I'm Graham Hill, the founder of The Sidings Farmers Market, next door to the station in the heart of Winchmore Hill. After a year in planning, The Sidings finally opened on Sunday November 30th. This was our opening day, we were so pleased to see so many people and hear their response to the selection of local food producers and retailers that we have brought together.
The Sidings will open every Sunday 9am - 2pm (bar certain public holidays) to provide you with locally sourced food, which is fresher than anything you can buy in a supermarket I have set up the Farmers Market because I believe that all food that can be bought locally should be bought locally. The Sidings Manager Trevor Flack has scoured the area to find suppliers for the market We have locally reared meat, freshly picked fruit & vegetables, fish & seafood sourced from around our coastline; as well as the highest quality bread, cheeses, soups, cakes, preserves & chutneys and a host of other foods.
All the food we sell in the Sidings is produced sustainably by small producers from within the Greater London area. There is a growing body of evidence to show that food that is grown locally is fresher and often more nutritious than food that is shipped long distances. We are part of a growing trend, which the government is endorsing, which you can find out about here.
On our website you will be able to read about our suppliers; many of them are family businesses. Here are just a selection of them. They are passionate about what they make, are very knowledgeable and will invite you to 'try before you buy'. It is a great way to get the kids to try something new.
Each week local chef Adrian Webb will be preparing unusual street food for you to taste, from around the world and providing recipes and dishes based on seasonal foods from within the market.
Join us for coffee, cakes and other refreshments on a Sunday moring The Sidings has become the place in Winchmore Hill for Sunday socialising; with live music.
For The Sidings to continue we are going to need your support. Shopping locally for locally sourced food will be good for your health, but also good for the local area. We hope to bring you lots of food themed events, food demonstrations and workshops; we want The Sidings to become a much loved community resource and we would welcome your ideas. So pick up your Sidings shopping bag and come and meet ourfantastic food producers, cooks and chefs. Make a visit to us a part of your weekly food shopping.
You are welcome to bring your dog, we have 'real food' for them as well, courtesy of Roz Lizhak and her Canine Cookies.
We are hoping to extend the range of merchandise that can be bought at The Sidings. Whilst our Sunday Market will remain our top priority, we how to have a number of other markets using the site on other days of the week, throughout the year.
Remember to check out our website for updates, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news and of course lots of lovely pictures of our fresh foods. We look forward to welcoming you to the Sidings.
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- Street: 62 Station Road, Winchmore Hill
- Postcode: N21 3NG
- City: London