9 Best Farmers Markets In London
Fresh produce, street food, organic veggies, local farmers and producers, farmers markets in London have it all. Not only have they been leading the food revolution in the city, but farmers’ market have also been instrumental in helping people to discover, reconnect and appreciate the origin and quality of good food.
Unlike the ordinary food markets, everything here on sale has been grown, reared, baked, caught or produced by the seller. Organic veggies from the fields and fresh fish straight from the sea, these farmers markets in London have plenty to bring to the table.
In fact, they are a foodie heaven of organic bakeries, edible flowers, and local handmade jams and there’s even freshly prepared grub for you to refuel along the way. So whatever tickles your taste buds, here are some Farmers Markets in London to add to your good food trail.
The much-loved Saturday market in Lewisham community, Brockley Market has a vast selection of locally sourced seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fish & poultry. In addition, you can also find flowers and plants, coffee, artisan bread, charcuterie, and street food. Highlights include free-range poultry from Fosse Meadow, organic meats from Jacob’s Ladder and excellent Spanish cheese and chorizo from Flavours of Spain. There is plenty to get stuck into and enjoy at Brockley Market, make sure you have the sturdiest jute bag in tow.
Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market
Be it fresh fruits or vegetables, seafood, cheese, bread or freshly prepared grub, Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market has it all. It takes place every Sunday from 10am-3pm in the leafy park surrounding Alexandra Palace. With locals flocking here for fruit and veggies from Kent, there’s a relaxed, countryside vibe and you can peruse while holding a latte without worrying about spillages. Apart from vegetables, you can find pressed fruit juices, rare-breed meats and sausages, top-quality fish, organic bread, cakes and biscuits, relishes and sauces, and handmade pies. If still not satisfied, you can lay your hands on Chinese dumplings, pancakes, pastries, vegan Indian food, and even Guadalupian cuisine.
Peckham Farmers Market
The FARMA certified weekly market run by the Urban Farmers Market offers fresh, homegrown produce all under a covered roof. Here, you will not only discover bountiful fresh produce but also a lively atmosphere to put you in the shopping mood. While you’d usually expect to pay through the nose for organic or biodynamic food, prices at Peckham’s are reasonably priced!
Marylebone Farmers’ Market
Sunday morning at Marylebone Farmers’ Market is abuzz with shoppers getting their weekly shopping done before a posh coffee and croissant. With more than forty stalls, the market offers fresh, seasonal goods, like April asparagus and sweet July cherries. Plus there’s an assortment of celebrated regular traders, like funghi-sandwich-aficionados The Mushroom Table and classic French cuisine at Madame Gautier.
South Kensington Farmers’ Market
One of Kensington’s premier foodie destinations, the South Kensington Farmers’ market has been a hit with the locals on Saturdays. Being FARMA approved the small market with an average of just 18 stalls, offers the produce has been grown, raised or caught directly from the nursery, farm or fisherman. If you come early, you can have the best pickings of seafood courtesy of Christchurch Fish, or you can grab one of the signature bakes of Olivier’s Bakery.
Surbiton Farmers’ Market
This award-winning food market puts on regular events and performances to keep its punters happy, but indeed it’s all about food. Only 26 farmers and producers run stalls offering everything from Portuguese custard tarts to venison and wild boar sausages. The market runs on Maple Road from 9am-1pm on every third Saturday of the month.
Thames Ditton Farmers’ Market
Held on the fourth Saturday of every month on the Thames Ditton High Street, this popular local market offers a wide variety of local produce, artisan foods, specialty ingredients, and homemade crafts and products. More than a market, it’s a community affair, where you’re encouraged to socialize, relax and eat al fresco – all whilst being entertained by local musicians.
Walthamstow Farmers’ Market
FARMA certified, it’s easy to see why Walthamstow Farmers’ market has acquired the nickname Awesomestow. Now over a decade old, a trip here will see you rifling through a bucket load of fresh fruit and veg, bakes and proteins galore. There are also some more unusual finds, like the raw, unpasteurized milk and cream from Happy Cow and fresh pasta from local vendor Seriously Italian.
Wimbledon Park Farmers’ Market
One of the smaller markets around town, there’s always something fresh up for grabs—flowers, fruits and veggies, milk and cheese—you name it, you get it. A few stallholders regularly trade at Wimbledon Park Farmers’ market, with an excellent rota of other producers who turn up sporadically. Amongst the market staples are slabs of organic meat and poultry from Galileo Farm, goat’s milk and cheese from Ellie’s Dairy and beautiful blooms from Grange Nurseries.