London Farmers Markets
Food cooked with cheap vegetable oils, jam-packed with preservatives and genetically modified ingredients, is food I consider to be “dead”. By sourcing food from your local Farmers Market you can guarantee that you will be buying the most fresh, in season produce, which is not only a lot tastier, but will immediately make you feel fresh and energetic!
I love the community feel of going to chat to farmers about their produce, at the farmers market, and often leave enthused to cook up a nice meal. However, for those with too little time on their hands their is always the fail safe option of subscribing to a farm box deliveries, such as Riverford Organic Farmers or Farm Drop.
On a sunny day, there is no more enoyable market in London — be it fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, cheese, bread, juices or delicious, freshly prepared grub, Ally Pally has it all.
Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market , Muswell Hill Sunday June 25 2017 — Sunday July 5 2020
Located in Lewisham College car park, this friendly weekly market makes a great place to pick up some quality groceries. The focus is on locally-sourced seasonal food, whether that’s a joint for your Sunday lunch, your basic supply of fresh fruit and veg, or cakes, artisan breads, cheese and charcuterie for a special occasion. Highlights include organic meats from Jacob’s Ladder, free-range poultry from Fosse Meadow, organic veg from Wild Country Organics and excellent Spanish cheeses and chorizo from Flavours of Spain.
Brockley Market , St John’s Saturday June 24 2017 — Saturday May 2 2020
Marylebone Farmers’ Market is a relative newbie. Sunday morning sees Marylebone mums and Waitrose types getting their weekly shop done before a posh coffee and croissant.
Marylebone Farmers’ Market , Chelsea Saturday June 24 2017 — Sunday July 5 2020
Peckham Farmers Market is a FARMA certified weekly affair. Run by the Urban Farmers Market and offering fresh, home grown produce all under a covered roof.
Peckham High Street , Peckham Sunday June 25 2017 — Sunday July 5 2020
Set in the quaint Orange Square just off Pimlico Road, this London Farmers’ Markets operation caters for the chi-chi residents of Belgravia, Chelsea, Battersea and Pimlico.
Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market , Victoria Saturday June 24 2017 — Sunday July 5 2020
A small affair with an average of just 18 stalls, South Kensington Farmers’ market is FARMA approved, meaning all the produce has been grown, raised or caught directly from the nursery, farm or fisherman.
Bute Street , South Kensington Saturday June 24 2017 — Saturday November 25 2017
This award-winning monthly food market puts on regular events and performances to keep its punters happy, but really it’s all about the edibles. 26 farmers and producers run stalls selling everything from Portuguese custard tarts to venison and wild boar sausages. The market runs on Maple Road from 9am-1pm on every third Saturday of the month.
This popular local market takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month on the Thames Ditton High Street (KT7 0RY) and offers a wide variety of local produce, artisan foods, speciality ingredients and homemade crafts and products.
FARMA certified, it’s easy to see why Walthamstow Farmers’ market has acquired the nickname Awesomestow.
Walthamstow Market , Walthamstow Sunday June 25 2017 — Sunday July 5 2020
Little more than a dozen stallholders regularly trade at this neighbourhood market, with an excellent rota of other producers who turn up sporadically.
Wimbledon Park Farmers’ Market , Wimbledon Park Saturday June 24 2017 — Saturday November 25 2017