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Brand new to Portobello Road is the Penny Market

Launched at the end of June 2014, this wonderful new market combines hand-picked delicious foods and artisan products from across London. The underlying ethos of every two pennies made a penny is donated to charities, so not only will this colourful market feed your tummies it will also feed your soul.

The market is set up by Notting Hill resident Taz Fustok and is a collaborative effort between local charities Goldfinger Factory, Somewhere To, and students from local colleges. With the wonderful guidance and support of many RBKC councillors and the wisdom of the Portobello and Golborne Market Trading office the market aims to make a real difference to the area and help up-and-coming businesses.

The market comprises 12 stalls, manufactured by Market Manager, David Saiz at Goldfinger Factory using reclaimed materials donated by the Science Museum. The stalls are covered with colourful tarpaulins designed by Wendy Zapata that reflect the colours of the Notting Hill buildings. The market strives to incorporate every aspect of ethical living from the very bones of stalls through to the health conscious foods and the wide spectrum of charities that will be helped with the proceeds.

Due to the quick success the Penny Market is about to grow to 16 stalls, three of which will be local businesses, Lowry & Baker, Bluebelles and Elixir (Urban Bliss). This will make the whole road look lovely and will show a real community spirit. The market runs on Fridays and Saturdays between 9am and 5pm.

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