We Love Local – Our Top 5 Farmers’ Markets
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by
Summer is full swing! Why not swap your grocery shop out with a visit to your local farmers’ market? Enjoy the sun while picking up some deliciously fresh produce at the same time. Here is a list of some of the best farmers' markets in D&G land.
South Kensington Farmers’ Market
Taking place every Saturday morning in London’s Bute Street, the South Kensington Farmers’ Market has become one of the area’s premier destinations for foodies. A favourite with locals, the market has something for everyone’s tastes, including traditional sausages from Parsons Nose, fresh fish from Les Lawrence's day boats on the South coast and a great array of soft fruit in the summertime. The road is closed off to traffic while the market is running, so kids and dogs are welcome! It is also FARMA approved, meaning all produce on the market has been grown, raised or caught directly from the nursery, farm or fisherman themselves.
Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market
Set in the leafy Orange Square, Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market is just a stone’s throw from Sloane Square on the borders of Belgravia and Pimlico. It caters for the local residents every Saturday morning, with an array of deliciously fresh food, flowers and more available. There are a range of stalls lining the market, including Eden Farm's organic vegetables and fresh fruit from Chegworth Valley, David Jennings' fresh seafood from the East Anglian coast, and the award winning sausages from Ambrose Farm! Again, dogs are welcome, so be sure to get everyone down!
Balham Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday, Chestnut Grove School in Balham plays host to the Balham Farmers' Market. Super close to Balham station, the market is easy to get to, even for those not local to the area. Stock the pantry with scrumptious organic fruit, juices, vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs, honey, bread, or check out their hot food stalls with hot dogs and hamburgers for a great day out for the whole family.
Notting Hill Famers’ Market
This long running market is one of Notting Hill’s best kept secrets. Tucked away behind the station, the market has been running weekly since 1999, with a dedicated following of shoppers who attend each and every week to pick up their produce. Find fresh milk, cream, yogurt, cheese, fruit and more, straight from the farm! If you don’t already frequent this market, we suggest you join the other locals who are already fans, for some farm fresh goodness!
West Hill Farmers’ Market
Serving the residents of East Putney, Wandsworth and Southfields, West Hill Farmers’ Market has something for everyone. With loads of place for children to play, it makes for the perfect family outing – letting you shop while the kids keep themselves occupied! The market has a massive selection of seasonal produce from strawberries to free range poultry, eggs, dairy produce, freshly picked veg and salads, free range and organic meat, fresh juice, plants and herbs, fresh bread and so much more. Taking place every Sunday between 10am-2pm at West Hill Primary School.