In the five and a half years since December 2011 Earthy has done much to make this previously unloved nondescript building on the Bridge at Canonmills in Edinburgh into a much loved Earthy.
We have fed and served thousands in this time, sharing with everyone that crossed the threshold or passed by, what Earthy is about. Good food sustainably produced and sociably shared.
Earthy has been thrilled and delighted with our time on the Bridge; celebrating community, seasonality, sustainability, creativity and believing in the fundamental importance of connection to where your food comes from. We believe in people who aspire to make life different. Earthy’s founding principles to shop better, eat well and live lightly remain at the forefront of everything we do.
Having said that, Earthy in its current form can’t go on. It is equally as important to know when to move on, and that all good things must come to an end. Five years in the restaurant trade is no mean feat. Earthy needs to consolidate, refocus, step back and engage differently.
Earthy Canonmills will close its doors at end of business hours on Sunday 3rd September 2017. Earthy is moving on.
Our two other premises at Windsor Place, Portobello and Ratcliffe Terrace, Causewayside are open and will remain open as usual, trading seven days a week, as they have been since 2010 and 2008 respectively. We look forward to seeing you there as we always have done.
The Earthy Central Kitchen and its team will relocate to our Portobello branch in a new and expanded incarnation.
Earthy will make food for sale and sell the best local seasonal and Organic produce through new channels,
Earthy would like to thank each and every customer, staff member, supplier and neighbour, both business and personal, that have worked with us, visited us, worked for us and supported us during our tenure on the Bridge. Notwithstanding Horatio the Heron who has sat atop the fridges and fences virtually every day, and the visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.
None of this would have been possible without you, from the day we opened our doors on that Good Friday in 2012. Thank you.
While we are sad about our departure, and believe that the world would be a darker and sadder place without the independent retailers, producers and restauranteurs, we see this as a positive move for Earthy and its future.
We look forward to a colourful and vibrant final few weeks on Canonmills Bridge during the Edinburgh Festival 2017, and welcome your visit to us before we move on.
Patricia & the Earthy team
19-21 Windsor Place