A couple who started a pop-up market in lockdown successfully opened a permanent shop in Raynes Park last week.

Emma Soulsby, 37, and Leigh Daley, 44, whom both worked in the florist industry, decided to launch a pop-up market after their jobs were hit by the pandemic.

The store, which was adapted from their lockdown launch of a delivery service, offers fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods every Saturday.

Following support and positive feedback from residents, the couple took a "leap of faith" and opened 'Magnificent Marrow' outside Raynes Park tube station.

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Emma Soulsby said: "It isn’t something we had planned or thought about when we first launched Magnificent Marrow back in March.

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"But, once we started the Magnificent Marrow Market and realised just how much the local community enjoyed fresh produce, we started to look for premises in the hope we could make it into a permanent fixture.

"We also loved the interaction and being able to talk to and get to know our customers, many of whom became regulars over the weeks that we ran the market.

"The community has shown us so much love and encouragement, not only since we started the pop-up but also from the very beginning of Magnificent Marrow.

"It really was fate that the shop space outside Raynes Park station became available, and it’s just around the corner from our HQ so it’s the perfect location."

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Emma and Leigh are selling everything from farm-fresh fruit and vegetables, delicious deli goods, responsibly sourced meat and fish and much more.

The couple will also be selling Christmas trees and plan to return to their "floristry roots" by creating seasonal wreaths.

Magnificent Marrow plan to stay open seven days a week, to serve the community during the second lockdown period.

"A lot of our fresh produce is on display outside, so people can shop and fill their baskets before they even step inside and discover the abundance of treats in there," said Emma.

The store has enforced a one person rule to ensure social distancing.

Magnificent Marrow can be found at Station Kiosk, Station Building, Grand Drive, SW20 0JB