Today I want to write about something I’m REALLY excited about – two Farmers’ Markets that are starting close to home and work.
The first is Kings Market, a Farmers Market in Southgate, London.
In the words of the organisers “Kings Market is going to be the new hub of North London’s food lovers”. The market will take place every Sunday starting on Sunday the 2nd of February from 11am – 3pm and I for one intend to make it a regular part of my shopping habits.
Buying locally grown produce is an incredibly important part of not only connecting as a community, but also, as a way of improving our local economy. So why not pop down next Sunday and show your support?
The market promises stalls selling fresh fruit and veg, a butchers, fishmongers, flowers and plants, as well as cooking sauces, cheese, artisan breads, natural juices, and jams! What more could you want?!
Located at Ashfield Parade, right behind the tube station, it will be incredibly easy to access for all of North London whether travelling on the Piccadilly line or by bus.
Hopefully it will not only bring the Southgate community together but really entrench Southgate in people’s minds as somewhere that is good for food! We already have some many wonderful restaurants that I am sure the Farmer’s Market will be a welcome addition.
Although I am most excited about Kings Market in North London, being a city worker I am also excited to see the expansion of food markets in the heart of the city.
One New Change
The City of London has a long standing history of food! Smithfields meat market is located near Farringdon and the area surrounding St Paul’s has been well known for its food markets for hundreds of years. The most striking examples of this foodie heritage are the street names including, Milk Street, Bread Street, Honey Lane and Poultry all of which can be found in the Cheapside area.
One New Change has been holding monthly food markets on Wednesdays and bimonthly markets on Fridays but for 2014 they are adding a new food market to their diary of events!
Every Saturday from 11am – 5pm they will be hosting sellers such as honey from Local Honey Man, ‘biskies’ from Cutter and Squidge as well as Spanish cured meat from Montadito and the freshest seasonal produce!
These markets are a fantastic opportunity for people working and living right in the city centre to get their hands on delicious, fresh food and they help to bring a bit of community spirit to the heart of the City.
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When I begin my training contract in February I will be making regular visits to the One New Change markets as well as the Farmers Market in Southgate!
The next Saturday market at One New Change is taking place on 25th January. See you there?