July market preview

You may have missed it. But at June’s market there was a presentation to the latest recipients of grants from the Market organisers.

The profits that we make are shared out among local charities to help people in Kew. So far we have given away £2500 and if you are involved with an organisation working within the community we may be able to help. For more information on how to apply for funding or to have a stall at one of our markets, please click here.

In May we gave £500 to Darrell School to help families buy school uniforms and another £500 to the local Youth Club to replace worn out equipment and to run three ‘taster’ sessions for year 6 children from schools in the area.

We have been operating the larger market since April (35 stalls planned for 1st July) and although the weather has usually been against us, it has still proven to be a great success. You may not realise, but there are some great stalls down Royal Parade, with amazing chocolates, jewellery, ceramics, chutney’s, cupcakes, local photography, crepes, scented candles and cake stands. Make sure you get around to visit all the stalls at the market!

Street food is now very fashionable. And fortunately we have our fair share of stalls selling freshly cooked food. This month we are joined by La Crepes de Delices, which is offering fresh crepes with a variety of fillings and will join Curry Gardens, Kailash Foods, Carolyn Dawson, The Original Maids of Honour and Noggin Farm for ready-to-eat food.

Another new stall is ‘I Made it Myself’, who will be selling scented candles, cake stands and iced biscuits and promoting their classes in a range of local crafts workshops.

Some of our regular stalls are Beech Hill Farm with fruit, vegetables and eggs; Ashtead Fisheries with fresh fish and shellfish; Love By Cake will, in addition to their lovely Petit Fours, bring some good old-fashioned Rum Baba’s and for other types of cakes, please visit Sugarmaddy’s and Yummishes.

We are looking forwards to seeing you all on Sunday!

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