Our Team

CARON

Caron is the founder and heart of Duck Pond, having launched it in 2008. She’s vegetarian (likes butter too much to be vegan) loves being outdoors, treasure hunting at markets, car boots and Swedish vintage barn sales, can’t walk past a skip without taking a peek for things to rescue, reads constantly and has 2 wild children who are growing up at the markets as big foodies . In summer she paddle boards and wild swims as much as she can and in winter she likes to make plans for the summer from under a blanket on the sofa draped in fairy lights and chocolate, occasionally venturing out for theatre, talks, movies and markets. She loves bringing people together, be it parties, gatherings, picnics or markets, can’t live without fresh flowers in the house… and has the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD.

Fave market food: Spinach and feta flatbreads from Doukan at Richmond.

Funeral song: Calling Occupants from Interplanetary Craft. Or perhaps Saltwater, Julian Lennon… can’t decide…

Animals: Purdy Purdy Soft Paws. Wolfie Pook.

Proud of her secret phone number she is track downable at Ruislip, Henley and Highgate market days…

KELLY

Kelly’s been with Duck Pond since 2013. She currently works 3 days a week organising things in the office and most weekends running Richmond. She HATES having her photo taken. She loves rules, and is known as the strictest market manager (which a lot of our traders weirdly love), she loves cake, comics, her four children (FOUR!) and is an apocalypse prepper (mainly nerf based).

Fave market food: Cake. All cake, and Urban Chefs Tartiflette

Funeral Song: Shine on you Crazy Diamond (full 22 min version)

Animals: Lola the American Bulldog. Harvey the Hamster.

lucy

Lucy started working as a market manager for Duck Pond in 2017 managing Ruislip Foodies, Richmond and Kensal Green.

Never let her age or size fool you, she is a powerhouse woman with a number of successful side hustles, and ant like abilities in the gym.

A nanny one minute and holding down the fort at The Duck Pond Collective the next, she is a whirlwind of activity leaving composed order in her wake.

You can currently find ‘Lucy London Vintage’ at 72 High Street, Ruislip, and we encourage you to pop in on a Monday to learn from this professional vintage seller, who used to regularly source clothes for a well known Coronation Street character.

Favourite market food - Voodoo Chicken followed by Killa Waffles

Funeral song - Adele Hello

Animals - Dexter the dog

TRACY

An original stall holder, started with Duck Pond in 2017 and appears to have drunk from the fountain of youth, her age is an enigma. Whatever she puts her mind to she transforms into gold. Tracy is highly reliable, whilst injecting spontaneous fun. Sensitive, but tough with the filthiest laugh that bounces around the market filling our hearts with delight. As soon as you meet her, you feel like you’ve been mates for life. Find her at Ruislip and Chalfont markets.

Fave market food: Free Range Jane’s fried buttermilk chicken and chips

Funeral song: Arms of the Angels Sarah McLachlan

Animals: Cockapoo Bear (Wolfie Pook’s bro)

SAMANTHA

Samantha is the newest addition to the Duck Pond family and London itself, since Jan ‘19, you’ll find her at Richmond Foodies.

She is an eccentric podiatrist who leans further on her holistic training than the medical

An eternal creative who gets dragged into shooting weddings even tho she never advertises and is rubbish at updating her website

She is currently throwing all her creative juices into promoting eco-habits for 'Sustainable Ruislip'

Favourite market stall: Oneironautdesign & BeEco Barn

Wedding entry and funeral exit music:  Star Wars: The Imperial March

Animals - Mama Geebee & Noonoo Beans who 'Sphynx' they are cats  and Arvo Potato and Bryn  @fluffynakedpaws

CARON

CARON

KELLY

KELLY

LUCY

LUCY

TRACY

TRACY

SAMANTHA

SAMANTHA

Come and meet us, talk to us soon about joining Duck Pond as a trader, ask questions about local areas, our ethos and values, and stroke our dogs. We all love a chat!

love, the Duckies x