Queen Mary welcomes farmers’ market to Mile End campus
A new farmers' market has arrived at Queen Mary. The market takes place every Thursday from 9.00am to 2.00pm at The Curve, Westfield Way, Queen Mary, Mile End Road
11 October 2010
The London Farmers’ Market is situated at the Mile End campus and is open to students and the general public. It offers a range of local produce including meats, sausages, free range eggs, game and a selection of fruit and vegetables. Fresh fish straight from local boats is also on offer, as well as breads, cakes, and pies from local bakers. There is also a variety of hot food to take away, such as seasonal soups, grilled meats, and a spit roast, as well as hot pies and pasties.
Queen Mary Student Union President Vratislav Vraj Domalip said: “Students will greatly benefit from being able to purchase delicious local food. We are also very proud that we will be supporting local farmers and believe that the Farmers’ Market will grow from strength to strength.”
“In March 1998 there was only one farmers' market in England - in Bath. Now they are springing up all over the country. Britain is a country of market towns. It is not surprising that the movement here is explosive,” said Cheryl Cohen of London Farmers’ Markets, which opened the first market in the capital in 1999 and now organises 18 across London.
“The market brings great fresh food to the College and we hope that everyone will benefit from having farmers on campus every week,” she adds.
For media information, contact:Rupert Marquand
Public Relations Manager
Queen Mary University of London