When you order delicious cakes and savoury items from The Larder’s Bakery in Livingston, the money you spend goes directly to helping families locally experiencing food poverty.
The bakery was set up at the end of last year by well-established local food and learning charity, The Larder, to provide an income stream that would help fund their training courses and Catalyst Kitchen project.
The Catalyst Kitchen makes high-quality freshly cooked meals and delivers them to local individuals and families affected by food insecurity. The vision is to provide choice, dignity and nutritious food – elements often not present in traditional food solutions.
People referred to the Catalyst Kitchen receive two high-quality, cooked meals per week, delivered to their door by volunteers, chilled and ready to reheat
People referred to the Catalyst Kitchen receive two high-quality, cooked meals per week, delivered to their door by volunteers, chilled and ready to reheat. The service has been described as “a lifeline,” “revolutionary,” “invaluable,” and “life-changing”. However, The Larder needs income streams to fund it, and they opened the bakery to provide one such income source.
All the cakes and savoury baking are handmade in Livingston by the Larder’s chefs, using fresh high quality ingredients which are sourced locally as much as possible. You get top quality cakes; beneficiaries of the Catalyst Kitchen get top quality dinners.
You get top quality cakes; beneficiaries of the Catalyst Kitchen get top quality dinners.
The bakery menu is refreshed regularly with monthly specials, but you can always buy regular favourites including: Salted caramel & tablet brownies, triple choc and vegan choc brownies and classic shortbread. Savoury favourites include haggis bonbons, veggie haggis bonbons and arancinis. Tea boxes with a selection of sweet and savoury items are also available.
The shop will be fitted out at their premises at Brucefield Industrial Estate in Livingston over the coming months. In the meantime, you can conveniently order online during the week and collect straight from their kitchen there on Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 6pm, and Saturdays 9am to 2pm. Your cakes are packaged in eco-friendly biodegradable and recyclable containers.
Visit shop.thelarder.org and feel good about every bite.
Enjoy local, handmade baking and help change lives for the better!
For more information visit www.thelarder.org
Published in Konect March 2022
Author: Helen-Jane Gisbourne