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.

Our aims:

    • Establish a greengrocer owned by the community, for the community
    • Provide a place to buy a wide selection of locally-sourced, seasonal and organic produce
    • Reconnect people with food producers and suppliers
    • Provide a community hub and resources for Portobello residents
    • Work within the community to develop connections with local schools, groups and volunteers
    • Support local traders by filling a gap in the high street to offer a full range of local grocery shopping
    • Encourage everyone to celebrate a love of good food
    • Contribute towards Edinburgh’s aim to become a sustainable food city