Brockley Market reaches BBC Food and Farming Award Finals


Brockley Market has reached the final of the BBC Food & Farming awards in the 'Best Market' category, having been shortlisted alongside two other British markets. The BBC and its judges, including chef Richard Corrigan, visited the market yesterday and will reveal their verdict at a ceremony in Bristol on May 1st.

Brockley Market's fish stall Veasey & Sons has also reached the final of the 'Best Retailer' category & while Street Food trader 'Tongue & Cheek has been shortlisted in the best street food or takeaway category. Good luck to all three of them.

12 comments:

Ian Convery said...

A quid for 100g of stinging nettles, true. You can pick them in the corner of the car park for nowt. Not enough of a market to really rate, too many fast food wagons and not enough produce.

Monkeyboy said...

"I give it until the new year" remember that prediction from the anons?

Excellent place, I've hardly missed one since the first week. A supplement to the normal supermarket shop, not a replacement and not a competitor or threat to any other business. Nothing to dislike, apart from the facial hair.

Headhunter said...

Borough Market has increasingly gone the same way - there used to be more produce stalls and fewer fast food places - but it seems to be what people want, the fast food spots always have long queues and if they bring in the punters who then buy at the fresh food spots then that's good... It's not as if the fast food spots are pushing the fresh food stalls out, Brockley Market still only takes up half the car park...

Spotter said...

Was there on Saturday and saw the BBC interviewing a few people - wondered what it was all about. Was nice and busy as usual - great turnout. A couple of low grade celeb spots too - Millie Mackintosh and Reggie Yates (not together)...

dave said...

Who ?

jake berger said...

The 'Street Food' element is the main point of the market, no? I'm pretty sure that is why most people come along - you can hang out there for a good few hours in a way that you can't at a 'normal' farmers market. The produce is very nice and I always stock up when i go there but I probably wouldn't go there for that alone.

The first time I went along I overheard two chaps discussing recipes for homemade moustache wax, which - in the nicest possible way - summed up what Brockely is becoming. When I were a lad there was nuffink going on in these parts, and now there is, so it's all good.

ps I predict that Ian Convery will soon be selling 'Local Stingling Nettles' for 99p a bag ;-)

Monkeyboy said...

i wouldnt want MORE streetfood there but its a success, the man knows what he's doing. it is a meeting place, i often bump into people i know which is no bad thing. Also, top quality meat and fish etc.

(i saw a chap about to buy some oysters for his todler as a snack, the fishmonger didnt have a shucking knife. a four yr old slurping oysters would have been a middle class Top Trumps winner)

Parker Knoll said...

I wish they had more places to sit down properly rather than a few logs. If things don't improve I may have to bring a shooting stick.

Ian Convery said...

I was thinking of selling wads of dock leaves as 'Authentic, organic bum wipes'. Waddaya think? A goer or what?

jake berger said...

Insert 'Fresh, Locally-sourced' in to that description and I'll buy a pack

max doom! said...

the 'street food' is good but its hugely over-priced. £6 for a sarnie, albeit a nice one, that you have to eat stood up or crouched on a slab of wood is too much. the pork pies are smart and i'll pay the premium of £2.50 each for em, but i know i'm being had on. the fruit and veg is really good value but the rest is expensive. there's a fella sells little pots of gherkins for £2.50. they're nice but you can get a massive jar of the same thing from the polish deli for a quid-odd. brockley market clearly supplies a demand and caters for the straight-out-of-central-casting crowd of massive baby buggies and huge beards. the quality is generally good but i'd class it as largely a rip off so for me it's a treat.

Mackerel Sky said...

You're right. I was at the market last Saturday at lunchtime and heard a number of people saying things like 'we'd buy some food if we could find somewhere to sit'. The old Thames Festival sort of layout was great whereby the middle portion of Southwark Bridge became a seating area for the food stalls at either end. A little overkill for Brockley Market of course but a few more seats would get the punters spending more time, and more money.

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