Perry Court farm
Using a classic rotation system, Martin & Heidi Fermor grow a huge range of fruit & veg on their farm between Ashford & Canterbury. This is some of the best, and best value, produce available in London. At the moment the range of soft fruit includes strawbs, cherries, black & redcurrants, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries and even apricots.
Roberto is a North London micro-baker working from his home kitchen to produce bread of the kind of quality that can only really be achieved by hand in very small batches. He can make any kind of bread but specialises in sourdough loaves, baguettes and authentic Italian focaccia.
Bulent and Soner Golbas keep hives in a few different locations, including Soner’s back garden and a tower block off Holloway Rd. The brothers are zealous and masterful beekeepers who use the most natural methods, selling only surplus honey. The flavour is delicious: varied and ever-changing, but always slightly citrussy.
Shumei Natural Agriculture
Japanese charity Shumei seek to live in a world “free of sickness, poverty, and discord”. One of their principle beliefs is in eating food that has been produced naturally, with minimum human intervention and without artificial or animal additives. From their home farm in Wiltshire they bring up fabulous greens and root vegetables, with foreign items such as olive oil sourced from similarly-minded producers around the world.
The Chef and the Shoegirl
Dino & Nikki make jams and chutneys in small batches, usually no more than 10 jars per batch. The flavour is fruit-driven, rather than sugar-driven, with the fruit being locally sourced and of the best quality. They also produce a fantastic granola and a mouthwatering selection of jam-based cakes and biscuits.
The Parson’s Nose
Old House Farm in Monmouthshire is a rare thing: a mixed livestock farm with an onsite butchery and bakery. They are especially well known in London for their fabulous sausages, but all of their meat is worth trying and the mammoth burgers that they cook up at the stall are irresistible.
Olea Deli & Wholefoods
Everything from olives to medjool dates and speciality tea: carefully selected products are chosen and sourced for by Ben Perry, and sold here with the laconic passion for which he is renowned.
A Taste of the Good Life
specialising in raw and organic dairy produce, the range of products available at the Good Life stall also includes honey, biodynamic juice, cider vinegar and more. Everything comes from small farms whose practices are humane and environmentally minded.
The pastries, pies, cakes and cookies of Thais Girao are second to none. Chocolate is a particular speciality, but her fruit pies, lemon polenta and cheesecakes are equally satisfying. Overall her table is possibly the best of its kind across all of London’s food markets.
Olivier Chard lives in Haringey but his background is somewhat cosmopolitan: having undergone a strict bakery training and been awarded his certificate by the Institut Culinaire de France he went on to become the head baker at Harrod’s and other distinguinished establishments. This (inevitably) led to his residence at Stroud Green Market where he brings a selection of baguettes, Focaccia and – most popular of all – mouthwatering croissants.
Hampstead Cheese Board
A wide range of only the highest quality cheeses, sourced from farms and dairies around England and Scotland. Jonny also sells a small but mouthwatering selection of Swiss Mountain cheese.