East lothian roots & fruits

Making fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible

EL Roots & Fruits


East Lothian Roots and Fruits project aims to make fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible. To improve on current services, which tackle poverty and health in the East Lothian region.

The organisation currently carries out a wide range of services which include:

Weekly fruit & veg box deliveries | A delivery service to housebound, disabled and isolated people who are unable to access our food co-ops | Cookery workshops | Health promotion sessions


Mobile shop selling fresh produce to people in the communities of East Lothian, making fresh produce affordable and accessible.

Cookery workshops

Cookery workshops for people of all ages, living in East Lothian, who have little or no cooking skills.

Health promotion

Health promotion workshops and presentations in schools, nurseries and community groups, helping people understand the importance of a healthy balanced diet and how it can be achieved.

Easter holidays

Activities for children throughout the school holidays.

Supply of fruit

Supply of fruit to schools, nurseries, playgroups, after school clubs, community cafes etc for healthy snacks or for sale in tuck shops.


Community foodbank larder – giving the community direct access to the foodbank (self referral).

weekly walking group

In partnership with “Walk with Scott” weekly walking group on Wednesdays. Starting from the East Lothian Roots & Fruits shop.

Red box project

Red box project – free sanitary products for women and young girls.


Every Monday, we release a list of boxes for the week. We deliver boxes free of charge throughout East Lothian, a great offer!

You can choose from a £5 or £10 box, and add extras to your order like eggs, bread and juice.

You can also ask for additional items / state non required items. If we have your requests in stock we’ll add them to your order.

If you’re not on Facebook we can take orders via email. See contact details below.



3a Main Street, Elphinstone, EH33 2LT


01875 612612


East Lothian Roots & Fruits project aims to make fruit and vegetables affordable and accessible. The project improves on current services, tackling poverty and health in the East Lothian region.