, and help them make changes using the power of real food for serious health benefits. As Coordinator for the Galloway Food Hub, Lesley champions a network of growers, farmers and makers of ecologically produced good food in the Galloway region, helping them to build a workable, online food hub to create a circular economy around food in the local community.

Tamsin Geddes

Tamsin is an experienced administrator and event coordinator and has worked within cooperatives and charitable organisations for many years. She is passionate about food, nutrition and health and the environment. She has a particular interest in how ecologically produced, good local food can support individual and community health on all levels. Tamsin lives in Dumfries and Galloway and has a strong connection to the area and her local community. She is mum to two young people, teaches yoga and can often be found exploring the land, lochs and beaches of Galloway.

Amy Fowler

Amy supports the Food Hub with finance and marketing and is based in Dalry. She is also a yoga teacher, mum to two young children, and a food lover. Amy loves to cook and grow her own produce and is inspired by the Food Hub's mission to improve rural access to good food.