Some stallholders come to the market every week, some most weeks & others fortnightly; on top of this we regularly have guest traders. For the lowdown & full list of everyone coming this Sunday please see here.
Founded by David Lucas & Marjorie Stein in 1982, Eden Farms is one of the longest standing organic farms around. Their knowledge of traditional farming methods is profound, and their respect for the earth and its harvest shows in the quality of the produce they bring to the market. Depending on the season, you’ll find spicy, peppery salads, fresh eggs, waxy new potatoes & wonderfully crisp heritage apples.
Meat from free-range, naturally reared animals, all classic cuts & many different flavours of sausage. Clive & Debs also bring the best jams, honey, chutneys, & curds from around Romney Marsh, and local butter too.
Perry Court farm
Using a classic rotation system, Martin & Heidi Fermor grow a huge range of fruit & veg on their farm between Ashford & Canterbury. This is some of the best, and best value, produce available in London. This Autumn they’re bringing at least 6 or 7 lesser-known apple & pear varieties each week.
The Pie Station
Alan the master Scots pie man makes quiches, meat pies, veggie pies, sausage rolls, pasties, and delicious puddings including fruit tarts & crumbles. All this uses the ingredients he buys from friends at the markets.
Wolves Lane Flower Company (coming soon)
Wolves Lane Flower Company was started by two flower loving friends in the Spring of 2017. On their small North London site, Marianne and Camila grow flowers without the aid of chemicals or artificial heating, and enjoy the adventure of working with the season to cut and arrange what is most beautiful and fragrant at the time.
WLFC work with other local growers to provide a varied range of seasonal flowers; but from their own glasshouse this year we'll see 100s of dahlias and sweet peas, bulbs planted in aged terracotta pots, and more, as Spring turns to Summer.
Marco's Italian Cheese & Cured Meat
Marco Florio sources from all over Italy, bringing both classic (including the best Parmigiano & Nduja) and obscure products. Even more special, however, is his particular relationship with the artisan cheesemakers of his native Piedmont. Many of these are younger producers returning to near-forgotten traditions, resulting in cheese which is limited in supply but fantastic in quality.
From the Larder (currently on Maternity leave!)
Gluten-free cakes & other treats by our local genius Georgina Hartley; Georgina lives 5 minutes walk from the market & it will be difficult to find anything fresher or more delicious on a Sunday morning in Stroud Green. Just three recipes out of many that she might bring are Fig, Almond and Salted Honey cake, a vegan Chocolate Coconut Banana Loaf, and extraordinary cookie dough brownies. She makes chutneys too.
Billy the top barista makes his coffee with beans from the Extract roastery in Bristol, and also serves the best quality tea & hot chocolate. This is his first market stall; apart from hot drinks he often brings up home-made buns, breads & biscuits.
Bread by Bike
Andy Strang’s bread is already well known around here: you can always find it in the Deli at 80 on Stroud Green road, among other places. He has recently opened a proper bakery café around Tufnell park, but he’ll bring his full range back here every week: sourdough loaves, baguettes, cinnamon buns, and whatever else he turns his mind to…
A micro bakery run by Sara Nyborg, autodidact baker & cook. Sara makes Danish bread & pastries using family recipes handed down through generations, some of which she follows religiously, others inventively adapted to suit our volatile London tastes. Apart from the best rye bread in many manifestations, my favourite is the outlandish & heartstopping Danish dream cake. Pots of jam & whatever else Sara decides to prepare are normally more civilized but no less tasty.
Seven Sisters Brewery
One of the smallest commercial brewing operations in London, Seven Sisters produce exceptional beer in very limited quantities, including the highly prized Honey and Thyme Saison called "end of thyme". Chief brewer Chris Martin currently also makes several varieties of IPA, using different hops according to taste & time of year. The Seven Sisters range is evolving: Keep checking!
The wine that Natalino Capriotti brings to us from his own region of Italy is made by the local winemakers who used to supply his bar in Centobuchi, East Italy, at the border of Marche & Abruzzo. We are lucky that he has moved to Haringey & can offer these wines that are otherwise available in England. Some are for everyday, others for special occasions: red, white, rose, and sparkling. Completely naturally produced, on a very small scale, by people of passion & expertise.
Hurdlebrook dairy (Milk & cream 1st & 3rd Sundays, yoghurt every week)
Dave Paull is a 3rd generation Somerset dairy farmer, keeping a small herd of Guernsey cows that produce perhaps the creamiest milk available. The unpasteurized Guernsey milk is golden in colour due to the breed’s inefficiency to digest the beta carotene in the grass and forage. This also makes it silkier, thicker and more delicious than standard milk in a way that is hard to describe. The cows are pampered & the farm is kept in a traditional & sustainable manner; they are awaiting their organic certification. Besides milk Dave has got natural yoghurt (including delicious natural fruit yoghurt), and cream that is thicker than clotted cream.
