On the first Sunday of every month* between 10 am and 2pm
‘It’s like being in France!’ said a visitor emerging from Kew Gardens station to the colourful spread of stalls selling the finest, freshest artisan food and the best local crafts. Kew Village Market has become quite the place to meet friends and neighbours, to shop sociably and maybe hang out for lunch, with great street food and live music from our sunshine-yellow marquee.
Once a month the village streets are closed to traffic and become a bustling market of over 40 stalls, all from independent traders. Two-thirds sell food and most are with us every month while the crafts stalls tend to be more occasional. To help you plan your shopping, a week before each market you can find a list of the month’s stalls and their seasonal produce. And if you’re interested in taking a stall pitch, all the details are here.
Taste The Music - You’ve heard of charity singles? Well, here’s the charity CD, celebrating the great music by favourite local bands who’ve starred in our sunshine-yellow marquee. With 12 tracks in all, ranging from show tunes to ska, and jazz to rock, Kew Village Market – Taste the Music CD costs just £6 from the KVM stall on Sunday 3rd December. As all the profits are going to local good causes it’s the stocking-filler gift that’ll go on giving – so why not buy several and spread extra Christmas cheer?
BEST FAMILY COOKS IN THE COUNTRY – IT’S OFFICIAL! - The Little Indian Kitchen has long been prized by Kew curry lovers. Now KVM stallholder Lorna, her sister Bobby and sister-in-law Monika have been crowned the best family cooks in Great Britain as winners of BBC2s The Big Family Cooking Showdown. ‘Every dish surprised us with amazing flavours,’ said judges Rosemary Shrager and Giorgio Locatelli. ’Everything was cooked from the heart.’ Here’s Lorna with the winner’s chopping board – not the most glamorous of trophys but no less prized for that… Huge congratulations to Lorna and her family from all her friends and customers at Kew Village Market.
Run by Volunteers & supporting local Charities
Kew Village Market is run entirely by local volunteers and all our operating profits are donated to local good causes. Thanks to the support of residents, visitors and stallholders around £50,000 and rising, has been given to neighbourhood charities since the market was launched in 2011. To find out more, or perhaps to nominate a worthy cause, visit our charity page. And if you know of, or play in, a local band that fancies a spot in the KVM limelight, see our music page.
We hope you enjoy visiting Kew Village Market as much as we enjoy organising it.
Can you help us?
As KVM goes from strength to strength we really need more volunteers – for just a few hours once a month. We’re particularly looking to recruit responsible individuals to help with the set-up (8–10am) and break-down (2–3pm) of the market. Those heavy-lifting duties could be combined with roadying for the bands, for volunteers who are interested in music. (Also, mature teenagers could find KVM volunteering to be a sociable way to collect community brownie points for Duke of Edinburgh Award or uni applications...) Interested? Then please email Melanie Kling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates for 2018
* Please note that there is no market in January
- 4th February 2018
- 4th March
- 8th April (postponed by a week for Easter Sunday)
- 6th May
- 3rd June
- 1st July
- 5th August
- 2nd September
- 7th October
- 4th November
- 2nd December 2018.
Help spread the word
The success of the market really depends on people attending it to support their local businesses and charities, so do please let all your friends know about KVM and also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The best way to keep up to date with the market plans is to sign up for our newsletter below: