Duck Pond Market is a vibrant marketplace for independent crafters, food producers and small businesses to sell in the local community. We present you a market where everything you buy comes from a good place be it locally made by independent small businesses, ethically made by Fair Trade companies or charities, sustainably made by eco friendly ventures, vintage or upcycling and interesting items made in Great Britain and not easily found on the High Street...
Duck Pond Markets combine the magic of a festival with interesting stalls, local and ethical food, crafts, music and arts — always in a beautiful setting. We launched in 2009 and keep growing! Stallholder costs are kept low to encourage start up businesses, the vibe is kept friendly and supportive and we hope that this shows in the happy and relaxed atmosphere at the markets! To join us as a stallholder or customer, remember that nothing at the market is mass produced, it's all made with love - and therefore we cannot compete with the low costs of the huge chain stores.
Artisan Food & Craft Market
The best local artists, crafters, food producers and ethical businesses. There are locally made arts & crafts, gifts, vintage, homewares and clothing. A tempting choice of locally made food both to eat here and take home. Musicians perform live.
At Ruislip we also have lots of children's entertainment, a petting zoo and make & takes.
Come and meet your local food producers!
Everything you buy at our Farmers markets is sourced within 100 miles, most of it is from within 50 miles. If it's not something that can be grown in the UK then we source the best Fair Trade version. You can do your weekly shop and support local farmers and independent producers.
Food stalls serve you scrummy breakfast or lunch. Eat at the enormous communal tables, or just enjoy the Sunday papers provided. There are pencils and paper for the little (or big!) artists. The petting zoo, face painting, and seasonal activities keep everyone entertained.
Why shop Farmers?
Because all the produce at the market has been grown, reared or produced by the people who are selling it. You can find out everything you want to know about the food here by asking the producers directly. When you buy direct, the money you spend goes to the people who actually do the work to produce the food you’re eating, rather than to supermarkets and wholesalers – you’re helping small family farms to survive. Small and medium sized farms in the UK are disappearing fast: between 1993 and 2002 over 100,000 farmers and farm workers left farming. While the average age of British farmers is 59, Britain’s high land prices mean it’s getting more and more difficult for young people to get into farming. All the farmers here come from small farms, and some are younger farmers trying to get started. So by shopping at the market you’re helping to ensure that small farmers and producers in the UK have a future. Keep It Local! Buy direct!