FAQs

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FAQ's

Why can’t I buy food before the market opens?

Shops have opening hours and so do we. Stalls like to be set up before the market opens and if customers arrive early it slows down the setting up of the market. There are also lots of vehicles moving around before market so it’s important the market is safe before we start to sell. Farmers have to get up early to get to market. If customers come earlier, farmers will have to as well and who will feed the animals?

Why are olives and exotic fruits not on offer?

We only sell foods grown in the UK and any added value goods like preserves must contain 50% or more locally sourced ingredients. The markets are designed to support local growers and local food. There are plenty of other food markets in London which sell great olives and tropical fruit if you want to buy them. Farmers' Markets should only sell local food like a butcher sells meat.

Are your hygiene standards lower than supermarkets standards?

All food businesses have to be registered with their local Council and are subject to routine inspections by their environmental health officers. No food business can sell at the markets unless they are registered. Our markets are also inspected regularly. We have to comply with the same regulations as any other food retailer.

Are your markets Organic?

No, but many organic businesses choose to sell through our markets. Only certified organic farmers and food producers can claim to be organic so they must display a valid certificate on their stall. We support all types of farming and food production and have minimum high standards, for example all poultry and egg production on our markets must be free range. See our rules for more information.

What do you have against dogs, why can’t I bring mine to market?

Many of our sites are in school playgrounds and head teachers have banned dogs from entering just as a precaution. We know that most dog owners are very responsible but most customers do not like seeing animals around food and for that reason we ask you to tie up your dogs outside.

Why isn't my local farmers' market listed on your website?

All the markets we run are listed on our site. There are lots of markets in London that call themselves farmers' markets but ours are Certified by FARMA so you know you can trust them.

Do farmers markets take trade away from local shops?

Most research has shown that farmers' markets increase footfall in an area and actually increase trade for local businesses by as much as 20 – 30 %. Farmers markets are a destination and reduce the number of people that go to supermarkets for a weekly shop.

How do you know that stalls grow their own food?

We inspect their premises and check their paperwork, no one sells at our markets unless they have been inspected and routine inspections are carried out.

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Vegetables and Salads
Cut or picked within hours of a market ensures great tasting vegetables and salads. Because they're so fresh salads keep well in the fridge.
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Brockmans Farm

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Akiki Organics
Akiki Organics

Fruit

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Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

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Brambletye Fruit Farms
Brambleyte Fruit Farm Stein

Fruit

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Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

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Chegworth Valley
chegworth valley

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Cookoo Box Chillies/Nursery
cuckoo box nursery Rosie Hallam

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Dallaways Cherries (Rent a Cherry Tree Ltd)
Dallaways Cherries

Fruit

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Eden Farms
Eden Farms Marjorie Stein

Fruit

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Fabulous Fungi
fabulous fungi

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Fiveways Fruit Farm
Five Ways Fruit Farm

Fruit

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Isle of Wight Mushrooms
Isle of Wight Mushrooms

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Lee House Farm
Grant Roffey Lee House Farm

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Eggs

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Manor Farm Shop
Manor Farm Veg

Fruit

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Millets Fruit
Millets Fruit; Walthamstow

Fruit

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Moreton Mushrooms
Moreton Mushrooms

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Eggs

New Park Farm Asparagus
New Park farm asparagus

Fruit

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Nigel's Lettuces and Lovage
Nigels' Lettuce and Lovage

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Perry Court Farm Shop
Heidi Fermor and customer with strawberries july 06

Fruit

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Riverdale Organic Farm
Riverdale organic farm; Edwin

Fruit

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5Cooked Local Foods

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S Thorogood & Sons (Southminster)
Pip Thoroughgood asparagus April 2014

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Ted's Veg
Ted's Veg

Fruit

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Eggs

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The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm

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1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The Potato Shop
The Potato Shop

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The Tomato Stall
TheTomatoStall

