Navigating The Farmers’ Markets and Fresh Produce in Kensington

Whether you live in London or are visiting for the day, don’t miss a trip to one of the bustling farmers’ markets. With an abundance of stalls selling a wide range of fresh produce, you can pick up items that’ll completely transform your homemade cuisine. So without further ado, here are some of the best farmers’ markets in the area. 

High Street Kensington Farmers’ Market 

Kensington’s tree-lined Phillimore Walk is the perfect place for a weekly farmers’ market. Open every Sunday from 10am – 2pm, the market attracts people looking for fresh and seasonal finds. From freshly caught fish and shellfish to seasonal fruit and vegetables, pies, fresh bread, game, free range/organic eggs, poultry, meat, preserves, flowers and much more, you can browse and buy at your leisure. 

Producers selling at Kensington Farmers’ Market include Backyard Apiary Bees. Run by passionate third-generation beekeepers, you can enjoy honey made from the nectar and pollen of a variety of flowers and shrubs that flourish in Swanley, Kent. Another one of the market’s popular sellers is the Bath Soft Cheese Company. As producers of the finest artisan soft cheese in the West Country, they are famous for their unique-tasting cheese and recipes which go back hundreds of years. Even Admiral Nelson favoured the cheeses of this company.

Cash and cards are accepted by most sellers, but it’s advisable to bring some spare change just in case card machines aren’t available or decide to play up on the day. If you work up an appetite at the market, be sure to also sample the best Indian food in Kensington at Little India. Located along Gloucester Road, our restaurant serves delicious authentic cuisine.

South Kensington Farmers’ Market

If you can’t do a Sunday, worry not. South Kensington also has its very own Farmers’ Market on a Saturday. Taking place along Queensberry Way on Harrington Road between 9am and 2pm, the market welcomes a whole host of sellers and seasonal products. The veggies are particularly good in January with Ted’s Veg, Perry Court Farm, Akiki Organics and Wild Country Organics all offering their very best produce. Look out for game in season too as well as organic eggs from Rookery Farm. If you’ve a bit of a sweet tooth, then don’t miss the cakes and pastries from Olivier’s Bakery and Artisan Foods. Many people rise early just to head to the market for breakfast – so don’t miss out.

Top Tip: As well as veggies in January, look out for fresh wild garlic in March, asparagus and strawberries in May, peas in June, cherries in July, apples and plums in August, corn in September, game in October, celery in November and (of course) turkeys in December. 

Imperial College Farmers’ Market 

Located at the Imperial College Campus along Imperial College Road, this market takes place every Tuesday between 9am and 2pm. It’s open to everyone and is the ideal place to grab a mouth-watering lunch, be it a vegan burger or a katsu curry. Or just grab a quick snack before enjoying the best Indian food Kensington has to offer at Little India. 

After a day of farmers’ market exploration, why not try some of the best Indian food in Kensington London? At Little India we offer a wide range of dishes made with the very best ingredients.