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London Bridge Farmers' Market to launch at Guy’s Hospital campus

A new midweek farmers' market is to launch at Guy's Hospital in late September.

London Bridge Farmers' Market to launch at Guy’s Hospital campus
Guy's Memorial Arch

The new market – to be held on Tuesdays between 9am and 2pm from 24 September – is organised by London Farmers' Markets.

The market will be situated in Memorial Arch Square on the Guy's Campus of King's College London.

LFM launched the original Bermondsey Farmers' Market in 2009 and operated it until the end of 2011.

LFM insists that all products sold at its markets are raised, grown, produced, gathered, caught or baked within 100 miles of the M25.

Traders at the new market will include Dr Adrian Izzard of Wild Country Organics.

Fisherman Martin Yorworth will sell fresh fish from the Thames Estuary.

Essex's James Coe will be selling farm-raised free range poultry and lamb. From October his stall will offer farm-shot partridge, pheasant and even pochard.

The market will operate on a trial basis until the end of 2013 and if successful will become a permanent feature in 2014.

The new London Bridge market may draw objections from Borough Market which has traditionally enjoyed legal protection from rival markets operating within 1,000 yards.

The proposed site of the Tuesday market is around 800 yards from Borough Market.

In 2011 the Borough trustees cited the historic 40 shillings fine for street trading within 1,000 yards of the market in their objection to a wine market proposed by Vinopolis.

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