A new selection of food producers from South East England is now trading at Borough Market.
City & Country Farmers' Markets – who operate markets around London including at Oval, Dulwich and Greenwich – now have a regular berth on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in one of the former wholesale cages between Cathedral Street and the Jubilee Market.
The primary food producers and artisans all hail from the South East of England and will complement the produce offered by Borough Market's existing traders.
"CCFM will be bringing an exciting range of new traders to Borough Market which highlight the excellent local produce which is available to our customers," says Borough Market managing director Glenis Reagon.
"Over recent months, customers to the market have experienced the positive changes which have been taking place in the market as we attempt to rebalance the range of exceptional quality food that is on offer."
Produce available from the CCFM members includes East Sussex cream, milk and buttermilk from Hook & Son, preserves, relishes and sauces by Kush Cuisine, Surrey and Sussex game from Martyn James Game and free range rare breed pork, sausages and sausage rolls by Samphire.
On Sunday more than 400 local residents braved the cold to enjoy Borough Market's annual Community Christmas event. The Jubilee Market was turned into a winter wonderland complete with Santa's grotto, carol singing, dance demonstrations and a festive feast of spit-roast turkey, mulled wine and Christmas brownies.
Guests were also treated to a performance from SwaziVoices, a 16 strong choir of pupils from St Francis High School in Swaziland which is twinned with Bacon's College in Rotherhithe.
"We deeply value the links between Borough Market and the local community which were first established over two hundred and fifty years ago when the Market was rescued from extinction by the people of Southwark," says Glenis Reagon.