Offering a more Covid-secure shopping experience to a crowded supermarket, the new farmers’ market will be arriving in Kensington on Sunday 20 September, on Phillimore Walk just off the shopping and dining hotspot Kensington High Street.
In partnership with London Farmers’ Markets, Kensington and Chelsea Council is hosting the new addition to its outdoor shopping scene every Sunday, 10am to 2pm.
Visitors and local residents can pick up tasty treats and fresh produce, including fruit and veg, cakes, cheese, meats, flowers and even specialist beers. Just some of the stalls on offer include Bottlebrush Ferments, Karaway Bakery, Seriously Italian, So Choux, Charlie’s Trout and the Small Beer Co.
The initiative is one of several new projects to attract more visitors back to the high street, following the Coronavirus lockdown. Other projects on the horizon include a new experimental cycle route on Kensington High Street and a night of culture planned for October.
Lead Member for Economy, Employment and Innovation, Cllr Catherine Faulks said:
"Kensington and Chelsea is world famous for its markets on Portobello and Golborne Road, Bute Street and Notting Hill, so we are excited to have a new market open in High Street Kensington.
“A first for the area, this new outdoor market offers residents fresh produce on their doorsteps every week and yet another excellent reason to come to safely visit all the shops and restaurants on the high street.”
Director of organiser, London Farmers’ Markets, Cheryl Cohen said:
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Kensington and Chelsea Council to bring a weekly farmers market to High Street Kensington. Shopping outdoors is the safest place to stock up on fresh, seasonal produce. The market will be here every Sunday rain or shine.’’
As well the new farmer’s market, the Portobello and Golborne Road market has continued to operate, with a range of new measures in place to enable visitors to shop safely and more easily. Free public wi-fi is available and Portobello Road has remained closed to traffic during operating hours to give shoppers more space.
The High Street Kensington Farmers’ Market will be running for an initial three-month trial with the option to continue as a regular fixture based on its success and feedback from consultations.
Find out more with London Farmers' Markets.