Category Archives: Food

Dare I say it … not long ’til Christmas!

The fun news is you can place orders with your favour­ite trader at the next Portobello Market, which is on Saturday 4th November, to be col­lec­ted on the 2nd December mar­ket.

The mar­ket is held in Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello, from 9.30am to 1.30am.

Check out the PEDAL web­site to see the full list of the traders attend­ing.

BG Cycles of Portobello is back on site, offer­ing a free check on that bicycle of yours, so bring it along and make sure it’s fit for winter rid­ing.

Please Like & Share our Facebook page, PortyMarket.

Next mar­ket is on Saturday 2nd December.

there is no mar­ket in January.

Apple Day

Apple Day at the Donkeyfield Community Orchard will be on Saturday October 28th 2 — 4.30PM.

Come and press apple juice, play games, enjoy the bon­fire — cel­eb­rate the apple year.

All wel­come.

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.