Wendy Yates launched Fruition Preserves in summer 2014. As a passionate home cook and preserver, she set about developing a delicious range of artisan preserves but with a difference...fruit compotes and handmade ketchups.
Fruition now offer a range of four flavour-packed ketchups (with lower sugar & salt and no artificial preservatives), eight French-style fruit compotes (gently stewed, sweetened & delicately flavoured), a sumptuous granola (rich mix of oats, nuts and seeds coated in apple compote & honey, gently toasted and finished with juicy raisins) and a range of special Christmas products.
Primary ingredients are seasonal and wherever possible sourced from farms in Kent and Sussex and all products are cooked in small batches at home in Clapham, London SW4. Fruition is passionate about local, flavourful, natural food. You can find us every other week at 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!
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.
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!
We are a small London based bakery, pursuing a love of all things related to pies, puddings & pastry!
With a background as a professional pastry chef, Emma has worked at The Ivy, Le Caprice and Tom Aikens, before progressing into Event Management. However her love of baking has never left and The Life of Pie is a return to her roots and her passion for pies and all things pastry.
Find us at Alexandra Palace each Sunday, from 10am - 3pm - come and say hi!