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Wild Country Organics
Wild Country Organics; Adrian Izzard

Fruit

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Beef / Lamb / Pork
All of our beef, lamb and pork come from high welfare farms, the majority of pork is free range, some is barn raised. Look out for rare breeds and a huge selection of sausages. All farmers hang their beef for improved flavour and texture. Some cut on site. Order those more unusual cuts direct from the farm.
Bagnell Farm
Bagnell Farm red ruby cattle

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Beatbush Farm Foods
Jan 2010 Beatbush Bernie and Nicola PR cropped

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

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Boarstall Meats
Rupert

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Chanctonbury Organic Meats
Sheep in field

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Court Farm In Kent
MP and Andrew Lingham BH

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Duck Lane Farm
Duck Lane Farm

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Eggs

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Ellie's Dairy
Debbie V with goat large 2012

Cheese and Dairy

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

English Farm
English Farm longhorn beef

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yPoultry / Game

Fosse Meadows Farm
Fosse Meadows Jacob and Nick with chickens

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Galileo Farm
Fabien BSY open day

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Giggly Pig Co.
The Giggly Pig

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Grasmere Farm
Grasmere Farm

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Hook and Son
Hook and Son

Cheese and Dairy

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Laycroft
Laycroft

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Eggs

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Lee House Farm
Grant Roffey Lee House Farm

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XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

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March House Farm
March House Farm

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

yPoultry / Game

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Midgham Farm
Midgham Farm, Nigel Witt

Cheese and Dairy

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

Picks Organic Farm Ltd
Picks Organic

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

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5Cooked Local Foods

Salt Pig Curing Co
Salt Pig Curing Company

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Stockings Farm
Stockings Farm

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

yPoultry / Game

The Cotswold Pantry Co.
The Cotswold Pantry

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

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The Parsons Nose
The Parsons Nose

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

5Cooked Local Foods

Wenlock Edge Farm
Wenlock Edge cured meats

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Woodwards Farm
Woodwards Farm

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

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Fish
Shellfish and wet fish fresh from boats working the south and east coast and local trout farms. To sell at our markets businesses must have, or work with licensed fishing vessels. The catch is the freshest in town. Storms and strong winds sometimes stops fish getting to market but you'll usually find a good seasonal range.
Eggs
Eggs at our farmers' markets are free range or organic. You won't find fresher unless you keep your own hens! Look out for goose and duck eggs, and occasionally you'll find turkey, quail and pheasant eggs.
Breads and Cakes
Local artisan bakers with a huge range of real bread from traditional bloomers to gluten free. Home baked cakes using free range or organic eggs and local ingredients where possible. Look out for seasonal specials.
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Honey / Preserves
Local beekeepers selling London and regional honey. Preserves made using locally grown fruit and vegetables.
Ahimsa Dairy Foundation
Ahimsa Dairy Foundation

Cheese and Dairy

1Honey / Preserves

Akiki Organics
Akiki Organics

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

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Arlenes Local
Arlenes Local honey

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly

1Honey / Preserves

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Bee Friends
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1Honey / Preserves

Bottlebrush Ferments
Bottlebrush Ferments

1Honey / Preserves

Brambletye Fruit Farms
Brambleyte Fruit Farm Stein

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

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Bray's Bees
Brays Bees

1Honey / Preserves

Brinkworth Dairy
brinkworth dairy

Cheese and Dairy

1Honey / Preserves

Bushwood Bees
Bushwood bees

1Honey / Preserves

Busy Bees Suppliers
Busy Bee Suppliers cu frame with bees

1Honey / Preserves

Churchview Farm
Church View Farm cutting cornflowers

Fruit

1Honey / Preserves

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Global Fusion
colga parker stall Sept 2012

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

Happy Bees
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Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

Hempen
Hempen

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Home Cottage Farm
home cottage farm

