On the 15th April I visited the Bushey Good Food Market. Earlier that week I had met the two ladies who operate the market at Bushey Networking Group.
I had known about the market for a couple of months, but hadn't managed to get along there but I was curious as to how the initiative came about and the plans for the market.
Ereida explains most of the background in the video at the end of this piece but suffice to say they had been travelling into London to attend farmers markets with their own Coffee Station and asked themselves why? ... Why are we doing this? ... and why isn't there anything like this where we live (Bushey).
The ladies have big plans for the market. Not just as a place to buy high quality locally made produce, but also to have themed events such as Health & Wellness days and a cheese fest coming up on the 3rd June! ... it is hoped even great sporting events could be shown on Market days.
There is plenty of room for expansion too. The Market could at least triple in size on the current location and the aim is to turn this into a festival of community each week and really provide something that all the local people can get behind and support...
You can find the Good Food Market here...