With Easter on its way, London Farmers' Markets are getting into the thick of it by bringing you Easter Treasure Hunts this April at Ealing (Sat 9am to 1pm), Balham (Sat 9am to 1pm), Ladbroke Grove (Sat 9am to 2pm), Swiss Cottage (Wed 10am to 3pm) and Wimbledon (Sat 9am to 1pm). Dates are as follows. Check the websitefor all other markets and their operating hours.
Sat 6 April - Ealing (Leeland Rd, Ealing, London W13 9HH) and Ladbroke Grove (The Spanish School, 317-318 Portobello Rd, London W10 5SZ)
Wed 10 April - Swiss Cottage (Eton Ave, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU)
Sat 13 April - Balham (Henry Cavendish Primary School, Hydethorpe Rd, Balham, SW12 oJA) and Wimbledon (Wimbledon Park Primary School, Havana Rd, off Durnsford Rd, London SW19 8EJ)
It's time to track down the Easter Bunny for the ultimate treasure trail. The bunny has been hiding clues to give the kids a chance to win some egg-straordinary treasure. All markets will be open over the Easter bank holiday weekend, though some farmers and producers do take the weekend off. Come along and search for the clues to win a box of free range market eggs (or a chocolate egg, which is only available at Swiss Cottage). Be sure to come in early before the Easter Bunny hops away or stocks run out.
London Farmers' Markets operate 51 weeks of the year, rain or shine, giving you an opportunity to shop with the seasons. There are a few seasonal recipes on the website if you're short on ideas. You can get everything from raw milk and dry cured rare breed bacon to raised pies and pizzas filled with ingredients from local farms.
Direct from farm to plate, this is the market that loves keeping it local and enabling farmers to sell their products direct to the consumer so that they get a fair price for their work. With 22 weekly markets in London with around 200 farmers and local producers, 100% of the retail price goes to the farmers. Most of the farmers at the markets come from within 100 miles of the M25, many a great deal closer. Encouraging sustainable methods of food production, and reducing plastic packaging , they put you in direct contact with the farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers who make your food. Take the kids for this special Easter occasion and they can learn more about where our food comes from.