Penicuik Storehouse will be a Community Food Market with Cafe and Bakery
Penicuik Storehouse is a new community project and social enterprise especially relevant for Penicuik to help bring local food business back to the High Street. We are currently renovating the former Scotmid / Nickel & Dime premises on the High Street which will provide a world class facility for Scotland.
The Penicuik Storehouse will be opening a bakery on the ground retail floor which will mean real locally made bread.
On the upper community floor we will have a community space to provide a home for local events. On the upper floor there will also be a Fairer Food Kitchen so we can share food skills. A Fairer Food Store will ensure that participants can pay what they can for good food; and finally, the Fairer Food Tea Room so participants, volunteers and staff can celebrate by eating together.
Penicuik Storehouse is currently running community meals on Tuesdays in St James the Less Church Hall (top of Broomhill Road, just 5 mins walk from Penicuik High Street) until our community floor is completed, so please come and join us for this happy get-together preparing and eating food (no charge, but donations are welcome from those who can manage). While the meal takes place on almost every Tuesdays please make sure by checking our NEWS page for updates.
Our large community events room with a capacity for 60 will be a bright, centrally located space, yet affordable. In addition we will be offering catering for events in the space which will again support local food businesses and our social enterprise.
Penicuik Storehouse is owned by shareholders who are friends and members of the local community. The project is run by the management committee on our behalf.
The Food Market will include cut price organic dried goods, which won’t cost us the earth (literally!).
Most of all we hope to bring the heart back into Penicuik town centre through good food and community events.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Community Meal at St James the Less Church right now! and to the Community Food Market with Cafe Bakery in the future, so we can build our food community together.
More info can be found on the old Storehouse website HERE
If the food doesn’t warm you up the banter will 💕💙
If you've never tried the Storehouse Community Meal at St James the Less church hall on a Tuesday, do think about it! Fully trained chef, nice community atmosphere, clean and comfortable temporary venue (until the Storehouse building opens). The food is generously donated from The Lost Garden, Whitmuir Farm, and Tesco and Costco within the previous 24 hours max. All food hygiene rules are strictly adhered to (we have at least three regular volunteers with food hygiene qualifications). All are welcome! there is no charge at all - but donations from those who can manage are welcome. They go towards the cost of consumables and any fresh ingredient that is needed on the day.
The company is good and the food is........Scrumptious!!
This morning’s catch up front left round
June, Martin, Tommy, Roger, Derek and Neville 😊