A Saturday market held in a local primary school is holding an unusual Easter egg hunt this weekend with prizes for all ages, including tokens for beer and cocktails for the adults.
Brook Green Market and Kitchen is also celebrating ahead of its second birthday next month by giving residents the chance to win £100 of market produce.
The market has recently expanded its range and number of stalls and is now an even bigger and better one-stop shop for fresh and healthy food.
Founder Pushpal Dhawan is delighted by how many residents do a weekly shop at the family-friendly market, which operates every Saturday from Addison Primary School in Addison Gardens.
“It’s getting bigger every week”, he says. “You can now get pretty much everything you could need that’s British grown thanks to new producers who have joined us this year.
“And you don’t have to come just to shop – we also have live music and games. It’s a place for people of all ages to meet up, have fun and soak up the atmosphere.”
Anyone who signs up to Brook Green Market and Kitchen’s newsletter at their website will be entered in a prize draw to win £100 of vouchers to spend at the market.
Food, fun and hanging out
The new stallholders include Perry Court Farm, with fresh-tasting fruit and veg and healthy crisps made from apples instead of potatoes; Channel Fish, whose fish are guaranteed to have spent less than 24 hours out of the sea; and Crunch, with its special granola and porridge.
They join long-time favourites including Pick’s Organic Butcher, Pastificio Mansi’s fresh pasta, and stalls selling craft beer, cocktails, cakes and coffee.
Every Saturday, visitors can also enjoy live folk music and jazz, board games, table football and ping pong. This week will also see face painting alongside the all-age Easter egg hunt.
Over the summer, the market will be holding events including cheese-making classes, a craft beer festival and a wine month, with experts on hand to answer questions.
“It’s a real community hub,” says Pushpal.
“People come down just to meet their friends and listen to live music. It’s something quite different to meeting at the pub. Some come down just to read their books or play games. You don’t have to come to shop.
“We’re proud still to be going strong after two years.”
Brook Green Market and Kitchen takes place every Saturday from 10am to 3pm at Addison Primary School, in Bolingbroke Road, W14 0DT.