There was hardly room to swing a free Catford Food Market tote bag on Sunday 25 March as Catfordians came out in force to support South East London’s newest food space.
The 20 strong line up featured a variety of South East London traders including street food, cakes, charcuterie and freshly made pasta as well as lifestyle stalls selling local art, plants, clothing and jewellery - there was certainly something for everyone.
The market incubated some new traders such as vegan street food crew The Nooch, impressed some old hands such as cake stall Brett & Bailey who sold out in record time, as did Raastawala, Van Dough, Jerk Off BBQ and Fuse Love.
Catford Cornucopia, which sells Catford related products, also sold out of everything including its bespoke pale ale Catford Pride and exclusive Catford and Proud tea towels produced by local artist Hazel Nichols.
Once the market ended many people continued their Catford day out in local businesses and we spotted plants, paintings and tote bags in The Bar & Bottle Shop, the Catford Constitutional Club and Little Nan’s Bar as well as at bus stops and the train stations proving that the market achieved its aim of complementing the existing offer and stimulating the local economy.
Catford Food Market will be back on Sunday 29 April and on the last Sunday of the month on Catford Broadway from 10am to 4pm. Come early and come hungry!