Thursday, 8 May 2014

Le Marché Ce Week-End

You wait months for a street market and two come along at once! For those for whom last weekend's local produce and craft market was not enough, this weekend boasts a Central Road French Market. The blog understands that the event, being put on by Association France At Home was not originally scheduled for Worcester Park this weekend but was cancelled elsewhere and so we have chosen to host it here instead.

So for a quick extra stock up on your French goodies and a chance for a croissant or two, you know where to be this weekend...

Last Saturday's market

The local produce and craft market last week was, it must be said, a rather subdued affair. I spoke to numerous stallholders and the description I heard most often when asking how they were finding it was, "A bit quiet". One new stall-holder even said it was "one of the worst" markets he had done however the Giggly Pig stall-holder said he thought it was fairly busy. "Much better than the Easter farmers market at North Cheam" he then added.

One of the problems was identified as the main road separating the two sides of the market (that traffic issue yet again). There was an attempt to solve this problem back in October when all the stalls were on one side of the road. However this didn't seem to lead to a great bustling experience either.