Last month London Farmers’ Markets (LFM), who currently run the Sunday market, announced that it was no longer financially viable to keep it going and that the last one would be held at the end of July.
However, some of the stallholders, including the Old Post Office Bakery, have banded together and proposed that they take over running it as a community interest company (CIC).
Lambeth council have said they are supporting the traders and are happy for them to take it on a short-term lease.
Richard Scroggs, owner of the Old Post Office Bakery, said it was very good news.
“Hopefully this way Brixton’s Farmer’s Market will be even better,” he said. “Keeping things local is always great and I think this way we can be more flexible.”
“Nothing against LFM but they had quite firm guidelines about what was allowed, as they are running more than one market; this way we can be more flexible. We can react to what our customers want and then hopefully we will be able to extend the lease.”
Cllr Jack Hopkins, cabinet member for Jobs & Growth, said: “We have been working with stallholders to try and ensure that the market continues and are fully supportive of plans to form a CIC.
“Brixton Farmers’ Market is an important and popular part of the area’s character and I’m hopeful that it will continue to thrive for many years to come.”