Fruit

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

Joys Caribbean Fusion
Joys Caribbean Food

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Keith Morgan
Keith Morgan

Eggs

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

Kensal Provisions
Kensal Provisions

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

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Kush Cuisine
Kush

1Honey / Preserves

Lovely Pasta
lovely pasta

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Mama Nati Ltd
Mama Nati sauces

1Honey / Preserves

March House Farm
March House Farm

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1Honey / Preserves

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Nana's Chutneys
nana's chutneys

1Honey / Preserves

Nanny Violets Jams
Nanny Violet Jams

1Honey / Preserves

Potter's Preserves
David Potter, Potters Preserves

1Honey / Preserves

Rempapa Ltd
Rempapa

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

SORSO
sorso

1Honey / Preserves

The Bow Belly
The Bow Belly

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm

UVegetables and Salads

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The London Bee Co Ltd
The London Bee Co Ltd

1Honey / Preserves

The Sloe Kitchen Ltd
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Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The Urban Turban
The Urban Turban

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Woodwards Farm
Woodwards Farm

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Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

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Cooked Local Foods
Pies, hand made pasta, soups, samosas and much more; all made using local ingredients.
Akiki Organics
Akiki Organics

Fruit

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Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

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Anatolia
Anatolia

5Cooked Local Foods

Bak Gwei
Bak Gwei

5Cooked Local Foods

Batch Farm Cheesemakers Ltd
Jan 2010 gould 2

Cheese and Dairy

5Cooked Local Foods

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Boarstall Meats
Rupert

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yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Chegworth Valley
chegworth valley

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

uGarden Plants and Cut Flowers

5Cooked Local Foods

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Crepe Expectations
Crepe Expectations

5Cooked Local Foods

Dorset Fish and Shellfish
Fisherman139

BFish

5Cooked Local Foods

Doughlads Wood Fired Pizza
Dough Lads Pizza

5Cooked Local Foods

Ed Baker Ltd
Ed Baker

Breads and Cakes

5Cooked Local Foods

Fosse Meadows Farm
Fosse Meadows Jacob and Nick with chickens

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Galileo Farm
Fabien BSY open day

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Giggly Pig Co.
The Giggly Pig

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Grasmere Farm
Grasmere Farm

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Grate and Grill
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5Cooked Local Foods

Hand Picked Shellfish Company Ltd
Hand Picked Shellfish

BFish

5Cooked Local Foods

Hempen
Hempen

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Hoxton Beach
Hoxton Beach

5Cooked Local Foods

I love Moussaka
Sweet Health I love Mousakka

5Cooked Local Foods

Joli
cooked local foods image

5Cooked Local Foods

Joys Caribbean Fusion
Joys Caribbean Food

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Karuna Catering
Karuna Catering

5Cooked Local Foods

Kensal Provisions
Kensal Provisions

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

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Le Petit Moulin Traiteur
Le Petit Moulin wide

5Cooked Local Foods

Loaded
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5Cooked Local Foods

Lord Pesto
Lord Pesto

5Cooked Local Foods

Lovely Pasta
lovely pasta

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

March House Farm
March House Farm

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

yPoultry / Game

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Mia Mel Crepes
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5Cooked Local Foods

Mumbai Mix
Mumbai Mix

5Cooked Local Foods

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Napoli on the Road
Napoli on the Road

5Cooked Local Foods

Olivier's Bakery
oliviers bakery

Breads and Cakes

5Cooked Local Foods

Otabé
Otabe

5Cooked Local Foods

Pasta E Basta
Pasta E Basta

5Cooked Local Foods

Picks Organic Farm Ltd
Picks Organic

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Pie Station
The Pie Station

5Cooked Local Foods

Pizza Massimo
Pizza Massimo

5Cooked Local Foods

Pomodoro E Basilico
Pomodoro E Basilico burger

5Cooked Local Foods

Popina
Popina products

Breads and Cakes

5Cooked Local Foods

Punjabi Delhi
Indian Delhi

5Cooked Local Foods

Rempapa Ltd
Rempapa

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Riverdale Organic Farm
Riverdale organic farm; Edwin

