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Event Category: Farmers' Markets
Our oldest established farmers’ market going strong on Chapel Market. Favourites include Perry Court Farm fruit and vegetables and Nigels’ Lettuce and Lovage range of salads, plants and herbs. Chegworth Valleys’ range of apple juice and fruit. Seasonal cut flowers from Grange Nursery, fresh pasta from Pastificio Mansi, raw milk and cream from Hurdlebrook, Artisan Foods German style cakes and bread, Woodlands Jersey Beef, Channel Fish and much more.
Islington Farmers Market was featured on The Farmers Country Showdown on BBC1. If you missed it, see HERE with farmer Nigel Dyer and honey man Curtis Thompson.
Favourite Stall winner 2019:
Root veg in January, wild garlic in March, asparagus and strawberries in May, peas in June, cherries in July, apples and plums from August, corn in September, game in October, celery in November, turkeys in December!Established:1999Opening times:Every Sunday 10am-2pmNearest cash point:Cash points on Chapel Market and on Liverpool Road and Upper Street; some charge so watch out!Card payments:Some stallholders accept card payments.Parking:Free on surrounding streets on SundaysOther info:Not all stalls attend weekly. Find the farmers market at the Penton Street end past Baron Street, and regular market on the rest of the street. Well behaved friendly dogs are very welcome.
Run by London Farmer’s Markets
London Farmers’ Markets opened its first market in 1999 In Islington, the first pioneering farmers’ market in the capital. Currently around 200 farmers and food producers sell at over 20 weekly farmers’ markets.
What do we do?
We’re in London, we love local food and we run farmers’ markets. We are at markets every week helping the stalls set up and do everything from farm inspections to promtion and marketing. We enable farmers to sell their products direct to the consumer so that they get a fair price for their work.
We Aim to:
- Increase farm incomes.
- Open more farmers’ markets in London; if you have a site please get in touch.
- Provide high quality local and seasonal foods to urban communities.
- Encourage sustainable methods of food production.
- Support traditional animal breeds and heritage fruit and vegetable varieties.
- Encourage Londoners of all ages to take an interest in food production and rural issues. Share the joys of seasonal eating and learning more about where your food comes from.
- Advise farmers about what to sell, how to market local produce and help to improve standards of presentation and food hygiene.
- Put you in direct contact with the farmers, fishermen, growers and bakers who make your food.
- Turn car parks, school playgrounds and town squares into vibrant fun communities where you can meet your neighbours, swap recipes and fill your shopping baskets.
- Keep you cooking with real ingredients to ensure that you and your children have cooking skills you can use for the rest of your lives.