By Clare Finney
Images: Orlando Gili
“I can still remember being shown the site,” Cheryl Cohen recalls, wonderingly. “I remember having someone take a picture of me on the steps to the car park and saying, this is going to be a market. It’s a shock, really, to realise that was 15 years ago.” Marylebone farmers’ market is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year; London Farmer’s Markets, the umbrella company of which Cheryl is a director, is approaching 20. And with developments to the car park necessitating the move of the market (it’s not going far, don’t worry), the time feels plum-ripe to reflect on Moxon Street car park’s weekly metamorphosis from rough tarmac to treasure trove.
“I’ve lived in Marylebone for at least 25 years and I have seen all of its changes,” says local resident Renata Brady. “One of the best things to have happened is the arrival of its farmers’ market. I’ve been a regular since it started and now I can’t remember a Sunday morning without a mushroom sandwich from William.” William Rooney is one of two brothers behind Mushroom Table. When the market first started, there was very little cooked food. Cheryl suggested to William and Matthew that they sell hot mushroom sandwiches alongside their produce. “They’ve cursed me ever since!” she grins, when I marvel at the length and enthusiasm of their queue.
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