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Following the closure of Portobello’s last dedicated Greengrocers shop, a group of local residents have got together to try and open a community run, co-operative store selling fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Portobello Community Greengrocer plans to establish a community-owned greengrocer at the heart of the community, providing local residents and visitors with the opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables (locally-sourced and organic where possible). Portobello Community Greengrocer aims to strengthen community spirit and reconnect Portobello people with the food they buy, cook and eat every day. We are committed to providing the community with a more sustainable way to feed their families, contributing towards the vision of Edinburgh as a leading sustainable food city of the future, and strengthening our local economy.

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Project Update

Yesterday saw us take a stall at our third Portobello Market in Brighton Park. Whilst the weather and various other events conspired to keep the number of visitors down, we nonetheless sold almost all of our fresh, loose, seasonal produce. More importantly to us though, we were delighted that everyone we spoke to was very supportive …

Meanwhile…

Our project is all about reinstating a traditional Greengrocer’s shop on Portobello High Street, but while we wait for suitable premises to become available*, we are continuing with our very popular stall at the monthly market in Brighton Park. The next market is on Saturday 3rd November and our planning is already underway. There’s lots …

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Get in touch with us, with any comments you may have, offers of support, to donate or to volunteer. Email us at hello@portobellocg.org.uk or click here to message us directly.

Remember… Greengrocers don’t do Spam…