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Event Category: Farmers' Markets
Bute St is a lovely little street 5 minutes from South Ken tube. It’s full of great food shops and on Saturday the farmers’ market comes to town. Get there early if you want fresh south coast fish or shellfish from Christchurch Fish. Grab a free range sausage sandwich from The Parsons Nose, pick vegetables from Teds Veg, Perry Court Farm and Wild Country Organics. Look out for game in season, organic eggs from Rookery Farm, free range meat from Beatbush Farm, Fosse Meadows free range poultry and delicious bread, cakes and pastries from Olivier’s Bakery, Miriam’s Munchies and Artisan Foods.
Favourite Stall winner 2019:
What’s in season; Root veg in January, wild garlic in March, asparagus and strawberries in May, peas in June, cherries in July, apples and plums from August, corn in September, game in October, celery in November, turkeys in December!Established:June 2009Opening times:Every Saturday 9am-2pmNearest cash point:South Kensington tube station and surrounding banksCard payments:Some stallholders accept card payments, do ask at marketParking:
Harrington Road car parkOther info:Please note that not all stalls attend weekly. Don’t miss the lovely ice cream shop in Bute Street. Tie in a visit to one of the museums. This is a street market, so well behaved dogs are very welcome
Run by London Farmer’s Markets
London Farmers’ Markets opened its first market in 1999 In Islington, the first pioneering farmers’ market in the capital. Currently around 200 farmers and food producers sell at over 20 weekly farmers’ markets.
What do we do?
We’re in London, we love local food and we run farmers’ markets. We are at markets every week helping the stalls set up and do everything from farm inspections to promtion and marketing. We enable farmers to sell their products direct to the consumer so that they get a fair price for their work.
We Aim to:
- Increase farm incomes.
- Open more farmers’ markets in London; if you have a site please get in touch.
- Provide high quality local and seasonal foods to urban communities.
- Encourage sustainable methods of food production.
- Support traditional animal breeds and heritage fruit and vegetable varieties.
- Encourage Londoners of all ages to take an interest in food production and rural issues. Share the joys of seasonal eating and learning more about where your food comes from.
- Advise farmers about what to sell, how to market local produce and help to improve standards of presentation and food hygiene.
- Put you in direct contact with the farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers who make your food.
- Turn car parks, school playgrounds and town squares into vibrant fun communities where you can meet your neighbours, swap recipes and fill your shopping baskets.
- Keep you cooking with real ingredients to ensure that you and your children have cooking skills you can use for the rest of your lives.