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Queens Park Lates Fridays 6pm – 10pm
Queens Park Farmers’ Market Every Sunday 10am-2pm, You can read about it HERE
Salusbury Primary School, Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG
Every Sunday 10am-2pm, Queens Park Lates returns APRIL 2021 Fridays 6pm – 10pm
Nearest cash point:
Cash points at Salusbury Road Post Office and Sainsburys
Some stallholders accept card payments
On street parking Salusbury Road and surround streets
Please note that not all stalls attend weekly. Over 40 stalls and space to sit. The school have requested no smoking and that dogs are left outside. Sorry no public loos on site.
Queens Park is busy, bustling and always full of families and children who love the farmers’ market as much as their parents. The market attracts attention for its range of stalls including free range and organic poultry and meat, organic and biodynamic vegetables, eggs, juice. Seasonal vegetables and fruit. Honey, pies, cakes, dairy, seasonal day boat fish and shellfish, plants and flowers and much more. Look out for lots of seasonal specials and guest stalls from asparagus and cherries to pickles, farmed trout and birch sap.
We’re open every Sunday rain or shine
Root veg in January, wild garlic in March, asparagus and strawberries in May, peas in June, cherries in July, apples and plums from August, corn in September, game in October, celery in November, turkeys in December!
Please bring your own bags and food containers to market to save using new plastic. Help us to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
London Farmers market
London Farmers' Markets opened its first market in 1999 In Islington, the first pioneering farmers' market in the capital. Currently around 200 farmers and food producers sell at over 20 weekly farmers' markets.
What do we do? We’re in London, we love local food and we run farmers' markets. We are at markets every week helping the stalls set up and do everything from farm inspections to promotion and marketing. We enable farmers to sell their products direct to the consumer so that they get a fair price for their work.
We Aim to:
- Increase farm incomes.
- Open more farmers' markets in London; if you have a site please get in touch.
- Provide high quality local and seasonal foods to urban communities.
- Encourage sustainable methods of food production.
- Support traditional animal breeds and heritage fruit and vegetable varieties.
- Reduce plastic packaging and encourage sustainable alternatives (read more here)
- Encourage Londoners of all ages to take an interest in food production and rural issues. Share the joys of seasonal eating and learning more about where your food comes from.
- Advise farmers about what to sell, how to market local produce and help to improve standards of presentation and food hygiene.
- Put you in direct contact with the farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers who make your food.
- Turn car parks, school playgrounds and town squares into vibrant fun communities where you can meet your neighbours, swap recipes and fill your shopping baskets.
- Keep you cooking with real ingredients to ensure that you and your children have cooking skills you can use for the rest of your lives.
- Kids get cooking parliament hill
Registered address 11 O' Donnell Court, Brunswick Centre London WC1N 1NY
VAT reg. no. 748948662. Registered in England No. 3815770
We grow it, we sell it, we bake it; everything from raw milk and dry cured rare breed bacon to raised pies and pizzas with ingredients from local farms. Take a look at our seasonal guide and recipes.
Rhubarb in the Spring, strawberries from May, rasperries, blueberries, currants, following on, cherries in July, fresh apples from August, blackberries, pears and plums in September. A huge range of fruit with varieties you'll never find in a supermarket.
Vegetables and Salads
Cut or picked within hours of a market ensures great tasting vegetables and salads. Because they're so fresh salads keep well in the fridge.
Cheese and Dairy
Direct from the farmer using milk from their own herds. You'll find a huge range of award winning cow and goats milk cheeses, unpasteurised / raw milk and cream, butter and yogurt
Beef / Lamb / Pork
All of our beef, lamb and pork come from high welfare farms, the majority of pork is free range, some is barn raised. Look out for rare breeds and a huge selection of sausages. All farmers hang their beef for improved flavour and texture. Some cut on site. Order those more unusual cuts direct from the farm.
Shellfish and wet fish fresh from boats working the south and east coast and local trout farms. To sell at our markets businesses must have, or work with licensed fishing vessels. The catch is the freshest in town. Storms and strong winds sometimes stops fish getting to market but you'll usually find a good seasonal range.
Eggs at our farmers' markets are free range or organic. You won't find fresher unless you keep your own hens! Look out for goose and duck eggs, and occasionally you'll find turkey, quail and pheasant eggs.
Poultry / Game
All poultry is free range or organic. Game is wild and seasonal. Look out for squirrel and rook at some markets, rabbit is great too. Dont forget to order your turkeys and geese in time for the big day!
Breads and Cakes
Local artisan bakers with a huge range of real bread from traditional bloomers to gluten free. Home baked cakes using free range or organic eggs and local ingredients where possible. Look out for seasonal specials.
Honey / Preserves
Local beekeepers selling London and regional honey. Preserves made using locally grown fruit and vegetables.
Garden Plants and Cut Flowers
Get expert advice from the growers and enjoy seasonal cut flowers that last for ages. You'll find specialist nurseries at our markets with fantastic ranges of plants, all grown within our region.
Cooked Local Foods
Pies, hand made pasta, soups, samosas and much more; all made using local ingredients.
