Every saturday 10am to 2.30pm
st paul's church, stoke newington
n16 7uy

The market is the perfect place for open-air shopping. The cafe and seating area are open and there's plenty of space to enjoy a distanced chat with friends over a coffee. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Provisional stall list for Saturday 21 May 2022: 

spring onions

It must be spring - the onions prove it! (Wild Country Organics)

Veg and fruit: Ripple Farm Organics; Wild Country Organics; the Mushroom Table; Petersons Farm - seasonal veg plus lots of vegetable, fruit and herb plants; Alison Bond - broad beans, bunched beets, salads, plus flowers, herb and flower plants, eggs, chutneys & jams

Bread: Astons Bakehouse 

Meat: Galileo Farm; Hook & Son; sorry, no fish*

Dairy: Bath Soft Cheese; Hook & Son 

Prepared foods/products: Hatice Tugrul - Turkish börek, gözleme; Niko B Chocolates; Re:organics - kraut, kimchi, kefir, kombucha; Breakfast Collective

Café: run by Growing Communities 

*Yorwarth's are taking a break from the market, but will be back in late summer. Wendi explains there are several reasons for this:

  • big trawlers with mile-long nets and flyshooter boats have hoovered up so much fish in recent weeks that there is very little left for local small-scale fishers like Martin and Wendi 
  • they have moved into a better building by the harbour, but their smoker has been temporarily dismantled, which makes a crucial difference to their takings
  • they are setting up a new CIC to manage the smokery and the business, which is taking up time and energy

We wish them well with the new business and look forward to seeing them back at the market in September.

(Honey Hydrant usually comes to the market every other Saturday. Global Fusion - vegan cakes and fritters - will be back next week.)

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Click here to find out how every £1 you spend at the market generates £3.70 of benefits for you, the farmers and the planet.

All the farmers at our market are either organic or biodynamic. We're the only UK farmers' market where that's the case. We're easy to find and close to lots of bus routes between Dalston, Shoreditch, Stamford Hill, Clapton and Stoke Newington. We also ask the stallholders making processed foods to source most of their ingredients from the farmers who come. So not only do you get delicious food but you're also supporting small, sustainable farms almost all from within 60 miles of London.

Read about what makes the market special in Hackney Citizen.

We made Time Out's list of best farmers' markets in London. Read it here.

And we're one of Rosemary and Pork Belly's top markets.

What brings customers back to the market week after week? Film made by Ben at Cultiv8 Productions.

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Excellent produce

Raw milk, butter, cheeses, yogurt, cream, eggs and meat from sustainable family farms

(Fresh fish sustainably caught in the English Channel - due back by autumn 2022)

Hand-made breads, cakes and chocolates

Fermented foods: kombucha, kefir and kimchi

Lovely organic veg from Kent, Essex and Cambridgeshire, salad leaves, seasonal fruit and exotic mushrooms

Local producers sell homemade cakes, Turkish pancakes and creole fritters to eat there or take away. Or you can enjoy a mushroom sandwich alongside a flat white from the cafe. Read more about our producers.

Mushroom Table sells wild and exotic mushrooms and fresh-cooked sandwiches

Climate-friendly living: all our farmers at the market are organic or biodynamic. Organic farming can help cut greenhouse gas emissions: it uses less water and less energy than conventional farming, which is heavily dependent on high-energy processes and fossil fuels for fertilisers and pesticides. Organic food production is also better for wildlife, biodiversity, livestock, people and the environment. 

Cutting unnecessary packaging: Most fruit and veg at the market is sold unpackaged as are many other products (which also means you can choose to buy as much as you want). Bring your own bags, bottles, jamjars, tupperware, tiffin tins, baskets, bindles or other containers and fill them up with:

  • raw milk from Amy and Lucy at Hook & Son
  • chocolates, cookies and cakes from Anthony at Niko B
  • mushrooms from William at the Mushroom Table
  • bread from Stefan at Astons 
  • eggs from Fabienne at Galileo Farm
  • kombucha from James at Re:Organics
  • fruit and veg from everyone else

If you order from Fabienne at Galileo in advance, she will also bring meat unpackaged for you to take home in your own packaging.

Buying direct: because all the produce here has been grown, reared or produced by the people who are selling it, you can find out everything you want to know about the food and how it was grown or cooked. The money you spend goes directly to the people who actually do the work to produce the food you're eating - the farmers and makers - rather than supermarkets and wholesalers.

Creating jobs in Hackney: as well as supporting farmers from close to London, we work with food producers from around Hackney to help them set up and develop products to sell at the market. Hatice Trugrul makes traditional Turkish gozleme from market ingredients; Global Fusion offer Creole-style vegan cakes and soda breads; Anthony Ferguson of Niko B. Organic Chocolates creates chocolates flavoured with spices and seasonal fruits, 

Fair prices: while organic food is necessarily more expensive than food farmed conventionally because of the labour-intensive methods used to produce it, the farmers at the market charge a fair price for their produce and pay fair wages to the people who work for them. The market also accepts Healthy Start vouchers. 

tomato varieties from Adrian Izzard at Wild Country Organics

Seasonal produce: stay in touch with the seasons and discover produce you've never had before. There won’t be apples or tomatoes in May but, when they are in season, the farmers will bring in many different varieties. You’ll also find produce you may not have come across before, such as wild garlic, sloes, medlars, wild mushrooms and raw cow's milk. If you don’t know how to cook something just ask!

If you are interested in selling at the market, please see the Getting A Stall page.

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