A PROPOSED NEW BAKERY,
INDOOR MARKET AND LOST GARDEN FOOD HALL
CAFÉ, MEETING PLACE, PROVISIONS CASH AND CARRY, COMMUNITY SHOP
being formed with the moral support of
and the active participation and support of
GREEN CITY WHOLEFOODS
This Penicuik local Bakery, Foodshop, Cafe and Indoor Market in the High Street is proposed as a local Benefit Co-operative to be funded by Public Share Issue
Our proposal is for a high quality community-run bakery and café, supplying cheese, local meat, greengrocery and provisions with training opportunities in the in the old Nickel&Dime store in the heart of penicuik town centre. The project is being developed by a group of penicuik trust & lost garden volunteers with relevant experience and advice. The planning team includes paul hayes, roger kelly, colum beagan, jill sales, melanie dunbar, shuna anderson, judit lengyel and derek mair. We aim to secure premises and staff and to open our doors in September 2015.
The enterprise will make the most of local food links, supplying bread cakes and savouries from our inhouse kitchens, fresh fruit and vegetables from the Lost Garden of Penicuik and other trusted suppliers , provisions from the 25 years of experience of the volunteer-run Saturday market at Valleyfield House and existing partners like Breadshare, Whitmuir, Green City, East Coast Organics and the Secret Herb Garden. Like VH, our aim is to be as affordable and organic as we possibly can. This will be a town centre business trading every day. Training and experience-building and creating a centre of inexpensive community food excellence are at the heart of our business plan.
Inspired by Penicuik’s co-operative history and the town centre’s undoubted attractions as a marketplace, we aim to create a new enterprise that wll be self-sustaining and permanent. The Trust has a good track record in creating new ventures made to last-Saturday Open House, Sunday Cinema, the Lost Garden, the Pen-y-coe Press. We are planning this one as a community interest co-operative funded by share issue with advice from community shares scotland, creating a community-owned social enterprise along the lines of the Dunbar Bakery, Bruntsfield’s Dig-In, and Harlaw community hydro.
More details about the business and the share issue are ready now,
See them by clicking here: PENICUIK STOREHOUSE