The Hearty Squirrel is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit food cooperative at the University of Edinburgh. We strive to provide local, organic and affordable food to students and staff, as well as a unique and informative experience for our volunteers. Cooperatives are an alternative to the profit-driven model of most major supermarkets. Hearty Squirrel is a great way to ensure you are supporting ethical suppliers.
We run a weekly stall on Thursdays at 11am-4pm where we sell veg bags from The Free Company, bread and other baked goods from Garvald Bakery, and a range of dried goods from Greencity Workers' Co-operative. Members also have the opportunity to place bulk orders with us. ´ Of course, procuring and supplying good food is not all we do at the Hearty Squirrel! Our goals also include educating on and promoting food sustainability at the university, creating a strong community of co-op members, and supporting other student groups and external organisations that align with our social and environmental values.
Sign up to our weekly newsletter to volunteer at out weekly stall, place food orders, and learn about any upcoming events!
We are completely run by volunteers, so we need YOU to get involved!