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West Wickham market set to return
WEST WICKHAM Food Market will re-launch on Sunday, October 20, after being taken over.
Bromley-based chilli sauce and chutney maker The Chilli Pig has stepped in to save the market, with support from Bromley Council.
The previous market, which started in May, closed in July but is able to re-open thanks to The Chilli Pig and the council.
The market will run in the same spot as before, in the car park behind Carpet Right in West Wickham High Street, on the first and third Sundays of the month from 10am to 2pm.
Many of the original stallholders will return with local artisan produce, including The Chilli Pig, Batch Farm Cheesemakers and Hen’s Kitchen gluten free cake, while others will be introduced such as The Crumbery homemade chocolates, hot steak sandwiches from Gabor’s Kitchen and English Wine from West Fisher Winery.
The Chilli Pig’s Chris Guthrie said: “We and many of our loyal customers were disappointed that the old market dwindled due to lack of support, so we decided to run it ourselves.
“We have been involved with many markets since launching The Chilli Pig in 2011 and know keeping the market local, with local, quality produce at affordable prices is the key to success.
“The response from local producers and re-sellers has been overwhelming: we have 15 stalls signed up and are getting enquiries daily. We intend to have a guest stall slot at each market, to create interest for customers, as well as regular stallholders.”
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