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The Urban Cordial Company

Alexandra Palace market

Natasha made her first bottles of cordial from an Elder tree by her allotment. At the time she was working for a consulting firm and needed a creative outlet to escape her boredom. She found herself foraging for more fruits in London, with bemused passers-by observing as she shook apple trees to get the juiciest fruit from the top of the tree.

With her first batches of cordials ready she stumbled into a farmers’ market, and when her entire stock of hundreds of bottles was sold over just a couple of weekends, what started as a fun idea suddenly felt like it could be a viable venture.

The Urban Cordial Company has moved on from foraging to buying their fruits from farms around London. Natasha and her team make their cordials by hand using only fruits that are in season. As a consequence, each batch is a little bit different, and the flavours rotate throughout the year to reflect the seasons.

Le Grappin

Herne Hill market. Also a guest producer at Alexandra Palace market.



Andrew and Emma Nielsen are small, artisan winemakers from Burgundy, France. Splitting their time between their home in London and their ancient winery beneath the walls of Beaune, they make all of their wines by hand, aiming for wines that are expressive and delicious, from under appreciated vineyards in Burgundy and Beaujolais. In the past year, they have been named one of the “Top 25 Négociant Winemakers in Burgundy” by Master of Wine, Tim Atkin and a “Top 10 Unsung Winemaker” by Burgundy expert, Bill Nanson.

Their Du Grappin range of wines are made with Summer days in mind and are available by refillable bottle, #Bagnum and Bag-in-Box; packaging that reduces carbon foot-print by up to 80% compared to traditional glass and is wallet-friendly too. Pay a small deposit for a refillable bottle or bring your own sealable bottle of any size from home and leave with hand made Rosé, Rouge or Blanc. Headed to the park? Don’t forget to ask for an ice cold #Bagnum.

Catherine Patton

Herne Hill Market






Catherine has been selling vintage decorative items including home-ware & unusual gifts at Herne Hill for over 3 years. Items include jewellery, textiles, buttons, mid-century glass, and refurbished and hand made environmentally friendly items.

Catherine also has three Etsy online shops selling antique & vintage art, unusual quirky items ideal for home or business, fabrics & craft items, clothing & jewellery. Catherine also has a PGCE and years of teaching experience, partly in museums and is available for delivering craft workshops for all ages in jewellery making using vintage materials, prices on request.

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