Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market

alexandra palace farmers marketAlexandra Palace has a very popular farmers’ market every Sunday, offering plenty of pre-prepared treats from Turkish borek and baclava, to Portuguese tarts and bread baked in flower pots.

It’s not as hot as Angel’s farmers’ market for cooks – there is much less in the way of vegetable and dairy – although there is one very good reason for a visit:  Perry Court’s bio-dynamic bread flour. It’s awesome.

Opening Hours: 10 am – 3pm

Stars of the market:

Fruit and Veggie Stalls – only a couple of stalls, but you can grab your staples of seasonal veggies. Plenty of fruit in season.

Eggs – there is a lady that offers very good value ‘seconds’, i.e. ideal for baking or any recipes where you are going to whisk them. A bargain at £1 for 6.

Butter – only if the Welsh butcher is in attendance! If he is, you can get big half kilo chunks of normal or double cream butter freshly churned. Otherwise expect to pay an eye-watering £4 for a 250g pack of butter from the organic dairy man.

Flour – you have to search this out at the Perry Court veg stall. They usually have bread flour and wholewheat flour very cheaply at £1.60/kilo. This sells out early, so get there before midday to be in with a chance.

Mushroom logs – watch this space! I bought one at the beginning of the year and I’m waiting for some activity…

Pre-prepared food – all sorts of options that change regularly. Nice to grab your lunch before heading off home!

A small word of warning – it’s worth checking the website before you go as the market is held in two different locations: usually at the Muswell Hill entrance to Alexandra Palace Park, but sometimes it gets moved off to Campsbourne School’s playground.

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