Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Edgware local News - Larches Community Market - launch details

Larches Community Market

Every Friday-11am to 3pm.

Opening date : Friday 1st March 2013

Larches House, No 1 Rectory Lane, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7LF

“Larches Community for people with learning disabilities and autism are passionate about building Inclusive Communities.  We are continually looking for people with ideas to create and develop exciting opportunities that will encourage everyone to learn skills, make new friends and have fun together!   We are especially keen to help develop all this and more, in Our London Borough of Barnet.”
Linda Edwards 

Everyone Welcome!

If you would like to be a stallholder, please email:

Larches Community Market is a locally organised and managed market aiming to include quality, ethically produced food and original crafts to our community. Stallholders are chosen for their proximity to the market, their sustainable food production methods, and interest in quality produce and products.

We will be steered by the wishes of the local community, and encourage local people, producers and community groups to participate.  Larches Community is particularly keen to encourage craft makers and other unusual items.  We will be selling our own Social Enterprise crafts made by people with learning disabilities and autism.

Stalls will include:
  • Smoothies - made from a bicycle driven smoothie maker.
  • Woods bakery - breads and scones and pastry
  • Local honey and beeswax products
  • Ballentye farm bio dynamic soft fruits, vegetables and eggs
  • Blackwater - a coffee cart to die for!
  • Cheese and cakes
  • Craft Stalls
  • Vintage clothes and handbags
  • Cookery Demonstration
Please let us know what other stalls would you like to see?

 Our Aims
  • We want to give budding entrepreneurs a chance to try out their retail ideas and to help bring communities more opportunities.
·         We are keen to encourage local people to come together with mutually beneficial aims.
·         We want to encourage the West side of Barnet Borough to be more of a hub of the community.
·         We want to support community cohesion and provide a living model of an alternative, more sustainable way to feed ourselves.

Additional Support

We would like to offer to support your craft and to provide a chance for the people you support to see how a market place works and maybe to get involved.

Do you or someone you know have a craft product that you are looking to promote and develop? We would like to support you in your exciting venture.

We have a business entrepreneur who has offered his business support to local budding entrepreneurs.  Book yourself a stall & see where your business goes!

Our Future
We believe there are endless possibilities depending on what people can do, and that most people can do more than they think they can!

We hope Larches Community Market will help to inspire people to think ‘outside the box’, to learn more about where our food comes from, gain experience of how to develop business ideas, and enjoy a sense of community and belonging. 

With support of local people, we hope that the market will thrive and grow. Many traders have expressed an interest in having a stall and we are planning to encourage more local traders to get involved. If you are one of these people, please do get in touch.

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