Set to trade at markets each Saturday afternoon in Crouch End and Peckham, KERB X will showcase local crafts and produce alongside its street food offering.
The new concept aims to expand on the concept of the farmers’ markets while championing local businesses.
“Across both markets we’re excited to collaborate with operators who share our vision for a new era of Saturday markets, working with local businesses alongside the best of KERB to develop a new vision for how Saturday markets should be,” says Ian Dodd, director of communications and marketing at KERB.
Launching on 25 August, the first KERB X market will occupy the space in front of Crouch End’s Hornsey Town Hall.
It will coincide with the renovation of the hall, which will eventually include a private cinema and rooftop bar, and the market will be curated in collaboration with urban regeneration specialists The Time & Space Co.
The first wave of street food vendors will comprise Filipino barbecue trader BBQ Dreamz; Baggio Burger, specialising in chuck steak burgers; and steak-and-chips outfit The Beefsteaks.
The local produce side of the market will offer chilli infused honey from Wilderbee; artisan cheese from Tottenham cheesemaker Wildes Cheese; crafts from retail workshop space Heron Hawker; and from September onwards there will be bread from Dunn’s family bakery in Crouch end.
KERB X Peckham will launch on 1 September, occupying the archways that house Peckham Springs, Brick Brewery and Little Bird Gin.
The market’s location will allow for drinks to be served at Peckham Springs, and Brick Brewery’s resident barbecue restaurant Slow Ritchies will serve food alongside KERB’s rotating roster of traders.
“We can't wait to partner with KERB to transform a series of railway arches into a much needed weekly market for Peckham,” says Guy Bell of Peckham Springs has said that:
“We believe this is fantastic opportunity to create a market for the local community that brings together street food traders with local businesses like Peckham Springs, Bar Story, Brick Brewery and Little Bird”.