Who's your favourite at market?
Voting has now closed. We will be announcing the winners soon!
Happy New Year 2017!
Markets start back this weekend. Some farmers and producers are still away so your market may be a little smaller than usual
Time Out Best Shop Awards; we won!
Thank you so much if you voted for your favourite farmers market in the Time Out best shop award.
Highgate Hill open every Sunday
Highgate Hill farmers market is open every Sunday 10am-2pm
There is step free access from Dartmouth Park Hill or a short flight of steps from Highgate Hill. It's a short walk up the hill from Archway or a quick bus ride!
In season Autumn
It's officially Autumn and the sun is still shining. Whether it's sunshine or showers, produce is plentiful and colourful.
Apples and pears are here; if you usually buy your fruit from the supermarket you'll be amazed by the choice of varieties, flavours and textures of apples at our markets. The fruit is freshly harvested, direct from the farm to you. Later in the season fruit is stored to keep it in peak condition, but at this time of the year it's straight from the tree. You could eat a different variety every day of the year and never get bored.
A farmers market for Dulwich Village
Dulwich Village farmers market is open every Saturday 10am-2pm
Find us at Dulwich Church of England Infant's School
Turney Road junction with Dulwich Village SE21 7BN
The freshest, most seasonal produce direct from the farm, fishing boat, bakery or dairy. Every Saturday come and shop, meet your friends and neighbours. The farmers market is the friendliest place to shop, try something different, talk to our farmers and fishermen, see what they recommend for dinner! Bring the whole family. Kids love farmers markets too.
Happy 15th Birthday Ealing Farmers Market
We're 15 years old. Can you believe it.
This is chef Brian Turner at market on our opening day.
Earls Court Farmers Market is open!
Come and see us every Sunday 10am-2pm
St Cuthbert with St Matthias School,
Warwick Road SW5 9UE
Earls Court Farmers Market will be just a block away from the Warwick Rd exit of Earls Court tube station
Happy New Year
Hello everyone, we're back to normal this weekend with lots of freshly picked fruit and vegetables, meat and poultry, dairy products, freshly baked bread and cakes and lots more.
Some stall holders take a few weeks off at the beginning of the year so don't be surprised if your market is slightly smaller than usual
We love game season here at London Farmers Markets, and from the 22nd-29th November, it's British Game Week. If you've never tried eating game before it's delicious, healthy, low in fat and very seasonal. There are farmers selling game at almost every market, see list below. Give it a try! All of our sellers are throughly knowledgeble about the game they sell and can recommend ways of cooking.
Parliament Hill Farmers Market
Well done Parliament Hill Farmers Market.
We are delighted to be shortlisted for the FARMA Farmers Market of the Year award alongside Edinburgh, Moseley Farmers’ Market and Abbey Leys Community Market.
Celebrate the arrival of English apples and pears at markets. Look out for our rosy apple people, around London with tasters of different varieties for you to try. Sample a different variety of apple this weekend at your local farmers market. We have hundreds of varieties on sale.
Bloomsbury October lunch uprising
A bigger, better Bloomsbury this Thursday!
Lavender Hill Farmers Market is open
Hello Lavender Hill!
Based at Shaftesbury Park Junior School on Ashbury Road, the market is open every Saturday 10am-2pm
Become a friend of the market by clicking here. Receive all the latest news on stalls and seasonal products and the best tips for shopping at a farmers market if you haven't been before. The list of stalls is on the Lavender Hill market page
The Magnificent Seven Dairys
Want to buy milk direct from the farm to ensure farmers receive a fair price? Dairiy farmers are at most of our markets.
Here's our magnificent seven.
Anyone for strawberries?
If any sports events are making you think of strawberies and cream we have the best in town!
West Hill SW18 open every Sunday
Thank you for welcoming us to West Hill Primary School in Wandsworth. What better way to celebrate Fathers Day and Mid-Summer!
If you've not shopped at your local farmers market for a while, you're missing...
Ten Great Nurseries
Just in case you might want a bunch of beautiful seasonal English flowers, or a stunning English grown plant this weekend....
Every week is Pie Week!
Ten amazing pie makers
Every week is pie week as far as we’re concerned but as its British Pie Week, there’s no excuse not to eat pies. Here’s the run-down of the pie makers at our farmers markets.
Click on the links to find out where they sell.
Our Favourite Stall winners revealed
Thank you for your votes and for your wonderful comments. The votes are in. It should be said that many of you found it hard to pick just one stall at your local market. They're all winners you said. We agree.
The strawberry life
Strawberry season is in full swing, from the twenty farms who grow and sell soft fruit at our farmers markets in London. Some farm conventionally, some are organic, a couple are biodynamic. And look out for our giant strawberries handing out samples at different locations around London.
If you’ve always taken your strawberries for granted, spare a thought for the growers. It’s not as easy to produce a crop of luscious berries as you may think. Some of our growers waited a long time for enough good weather so that they have a large enough crop to bring to London.
There are amazing varieties of strawberries at all of our markets.
