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July News

July 10, 2024

The main fruit season is here.

Summer Soup Recipe.

Last month we celebrated our 25th Year at the first market we opened in Islington in 1999.

As part of the event celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei cooked a lovely soup at the market from fresh market produce and handed samples to customers. If you were there you will know how good it was. We asked Francesco for the recipe. Do try it, it is perfect for a warm summer day.



Its Cherry Season.

We are in the middle of the precious and short-lived cherry season. Don't miss these fantastic fruits at market this month.

Plastic Free July.

As with last July we want to support the work of the Plasic Free Foundation and their campaign for a plastic free July. We have highlighted before a number of ways to reduce your use of plastic when shopping at our markets and we think this is important enough to re-iterate this July. The big thing to do is to bring your own bags & re-usable containers for your shopping.

We encourage and in some cases require our stalls to use environmentally freindly packaging and we would encourage you to take your own containers to market.


Wimbledon tennis finals.

If you are settling in to watch the singles finals over the weekend you will want the best stawberries and cream on offer and our markets have them. Lots of lovely varieties of strawberry grown for flavour - not for shelf life.

Look for Fiveways Fruit Farm, Berrymakers, Perry Court Farm, Chegworth Valley & Fruitway Farm for your strawberrys & Brinkworth Dairy, Hollis Mead Organic Dairy, Hurdlebrook, Bradfields Farm Dairy & Hook and Son for your cream.

Don't like strawberrys? Putting aside the obvious question as to what is wrong with you!?Look for wonderful cherries at market instead.


In season in July

Artichokes, basil, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, celery, cauliflower, carrots, chard, cherries, courgette flowers, courgettes, cucumbers, fennel, wet garlic, kale, land cress, lettuce, leeks, peas, new potatoes, peppers, stored apples, red, white and spring cabbage, radicchio, raspberries, radishes, rhubarb, spring onions, spinach, strawberries. Game including venison, pigeon and rabbit.


July Hamper Competition

The sun will come out at some point and you need to be ready to picnic! Our July hamper will have all you need to put together a lovely picnic for two to four people.

Keep an eye on our Instagram page for details on how to enter. The competition will close midnight Wednesday 24th July 2024. UK entries only and winners must be able to collect their prize from one of our London Farmers Markets.



After last week's break for the Henry Cavendish School fair, Balham is back this week. Scheduled to attend are:

Artisan Foods for bread and pastries
Bath Soft Cheese Company for hard and soft cows mike cheeses
Berrymakers specialists in berries
Brambletye Fruit Farms for biodynamically grown fruit & veg. Eggs & juice.
Bread Bread for great sourdoughs, ryes and sweet treats
Conkord grow very tasty nutrient rich microgreens
Finest Fayre for lovely scotch egss with a variety of flavours
Fiveways Fruit Farm for beef tomatoes, fruit and pickles
Kitchen of the Woods grow really great mushrooms
Laycroft for the best poultry & beef

East Finchley:

A quick thank you for supporting the market in it's crucial early weeks.

Dear East Finchley customer,

The market is off to a good start thanks to your support. It is so important in the early stages of a market to generate new customers and establish relationships with the producers selling at the market. Please bring your freinds to the market and introduce them to the great produce on offer.

This week we would like to highlight our fish stall, North Sea Seafood. North Sea Seafood has a well established reputation on our markets, they bring a variety of fresh East Coast fish and shellfish to the market as well as fish that they smoke themselves. Try their excellent catch this week before they take a short summer break during the school holiday.
Midgham Farm has great meat and dairy produce
Nut Knowle Farm for lovely goat cheese
Og Plants & Produce are a great plant nursery growing veg
Popina for delicious sweet and savoury bakes
Rootcraft for plants for your garden
The Tomato Stall does what it says on the tin!
Tudors Honey honey from Essex bees
Wild Country Organics serious organic veg


High Street Kensington:

Food and Forest are due to pick their green walnuts this week. Green walnuts are traditionally used for pickling, although they can also be used in cooking. Food and Forest will have them on their stall at High Street Kensington for one day only on the 14th of July. A very short season for this special product.

Scheduled for the first Sunday in August is a new stall - Persian Kitchen. Shadi is a small scale producer of truly delicious home baking with a very strong Persian influence. If it is a warm day you might be lucky and she will have her home made saffron & rose and pistachio gelato both of which are really special.

Parliament Hill:

Food and Forest will have green walnuts on the 13th of July. Traditionally used for pickling, green walnuts can also be used in cooking. Food and Forest will have them on their stall at Parliament Hill for one day only.

West Hampstead:

New stall scheduled to attend on Saturday the 20th July - Lisa's Holistic Therapies with a great range of fermets.