This Saturday (6 October) sees the return of Ealing Artisan Market, the weekly event featuring artisan food producers, designers, makers and street food traders from west London and beyond.
Formerly held in front of Ealing Town Hall, the market now has a new home up the road: The recently opened Elizabeth Square in Dickens Yard, next to Christ the Saviour church.
The market will run between 11am and 4pm and will include local favourites Handmade in Ealing, Gu Choki Pan and Charlotte Berridge, as well as regulars on the street food scene Thelo and Muffin Man, plus all the fresh produce and speciality food you can probably think of.
Sustainability and community are integral parts of Ealing Artisan Market. Each week there will be a charity stall available for local organisations to promote their work and all traders are required to only use eco-friendly materials and packaging.
The market is organised and run by the Eat Me, Drink Me Collective, a local group of food, drink and event experts that has run a number of events in the borough. It is being supported by Ealing Council’s regeneration team.
Eat Me Drink Me was set up by Ealing resident Kate McKenzie, who said: “We are delighted to announce the return of our weekly market Ealing Artisan Market in its new home at the recently opened Elizabeth Square at Dickens Yard.
“West London has a long-established history of creativity and talent and we are thrilled to continue to shine light on independent producers, local makers and designers from the area and beyond every Saturday and with special events throughout the year.”
A Small Business Saturday celebration will be held at Ealing Artisan Market on Saturday, 1 December. It will showcase local, independent makers and encourage people to shop locally.
Dickens Yard is a new development off Uxbridge Road in central Ealing, including 700 new homes and a range of shops and leisure options now open, including yoga chain Triyoga and restaurant Charlotte’s W5; and also estate agent Benham & Reeves. Lots more are set to open at Dickens Yard soon, including Tonkotsu, Balans Soho Society, Darwin & Wallace, Gail’s Bakery, Gymbox, Blo Bar, Kumon, The Skinny Kitchen, Jigsaw and Content by Terence Conran.