Thursday, June 26, 2014
One Sunday a month, the streets in Kew Village are closed and the town opens up to a pedestrian market. The market is run by the community to raise money for local charities. It's a great cause, but even without the charitable aspect, it's a fun opportunity to enjoy a lovely town and support small businesses.
We counted between thirty and forty stalls at the Kew Village Market the day we visited. There was a beautiful assortment of seasonal produce; one retailer sold a great selection of British apple varieties. Quack's Pickles, whose sign is pictured at the top of this post, apparently specialized in Preserved Patagonian Squirrel Fish Organs. (Sorry, I can't vouch for those personally.) Other vendors sold an incredible array of goods from venison to ginger marmalade, from black pudding to Earl Grey macarons.
We were well-fortified by a delicious lunch at the Kew Greenhouse Cafe, and ready to tackle Kew Gardens. I'll write about that next week!