Bermondsey Square Market
- Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN
- 10am-2pm Saturdays
This weekly farmers market, held in Bermondsey Square just off Tower Bridge Road, was set up in November 2009 and originally known as Bermondsey Farmers' Market. It was run by London Farmers' Markets (LFM) until the end of 2011, at which point LFM decided to cease running a market at that location. However, the market has continued under new management, and as of 2014 is still going strong.
As of March 2010, the goods on offer included:
- Bread: two stalls; the one at the far (north) end sells things like sourdough (£1.50/quarter loaf) and walnut bread (£3.80/loaf)
- Vegetables: two stalls selling seasonal British veg (in February 2010 this included swede, beetroot, celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, etc)
- Jams, preserves, and honey
- Apples, apple juice, and apple juice mixes (e.g. apple and beetroot), from Chegworth Valley
- Fish: as of February 2011 this is provided by Maximus Sustainable Fishing (Christchurch Fish and Whitey's Fresh Fish no longer sell at this market).
- Polish ready-meals: pierogi (£3 for a tub of six; choice of meat, cheese, or veg) and stew
- Galileo Organic Farm, which sells game in season as well as more traditional meats such as pork; this might include ready-skinned rabbits (£5).
- The Parsons Nose, which sells sausages and the odd pie; the venison sausages Kake and bob tried from here in February 2010 were rather too fatty.
- Animal Farm, which has things like goat, boar, lamb, and pork; they also sell dogfood.
A small amount of hot food is available; the Polish stall does fried pierogi (the same ones that are available to take home and cook), and the two meat stalls offer bacon sandwiches and sausage sandwiches respectively. The market is really focused on shopping rather than grazing, though, unlike Borough Market.