Here at TCé, there is nothing that warms our cockles more than a sprinkle of entrepreneurial spirit mixed with a dollop of creativity. That’s why we are big fans of Hackney Homemade Market, taking place every Saturday in the verdant grounds of St John’s Church opposite Hackney Central Station.
Providing a refreshing alternative to the overcrowded walkway of Broadway market and the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane, the food market was set up by a local resident back in February in order to promote local traders and businesses and bring the community together through some edible yummies from across the continent. It seems to be working out pretty well so far…
Accurately reflecting the diversity of its residents, the cuisine and produce on offer ranges from homemade cheeses, sausages and artisan breads through to wild game, duck eggs, katsu curry, burritos with an Indian twist and sweet cupcake treats from Hackney’s ‘Lush Mush’. Also featuring is a pop-up teashop from Haggerston Tearooms, where you can sit down and ‘chillax’ after you’ve been a little greedy guts, bought up all the homemade guacamole and chutney and stopped salivating for at least five minutes.
On the flip side of the coin, if you’re a foodie local whose been seriously contemplating peddling your own delectable delicacies, the organisers have tried to make the market as accessible as possible, running market trader training days and offering free stalls to local charities. So what are you waiting for: get involved!
Unlike the current economic state of affairs, this feels like a genuine win win situation for all. And those – as we know – are the very best kind. (Words: Aoife Moriarty)
For more information, go to: http://www.hackneyhomemade.com/food