Porty Podcast

130 Portobello Community Greengrocer

July 13, 2019
Porty Podcast
130 Portobello Community Greengrocer
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Porty Podcast
130 Portobello Community Greengrocer
Jul 13, 2019
David Calder, Charlie Cavaye
The progress being made towards a community greengrocer for Portobello
Show Notes

Anyone who’s been to the monthly market in Brighton Park will have seen the stall run by the Greengrocer Project. Yes, they have fruit and veg to sell – but their main reason for being there is to keep up the profile for their longer-term ambition – to set up a shop. Their model is across on the other side of town, in Bruntsfield. It’s a community greengrocer called ‘Dig In’ which is now running successfully, although it took some time to become established. By a curious turn of fate, Karen Mackay, owner of ‘Cahoots’ on Porty High Street, had been involved in the development of that and wondered if a similar project could work here. She felt there was a need after both ‘Banana Republic’ and ‘Earthy’ closed in quick succession. The idea for a Portobello Community Greengrocer caught on – but it’s not progressed as fast as many had hoped. David Calder spoke to its spokesman Charlie Cavaye about the project and its objectives.

http://portobellocg.org.uk/

 



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