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.
Shumei Natural Agriculture
Japanese charity Shumei seek to live in a world “free of sickness, poverty, and discord”. One of their principle beliefs is in eating food that has been produced naturally, with minimum human intervention and without artificial or animal additives. From their home farm in Wiltshire they bring up fabulous greens and root vegetables, with foreign items such as olive oil sourced from similarly-minded producers around the world.
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.
Une Normande a Londres
A rather overwhelming selection of French products, specializing in cheese and charcuterie but also including speciality mustard, honey and other items of the classic epicerie. This is brought over each week by the brothers Franck & Yann Leblais who source directly from the producers of Northern France.
Pao Liu makes not only the classic Korean Kimchi but an innovative vegan kind where the traditional fish sauce is replaced by wakame seaweed. Both versions are equally delicious. You’ll also find several different flavours of sauerkraut, hot sauces, and occasionally a bottle or two of water kefir.
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…
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 (back soon)
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. To our market Dave delivers Dave his famous live 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.
update: raw milk is now available to order for collection at the market each week. Simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday telling us how many bottles you'd like and your phone number. We'll save them for you!
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.
Emmerline Smy is an expert in many things besides preserves - she hosts regular podcasts, caters for events, writes about the history of food and has run cooking demonstrations at some of the country's biggest festivals. All this passion and expertise is distilled into the glass jars that you can see at her market stall: curds, jams, pickles, jellies and chutneys all bursting with colour and natural flavour.
The Ferment Revolution (4th Sunday of every month)
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.
Mokaya Brownies (away currently)
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!