Saturday 16 August
One of the great things about farmers markets is exactly that – it’s a market you can buy directly from the farmers. In the picture above you can see Michael Duveen – he, his wife Jayne and their young daughters farm a small tenant farm (called Colin Godmans farm) just south of Forest Row in Sussex. You can read about the farm, the 30 head of Sussex Red cattle, the 60 or so Romney sheep, a couple of ponies & a few goats they take care of on their website here. There are some lovely photos too. We’re planning a visit soon – will keep you posted.
In the Haynes Lane Courtyard (we’ve expanded)
In the Antenna car park (where we’ve always been)
Fresh flowers: Clare is back this week with her home grown blooms.
Fish: With spring tides this week (high & strong tides) it’s been a difficult week for fishing. Dan promises us fish, just not sure exactly what yet. He’s never let us down, so come along tomorrow to find out what they’ve managed to catch.
Meat of the week: 20% off organic, pasture fed sirloin, raised on Brockmans Farm, 65 miles away in Kent. All of the meat on the Jacob’s Ladder stall is pasture fed, GM free and the animals are kept to the highest standards.
Cheese of the week: Pouligny – a raw milk goats cheese, new this week. Jared & Toby hand select the cheeses every week, at the peak of their flavour.
Raw/vegan/superfoody from Love Bites: crackers, sarnies, flapjacks, cookies, summer squash pasta with pickled mushrooms & fennel pesto, mixed sprout salad, hand rolled sushi and a mezze platter. Plus cacao energy shots.
Patchwork Farm: Imogen wil be on the Patchwork Farm stall with her home made preserves. Also locally grown plums, courgettes, salad, herbs, and whatever else local gardeners bring in to sell or swap.
Lunch from Forno Viaggiante: Stone baked pizza, made fresh to order by Giancarlo in his lovely Citroen van.
Fruit, veg & farm news: Brambletye… Look out for apple juice (the best ever, imho!) coming next week. Good news from the farm – their barn is almost rebuilt after the awful fire last year. Brockmans… Corn on the cob 2 for £1.50, 3 variety of courgettes £2.50kg, two varieties of kohl rabi, cherry toms 2 punnets for £3, + oranges and peaches. Wild Country… As well as their famous tomatoes, they have a great selection of herbs, edible flowers and salad.
Sarina is back fresh from hols, giving relaxing hand massages with her Neals Yard products. She’s raising money for a CPTT event coming up in September.
Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes: carrot, courgette, lavender, rhubarb-plum, raspberry-rosewater, blueberry-lemon, jam crostata, nutty brownie. Savoury tarts: mixed vegetables, spinach-leek, tomatoes-olives, asparagus. Plus gluten-wheat free breads and homemade ginger-mint lemonade.
Handmade Palace: Art work, crafts, gifts and cards all by talented local makers for sale.
Kids – 11-12pm in Westow Park – Bugs Club: Charlotte & Vinnie will be running the kiddies nature club weekly until end of August, then monthly.
Claraflora Pretty posies, grown locally
Sarina Hand massages & organic beauty products
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market
Weekly Produce Stalls
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
London Cheesemongers They love their cheese
The Grain Grocer Store cupboard refills – nuts, grains, seeds, household cleaners & more HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Bread Bread Find their loaves on the Grain Grocer stall
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm (was called Perry Court) Seasonal fruit & veg, yoghurt, juices, eggs
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice
Chas & Momo: Hand crafted bread, sourdough, baguettes, croissant, brioche and more HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Hot and iced Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas, cake and bagels
Prepared Food Stalls
Forno Viaggiante Stone baked pizza, made fresh to order
Imogeni Home made jams, jellies & chutneys
Elvira’s Secret Pantry Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free sweets & savouries
Love Bites Raw, vegan goodies NEW STALL
Comfort and Joy Good deli selection, soup + wraps
Jacob’s Ladder Beef & stilton burgers
For more information see Producers
Also, see Rachel de Thample’s brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.