Brockley resident Toby Allen has set up a popular and very well received new market in Lewisham College car park. It is the first market to sign the Food Legacy Pledge and takes place every Saturday from 10am till 2pm selling a huge range, from seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese and fish through to plants, bread, cakes and coffee.
On its first day, Brockley Market attracted over 2,000 people and hosted 19 different stalls. Toby Allen created the market in response to the “lack of seasonal fresh quality produce in the area”, saying, “We’re trying to get a mix, so people with various budgets can buy seasonal, fresh food which has been grown locally.”
With 32,000 residents in proximity, Toby believes that “Long-term, the market has the potential to double in size” and aims to include artists and other producers alongside food stalls. Furthermore, the market will benefit students at Lewisham College where“business course students will be involved in the marketing and promotion; giving them some practical experience with start-up businesses.
If you want to visit the market, remember to bring cash as there is no cash machine and stalls don’t take card payments.
If possible, arrive on foot, bicycle or public transport to reduce traffic pollution in the area (parking is limited).
Address: Lewisham College Car Park, Lewisham Way, London, SE4 1UT
Buses: 21, 136, 321, 436