Flowers have seasons too
Flowers have seasons too, all the better to look forward to the different scents, colours and shapes.
Spring has sprung
Not only is it asparagus season, we also have strawberries!
Customers' Favourite Stall Award Winners Annunced!
A few photos of winners of the Customers' Favourite Stall competition at different farmers' markets for 2014.
Clockwise from top left: Lee House Farm (Twickenham), Pippins Orchard (Ealing), Beatbush Farm (Pimlico) and Astons Bakery (Walthamstow).
Farmers' Market Piemaker Rates Top in Pie League
We always like to sing the praises of the hard-working food producers selling on our markets, and it's always great when people agree with us!
Pierate.co.uk have rated over 250 pies in the country, and have placed one of Paul's Pies top of the list after travelling to Notting Hill Farmers' Market to review it this month. See the review here.
We've been singing the praises of Paul's baking skills for some time, and are well aware that this is a well deserved accolade.
Two Tempting Tuesdays
Two new Tuesday farmers markets launched on September 24th 2013. London Bridge Farmers Market is located on a peaceful green square just next to the Shard. South Kensington already has a Saturday market on Bute Street and the new South Kensington Tuesday farmers market is just down the road at Imperial College by Queens Lawn and Queens Tower. Both new markets are a great place to unwind for lunch with lots of hot food on offer but also THE place to pick up fresh seasonal food straight from the farm.
Top Gluten-Free Nosh
Our markets are increasingly becoming good venues for top quality gluten-free baked goods.
See this article by Kim McGowan of Naturally Gluten Free, which focuses on three of the best gluten-free bakers in London - who sell on London Farmers' Markets!
Farming can be a tough job
We think this photo (sent in to us by Fabienne of Galileo Farm) illustrates this fairly clearly.
Well done to all the farmers who are managing to get their produce into London, by hook or by crook!
Love your Local Sausage
Last chance to vote! Tell us which is the capital’s best local sausage in 2013. Following our successful competition last year, The Jellied Eel magazine is joining force with us as Londoners once more choose their favourite from a selection available at Certified farmers’ markets and independent butchers. The 22 sausages entered are all produced by farmers based within 100 miles of the city, and sold on stalls at Certified farmers’ markets, or made by butchers with ingredients from within 100 miles of London.
From farm to fork
CNN covered Mike and Heather Belcher from March House Farm, following their meat from the farm to the Swiss Cottage Farmers' Market. You can see the link here.
The farmers and producers at Queen's Park Farmers' Market have the following message to relay to customers on where to go if you wish to eat traceable meat from people you can trust.
Concerned about where your meat comes from?
Shop at a London Farmers' Market!
Our FARMA-certified farmers' markets have picked up significant media attention recently, with the BBC, Channel Four, ITV News and the Independent on Sunday all covering our markets to show where to go in order to ensure traceable meat for your plate.
CNN also did this excellent feature following Mike and Heather Belcher of March House Farm from their farm and to Swiss Cottage Farmers' market.
You may have seen one of these characters horsing around at market recently. Say nay!
Raw produce prize draw at Queen Mary University
We're always keen to encourage students and young people to take up cooking from scratch, and so we are running a hamper raffle draw at the Queen Mary University Farmers' Market on the 14th February. The market is held at the university but is open to all.
All customers buying raw produce to cook from scratch will be entered into a prize draw and the winners of the Farmers' Market raw produce hampers will be drawn out of the hat at 2pm by the market manager.
MARKETS OPEN IN THE SNOW
THANK YOU if you made it to your local market at the weekend. Most farms and businesses made it through the snow and were very glad to see your shining faces.
Stall holder of the Year 2013
Do you have a favourite stall at your market? One that you always make a bee line for when you arrive? Maybe you're impressed by the quality of produce, or wowed by the service. Whatever the reason....
Wine events at market
A couple of wine tasting events are coming up at Parson's Green Farmers' Market.
Local winemerchants will be giving expert wine and food pairing advice at the market. Come along and taste some fine wines and nibble on some samples of what the market has to offer.
11th November - with Valerie Leveque, of Pop and Fizz
9th December - with Samuel Bisson, of ExCellar
A free range Thanksgiving
Some of our farmers have free range turkeys you can order especially for Thanksgiving.
Apple Days at the Farmers' Markets were well-received over the last two weeks, and there was a lot of fun had by families with apple-bobbing, apple juicing and apple games.
Trevor Roberts School brought some of their children down to the Wednesday market to join in the fun, mashing apples into juice to their heart's content!
We are always very keen to welcome schools and community groups to the markets to take part in activities. If you'd be interested in bringing along a school group, get in touch by emailing email@example.com
More Happy Hamper Winners
Julia and Hugh Toller were delighted to be winners in our most recent hamper prize draw at Parson's Green Farmers' Market.
To sign up to receive regular updates on your local Farmers' Market (and to stand a chance of winning a hamper), see here.
Fantastic Day Out at the Market
The children from St Paul's Cathedral School had a fantastic visit to the Broadgate Farmers' Market on the 27th September.
