THE Clacks Good Food programme is launching an appeal for Wee County business to officially take their pledge and join their charter.

The food partnership aims to get as many organisations as possible to take the good food pledge and help boost Clackmannanshire’s food system.

The charter focuses on ways that business can change to make a difference – from switching suppliers to local producers to prioritising sustainability.

Stuart Guzinski, coordinator for Clacks Good Food, is hoping to meet with as many business owners as he can to promote the charter.

He said: “We’re keen to hear from the residents of Clacks.

“We want to find out what good food means to them and uncover ways we can celebrate and support great food projects locally.

“We can all make a difference, in our own way, to our local food system."

The first stop on Stuart’s tour of Clacks will be the Menstrie Community Garden on Tuesday, December 6 at 12pm.

“I can’t think of a more fitting place [to start]”, Stuart added. “Twenty years ago, it was a derelict plot. Today it is a vibrant community hub growing year-round food.

“It just goes to show what we can achieve.

“Join us for a bowl of seasonal leek and potato soup, with veg freshly harvested from the garden, and have a blether about what good food means to you.

“Your views will help inform the Clacks Good Food Plan.”

Those wishing to attend the Menstrie workshop can buy tickets on