Venn Street Market is a local community food market every Saturday working directly with farmers and small independent producers enabling our customers to meet face to face with the growers and makers of the foods available each week.
With a strong ethos of ensuring high quality and fair prices, the market guarantees all goods are locally sourced and seasonal.
Our produce is harvested fresh each day from our Lincolnshire farm and we chose our vegetable varieties for taste rather than yield. When in season, leaf crops such as lettuce, salad leaves, spinach, chards, kale and the herbs are picked first thing in the morning. This is followed by tomatoes, peppers and aubergines and then peas and beans. Later in the day the root, squash and other crops will be harvested.
Portland Scallop Co
Portland Scallop Co are a small independent fishmongers from Chesil Beach in Dorset where they started out a few years back hand-diving for scallops. They offer the best British seasonal fresh fish from the Dorset shores. All fish is caught with net or line fishing and this time of year you can expect to catch a few lobsters and crabs!!
The menu includes: lobster, crab, scallops, rope grown mussels, bass, bream, turbot, lemon & dover sole, makerel pate and crab soup.. and that’s just for starters..
Gilcombe Farm offer a range of organic and free range cold meats from their farm in Somerset including beef, lamb, pork and poultry.
The seasonal game they supply is shot from the local farms – the birds are picked by hand ensuring a quality of presentation is second to none and includes pheasant, partridge, wood pigeon, local wild venison, wild mallard, rabbits, hare and game pie mix.
The local Bath Cheese was once well known, and in its heyday was recommended to Admiral Lord Nelson in a letter from his father (dated 1801). We found the recipe in an old grocer’s recipe book. It stipulates that the cheese must be made with full cream milk, that salt be sprinkled on the young cheeses with the aid of a feather, and that the cheese was soft and covered with white mould. Today the Bath Soft Cheese that we make (without the aid of feathers) frequently wins awards and we supply shops and delicatessens all over the country.
As well as our original Bath Soft Cheese we produce a variety of other cheeses: soft, hard and blue. All of them made with old fashioned manual methods which gives the cheeses more flavour.
The Borough Cheese Company sells only one cheese: the French mountain cheese, Comte. In order to get the best Comte we travel to the Franche-Comte in Eastern France every five to six weeks, where we visit Fort St. Antoine home of Marcel Petite, affineurs of Comte cheese. There we select our cheese for sale back in London. See Borough Cheese Co select your cheese.
Une Normande a Londres, run by brothers Franck and Yann Le Blais, bring to many London street markets including Borough Market, the very best artisan cheeses, cured meats and preserves from across France. The heart of their success is their insistence in trading on street markets which allows them to remain close to their customers.
The brothers have a deep knowledge of the French foodie scene inherited from their Camembert producing family and their focus has remained since 1990, when they first arrived in the UK, on natural, ‘clean’ products, manufactured using traditional methods.
The salmon is sourced from a sustainable farm in the extreme wilderness between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic and is prepared in less than 48 hours after it’s been fished. This is the best farmed salmon in the world from one of the last family run fish farms.
Each Hansen & Lydersen salmon is carefully hand-filleted and hand-salted according to a family recipe devised by Norwegian fishmonger Lyder-Nilsen Lydersen in 1923. It is then traditionally hung and slowly cold-smoked in the brick kiln of our Stoke Newington smokehouse where it moves in the wind for 12 hours. H&L use a unique blend of juniper and beech wood for a pleasantly sharp and piquant aroma and the wood shavings are responsibly sourced, 100% pure wood – with zero chemicals.
The salmon is always made to order and delivered pure and fresh out of the kiln. We never freeze it, we never vacuum-pack it, and we never wrap it in plastic. The resulting salmon is intensely delicious, strong-coloured and smooth textured: a must-try if you haven’t already!
Using all certified Gluten Free flours, OMGF bakes and blends a fantastic selection of seasonal GF foods every other week including Potato Gnocchi and Tagliatelle; Beetroot, Watercress/Rocket and Pumpkin Seed pestos, quiches and tarts, cookies and muffins.
Flavour crazy chocolate addicts hell bent on spreading gourmet brownie love, street by street. Bad Brownie put their gourmet brownies through bootcamp. They’re fudgier, tastier, richer – brownies with attitude.
More savoury artisan producers include The Avocado Cafe (range of avocado dips), Flavours of Portugal (Portuguese savouries and cakes), OMGF (all Gluten Free pastas, pestos and biscuits), Limpopo (artisan South African Biltong), Mannings Juice (variety of British Apple & Pear juices), Oliviers Bakery (French Baker), Ladle & Larder (artisan chutneys and marmalades) and Sweet & Tart (meat and vegetarian quiches and pastries).
D Vine Wine
Offer a great variety of organic and bio-dynamic world wines providing tasters and a glass or two to enjoy whilst taking in the market’s colours..
Venn Street Flowers
Speaks for itself! Truly a fantastic seasonal selection of flowers and bouquets with a focus on British..
And if you’re feeling peckish, there’s sizzling herby hog roast from Moen & Sons; mouth-watering authentic West Indian Roti wraps from Nanny Outars; hot spit roast chicken ciabattas from The Rotisserie Co and an assortment of vegetarian and meat pancakes with scrumptious fillings from Flippin Nell - all providing great food and drink!