With traditional food shops in decline in some parts of London, it seems that more Farmers’ markets have emerged around London lately. Fresh produce is supplied by groups of farmers, who grow their crops in the countryside. You will find most markets open at the weekend but fruits and vegetables are not the only items on display. There are other interesting goods as well. Here are 6 facts you probably didn’t know about Farmer’s markets:
1. Fresh produce
Great for buying fresh produce (including organic), at affordable prices.
2. The convenience of shopping locally
There might be a markets up your high street, so if you’re lucky, there probably isn’t the need to travel via car or public transport to get to one.
3. Dedicated Farmers and Traders
Most Farmers are dedicated to their trade and are most likely to attend the market to sell their stock regardless of the weather.
4. Farmers’ markets are manageable
They are manageable and farmers get to know their customers.
5. Meeting points
They serve as meeting points for friends and family. Tea, Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch is sometimes served and children enjoy occasions like this too.
They are not only known for selling fresh produce – You will find fresh juice, herbs, poultry, meat, bread, cakes, pies, fresh soups, olives, clothes and Publishers promoting their books.
Here are a few markets you might wish to visit just in time for Christmas:
Stepney farmers’ market
Oval farmers market
It displays a variety of stalls including:
The Pie Cart
Sells handmade gourmet pies.
Bokit’la are street traders specialising in cuisine from Guadeloupe. You must try their cuisines because it is absolutely scrumptious! Try the chicken bap with some salad, topped with a special sauce containing Scottish bonnet chili. Their tasty Table sauces contain special recipes (the spices range from 1-5, with 1 being less spicy and 5, very spicy!)
Peirene Press is a publisher based in London, specializing in translating European books into English. Apparently some of the books have been translated into fiction and non-fiction for the first time.
So, if you haven’t bought your Christmas groceries yet, the market is somewhere to consider shopping as well.
We love our local Farmers Markets here in the Sacramento area too! For all the same reasons you mention – fresh food, great variety, good prices and we like to support the local people. 🙂 Makes for a fun outing for the morning.
Hi Susan. Your local Farmers’ Markets in Sacramento sounds amazing. We also enjoy supporting local traders on a Saturday morning. 🙂
Love our local farmers markets too! These days, there is such a variety of not only food, but art and jewlery and all kinds of things. It makes for such a fun day!
Farmers’ Markets makes a lovely day out and the variety is even better!