Stalls this month - Sunday 7th May 2017
(this page will normally be updated mid-month with the stalls for the next market)
Make shopping a local pleasure and check below for your favourite market traders.
Kew Village Market Stall
The KVM stall is always here with Kew views cards and books and tote bags for sale. Do stop by to tell us what you think of the market, your likes, your dislikes and suggestions – or simply to say hello!
MEAT & FISH
Chris Norcott specialises in the best seasonal game, including partridge, venison and wild boar, as well as casseroles, pies, terrines and burgers to cook at home. If you tend to steer clear of game because you don’t know what to do with it, Chris and his partner Kate will be happy to advise you on what to buy and how to cook it. They’ll also be cooking venison burgers, sausages and loin in rolls for delicious on-the-go lunches at the market.
Jamie Walker is based near Chesil Beach and most of the fish he sells at Sunday’s market will have been caught on the Dorset or Devon coast on Friday. What he sells depends on what the boats bring in, so his stall will have what’s in season from a range including bass, bream, monkfish, lemon sole, mullet, plaice, turbot, brill, lemon or dover sole, oysters and lobster, as well as rope-grown mussels and dived scallops. He’s also likely to bring whole cooked crab, home-made crab soup and fishcakes. Most of his fish will already be gutted and scaled, but any other preparation can be done at the market.
At John and Georgina Emerson’s farm in Normandy, near Guildford, the beef is grass-fed and allowed to graze all year round; their chicken and ducks are all free-range and dry-plucked; and the free-range pork is mostly from saddlebacks. They’ll also be bringing a variety of different flavoured sausages and free-range duck and hen eggs to the market and cooking hot bacon, sausage and pulled pork rolls.
When truffles are in season, here’s where to find them – but even when it’s over there’ll be superb savoury treats (fresh and dried wild mushrooms, pumpkin-seed and walnut oils and dried forest fruits) to give a gourmet lift to the simplest recipes.
A real Kew favourite, this stall specialises in award-winning Italian-style hard cheeses: Sussex Charmer, which combines the recipes for a mature Cheddar with that of a Parmesan; and Twickenham Grange, the only Vegetarian Society-approved Parmesan-style cheese.
Here’s where you can take your tastebuds on a trip… The Spice Alchemist concocts the most delicious chilli-based products – oils, pickles and sauces – using fresh ingredients, locally sourced as far as possible, and little or no sugar or preservatives (so they meet lots of dietary requirements).
Olive lovers will be spoiled for choice – 23 different types of stuffed and marinated olives! You’ll also find feta cheese, feta-stuffed red and pipeline peppers, sun-blushed and sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, stuffed vine leaves, tapenade, humus, butter bean salad, boquerones, green and red pesto, harissa and marinated garlic.
Always a popular stall, here’s where to land fantastic fishy deli, from said fishcakes and fish pie to tartare sauce and lobster oil, garnished with a more than a handful of Great Taste Awards.
Homi Jennings (of regular jewellery stall Gallery 66) is also a herbalist and has now launched a new venture selling unusual blends of herbal teas to promote health and wellbeing. She also sells special silk gift pouches of Iranian saffron.
Established in 1979, Nut Knowle Farm makes traditional hand-made hard and soft goat milk cheeses. Paul, who sells on the stall, works in the dairy and is enthusiastic about keeping old receipes alive, having introduced Martlet Gold, Millefleur, Aspire, Mount Caburn and their latest, Sussex Squire, which are all much appreciated.
Christian Barrington has been taking his produce to market for over five years, and in that time his pies, quiches, pasties and sausage rolls have won many awards including Best Taste and Best Product, thanks to his great-quality free-range and/or organic ingredients, all locally sourced.
We keep the olive in the olive oil! We bring you single-estate, unfiltered, organic olive oil, bottled fresh from milling (four weeks from the tree to the bottle – no-one else brings it in this fresh to the UK!). These are ‘finishing’ oils for drizzling on dishes and dipping with bread. When we have presented these oils at events such as the Real Food Festival and the Food and Drink Expo, people have said they’ve never tasted olive oil as good. That’s because it’s the authentic taste of olive oil – the taste every olive farmer knows!
