The first Portobello Organic Market took place on a very sunny Saturday 4th September. Over a period of four hours, more than one thousand people descended on Brighton Park to buy lovely local and organic food, drink and crafts. Initial feedback from several local traders suggests that the event had a very positive effect on High Street businesses too.
The market was officially opened with a short speech and ribbon cutting by Councillor Tom Buchanan, Convenor of Economic Development at City of Edinburgh Council.
The market will continue to run on the first Saturday of every month, from 10am to 2pm in Brighton Park. We are looking to ensure future events reflect the feedback we have received — in particular we aim to change the layout of stalls to reduce crowding, and to have a wider range of produce for sale as well as stalls selling teas/coffees and hot and cold snacks.