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Ealing Farmers’ Market opened in 2001 and is London’s only street market dedicated to farm produce. The market takes place every Saturday at Leeland Road, West Ealing (next to Barclays Bank) between 9am and 1pm.

A wide range of products are available from everyday items such as bread, cheese, and eggs, through to organic meat, hand-made soups, seasonal shellfish and even honey made by Ealing bees! All produce is grown, reared, raised, baked, caught, or produced by the seller.

We've now also got organic vegetables back at the Ealing farmers' market. The farm is called Perry Court - confusingly so because we've also got another Perry Court farm at the market and they're both from Kent. The organic farm is actually biodynamic. The other Perry Court farm although not organic use very little in the way of sprays on their crops and have one of the largest and oldest collection of fruit trees in the UK - which means that come Autumn they'll have an amazing range of apples, pears and plums. The new Perry Court Farm which started in June, has vegetables, salads, herbs, flour milled from their own wheat and beef.

Mark Hendley from London Farmers’ Markets comments, “The success of the Ealing market can be proved by the fact that years on, it’s still going strong. We have hundreds of visitors each week. We hold special events throughout the year, such as cookery demonstrations”

What's in season: July/August

Now that the asparagus season is over, it's the turn of peas and broad beans and Summer fruit and vegetables to take centre stage.

We particularly love peas from Manor Farm; broad beans; lots of great salad leaves from mizuna to Italian Dandelion, rocket & spicy land cress; shiny young courgettes, some still with flowers, baby carrots, (new season baby carrots from Perry Court, Teds Veg and Manor Farm).

There are plenty of herbs including tarragon, basil, oregano, mint and coriander. Try a colourful selection of tomatoes, chillies, peppers, & garlic, purple spring onions, baby leeks, celery, cucumbers, and radishes.

Strawberries are fantastic this year. It's not too late for rhubarb, the first early gooseberries are appearing. Make the most of the cherries, tayberries, white, black & red currants, and early blackberries.

Pay a visit to the Ealing Farmers’ Market this Saturday to see what all the fuss is about!

For further information visit or telephone 020 7704 9659.

July 24, 2005