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Job opportunity: Co-ordinator, Portobello Market

This is an excit­ing oppor­tun­ity to play a key role in grow­ing the loc­al food and craft eco­nomy in Portobello by over­see­ing the pro­mo­tion of Portobello’s monthly mar­ket, and ensur­ing it’s growth and sus­tain­ab­il­ity into the future.  The role is var­ied in nature and would suit someone with skills and exper­i­ence in mar­ket­ing, retail, basic book-keep­ing, admin­is­tra­tion and work­ing with volun­teers. Candidates should also have a pas­sion for loc­al / organ­ic food and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment.

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will be con­trac­ted on a self-employed basis.

Hours of work: 14 hours per month

Wage: £100 (gross) per month on a self-employed basis, plus 15% share of profits (after run­ning costs) paid monthly.

Download the job descrip­tion with per­son spe­cific­a­tion below:

PEDAL Market Coordinator

To be con­sidered for this con­tract, please sub­mit your CV and a cov­er­ing let­ter explain­ing why you want this role and what skills and exper­i­ence you would bring to it, to:

Neil Woodward
Company Secretary
PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town
23A Bath Street
Edinburgh
EH14 1TJ

Alternatively you can send them by e-mail to market@pedal-porty.org.uk

Applications should be received no later than 5pm on Thursday 22nd December.

You should be avail­able for inter­view on Friday 13th January 2012 and able to start work imme­di­ately in order to co-ordin­ate the mar­ket on Saturday 4th February 2012.

Portobello Christmas Market, this Saturday 3rd December

This Saturday, 3rd December, is Portobello Market day! In addi­tion to our reg­u­lar stalls selling mouth-water­ing loc­ally-pro­duced and sea­son­al food, and loc­al and upcycled crafts, this month we’ll have:

  • Porty tapas traders Malvarosa selling hot and cold Spanish spe­cial­ties
  • The choirs of St Martin’s and Portobello Baptist Churches singing Christmas car­ols to get you into a fest­ive mood, and
  • We’ll be offer­ing a Christmas Hamper (worth around £100) full of mar­ket good­ies as top prize in our Christmas stall trail com­pet­i­tion.

And at the PEDAL stall we’ll be launch­ing our new energy sav­ing advice book­let to help you keep cosy this winter while sav­ing money and energy. Snap up your free copy while stocks last!

Where: Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello

When: 9.30am  —  1.30pm

A full list of stall­hold­ers for 3rd December is avail­able from our mar­ket page.

 

Portobello Organic Market November 2011

Stalls for 5th November will be:

Whitmuir Organics — farm-made organ­ic ter­rine, pate, cooked ham, beef, bacon, quiche, veget­ables, eggs and hot soup. They will also have bread rolls from their new com­munity-sup­por­ted bakery

The Pea Green Boat — Scotch eggs (meat and veget­ari­an), cheese bis­cuits, saus­age rolls, unusu­al pre­serves, and tra­di­tion­al hand­made crepe paper christ­mas crack­ers

Fare — beau­ti­ful ready-to-cook organ­ic meals and Christmas pud­dings

Wood N Menagerie — wooden gifts, orna­ments and toys hand craf­ted from join­ery off-cuts and oth­er recycled mater­i­als

Temptations — hand baked cakes, slices and oth­er treats

Caurnie Soap — artis­an soap pro­du­cers

Cramond Bramble — deli­cious fudge

Let Them Eat Cake — freshly baked treats

Harajuku Kitchen — fresh Japanese style noodles and sushi

Burgh Bakes — hand made marsh­mal­lows in a range of fla­vours

Maureen Welsh Jams — field fresh jams and chut­neys

Patisserie Jacob — fresh breads plus savoury and sweet pastries

Windsheil Farm — organ­ic reared meats includ­ing saus­ages, joints and cold cuts, plus eggs

SuperNature Oil — loc­al cold-pressed rape­seed oil

Man With Fire — BBQ meats and veg­gie snacks

Pop In Cafe — bak­ing, honey, soup and hot drinks

Made in Portobello — hand made gifts inspired by loc­al scenery

Oxenfoord Organics — fresh sea­sonal fruit & veget­ables, plus jams and chut­neys

GA Thomson — fresh fish in sea­son, plus smoked fish and shell­fish

Blackmount Organics — organ­ic meats and pies fresh from the farm

Amnesty International — loc­al con­tacts offer­ing inform­a­tion on the inter­na­tional body respect­ing human rights

PEDAL — Portobello Transition Town — your loc­al trans­ition ini­ti­at­ive offer­ing inform­a­tion on low car­bon liv­ing, loc­al pro­jects you can get involved in, plus Porty branded t-shirts for sale (two designs, ‘I Love Porty’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’).

Changeworks Zero Waste volun­teers will be on hand to give you free friendly advice on how to cut our waste

And Portobello Swim Centre will be pro­mot­ing mem­ber­ship deals that can help you cut your waist.

