The market is a social enterprise and proceeds made from running the market are used to improve and maintain both the local meadows and the surrounding riverside area.
Meet The Team:
" Hi, I'm the Development Manager for the trust and set up the market in 2000, as a social enterprise to raise money to improve the park and to encourage people to visit it. My mum grew up on a farm in County Clare in Ireland that had cows, chickens and geese. The farm sold milk and grew vegetables for their own use. "
"I'm a local Chiswick mum who loves the area she lives in and getting involved with the community. I enjoy cooking with fresh healthy produce and think its important to help small Chiswick businesses."
Who We Are
About Dukes Meadows Trust
Award winning charity, Dukes Meadows Trust led the regeneration of the meadows to create a beautiful riverside park. Starting in 2000 the trust has raised over £1 million to create fabulous play areas and has planted hedgerows, wildflower meadows and an orchard to increase the bio diversity of the park.
Hailed by local government magazine as a model of sustainability, the trust has established successful social enterprises that generate revenue to maintain the improvements made. Volunteers run the trust and help maintain the park. The more we have the more we can do, so why not get involved?
To volunteer at one of our regular Sunday volunteering days; Meet in the Dukes Meadows Community Centre car park, near the Farmers’ Market at 11am.
Wear clothes you can work in to suit the weather and Strong flat soled shoes that give your feet protection; steel toed shoes are ideal if you have them, but not essential. Please bring sun screen if the weather is sunny.
All tools and materials are provided and a brief on the task and guidance will be given. You can work at your own pace and for as long or short a time as suits you. Please get in touch here.
What We Do
The Food Market Chiswick:
The Food Market Chiswick is now an integral part of the shopping week for many people. Each week, come rain or shine, approximately 25 top producers from around the country come and sell their produce. Find out more about our producers and what they have to offer.
Come along and see for yourself and meet the producers who are more than willing to talk to you about their produce and often give you great recipe ideas. The stallholders are what make the market and here, in Chiswick, you will find some of the very best in the country. Every producer on the market takes time and effort every week into producing the very best of their product.
What We Believe
The idea of a farmers market is that you, the customer, can go and speak to the producer directly and ask anything at all about production methods, tastes, where it was made, what is in the ingredients....anything at all. It is a service that cannot be given in a supermarket which in this day and age, where traceability is so important, is what makes a farmers market so appealing.
The Food Market Chiswick seeks to increase farm incomes and provide high quality local /seasonal foods to urban communities. We encourage sustainable methods of food production. We support traditional animal breeds and organic fruit and vegetable varieties. We encourage Londoners to take a greater interest in food production and rural issues.
The market puts you, the customer, in direct contact with the farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers. Many farmers have cut out the middlemen and no longer sell to supermarkets. On top of this, many farmers have established links with restaurants and other food outlets in London, selling to them directly. The market provides the hub to make it viable to drive to London.