My colleagues and I are currently working on a project called SINFO. The overall purpose of the project is to gain a better understanding of social innovation in food provision and think about how we could enable practical innovations towards sustainable food production and consumption in Latvia. One of the first things we did, whilst still working on the conceptual framework, was to create a database of sorts of all the initiatives in Latvia that are related to food in general and more sustainable approaches to consumption and distribution in particular. One of the initiatives we looked at is the internet platform svaigi.lv.
I thought that I would simply tell a quick story about my experience of purchasing food from svaigi.lv, but other recent experiences made me rethink my narrow focus. l wrote a blog entry in an attempt to reconstruct my thinking and tell you a story of how engagement with sustainable food provision initiatives may depend upon rethinking our relationship with food procurement and consumption, and perhaps alter our everyday habits.
You can find the full story here.