Putney is famous for its thriving markets, there is the Farmers’ Market and the Art, Design Antiques and Vintage Market to name just two. If you are lucky enough to live in South London why not head down to these great outdoor markets and capture all the atmosphere and bargains.
London Farmers Markets are becoming really popular, and Putney first opened its doors in 2016 to provide the local community with the means to purchase high quality produce direct from producers.
Open every Saturday right on Putney High Street the Putney Farmers’ Market opens at 10am until 3pm. The market prides itself for featuring seasonal produce that is grown and reared locally and from Cambridgeshire and Kent.
At the market you will find everything from organic vegetables and succulent fruit that changes with the seasons. Guaranteeing the best fresh produce that tastes as a food should taste, free from chemicals and pesticides.
You can even find an organic butcher at Putney Market that will serve the exact cut of meat you are looking for, and not pre-packaged as in the supermarkets. In summer there are homemade sausages ideal for BBQ’s or prime joints guaranteed to make your Sunday Roast go with a bang.
The best advice is to get to the market early as there is now a loyal following among the foodies of Putney to snap up the best produce whilst it is still there.
This market will revert to being held just three times during 2018, with the next dates being September and December. The idea is that these mega markets will be far bigger than the current monthly markets.
It all started on the embankment in 2014 and was relocated to Putney Church Square in 2016. The market started just as an art & design market but antiques were added in 2016 also.
Many locals and tourists alike visit the market to talk to the artists and designers who produced the work. Find out what inspired their work, and perhaps commission a personal piece for themselves.
With the addition of antiques to the market many collectable items and period pieces can now be found. Some great bargains can be found at the market but as always take somebody who understands antiques with you. Remember to use your best negotiating skills to try and catch a bargain or two, but do remember for a lot of the stallholders it is their main source of income.
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