IT MAY have been a wet and wild day but the future's bright for Crystal Palace Market as punters were treated to a colourful array of treats.

Some organisers were even dressed as carrots on August 24 to help show off a range of foods including artisan loaves, fresh eggs and macaroons.

Community group Crystal Palace Transition Town began running the market in Haynes Lane in May and it has gone from strength-to-strength.

The market is manned entirely by volunteers and was created to support small, sustainable farmers in Kent and East Sussex while promoting food growing in the community.

Each stall has an assigned 'bargain of the week' and different seasonal recipies are developed to help buyers turn their produce into delicious meals.

Karen Jones, who organises the market with Laura Marchant-Short, said: “I don’t think you will get more ethically sourced produce from anywhere else in London.

“I knew we were onto something on that Saturday when it was pouring with rain and people were running down the road in their wellies and macs to pick up things from the market.”

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