I recently stumbled across Stroud Green Farmers Market whilst desperately trying to find a local florist online as I just didn’t have the time to venture down to my usual florist which is literally a 30 minute drive away. They say everything happens for a reason therefore was excited to discover to that there was literally a farmers market on my doorstep. Curious to see what was on offer I ventured down there and oh my was I impressed!!!!. And although there were no florists trading at the market, I discovered so many amazing local businesses & English farmers I just had to share !!! (Yes a lot of exclamation marks in this post I know!!! #excitment)
Mokaya Brownies & Dey-Dey Kulichas
Dey-Dey Kulichas and Mokaya Brownies are two brands from two sisters, Triska and Chra. Dey Dey produces kulichas, a Kurdish biscuit filled with nuts. Mokaya makes award-winning single origin chocolate brownies.
I loved the fact that their chocolate is among the world’s most sustainable and their Kulichas are vegan.
I simply could not resist their award winning salted caramel brownie!! Triska’s brownies are fudgey, chewy, and rich without being overly sweet.
She uses the same single-origin Madagascan dark chocolate to make decadent truffles.
Check them out at www.deydey.co.uk
I was drawn to the richly coloured produce of this stall and stocked up on my weekly smoothie essentials.
Visit them at: www.edenfarms.co.uk/
From the Larder
I absolutely fell in love with their Blueberry Basil Lemon Drizzle Cake !!! Who would have ever thought basil could taste so yummy in a cake???? Only Georgina Hartley the founder of From the Larder who is also a food blogger.
Check out her yummy gluten-free recipes over at www.fromthelarder.co.uk
Seven Sisters Brewery
I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the story behind this local start-up launched by two maths teachers. Seven Sisters Brewery produce exceptional beer in very limited quantities, including the highly prized Honey and Thyme Saison called “end of thyme”. Chief brewer Chris Martin currently also makes several varieties of IPA, using different hops according to taste & time of year.
They’re also the guys behind the Stoke Newington Beer Festival taking place 17th-18th Feb 2018
The Chef is Home
Fernando Granzotto has been for many years a chef in top restaurants, but he’s always preferred cooking at home, particularly on his beloved barbecues which have been at the centre of many feasts & family gatherings. He now wheels this same equipment around the corner every Sunday to provide brunch & lunch for hungry Stroud-Greeners: meat, fish or veg, possibly home-smoked, served in home-made burger rolls or sliders (gluten-free available). All sauces, pickles & other condiments are home-made, and the produce is sourced from the market or other top quality local suppliers.
I personally could not resist his burgers and I sure wasn’t disappointed!!
Below are some other great traders you could expect to find at the market:
Brevevita: Organic wine from Italy – www.brevevita.com/brevevita-e-commerce/
Perry Court farm – www.perrycourtfarm.co.uk
Raw Cheese Power
The Pie Station
Bread by Bike
Kally Cooks – www.kallycooks.co.uk
Poilâne French bakery – www.poilane.com
Madeline’s organic Crêpes & Galettes
Market: Stroud Green Market
Address: Stroud Green School,Woodstock Road,London,N4 3EX
Traders: local businesses & English farmers, also featuring fine food & specialities from further afield.
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