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

5Cooked Local Foods

FDrinks

Salt Pig Curing Co
Salt Pig Curing Company

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Seriously Italian
2009 sept Liverpool St photos 066

5Cooked Local Foods

Sires Hill Bakery
Sires Hill Bakery

5Cooked Local Foods

South Downs Venison and Game
South Downs Venison and game

yPoultry / Game

5Cooked Local Foods

Spring Food Ltd
Spring Broth

5Cooked Local Foods

Stevie Stewart Cooks
Stevie Stewart Cooks

Breads and Cakes

5Cooked Local Foods

The Bow Belly
The Bow Belly

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The Garlic Farm
The Garlic Farm

UVegetables and Salads

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The Parsons Nose
The Parsons Nose

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

Eggs

5Cooked Local Foods

The Sloe Kitchen Ltd
Sloe Kitchen.jpg

Breads and Cakes

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

The Urban Turban
The Urban Turban

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

Two Lads Kitchen
Two Lads Kitchen

5Cooked Local Foods

Wenlock Edge Farm
Wenlock Edge cured meats

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

5Cooked Local Foods

Yaay Yaay
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5Cooked Local Foods

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Drinks
Juice, cider and wine, all made by the farmer and grower using their own fruit. Beer and spirits made by craft brewers within our region.
Agua de Madre Ltd
Agua de Madre

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Akiki Organics
Akiki Organics

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

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Ambriel Sparkling Wines
Ambriel sparkling wine

FDrinks

Big Smoke Brew Co
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Binary Botanical
Binary Botanicals

FDrinks

Bluestone Vineyards
Bluestone vineyard

FDrinks

Brambletye Fruit Farms
Brambleyte Fruit Farm Stein

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

Eggs

1Honey / Preserves

FDrinks

Bucks Star Beer / Growler Swap
Bucks star beer Growler Swap

FDrinks

Burrow Hill Cider
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Cafe Bueno
cafe Buono

FDrinks

Chegworth Valley
chegworth valley

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

uGarden Plants and Cut Flowers

5Cooked Local Foods

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Court Farm In Kent
MP and Andrew Lingham BH

XBeef / Lamb / Pork

yPoultry / Game

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Dallaways Cherries (Rent a Cherry Tree Ltd)
Dallaways Cherries

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

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Dowdings
Dowdings Cider

FDrinks

Kensal Provisions
Kensal Provisions

1Honey / Preserves

5Cooked Local Foods

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Kofi
Kofi

FDrinks

Krafty Braumeister Ltd
The Krafty Braumiester Stall

FDrinks

Millets Fruit
Millets Fruit; Walthamstow

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

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Mumbai Mix
Mumbai Mix

5Cooked Local Foods

FDrinks

Nordic Wellness Drinks
Nordic Wellness Drinks

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Old Bakery Gin
Old Bakery Gin

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Opera Ice Cream
Opera Icecream

Cheese and Dairy

FDrinks

Patch Cafe
Patch Cafe London

Breads and Cakes

FDrinks

Perry Court Farm Shop
Heidi Fermor and customer with strawberries july 06

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

uGarden Plants and Cut Flowers

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Priestlands Birch
Priestland Birch

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Quickes Traditional Ltd
Quickes cheese

Cheese and Dairy

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Re: Organics
Re: Organic

Breads and Cakes

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Riverdale Organic Farm
Riverdale organic farm; Edwin

Fruit

UVegetables and Salads

5Cooked Local Foods

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Small Beer Co.
Small Beer Co Logo

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St Botolphs Brewery
St Botolphs Brewery

FDrinks

Strongmans Tipple Ltd
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The Coffee Shot
CoffeeShot

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The Winery at Hundred Hills
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Wagay Ethiopian Coffee
Wagay Coffee

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