We hope you're all feeling relaxed and recharged after the Summer holidays and had great times away from it all.
We'd love to see you at our next market and hear all about it. We'll be in the back room as usual at the Balham Bowls Club on Saturday 7th September 2019 from 1 to 4 pm. There'll be plenty of room to browse our produce and sit and chat with friends over a refreshing cup of tea and maybe spoil yourselves with a fruit scone or slice of cake.
Alongside favourites such as frosted lemon cake, mini Victoria sponges and cheese scones we'll have cakes that are suitable for customers with dietary restrictions. These include treats such as lemon polenta cake, fig loaf, cranberry flapjacks and almond milk scones. If you have any questions please ask - we bake the cakes ourselves and we’ll do our best to help with your requests.
There should be a selection of freshly picked vegetables and salads straight from the garden.
And, of course, we'll have a wide range of crafts including home made cards and gifts to suit all occasions. Our London print bags and foldaway cotton shopping bags not only slip neatly into a handbag but will help efforts to reduce dependence on single use plastic, something the market producers are absolutely committed to doing - see below.
Come along early to avoid disappointment. Some of our popular lines have a tendency to fly off the shelves in no time at all.
We are increasing the range of products that are sold loose and are looking for solutions that allow us to comply with food hygiene practices, protect the products from contamination (particularly from allergens), and enable customers to get the product home intact.
All the jars used for preserves and chutneys are recycled, sterilised and re-used though always with fresh lids; many customers return their empty jars. Once our current stock of single-use carrier bags have gone we won’t be replacing them, instead we have re-usable hessian bags. A number of our craft producers specialise in up-cycling; check out the jewellery and the jam jar range.
Plant pots are re-used and, where possible, are not purchased new but are gathered from the community.
**Pre-Ordering for Collection at the Market**
We are happy to take orders for our regular range of food:
- Please email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Orders have to be placed by 6pm on the Wednesday before the Saturday BCM market day
- Await order confirmation response from BCM as we have to check availability for your order
- Depending on the order, we may have to take full payment in advance