Another of the Channel island breeds of dairy cow is the Jersey, a famously docile & loving creature giving creamy milk, slightly sweeter than that of the Hurdlebrook guernsey cows, and no less rich. Simon & Kate Oakley have a small farm outside North Brewham, Somerset, where they keep about 12 cows milking at any one time.
In her quest for the perfect chocolate brownie, Triska (the founder of Mokaya) was over a year in baking, testing & refining recipes before bringing her creations to Stroud Green. With various different flavours available, including the classic dark chocolate, a hazelnut praline, and a salted caramel, the Mokaya brownies are fudgey, chewy, and rich without being overly sweet. Triska uses the same single-origin Madagascan dark chocolate to make decadent truffles. Mokaya is a new company and the passionate care for quality behind every product is really inspiring!
Poilâne French bakery
A bastion of Parisian culture since 1932, Poilâne opened a new bakery in Belgravia 17 years ago, and make everything from loaves to biscuits in a large wood-fired oven each morning. At our market you can buy their very buttery croissants & pain au chocolats, and occasionally the enigmatic punitions. They are the real French-style pastries & it'd be difficult to find better in North London.
Having worked for cider producers & farms from Somerset to New Zealand, Luke Mccoy brought together traditional techniques with recent innovations to create his own first batch in 2017. Luke's cider is effervescent, refreshing, and in his words, "just a bit different!". 2018’s "Next Batch" is on its way soon, and Luke's own creations are complemented by an ever-changing selection of quality ciders from around the country.
Gemma Calia & her sister Leana are masters of the free-from, bringing to the market a host of goodies that are either vegan, gluten-free, or both, all freshly made in their N7 kitchen. Sweet or savoury: scotch eggs, choux buns, pizza slices, banana cake, and - most popular of all - the wonderful doughnuts.
Harry Parker is a cheese expert & connoisseur, having been trained at Neal's Yard Dairy. His toasties use Montgomery cheddar & organic local sourdough bread, with optional extras including ham hock, caramelized onion & kimchi. All are toasted under flat irons.
On top of this Harry brings the best British cheeses to sell off the block: you'll find well-known favourites as well as less common kinds.
Diego the Bike Doctor
(click here to check the schedule)
To cycle to a farmers market returning with a rucksack full of produce, with eggs tucked away carefully down the side & celery sticking out of the top, is to those in the know one of the great joys of London life. Diego will fix your bike up for free while you do your shopping, or give his expert advice on anything from how to fix a puncture yourself to road safety & interesting local cycle routes. He's a generous person & is brilliant with children too.
The Ferment Revolution (most weeks - check up here)
This is a new kind of fizz...the water kefir cultured with expertise by Teresa, Clare & Nicole tastes similar to lemonade, and can be spruced up with all sorts of delicious natural flavours. It is also, however, one of the healthiest drinks you can have: a probiotic to rival kombucha with all the beneficial acids, food enzymes, B vitamins and "healthy bacteria" needed to sustain positive energy & physical wellbeing. Their range of flavours changes often, largely depending on the time of year as they use seasonal fruit in the fermentations.
Pachara aims to bring authentic Thai street food to the people of London. Will & Pear are new to the world of market stalls, but highly experienced in cooking the taste of Thailand; in fact Pear has spent a lifetime practising & perfecting her countries' dishes, both in Thailand & England, in restaurants & at home.
Kasia's soups & home-made pesto
(every other week - check here)
Kasia Łukaszewicz makes her soups from a wide variety of fresh vegetables, organic pulses, and a special spice mix to add a touch of extra heat to an already warming meal. There are always at least two choices on offer; Kasia serves them with market bread & her own fresh pesto. You can buy a pot of pesto to take home too. Everything suitable for vegans.
Portugal in a Hut (alternating with Kasia's soups)
From her home kitchen in Wood Green, Ana started this business to share not only the flavours of her native country, but the joyous culture surrounding food & mealtimes which is so central to Portugese life. Dishes such as Caldo Verde (a green soup made with kale and chorizo) & Prego (steak sandwich with grilled vegetables) will be complemented by others in a menu that changes depending on the season.
BPM pickles (on sabbatical)
B.P.M (Beardy Pickle Man) Founder David Hepburn started selling his home-made kimchi last year. Tired of tiny jars of tame kimchi, he took matters into his own hands and decided to make a range of properly punchy pickles and ferments, starting with Kicking Kimchi, his first release, refined over 2 years of home recipe development. Keep an eye out for new flavours in future.
Madeline's organic Crêpes & Galettes
(occasional guest appearances)
Madeline lives locally & is a maestro in the art of classic French "pancakes" and the savoury Galettes Bretonnes. The range she offers is comprehensive: she begins with an organic dairy-free batter made with wheat or the gluten-free buckwheat, and either vegetarian or vegan. Then you can choose a filling - there's something for everyone! For crêpes: Banana, berries, soy/dairy cream, maple syrup, honey, lemon, sugar. For galettes: cow's or goat's cheese, pesto (including non-dairy pesto), walnuts, herby tomatoes, spinach, garlicky mushrooms etc etc. They are fabulous.