WLM’s Top Local Farmers’ Markets

The harvest season is in full swing now.  Why not celebrate the bounty at your local farmers’ market?  Support farmers directly and know exactly where your food is coming from! There certainly isn’t a shortage of markets across the city, with the help of our readers WLM has highlighted our top choices in west London.

Leeland Road in Ealing becomes a bustling market for four hours every Saturday.  Fresh produce as well as top-quality beef and lamb from Ixhill Farm and heritage apples from Malcolm Stone have made this an institution in Ealing.

Where: Leeland Road
When: Saturday
Time: 9am-1pm
More info: website

Notting Hill
Tucked behind the tube, the farmers’ market in Notting Hill is a little secret not too many people know about—and the locals want to keep it that way.  Dairy from Guernsey cows are one of the markets highlights.  Shhh…don’t tell too many people though!

Where: Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W11 3PB.
When: Saturdays
Time: 9am-1pm
More info: website

Daylesford Farm Shop
Although not a traditional farmers market, the Daylesford Farm Shop on Westbourne Grove does bring in fresh produce, cheeses and meats straight from their farm.  Head there for a lovely brunch— it has a great place area for children and a delicious menu.

Where:208-212 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2RH
When: Monday to Saturday  | Sunday
Time: 8am-7pm (Mon – Sat) | 10-4pm (Sunday)
More info: website

Queens Park
On the grounds of Salusbury Primary School, this market is quickly becoming a local favourite.  Organic meats, delicious cakes and biodynamic produce make Queens Park worth a visit.

Where: Salusbury Primary School, Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG
When: Sundays
Time: 10am-2pm
More info: website

The Twickenham farmer’s market is one of the longest running in London. You’ll find a great selection of organic meat and other products.

Where: Holly Road Car Park, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 4HF
When: Saturdays
Time: 9am-1pm
More info: website

Ripley’s Farmers’ Market
Voted Best Rural Market of 2011, Ripley’s is a great market with a strong community atmosphere.

Where: south of junction 10 M25, off the A3 (on the village green)
When: Every second Saturday: October 8th, November 12th, December 10th
Time: 9am – 1pm
More info: website

Parson’s Green
Open every Saturday just a short distance from the tube.  This market offers a great selection from artisan producers.

Where: New Kings School, New King’s Road, opposite Cristowe Road. SW6 4LY
When: Sundays
Time: 10am-2pm
More info: website

Acton Market is in the heart of Acton Town Centre.  Acton is a vibrant, ethnically diverse community.  With a range of quality market stalls selling unique items, they have everything from arts and handicrafts, fashion to jewellery, cards to candles and farm-fresh produce.

Where: The Mount/King Street, Acton, W3 9NW
When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Time: Thurs and Fri – 10-5 | Saturday 9-5
More info: website

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Barnes farmers Market is one of the oldest farmers markets in London situated in the picturesque town of Barnes.

Where: Essex House Surgery, Barnes, London. (Opposite the Duck Pond.)
When: Saturdays
Time: 10am-2pm
More info: website

Shepherd’s Bush
Dating back to the early part of the last century, Shepherd’s Bush Market stands on the East side of the railway viaduct between Uxbridge Rd and Goldhawk Rd. Serving both the local Irish and Afro-Caribbean community, it’s a good place to head for music CDs, fresh and cooked foods, yams and other exotic fruits plus household goods and furnishings.

Where: Shepherd’s Bush
When: Monday – Saturday
Time: 9am-6pm
More info: website

Every Thursday Lyric Square in Hammersmith fills with aromas of delicious foods ranging from Caribbean to Phillipino.  The market also sells fresh produce.

Where: Lyric Square, King Street W6
When: every Thursday
Time: 11am-3pm
More info: website

Tell us: Where do you shop for local food? Did we miss your local market?