Remember, Remember the 5th of November …

… because it’s Portobello Organic Market day! In addi­tion to all your reg­u­lar stalls selling mouth-water­ing sea­son­al and organ­ic food, plus loc­al and up-cycled arts and crafts, we have six new traders attend­ing this month:

Whitmuir Organics offer loc­al farm-made organ­ic ter­rine, pate, cooked ham, beef, bacon, quiche, veget­ables, and eggs. They will also have bread rolls from their new com­munity-sup­por­ted bakery;

Maddy Corbin will be selling Scotch eggs (meat and veget­ari­an), cheese bis­cuits, saus­age rolls, unusu­al pre­serves, and tra­di­tion­al hand­made crepe paper christ­mas crack­ers;

Fare will be on site selling beau­ti­ful ready-to-cook organ­ic meals and Christmas pud­dings this month;

Wood N Menagerie pro­duce wooden gifts, orna­ments and toys hand craf­ted from join­ery off-cuts and oth­er recycled mater­i­als;

Changeworks Zero Waste volun­teers will be on hand to give you free friendly advice on how to reduce your waste;

And Portobello Swim Centre will be pro­mot­ing mem­ber­ship deals that can help you reduce your waist.

At the PEDAL stall we’ll be selling our Porty branded t-shirts (two designs, ‘I Love Porty’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’). Various col­ours and sizes are avail­able.

Where: Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello

When: 9.30am  —  1.30pm

Full list of stall­hold­ers for November 5th.

Portobello Organic Market — this Saturday 1st October

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, so that means its mar­ket day! Come along to Brigthon Park to get your mouth-water­ing loc­ally pro­duced, sea­son­al and organ­ic food, plus loc­al and up-cycled arts and crafts.

We now have a range of stalls selling hot food and drinks, so why not bring friends or fam­ily and make a day of it? And in addi­tion to all our reg­u­lar traders, this Saturday we’ll have Arran Cheeses on site, provid­ing the per­fect accom­pani­ment to chut­neys from reg­u­lar stall­hold­ers Maureen Welsh or Oxenfoord Organics.

At the PEDAL stall we’ll be selling our Porty branded t-shirts (two designs, ‘I Love Porty’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’). Various col­ours and sizes are avail­able.

Where: Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello

When: 9.30am — 1.30pm

Full list of stall­holders for October 1st.

Blasda film screenings and picnic at 1st Anniversary of Portobello Organic Market

Saturday 3rd of September will be the first anniversary of Porty Organic Market. To cel­eb­rate, PEDAL have a great pro­gramme of fund food related events to serve up at Brighton Park!

In asso­ci­ation with Take One Action and Woodcraft folk, we’ll kick off at 10.30 with a pro­gramme of short films on loc­al food.  Hear about the future of farm­ing, about how to keep chick­ens in your back­yard and about how loc­al com­munit­ies are grow­ing their own all over the UK.  Try out the cycle-powered ‘Guerilla Cinema’ in our lovely yurt — and make your own energy in the Powerpod.

At 12.30 we’re invit­ing you to join us in a loc­al food pic­nic.  Bring food you’ve grown or made — or buy some at the mar­ket — for a relaxed and soci­able out­door lunch.  This event is one of 12 loc­al food cel­eb­ra­tions in urb­an and rur­al com­munit­ies across Scotland being held as part of the Blasda Food Feast (Blasda is gael­ic for ‘tasty’). See www.blasda.org.uk for more.

See you there!

ToxMe at Portobello Organic Market, 3rd September

Come along at 10 am on Saturday 3 September to Brighton Park to cel­eb­rate the 1st anniversary of the Portobello Organic Market and also to take part in a major human art install­a­tion!

On Saturday 3rd September Portobello Organic Market will cel­eb­rate its first birth­day.

At the same time in Brighton Park there will be a human art install­a­tion, ToxMe, cre­ated by vis­it­ing Italian artist Federico Calo’ in which every­one is invited to par­ti­cip­ate.  This event is part of Big Things on the Beach’s Public Art Fest, which takes place in Portobello from 27 August — 3 September — see www.bigthingsonthebeach.org.uk for full details.

Toxme, Portobello is a human install­a­tion cre­ated by Federico Calo’.  The idea is born from a very simple real­ity: every year, each one of us con­sumes almost six kilos of addit­ives con­tained in food, but tox­icity also includes noise, urb­an anger, envir­on­ment­al pol­lu­tion, intel­lec­tu­al con­di­tion­ing and the dis­tor­tion of our per­son­al right to exer­cise and express freely what we really think.  The aim of ToxMe is to bring this real­ity into pub­lic aware­ness through the medi­um of pub­lic art. Federico Calo’ works around Europe and dir­ectly involves loc­al people as volun­teers to real­ise his videos. Big Things on The Beach and Federico Calo’, are recruit­ing loc­al volun­teers who want to take part in this ground­break­ing pub­lic event.

The jux­ta­pos­i­tion of this event with the Organic Market will demon­strate, by provid­ing a sharp con­trast between ToxMe and the mar­ket, that we are not pass­ive con­sumers of tox­icity but that rather, through the Transition Movement and the loc­al ini­ti­at­ives in Portobello designed to fight cli­mate change, we are facing the chal­lenge head-on to cre­ate a pos­it­ive and life-affirm­ing way of deal­ing with these issues.

