Well, that's not quite true, there is of course lots more than just apples, the grape harvest will be underway in the vineyards and many other fruits and vegetables are coming into abundance this month.
On Saturday October the 21st we celebrate Apple Day in the UK. Like a good wine, an apple is the product of it's 'terroir' , how it was cultivated by the farmer, it's variety, and it's vintage, and this year is a good year! At our markets you will find many heritage varieties of apple that you will not find in the supermarket. If you see something you have not come across before ask for a taste and hopefully you will discover something wonderful. At our Parliament Hill market Brambletye Fruit Farm will be offering samples of their apples and juice.
Look out for Perry Court Farm who have one of the most extensive ranges of heritage apples in the country, Chegworth Valley, Pippins Orchard, Akiki Organics and many more farms that produce apples and sell them at our markets.
There will be two prize draws running in October, one to win a hamper which this month will have heritage apples, apple pie, apple juice, apple chutney... you get the idea. The second draw, as the grape harvest is also underway, will be for something wine related which we will reveal on Instagram so keep an eye on our Insta page for you chance to win!
And don't forget your pumpkins for Halloweeeeeeeeen!
New To Our Markets
Shop local, understand where your food comes from and who is producing it this year. Your farmer's market is the place to buy traditional Christmas fare like free range turkey, free range goose, ham, the best roasting potatoes, sprouts, root vegetables, cheeses, mince pies, cakes and much more. Feel good about the food you serve this Christmas.
Marylebone Farmers Market is in the final 3 for the best farmers market in the UK 2024 after the finalists were revealed by the Farm Retail Association.
November is a good time to buy venison and game which will be plentiful on the markets. The deer population in the UK is at it highest level for almost 1000 years, without any natural predators this number of deer are damaging trees and .
Summer is back (sort of) and even if it isn’t we are all used to market shopping in the rain so BBQing in the rain should be no problem for hardened market shoppers.