Located in Torrington Square/Byng Place, behind the University of London, the Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market is only open on Thursdays from 9am to 2pm. But despite limited time, it’s a special lunch market that’s well worth a visit. And that’s because it’s run by London Farmers Markets, which means all the vendors are farmers, fishermen or producers and the main ingredients come straight from the farm, fishing boat or region. And all of them are super-healthy, seasonal, and delicious. In addition, you will also find freshly squeezed juices, organic eggs, raw milk and butter, bread and cheese.
Here’s a closer look at what makes the Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market so special.
Fresh and ethical products
One of the strengths of the Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market is the quality of the ingredients. All products are of high guarantee of well-being, seasonal and delicious. Whether you are looking for fish fresh, grass-fed beef or free-range eggs, you can trust that everything is sustainably sourced and high-quality.
Something for everyone
The market offers a wide range of products, suitable for all tastes and dietary needs. Vegetarians and vegans will find many options including locally grown fruit and vegetables, cheeses plant-based and artisan bread. For those with a sweet tooth, there are homemade cakes, biscuits and chocolates, as well as freshly squeezed fruit juices and smoothies.
Support to local companies
By shopping at Bloomsbury Farmers Market, you are supporting farmers locals, fishermen and small producers. Any money you spend goes directly to the people who grew or produced the products, helping to keep these traditional industries alive.
Discovery of new flavours
Visiting the market is an excellent opportunity to discover new flavours and ingredients. You can talk to the vendors about their products, learn different cooking techniques, and even get recipe ideas. It’s a chance to connect with the people behind the food you eat and appreciate the hard work that goes into producing it.
Avoid the big supermarket chains
Many people choose to shop at farmer’s markets to avoid the big supermarket chains. At Bloomsbury Farmers’ Market, you can be sure that everything you buy is free from pesticides, additives and preservatives. You can also feel good about supporting local businesses instead of contributing to the profits of multinational corporations.