Twickenham-based Laura Bossetti will be selling her delicious oven-ready fresh pasta dishes, such as lasagne both bolognaise and vegetarian , gnocchi alla romana and crespelle, as well as Italian sauces and biscuits.
At Flax Farm we cold-press linseed oil and produce linseed meal and other delicious linseed-based products in the good old-fashioned way. We are passionate about this wonderful plant and we would like to share with you the best ways to enjoy linseed for its great flavour and amazing health benefits. Our Flaxjacks – unique flapjacks containing lots of lovely linseed – are always popular and our new product is Flax Farm’s Linseed Summer Porridge, made to be lighter with golden linseed, oats, goji berries and blueberries, pumpkin seeds and vanilla.
I am a French jeweller who moved from Paris to Richmond. All my pieces are unique, made using natural semi-precious stones, sterling silver and antique Venetian and African beads. After working very successfully in France for ten years, I am delighted to have brought my craft to England and share my love of my craft with everyone.
Freelance florist Veronica Platt will be bringing a special selection of bulb planters and fresh flower arrangements in her signature array of stylish and unusual containers. You can also order special occasion flowers – check out her website.
Here’s where to find irresistible hand-made woollen accessories – bags, shawls, scarves, hats and wrist-warmers as well as funky felted glasses cases.
Woodturner Mark’s beautiful bowls, platters and decorative items, exquisitely crafted from a variety of locally sourced woods, are natural works of art, perfect for a special present – perhaps a house-warming gift?
Shape is very important in my hand-made ceramics, but I also put a lot of emphasis on decoration. Most of my pieces – mugs, teapots, bowls, jars and vases – are thrown on a potter’s wheel and decorated individually, some with slip decoration and others raku-fired.
From my workshop in Richmond I restore and re-upholster antique, mid-century and modern chairs, breathing in new life through traditional and modern upholstery methods. My aim is to create unique, beautifully crafted furniture from tired, worn and generally unloved pieces. To achieve the desired result I use a range of fabrics, from designer to original vintage finds, and techniques, from traditional restoration to hand-painted finishes, always chosen to complement the individual item.
We are passionate beekeepers and our 20 years experience of working with these fascinating insects has inspired us to create and make a range of bodycare and homecare products using our own beeswax and honey from our hives near Hampton Court. Our ethos is ‘less is more’ and our products are natural, simple and effective.
I am a London-based potter making functional pieces on the wheel in both stoneware and porcelain clays. Form, function, surface texture and colour are what I keep in mind as I aim to make everyday pots which people love to use. All my pots are both dishwasher and microwave safe. As well as my continual development of stock products, I also work with clients on commissions.
is of course a book lover’s magnet on Kew Green. Now Helen Edwards is bringing some of her wares to the village where she’ll be selling great-value books, both contemporary and beautiful vintage volumes.
All our jewellery is designed and made by Lisa Heyler and Homi Jennings and we draw our inspiration from the forms, textures and beauty found in Mother Nature. We use freshwater pearls in many of our designs, to bring an air of purity and delicacy, often mixing them with silver for a contemporary feel.
As well as selling her delicious home-baked patisserie, parisienne Fabienne’s hand-paints porcelain and glass tablewares, trinket trays and boxes which are delicate treasures. She also gives lessons in her art and will create bespoke pieces to order.
Mother-and-daughter design partners Michelle and Stephanie Witt use both traditional and modern techniques to create luxury fabrics for fashion and interiors. Stop by their stall to be tempted by their range of textile items, including cushions, scarves and themed designer homewares that ooze individuality. We’re also proud to say that they designed and print the lovely market tote bags we sell at the KVM stall.
FRUIT & VEG & DRINKS
Here’s a real taste of sunshine – award-winning sipping spirits made using the finest ingredients from the easterly region of Africa: Golden Rum with a smooth, harmonious flavour to which fragrant natural ingredients and spices are added for Matuga Spiced Rum. And here’s a sweet thought: you can also enjoy the flavour in Mattugga Rum Cake.
Chris and Lesley Dench will again be bringing their award-winning apple and pear juices to Kew this month. They set up their juice business in 1990, using fruit from their orchards after a violent hailstorm marked the crop, and their use of traditional pressing methods and slow pasteurisation preserves the real flavour of the fruit. And thanks to popular demand, they’ll also be selling their scrumptious apples and pears plus cordials and jams.