This is a unique oppor­tun­ity to get involved in a his­tor­ic hap­pen­ing in Portobello and we hope you will join in.  To register your interest in this event, please e-mail enquiries@bigthingsonthebeach (put ‘ToxMe’ in the sub­ject line).

See you there!

Exciting dates for your diary!

Saturday Aug 27th 2−30−4.30 — Local Currency Event

Join us at Old Parish Church Hall, Belfield Street, to dis­cuss how to get an Edinburgh-wide loc­al cur­rency in place by this time next year (for more inform­a­tion, scroll down to the earli­er post on the sub­ject).

Saturday Sept 3rd — Next Organic Market in Brighton Park

This will be the 1st anniversary of the mar­ket and — as well as the won­der­ful stalls — will include:

- a series of brief inspir­ing films from 10.30 and an organ­ic pic­nic (bring your own food or buy at the mar­ket) from 12.30 as PEDAL becomes one of 12 com­munit­ies across Scotland host­ing a ‘Blasta’ event cel­eb­rat­ing Local Food. (Blasta is Gaelic for ‘tasty’).

- a Big Things On The Beach pub­lic art event from 10 called TOXME which you are invited to par­ti­cip­ate in, an event which high­lights the tox­ic chem­ic­als we are exposed to in our daily foods and lives.

Sunday Sept 4th — POD’s Portobello Village Fair (2−5)

As well as con­trib­ut­ing to the light-hearted home grown veget­ables com­pet­i­tion, PEDAL will have  two stalls: one for the Orchard and bee keep­ing group, and one to enable people to ask ques­tions about our pro­posed com­munity-owned Turbine.

Saturday Sept 24th — Car Free Day (set off at 2)

- Meet at 2pm at the Cake Stand at the bot­tom of Marlborough Street to cycle along the Prom to the beach below the pro­posed Turbine site at Seafield, or join  us at the orch­ard any­time after 10 for the monthly work day and Equinox cel­eb­ra­tions and then cycle down to join every­one for the 2pm start.

- This year kids are going to need to per­suade their par­ents to help them dress up their bike before­hand, and we will be encour­aging row­ers, canoests and sail­ors to join us in demon­strat­ing fossil fuel free travel! We may even stretch to a time tri­al: see­ing how well a car, a bike, a skate­board, a skiff do racing against each oth­er if none of them are fossil fueled!

Portobello Organic Market, Saturday 6th August

Don’t for­get this Saturday is the first Saturday of the month, so that means its mar­ket day! Come along to Brigthon Park to get your fant­ast­ic loc­ally pro­duced, sea­son­al and organ­ic food and crafts.

We now have a range stalls selling hot food and drinks, so why not come along with friends or fam­ily and make a day of it with a pic­nic in the park?

PEDAL will be selling our hot-off-the press t-shirts (two designs, ‘I Love Porty’ and ‘Home Sweet Home’) – this summer’s must have fash­ion items. Various col­ours and sizes are avail­able. More info and pho­tos.

Where: Brighton Park, Brighton Place, Portobello

When: 9.30am — 1.30pm

Full list of stall­hold­ers for August 6th.

Portobello Organic Market October 2011

Stalls for 1st October will be:

Temptations (hand baked cakes, slices and oth­er treats)

Caurnie Soap (artis­an soap pro­du­cers)

Cramond Bramble (deli­cious fudge)

Let Them Eat Cake (freshly baked treats)

Harajuku Kitchen (fresh Japanese style noodles and sushi)

Burgh Bakes (hand made marsh­mal­lows in a range of fla­vours)

Maureen Welsh Jams (field fresh jams and chut­neys)

Patisserie Jacob (fresh breads plus savoury and sweet pastries)

Windsheil Farm (organ­ic reared meats includ­ing saus­ages, joints and cold cuts, plus eggs)

Arran Cheese (wide range of cheeses includ­ing organ­ic, hard, fla­voured, goats and ewes milk cheese, plus qual­ity oat cakes)

SuperNature Oil (loc­al cold-pressed rape­seed oil)

Man With Fire (BBQ meats and veg­gie snacks)

Pop In Cafe (bak­ing, honey, soup and hot drinks)

Windmill Stump (unique lino prints)

Made in Portobello (hand made gifts inspired by loc­al scenery)

Bloom (hand knit­ted corsages, gifts and accessor­ies)

Oxenfoord Organics (fresh sea­son­al fruit & veget­ables, plus jams and chut­neys)

GA Thomson (fresh fish in sea­son, plus smoked fish and shell­fish)

Blackmount Organics (organ­ic meats and pies fresh from the farm)

Amnesty International (loc­al con­tacts offer­ing inform­a­tion on the inter­na­tion­al body respect­ing human rights)

PEDAL (your loc­al trans­ition ini­ti­at­ive offer­ing inform­a­tion on low car­bon liv­ing, loc­al pro­jects you can get involved in, plus Porty branded t-shirts for sale)