What makes Kew Village Market so special? Is it the lovely leafy setting? The particular mix of stalls selling quality food and beautiful crafts? The great live music from local bands? All these and more add up to a monthly community event which residents, visitors and stallholders alike say is absolutely their favourite market – the very best.
With the village streets closed to traffic, on the first Sunday of every month (except January), over 45 independent traders set up their stalls, many of them award-winning and all of them loving what they sell, whether it’s craft beer or charcuterie, handknits or herbal infusions, perfect pies or pottery…
And with great street food on hand the market has become the place to hang out for lunch, listening to the bands in the sunshine-yellow music marquee and meeting friends and neighbours.
Kew Village Market is run by the community – all the organisers are volunteers* who live in the area – for the good of community and all the operating profits are donated to charities in the area. Thanks to the support of residents and stallholders, over £50,000 has been given so far to local good causes. A special market indeed.
* To go on running the market safely we really need to add to the team. If you can spare a couple of hours once a month to help with the set-up, breakdown or traffic marshalling, please get in touch by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hi-vis jacket, your own whistle and a fun, friendly spirit go with the job!)