Streatham Vale Farmers' market calls for support
5:50am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
Music, flowers and fresh produce drew shoppers to the fledgling Streatham Vale Farmer’s Market on Saturday.
Richard Laidlaw, of Greenock Road, set up the weekly market earlier this year as part of a pledge to revive Streatham and get people shopping locally.
Mr Laidlaw called on shoppers, groups and charities to get behind the market that may not survive otherwise.
He said: "This was not a ready-made market and I have built it up from scratch. I will continue as long as I can."
For future markets, he hoped to see the return of a pandemic steel band as well as possible microchipping for dogs and performances by a choir.
He added: "I will continue to provide face painting or balloon modelling, and the bouncy castle as an alternative to shopping."
The market takes place at Granton Primary School between 10am and 2pm on Saturdays.