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Visit our farmers' market in Hackney to get delicious food while supporting small, sustainable farms almost all from within 60 miles of London. There's plenty of space to enjoy a chat with friends over a coffee and cake or a freshly made mushroom sandwich. We look forward to seeing you soon.
See which growers and producers will be coming to the market this week.
You can easily get to the UK's only all-organic farmers' market by bus from Dalston, Shoreditch, Stamford Hill, Tottenham, Clapton and Stoke Newington. Rectory Road station is close by.
"One of the best farmers' markets in London" - Time Out
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Every £1 you spend at the market generates £3.70 of benefits for you, the farmers and the planet.
Live in a climate-friendly way - all the farmers at the market are either organic or biodynamic, which is much better for the planet. And the stallholders making processed foods use organic ingredients
Cut wasteful 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.
Know who produces your food - Find out everything you want to know about the food and how it was grown or cooked from the people that grew, reared or produced it
Pay 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. Fair trade is as important at home as it is for imports.
Help create jobs in Hackney - try hand-made foods made by producers from around Hackney
Eat with the seasons - Discover produce you've never eaten before. There won’t be apples or tomatoes in May but, when they are in season, you can choose from many different varieties.
What brings customers back to the market week after week? Film made by Ben at Cultiv8 Productions.
The Radical Tea Towel Company are back this Saturday! They're made from heavyweight, unbleached organic cotton covered with all your fave changemakers from history.
Farmers and producers
Veg and fruit: Ripple Farm Organics; Petersons Farm Organics - choose from their full range of plastic-free vegetables; Wild Country Organics; Peach and Pippin - jam, eggs, seasonal fruit and flowers; the Mushroom Table; Alison's Organics - veg, preserves, pates.
Bread: Astons Bakehouse
Meat and fish: Hook & Son; Galileo Farm (Soleshare will be back on 9 December.)
Dairy: Hook & Son
Prepared foods/products: Niko B Chocolates; Global Fusion - vegan cakes, fritters, gumbo and other Bajan specialities; Hatice with gözleme made with Ripple Farm's spinach; Re:Organics - refreshing kombucha, kefir and kimchi made with seasonal, organic ingredients; Honey Hydrant - honey, candles, soaps
Growing Communities cafe: hot and cold drinks
Tim Cowen (@turningwoodhackney) hasn't been able to join us at the market this year like usual. If you'd like to buy one of his beautiful bowls, vases or boards made from fallen trees, please email him.
(Eric's Honey Hydrant and Henry's Becontree Bees usually come to the market on alternate weeks. Alison's Organics now comes to the market every other week)