Juice, cider and wine, all made by the farmer and grower using their own fruit. Beer and spirits made by craft brewers within our region.
We welcome farmers, nurseries, fishermen, bakers, preserve makers and cooks at our markets.
If you grow it or make it using local ingredients we may have a place for you.
Do you want to sell with us?
We welcome farmers, nurseries, fishermen, bakers, preserve makers and cooks at our markets. If you grow it or make it using local ingredients we may have a place for you.
We value conventional and organic production methods. Your sales staff must be involved in the business and be able to talk with knowledge about the products they are selling.
We can offer marketing advice and suggestions.
If you have sold at farmers markets before and it didn't work out, give our markets a try, or come and visit our markets to see how we do things differently.
We visit all farms and businesses before they sell at our markets. We expect to see receipts for local ingredients and movement books for livestock. Seed and plant receipts will also be requested along with details of cold storage. See our rules to check that you meet our standards, then email or phone us for an application form.
What will increase the chance of me getting a space?
Farmers / Growers: We look for heritage varieties and traditional breeds. Good stall presentation is key to good sales and we expect all stalls to look the part. Having more than one product will help your sales and make your stall more viable.
Cooks: We require you to use at least 50% seasonal and local ingredients in each product or dish.
Bakers aren’t required to use a majority of local ingredients but we do ask that you use as many locally sourced ingredients as you can and to always use natural fats and free range eggs.
Please e-mail us if you are interested in selling with us.
What gaps do we have currently?
We need more:
- Dairy farmers producing cream and milk especially unhomogenized and raw milk
- Dairy farmers making cheese
- Beef, pork and lamb farmers who can cut meat to order on site
- Top fruit and soft fruit growers, especially those with good storage to offer fruit for an extended season
- Mushroom growers
- Application for secondary products (processed / baked foods).
Please read our rules carefully before applying.
If your products fall into the non-permitted category your application will be rejected so to avoid disappointment please do not apply. We get hundreds of applications each year for secondary products, and have limited spaces.
If you are considering setting up a new food business but are not trading yet please contact us only when you have had some experience of selling.
We will need to see proof of the origin of your ingredients.
Secondary Producer Permitted Categories
Baked Goods - Breads, cakes, biscuits, pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, pasta, pates, terrines, vegetarian and vegan snacks such as samosas & pakoras, dumplings.
Preserves - Jams, chutneys, sauces, cordials, soups
Puddings, ice cream, custards
Drinks - spirits and beer are permitted if you're a craft brewery, cordials if made from local fruit.
Secondary Producer Non permitted categories
Dips, wraps, chocolates and confectionary, juices, cured meats and fish, imported foods – olives, olive oil etc
We do not permit secondary producers to grill meats on our markets.
Applications for secondary products are open for a limited time only each year.
If you think your products comply with our rules, to be considered for the application process please e-mail the following information:
1) Your Full Name and Trading Name
2) Your full business address and telephone number
3) Your VAT number if applicable
4) An outline and list of your products and where you currently sell them
5) The name and address of the local authority where you are registered as a food business
We will get back to you to let you know if we can progress your application to the next stage.
Why can’t I buy food before the market opens?
Shops have opening hours and so do we. Stalls like to be set up before the market opens and if customers arrive early it slows down the setting up of the market. There are also lots of vehicles moving around before market so it’s important the market is safe before we start to sell. Farmers have to get up early to get to market. If customers come earlier, farmers will have to as well and who will feed the animals?
Why are olives and exotic fruits not on offer?
We only sell foods grown in the UK and any added value goods like preserves must contain 50% or more locally sourced ingredients. The markets are designed to support local growers and local food. There are plenty of other food markets in London which sell great olives and tropical fruit if you want to buy them. Farmers' Markets should only sell local food like a butcher sells meat.
Are your hygiene standards lower than supermarkets standards?
All food businesses have to be registered with their local Council and are subject to routine inspections by their environmental health officers. No food business can sell at the markets unless they are registered. Our markets are also inspected regularly. We have to comply with the same regulations as any other food retailer.
Are your markets Organic?
No, but many organic businesses choose to sell through our markets. Only certified organic farmers and food producers can claim to be organic so they must display a valid certificate on their stall. We support all types of farming and food production and have minimum high standards, for example all poultry and egg production on our markets must be free range. See our rules for more information.
What do you have against dogs, why can’t I bring mine to market?
Many of our sites are in school playgrounds and head teachers have banned dogs from entering just as a precaution. We know that most dog owners are very responsible but most customers do not like seeing animals around food and for that reason we ask you to tie up your dogs outside.
Why isn't my local farmers' market listed on your website?
All the markets we run are listed on our site. There are lots of markets in London that call themselves farmers' markets but ours are Certified by FARMA so you know you can trust them.
Do farmers markets take trade away from local shops?
Most research has shown that farmers' markets increase footfall in an area and actually increase trade for local businesses by as much as 20 – 30 %. Farmers markets are a destination and reduce the number of people that go to supermarkets for a weekly shop.
How do you know that stalls grow their own food?
We inspect their premises and check their paperwork, no one sells at our markets unless they have been inspected and routine inspections are carried out.