Wendell Park Market

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Wendell Park Market

From farm to town, on our doorstep. The slow food, zero waste, sustainable way to shop for food.

For food lovers, chefs and anyone who cares about where their food comes from, the arrival of Wendell Park Market, a five-minute walk from Leiths, has been a welcome addition to this corner of west London.

On Sundays, between 10am and 3pm, you can browse and buy from 20 or so stalls selling organic fruit and veg, free range and organic meat – from the farmer – artisan bread and ready-to-eat food. 

The weekly Wendell Park farmers’ market prides itself on the traceability of its food, brought directly from the farm to the city. Traders include Wild Country Organics and Perry Court Farm – name checked by St John chef/owner, Fergus Henderson, as one of his favourite London market traders.

The nose-to-tail pioneer is also a fan of Hook & Son raw milk, another regular stall holder at Wendell Park Market. Stephen Hook, star of The Moo Man, a surprise hit at the Sundance film festival, has long been an advocate of the health benefits of unpasteurised milk from his East Sussex farm.

Queens Bank Farm, a small holding just South of Spalding in Lincolnshire, has carved out a niche for itself selling ‘Floppy Chicken’. The deboned, stuffed and string-tied chickens are based on the French Galantine dish and make a brilliant hassle-free roast.

Thanks to food writers like Deliciously Ella and Hemlsey + Hemsley, raw food is having a moment. Small food producers like B Raw Cakes and Pundits, local Londoners who started their businesses at the kitchen table, sell their sugar free sweet treats at Wendell Park Market. 

While the traders vary each week, there’s always in-season fruit and veg – so, at this time of 
year, there are apples of all varieties, pears and beans – from runner beans to broad beans; all delicious ingredients to use in salads with our fresh cut lettuce, as well as any side dish.  You can like the market's Facebook page to keep up to date with traders, produce and recipes. 

We’re lucky with our leafy west London location. Centred around Wendell Park, people can cross the road from the market and enjoy a picnic in the park, feasting on the goodies they’ve bought. And of course, for those needing guidance on how to cook the beautiful ingredients on offer, we are fortunate enough to be just a stone’s throw away from one of the world’s best cookery schools, Leiths School of Food and Wine!

Francesca is a writer for LondonTown and looks after the social media for Wendell Park Market. As a mum at Wendell School, where the market is held, she sees this as a good way of being part of the community while getting to feast on delicious food by small producers.

Francesca Young

Author: Francesca Young

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