MARKET REOPENS IN OCTOBER*
I am delighted to announce that Kew Village Market will restart in Kew Village on Sunday October the 4th with the usual fantastic mix of food and craft stalls plus live music.
With safety in mind, we will be following current guidelines on social distancing and personal protection equipment so please take note of the changes we will have to make on the day.
I would like to thank all of our Stallholders, Customers and Volunteers for their understanding and patience over the last few months and look forward to seeing you on the 4th October and at future markets.
* subject to current safety guidelines in force on Oct 4th
From David Linnette,
Chairman of Kew Village Market
19th August, 2020
On the first Sunday of every month (normally) between 10 am and 2pm
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), around 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, hand-knits or herbal infusions, perfect pies or pottery... And with great street food on hand the market has become quite the place to hang out for lunch, listening to the bands in the sunshine-yellow music marquee and meeting friends and neighbours.
Two-thirds of our stallholders sell food and most are with us every month while the craft stalls tend to be more occasional. To help you plan your shopping, a week before each market here you can find a list of the month’s stalls. And if you’re interested in taking a stall pitch yourself all the details are here.
They’re playing our song.
We’re grateful to our marvellous medley of musicians not only for bringing the party spirit to the market each month but also for their support of our charity fund-raising. Two of our favourite bands, Those In Favour and The Orchard Jazz Quartet have written and performed songs about Kew Market - enjoy.
Those in Favour
The Orchard Jazz Quartet
You can buy Kew Village Market – Taste The Music, our compilation CD of great music from favourite local bands, from the KVM stall on market Sundays, with all the profits going to local charities. Or you can now download it any time from Amazon or iTunes.
Best family cooks in the Country - Now 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 over £75,000 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 to make it happen – if you can spare a couple of hours each month do let us know at the stall or email email@example.com. We need help not only with the advance planning and admin but also on market day itself with the set-up and/or breakdown, or traffic marshalling, or roadying for the band. Hi-vis vest, your own whistle and a friendly atmosphere go with the job...
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: