Brockley Market returns for 2012

A quick reminder that after its brief hiatus, Brockley Market returns this weekend, with a line-up of stalls that includes:

Aston Bakers, Brockley Blooms, Brockley Logs, Brookland White Poultry, Browns of Brockley, Dark Fluid Coffee, Hand Picked Shellfish Company, Independent Trotters, Jacob's Ladder, Tea Dance For Little People, Luardos, Marsh Farm, Moons Farm Charcuterie, Mersham Game, Mike and Ollie, Mother Flipper, Norbiton cheese, Perry Court Organic (A G Brookman), Perry Court Farm, Red Herring Smoke House, The Honest Carrot and Wild Country Organics.

On January 14th, Flavours Of Spain and London Particular will pitch up. On January 21st, Made In Brockley and Sugar-grain will be there. On January 28th, Aggy's Sauces and Blintz Boy (featured in this Evening Standard article, sent to us by Ian) arrive.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

And not one of them selling good, honest fare. You've a long way to go, Brockley Market.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 18.50 - maybe you could take on a stall and provide both a definition and benchmark of what 'good honest fare' is, while managing to make the product reasonably priced, yet profitable enough to justify your stall? Thought not.

Classic tall poppy syndrome. Someone gets off their butt and makes a success of something that is beneficial to the community and you manage to poo-hoo it with a sweeping statement.

I know where I (and about 1000 other people) will be shopping tomorrow morning.

Anonymous said...

"I know where I (and about 1000 other people) will be shopping tomorrow morning."

It's not the organic quinoa stall is it?

Anonymous said...

"It's not the organic quinoa stall is it?"

Isn't that a treatment for malaria? Are the mosquitoes back?

TM said...

Why such dichotomy between types of food on this site.

Is there any rule against having a nice organic venison burger one day and a large lamb donner the next?

Thats what I happily do.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with that diet.

TM said...

I must admit I would prefer the Kebab shops to use wholemeal pitta ;0)

Mr Breakspears said...

Wow. Some bitter anonymous people on here...they are like the thought police, but just for everything they don't agree with.

Tim said...

As far as I can tell, "good,honest fare" is a diet roughly equivalent to what my gran was eating in the fifties. Which is fine, but times move on, tastes change, and traders sell what the market free market demands.

Brockley Ben said...

By the time I got my act together and rocked up yesterday (about 1:30) a lot of the stalls were running short of stock. This was no more than a mild frustration (there was still plenty to fill the fridge) but it presumably suggests that there are more than enough people out there demanding *exactly* this kind of "fare": mainly (shock horror) fresh meat, fish, bread, dairy and veg. Perhaps one of the GHF brigade could remind us which of those food groups is dishonest.

Anonymous said...

It's not the fare itself that makes it dishonest; it's how you sell it

Brockley Ben said...

Damn those dishonest greengrocers with their dishonest sprouts.

Have you been to the market?

Mb said...

They lay it out, you choose what to buy and pay for it. Bastards.

Tamsin said...

You ask what it costs and if it is more than expected and you haven't quite the bottle to walk away you just buy one rather than two - and don't go back next week. And you've still got something for your money that was actually very nice, just not quite worth what was paid.

Really dishonest fare is the cereal bars that were produced by one of the companies dealing in slimming foods. They came in a box of five individually wrapped and the box was much bigger than necessary for the bars inside - which were at least quarter of an inch narrower and an inch shorter than the outside packaging would lead one to believe. Not at all fair on people by definition hungry and desperate for carbohydrate!

Anonymous said...

"It's not the fare itself that makes it dishonest; it's how you sell it"
...that could be a good way of describing a supermarket...

Anonymous said...

Supermarkets are generally far more honest than the local artisan fare.

Mondee said...

What ARE you talking about, anon? Jeez.

st doughnut said...

I for one would welcome a GHF stall. I could then pelt the ignorant stall holder with fresh organic tomatoes but would the irony be wasted on them?

Tamsin said...

Saw something on the bottom of an e-mail from Capital Growth about a best banger from a Farmers Market competition and thought of the venison sausages I had from Brockley a couple of weeks back (a little dry - but there were other varieties on offer). However went to the website and it is very north London oriented. No chance for us to vote for our favourites at Brockley.

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