Happy Hamper Winners
We are now holding hamper prize draws periodically at our markets, for anyone who signs up to our mailing list. To sign up to receive regular updates on your local Farmers' Market, see here.
Farmers' Market Celebrates 5 Years
Walthamstow Farmers' Market is now five years old!
New weekly Saturday market opens
West Hampstead Farmers' Market opened for the first time on 22nd September
Farmers' Market Back On Campus
The Queen Mary Farmers' Market in Mile End is back after a Summer break, and was warmly received by the new intake of students.
Ealing Family Day
Punch, Judy and friends made Family Day at the Ealing Farmers' Market a great success on the 22nd September.
Sweet Little Pears
Beth pears appear at our markets for a very limited season. They are small, sweet and very juicy and have a very limited shelf life. Grab them at their best over the next few weeks from Perry Court Farm who are at many markets every week.
West Hampstead Stall Info Now live
Become a friend of our newest West Hampstead market by clicking here. Receive all the latest news on stalls and seasonal products and the best tips for shopping at a farmers market if you haven't been before. The list of stalls is on the West Hampstead market page, just a few more to confirm...
Here is the moos....
You may have spotted our Friesian cow on the forecourt of West Hampstead Thames Link, and be wondering what she's up to. Wonder no longer. We're opening a new farmers' market on the 22nd September and she's there to spread the moos. A full list of producers will go live in September and watch this space for more updates.
It's that time of year when the best fruit is at market in abundance. Cherries are finishing but plums are starting along with the first new season discovery apples, greengages & mirabelles and lovely crunchy cob nuts not far behind.
Russell Norman book signing
Russell Norman, the man responsible for Polpo, Mishkins, Polpetto and Spuntino comes to Marylebone this Sunday 5th August. Russell will be signing copies of his new book; Polpo a Venetian Cookbook of Sorts in conjuction with Daunt books.
Farmers' Markets over the Olympics
All of our farmers' markets will run as usual over the Olympics period;
10 Year Tea Party in Pimlico
Free tea and cake will be on hand at this weeks Pimlico Road farmers market to celebrate 10 years trading in one on Londons secret squares. The 'seasonal' cake will be cut at 11 am by farmers who were at the first market back in 2002. Local customers are invited to come and play some music or sing a few songs to add to the street party atmosphere.
Young journalists report on Farmers' Market
Intrepid young reporters from Chisenhale Primary School came down to the Queen Mary Farmers' Market to interview farmers and customers on their day at the Farmers' Market.
Plant Fairs 2012
You can see some of the photos from our Plant Fairs at Wimbledon on the 31st March here.
Parliament Hill on 19th May here
Parsons Green 20th May here
The best banger is revealed
Judges Charles Campion, St John founder Fergus Henderson, butcher Charlotte Harbottle and chef Alan Stewart of Manson met to taste, consider and give their verdict.
The winning sausage is; Matt Emmett of Rockwell End Pigs Cumberland Sausage.
Matt Emmett, on hearing their Cumberland had won best local London sausage, said, “Delighted to win, especially with such strong competition, as this will support my fledgling business. Thank you to all who voted"
Matt will be presented with his award at Marylebone Farmers’ Market by the Deputy Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Dr Cyril Nemeth at 10am on Sunday 29th April.
The competition was organised in conjunction with the Jellied Eel Magazine to promote some of the wonderful local produce on offer at our farmers’ markets.
Charles Campion said; “What a great competition, everyone likes a good sausage and the short-listed bangers were all delicious”
"Favourite Stall" Award Winners Announced
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2011 "Favourite Stall" competition, as voted for by Farmers' Market shoppers.
It is fair to say that they are all very worthy winners indeed....
Some praise for Farmers' Market stalls in 2011
In the last month, since asking customers to nominate their favourite stalls at our Farmers' Markets across London in 2011, we have been bombarded with praise for different farmers and producers on the markets. Here are just a few of them...
Farmers on TV
A couple of Farmers' Market regulars have been spotted on TV recently.
Back with a bang
12 Green Acres free range meats return to Notting Hill Farmers Market this month with a range of new products from their farm on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. They have a new butchery service cutting meat to order. This weeks special offer will be a free pack of air dried ham with every purchase over £20.
The farm is creating a new range of cooked pies/savoury rolls, some will be available immediately and more are being tried and tested. Christmas order are now being taken for gammons, joints of beef, pork, venison and lamb as well as large pies.
Yes we have pumpkins, and winter squash a plenty. There are hundreds of varieties available to try so experiement until you find your favourite. Don't just carve them, cook them too. Stuff or roast them, turn them into soups, or puree for the best pasta filling.
Three New Farmers Markets for September
Farmers' Market returns to Queen Mary University
Queen Mary Farmers' Market reopens on Thursday 22nd September, at Queen Mary University of London, in Mile End. We can't wait to be back! Look out for a handful on new farms and producers alongside some old favourites. Remember, everyone is welcome - you don't have to be a student or staff member.