Since our beginning as an annual, large scale food festival in 2007, our aim has always been to support small, independent food producers, increase access to real food and encourage people to reconnect with where our food comes from, cook more and appreciate the value of good quality food and drink. We believe in the power of food to bring people together and create a better, healthier world around us.
The idea behind setting up our Real Food Markets is to try to provide as much convenience to great food as possible. We are up against the supermarket, but by finding locations where there is already a high footfall and working with the owners of these spaces, we can help support our independent food producers by providing them excellent trading opportunities and offer people an easy way to buy fresh, high quality ‘real food’ at honest prices.
Following a residency operating a section of Borough Market, we launched a weekly food market at Southbank Centre which we spent 5 years growing and developing, before launching a new weekly Real Food Market, which now runs every Wednesday to Friday, and Canopy Market a ‘makers market’, both in the Kings Cross area. What used to be a rather sordid, unsavoury part of town has been undergoing a pretty dramatic face-lift and re-imagining recently. As part of the sprucing-up and development focused on the area, the power of food to regenerate and animate is being put into action and we are really pleased to be able to be a part of that and are proud to have a crew of amazing, committed independent artisans represented on the market.
By buying from independent, responsible food producers who are invested in their product, you are helping support the natural environment through sustainable food production as well as the local economy. And by buying direct from the people who produce your food you can trust its provenance and quality too.
So come along and enjoy, support and celebrate the very best, passion-driven, sustainable and ethically minded producers in the food game!