Catford Food Market celebrated its first birthday on Sunday (31st March). As part of Team
Catford programme of engagement and activities to boost the town’s community spirit, the
local market has become a fixture of south-east London’s foodie calendar and combines
delicious local street food with free arts and crafts activities for young children.
With every one of its 25 traders based in South London - 60% are based in the borough of
Lewisham and 35% are based in Catford itself – the Catford Food Market supports local
business and reflects the local population with 70% BAME traders.
Since March 2018, the market has clocked up 78 hours of trading connecting people from
Catford and beyond with local produce that cuts food mileage and puts sustainability and
community first. By showcasing local businesses, the market helps to ensure that more of
the money earned by local people stays within the local economy. Since its launch, six new
businesses have been supported through an opportunity to trade at the Catford Food
Market and the Catford Vegan Festival.
By talking to the crowds attracted to the market, Team Catford has held hundreds of hours
of conversations with local people who live, work or shop in Catford to gather insights, ideas
and feedback to feed into the masterplan framework that will outline the future of
Catford town centre.
The market is free to attend and is held on the last Sunday of each month. More
information can be found at www.catfordfoodmarket.com