Now the clocks have gone back it feels as though autumn’s really here – let’s hope for some golden sunshine and lovely light on the leaves for the next Kew Village Market this Sunday, 3rd November.
There’ll be 36 stalls in all, with the freshest and best seasonal produce from the likes of Winterbourne Game and Beech Hill Farm – before you make out your shopping list click here for the full list of this month’s stalls. Chris from Winterbourne game has asked us to point out that the game season is in full flow now and that he will have a large selection of fresh game on Sunday, including pheasant, partridge and venison.
As well as making the most of autumn’s bounty you might want to steal a march on Christmas: new-to-Kew JRE Craft will be selling their candles made from recycled wax; Sugarmaddy will be taking orders for Christmas cakes – Maddy’s Hummingbird Cake, full of tropical fruit, is a delicious alternative to traditional dark fruitcake; and Avlaki will have special offers on their superb olive oils, including stocking-filler taster sets.
Also, on the KVM stall we’ll have the first delivery of Kew Scenes Christmas Cards. Local photographer Caroline Blomfield’s cards are a pleasure throughout the year but her shots of Kew in the snow, with subtle touches of glitter, are a particular delight and sold out in record time last year. (Caroline is also working on a Kew calendar which we’ll have at next month’s market.)
Our charity stall for November will be the Kew Community Trust which does such wonderful work for elderly local residents for whom the Avenue Club – with everything from art classes to hairdressing to lunches – is a much-valued social lifeline.
And at 11.30 and 12.30 there’ll be live music from the Richmond Music Trust Jazz Band – student players whose ages range from 12 to 17. So do come along to cheer them on, to meet friends and neighbours and have the most sociable sort of shop!
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday, 3rd November, from 10am to 2pm
PS. Next month’s market, on Sunday 1st December, will be a Christmas Crafts Special, with lots of lovely hand-made gift ideas from local craftspeople as well as all your favourite food stalls. Please note that there will be no market in January.