WhamBam Mother Bhumi

Herne Hill market.







WhamBam-Mother Bhumi pride themselves on making the best bhajias and pakoras that money can buy and they are cooked right in front of you. They buy in wholegrain rice, lentils and spices, grind them themselves, mix up the batter, dip in some seasonal local organic veg, pop them into some sunflower oil and hey presto! They are irresistibly delicious nutritious allergen-free snacks which everyone can enjoy with a choice of dips to really tickle your tastebuds.

If you can't eat them right away then you can take a cold bag home to reheat and maybe even tell your friends you made them yourself! They are at Herne Hill market twice monthly and have been in the pakora business for 16 years now. It might seem crazy but they really do get better all the time! For those who care, they also have a very vigilant environmental policy which means they serve you on biodegradable trays and compost or recycle/reuse much of their waste. They use their sunflower oil once or twice only and then it becomes biodiesel. They are also gluten-free and vegan. This is food for the future!

Morgan’s

Alexandra Palace Market


Morgan’s are situated in the heart of Mid Wales and are a well established family business. They were founded in 1999, to run alongside the family live stock purchasing and farming enterprises. Originally based in Brecon, the second premises opened its doors in Builth Wells in 2001. In 2009 under the High Meadows welsh beef and lamb banner the business expanded into farmers’ markets - they are a guest producer at Alexandra Palace twice a month on 2nd & 4th Sundays.

Over the years Morgan’s have won many industry awards. Most recently in 2014 their products won a total of nine gold awards. Four of which were for their bacon - home cured, dry cured, farmhouse cured and sweet cured; one for a beef burger with caramelised onion and four for their sausages; plain farmhouse sausage, pork, leek and ginger sausage, pork and leek sausage and a Christmas festive sausage which consists of pork, apple, herb and cranberry.

morgansbrecon.co.uk/

Arlene’s Cakes and Honey

Stepney and Alexandra Palace markets


Arlene comes from a family of bakers and cake makers - her mother was a great West Indian cake baker. In the 1960s each weekend, her resourceful mother would bake cakes for most West Indian celebrations.

Arlene is a therapist, yoga teacher, birth-worker, doula and beekeeper. She now also sells her very different cakes at farmers markets in London. Arlene started beekeeping in 1998, after inheriting a hive when she bought a house in Chingford. Depending on the season, she harvests approximately 300 pounds of honey, and as such is able to maintain the quality of the local honey that she sells. This untreated, raw, unpasteurised honey is sold locally or at markets in London.

Gary Sycamore

Alexandra Palace Market

Gary Sycamore sells his locally grown fresh produce – vegetables, fruit and flowers in aid of a nearby charity.

The Harington Scheme in Highgate, now in its 35th year, is a horticultural training scheme for young adults with learning difficulties – charity no. 279376. Their motto is “Learning to Grow, Growing to Learn”.

Giggly Pig

Alexandra Palace and Oval markets.


Giggly Pig are based in Romford and specialise in breeding outdoor reared free range Saddleback pigs. They have a butcher's shop 3 miles from their farm where they produce up to 65 different flavours of sausages, all handmade with 85% lean pork, made with natural skins and they are very proud of the fact that their sausages have virtually no fat! They have won awards for their sausages, dry cured back bacon and faggots.

Their goods can be purchased from several farmers markets. Sausages and pork burgers in rolls are also sold at these markets.