My Saturdays are devoted to going to markets and I’ve nearly seen them all! Brixton, Ally Pally, Borough, Maltby Street, Hackney Homemade, Ridley Road, Brockley Market and Broadway Market, these are only a few of the markets I go to for my food shopping.
Since living in Harringay I’ve been wondering why there isn’t a decent market around here for people to do their food shopping, apart from Green Lanes with its mainly Turkish veg shops. Nothing wrong with these shops, but the thing is that a bit of variety won’t do any harm for the locals. I’m also getting a bit tired of the numerous kebab shops down Green Lanes and I’d like to give people an alternative, even though it’s only once a week.
And after weeks of pondering and discussing the idea of a local market with a few people, I decided it was time to set up Harringay’s own local food market. Since last Tuesday I’m looking for stallholders for this market which will feature local residents selling food, cakes, jams, bread etc. But hopefully also fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese. The idea is local food for locals in Harringay, but we’ll hopefully attract visitors from all over London too!
People in the area are really enthusiastic about the market, there’s a lengthy discussion going on on our local comunity website and people are very helpful too. I’ve already had a lot of people signing up for a stall but I’m still looking for fruit and veg producers, stalls selling organic meat, eggs and chicken, sausage makers, people selling hot food, ice-cream makers, beer and cider brewers, jewellery makers, artsy stallholders etc. As long as it’s homemade and you live in North London you’re more than welcome!
If you are interested then please send me an email on email@example.com.
Details about the venue and prices for a stall are tba soon.
PS Check out this piece about me on the local community website Harringay Online