Author Archives: Paul


Herne Hill Market

Chillimamas was established by Frances 4 years ago in her home kitchen in Hayes, Kent.

Chillimamas makes jams and chutneys mainly from organically grown fruit and veg from her garden. Any extra ingredients are usually sourced locally from friends and neighbours gardens. Each year Frances grows red hot chillies which she makes into her popular SWEET CHILLI JAM and her HOT HOT CHILLI SAUCE.

You can find Chillimamas once a month at Herne Hill Farmers Market where you can see and taste all her delicious range of tasty products.

Urban Country – Paul Francis

Herne Hill Market

Paul Francis has been working in around clothing for over twenty years, which includes designing and styling as well as selling vintage/period clothing.

The buying of period clothing started around thirty years ago for personal use. That then led him into the world of designing, having often alterations to garments that he had purchased. The first job he got as a designer was to style and design the Groom side of a wedding, which included three different designs for eight men. He has continued to do styling, whether it be wedding groups, of which he’s done a number of in the last couple of years, mainly using period clothing, but some newly handmade.

He also attends Spitalfields (Thursdays), Brixton (Saturdays) twice monthly, and periodically Covent Garden (Monday).

Perry Court Farm, Ashford

Alexandra Palace, Oval, Herne Hill and Hammersmith markets

The Fermor family has been growing delicious fruit and vegetables in Kent for four generations. Initially specialising in top quality fruit, strawberries, apples and pears (of which over 250 varieties are grown) they have expanded their expertise to most fruits and an increasing range of succulent vegetables. In addition to this, Tom and Charles Fermor are making dried fruit crisps, fruit leather, and fruit juices.

The farm was the first to promote “Try before you buy”, to encourage shoppers to taste the wide range of flavours available in their products.

Be sure to pick ‘Picks’!

We have a great new stallholder starting at Herne Hill and Oval this weekend! Situated amid Leicestershire’s greenery, Picks Organic Farm is a family run business committed to organic farming. They will be bringing organic Gloucester old spot pork, organic grass fed Dexter beef & organic grass fed lamb to our markets so you’re sure to find the perfect joint for your table!

Picks Organic Farm

Portland Scallops

Herne Hill Market

The Portland Scallop Co started life 15 years ago with Jamie Walker and two other divers harvesting King Scallops in and around the Lulworth Banks of West Dorset. They have over the years through local fishermen added a vast array of seasonal fishes with our wild line-caught bass proving very popular. They bring sole, turbot, black bream, gurnard and mackerel and, in season, they have wonderful crab & lobster. They also sell smoked cod and mackerel and their award-winning pates are also very popular. As seasons change so does their range of fish, samphire is available June-July. Their dived scallops recently won Gold At Taste of the West awards and they bring these to market schucked and ready to go. They also fillet, skin and clean on their stall and are only too willing to share cooking tips.

They recently acquired a new boat and will be catching line-caught bass of Portland next month. Soon they will also be demonstrating fish prep and cooking on the stall once a month - watch this space!