We’re delighted that the winner of the Fresh Produce Category of the prestigious Soil Food Association Awards has become a regular at the market. The farm has been organic since 1988 and specialises in producing a wide variety of summer and winter vegetables, herbs and salad leaves. Because the quality is so high, you’ll often find that your bag of leaves will last the week – if you can keep them that long!
HOT FOOD, SNACKS & TAKEAWAYS
I live in Kew and have been a chef for over 25 years. Using quality seasonal ingredients, I offer a selection of interesting takeaway dishes, whether salads (such as feta with cracked wheat, pea, broad bean, red onion and mint), tarts (smoked haddock, cheddar and chive), pissaladiere (onion, anchovy and olive slice) or soups (sweet potato, coconut, chilli and ginger). All the dishes are home-made by me in Kew.
Specialising in the delicious flavours of Ethiopian/Etritrean cuisine, Abycina offers a mix of traditional East African and modern experimental street food. Made with the freshest local vegetables and exotic spices, Abycina dishes are healthy and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Mahmoud Shamallak will again be bringing an authentic and nutritious taste of Lebanon to Kew, with his fresh hot vegetarian Falafel wraps stuffed with houmus, salad, lutes, pickles, chilli sauce and tahini sauce.
I am a French chef who moved to Richmond from my home town of Lyon – the gastronomic capital of France! I have brought my business of making authentic, traditional sweet and savoury French crepes to Kew Village Market. I have a wonderful selection of fillings and like to change my menu to make sure my customers always have something new to taste and enjoy.
Originally from Colombia and now an experienced chef loving living in London, Mulata brings culinary excellence to the recipes she was brought up on as a child, such as Arepas and Empañadas, offering delicious new street food experiences!
BAKES, SWEETS & TREATS
Here you’ll find a feast of locally baked Hungarian treats – five different types of strudel, savoury and sweet, cakes, biscuits and scones, pastries and traditional breads.
We’re delighted to welcome back ice-cream maker extraordinaire Tom Joyce with his freezer bicycle full of fantastic artisan gelato – including, we hope, the salty caramel that’s the stuff that dreams are made of!
We offer fresh, delicious, gluten-free baking, using organic ingredients where possible and always local free-range eggs. Whether you’re looking for luxury savoury pasties, brownies, biscuits or even a celebration cake we can bring you gluten-free bakes with no compromise made on taste or texture.
Based in Kew, Rania Betmouni uses the finest ingredients to create cakes, favours and petit fours for all occasions. Do stop by to be tempted by her delightfully decorated cupcakes and biscuits – or perhaps to talk to her about a custom-made cake for a special celebration?
(who also sells her exquisite hand-painted glass and porcelain) will be offering a selection of her home-baked French patisserie – financiers. rochers, fruit tarts and some very memorable madeleines!
Our speciality is Petit Fours, small treats to brighten everyone’s day! Hand-finished cakes with a perfect balance of flavours and a personal touch will make any event memorable!
Igor Occhiali makes home-baked artisan breads, using a long fermentation process and organic flours, and shaping his cottage loaves, bloomers, ciabatta and focaccia by hand. He loves his sourdough range, usually brings along a new speciality each month, and can supply gluten-free breads (although at the moment only on request). His stall at Kew Village Market has been such a success that he opened his own shop in Twickenham, called after his young son.
We’re a local family-run business and our artisan chocolate slabs and sweet delights are all hand-crafted in Walton-on-Thames. We partner premium chocolate with unusual toppings – anything from raspberries to rose petals to pink peppercorns – for fantastic flavour combinations, and also offer a unique range of caramel sauces as well as the best hot chocolate ever!
Here you’ll find a mouth-watering range of gourmet shortbread both sweet (such as Almond & Amaretto, Cardamom & Pistachio), savoury (Cheddar, Rosemary & Chilli) and astonishing (Gin & Juniper shortbread, anyone?) plus a few gluten-free flavours too.
is the home of delicious gingerbread biscuits, hand-baked using only the finest ingredients and so exquisitely iced they’re edible works of art! Traditionally the biscuits were baked just for Christmas but when GingerQ started offering them as wedding favours they were so popular that now they bake them all year round.