Category Archives: Food

Portobello Market, Saturday 6th May

A chilly start to spring but there’s always a warm welcome at the Portobello Market. The next one is on Saturday 6th May. Gates open at 9.30am and the market runs until 1.30pm in Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello.

Pop over to the market page to see the full list of 25 traders attending.

Please Like & Share our Facebook page, PortyMarket.

Next market is on Saturday 3rd June.

Apple Day

Apple Day at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard will be on Saturday October 29th 2 – 5PM.

Come and press apple juice, play games, enjoy the bonfire, sing songs – celebrate the apple year. Singing for children (with an adult) at 2.30-3.00;
Singing for adults 3.30-4.30 – led by Jane Lewis of Portobello Community Choir.

All welcome – and please ignore the message created by Facebook that says you need a ticket – you don’t!

Squeezing apple juice

 

Wassail

Come and join the Apple Wassail at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Sat 23rd January 2-4pmWassailing

January is tra­di­tion­ally the time for singing rowdy songs in orch­ards to cel­eb­rate the har­vest from the pre­vi­ous year, chase away evil spir­its and so ensure a good crop in the com­ing sea­son.  Please bring noise mak­ing equip­ment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spir­its that may be lurk­ing… Come and drink spiced apple juice and sing round the bonfire. All welcome!

This year the was­sail­ing songs will be taught at Portobello Community Choir ses­sions  — Weds even­ings on  13th and 20th January 7.15 – 9.15pm at Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 189 Portobello High St.  £6/4 con­ces­sions. All wel­come (you do not need to be a mem­ber of the choir to attend these was­sail­ing ses­sions) — songs will be taught by ear so no singing exper­i­ence or abil­ity to read music required.  Children and young people wel­come provid­ing they are able to con­cen­trate and join in.

Apple Day 24th October 2015

applesSeason of mists and mellow fruitfulness…PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town will hold its sixth Apple Day on Saturday 24 October from 2-4.30 pm at the community orchard, Brunstane Road South.

We will be pressing apples to make juice so please bring along some apples if you can and an empty bottle so you can take some home with you. We’ll be tasting some apples you may never have heard of and picking the crab apples that are just ripening. There will also be tea, coffee and home baking and sales of local apple juice, jam and chutney. We’ll have a fire to keep us warm and for your entertainment there will be games and music.

We hope you will come along and join us for an afternoon of fun at this celebration of nature’s abundance.

Wassail

Come and join the Apple Wassail at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard on Sat 24th January 2-4pm

January is tra­di­tion­ally the time for singing rowdy songs in orch­ards to cel­eb­rate the har­vest from the pre­vi­ous year, chase away evil spir­its and so ensure a good crop in the com­ing sea­son.  Please bring noise mak­ing equip­ment (drums, whistles, pans), bread to hang on the trees, apple juice to soak the bread in, and wear scary clothes if you wish, to scare away any evil spir­its that may be lurk­ing… Come and drink spiced apple juice and sing round the bonfire. All welcome!

This year the was­sail­ing songs will be taught at Portobello Community Choir ses­sions  — Weds even­ings on 7th, 14th and 21st January 7.15 – 9.30pm at Portobello Baptist Church Hall, 189 Portobello High St.  £6/4 con­ces­sions. All wel­come (you do not need to be a mem­ber of the choir to attend these was­sail­ing ses­sions) — songs will be taught by ear so no singing exper­i­ence or abil­ity to read music required.  Children and young people wel­come provid­ing they are able to con­cen­trate and join in.

Apple Day: Saturday 25th October 2.00pm till 4.30pm at the Orchard

Hello, it is time for Apple Day…

Squeezing apple juiceJoin us at the Community Orchard
Saturday 25th October
2.00pm till 4.30pm

Everyone Welcome!

Apple pressing (Please bring apples if you have plenty to spare and a bottle to take some juice home).

There will be:

  • Apple tasting, games and crafts – if you have your own home grown Portobello apples please bring an example to show us.
  • Apple juice & jams for sale
  • Refreshments and home baking – we would be grateful for any contributions of home baking, preserves and help but more important: Come along and have fun.

applesBRUNSTANE ROAD SOUTH, GILBERSTOUN, JUST OPPOSITE BRUNSTANE STATION.

Electric Bungalow Community Garden

NOTE FROM BATH STREET COMMUNITY GARDEN

Members of the Electric Bungalow Community Garden would like to thank the wider community in Portobello for all their support and encouragement after the garden on Bath Street was bulldozed last Thursday.

bath st memorial

Please feel free to drop by and add something (perhaps draw a flower on the pavement, weave cloth or wool into the fence) to add to our memorial just outside.

The group is considering our next steps and will post plans on the facebook group and the PEDAL website in due course.

Busking Bike at the market on the 5th April

In collaboration with the Science Festival, we’re very pleased to welcome the Busking Bike, who’ll be with us the whole morning.  With mind-boggling experiments and dazzling science demos, Busking Bikes take street performance to a whole new level. Find out all about the latest developments in Scottish science and witness explosions, weirdness and plenty of mess.  

Wassailing cancelled due to persistent rain

We have reluctantly just decided to cancel the wassailing today due to the weather. Sorry! – and we hope you see this in time. We didn’t think it would be much fun for a few die-hards to be singing in the rain and that it wouldn’t achieve the purpose of getting folk together for a nice community event and encouraging more folk to come to the orchard. But we do hope to re-arrange and will keep you posted.

We have had two energetic singing workshops to learn the wassail songs – including one with young people at Woodcraft last night – so there is a band of great wassailers ready to go. 

Wassail singing workshop

There will be a singing workshop to learn some traditional and some new wassailing songs for the PEDAL wassail on Wednesday 15th January at 7.00-9.00pm at 7 Rosefield Avenue.  Cost £5 per person to raise money for the orchard.  All welcome – songs will be taught by ear so no singing experience or ability to read music required.  Children and young people welcome providing they are able to concentrate and join in. Please contact Jane Lewis if you wish to come.