London Life Markets

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London

March 12, 2015

I’m so excited. There’s a new farmers market in town and it’s a step up from the rest.

Why? Because it’s not a usual farmers market, it’s the first regular Slow Food Market in London. Housed in the beautiful courtyard of the stupendous Rosewood London Hotel, it’s visually stunning as well as a culinary delight!

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
I nearly pinched this!

What is Slow Food?

So why am I so excited about this? Well, as a regular farmers market shopper, I’ve probably been to most of the ones in London. That means I know most of the producers and vendors. This market had many vendors I didn’t know and I was delighted to come across The Bio Scheme, amongst others, who sell bio-dynamic produce.

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
The Bio Scheme

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
The Bio Scheme

What fascinated me the most was the fantastic unified decor, which recreates the traditional marketplace shopping experience and celebrates good, clean and fair produce from local growers and artisans. The stalls are all made out of beautiful wood and decked with what looked like a fine hessian.

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
O’Shea’s Butchers

Producers and vendors are keen to impart their knowledge and the market was buzzing while I was there.

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
The Tomato Stall

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
Hook & Son

I couldn’t get over the wonderful decoration throughout. McQueens flowers have planted herbs into wicker baskets and plants in vintage crates. Throughout you will also find lemon and orange trees. I really wished they were all for sale.

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
McQueens florist

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
McQueens florist

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
McQueens florist

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
McQueens florist

I came away with lots of yummy food and treated myself to a rather gorgeous terrarium. It’s simple, elegant and the Amethyst crystal is rather divine, don’t you think?

Slow Food Market at Rosewood London
My new Terrarium! LOVE.

Vendor listings:

Slow Meat / Charcuterie – Gastronomica, O’Shea’s Butchers; Slow Fish – Hansen & Lydersen, Market Gourmet; Slow Dairy – Wildes Cheese, Hook & Son, Bath Soft Cheese Company; Slow Bread – Oliver’s Bakery, Nyborg’s; Slow Honey – Wild Hives, Inmidtown; Slow Fruit & Vegetables – Wild Country Organics, Chegworth Valley, The Bio-Scheme, The Tomato Stall, Rosewood London; Slow Beer / Wine / Spirits – Hiver The Honey Beer, Anspach & Hobday, Plato Brewing Supplies, Gosnells London Mead; HALF HITCH Gin; Petersham CellarSlow Drink – Woodford & Warner; Slow Tea – Lalani & Co; Slow Coffee – Dark Arts Coffee, Moonroast Coffee, CRU Kafe; Slow Chocolate – Dark Sugars, Seaforth Chocolate Co; Slow Fashion & Accessories – The Whale Company; Po-Zu Footwear; Slow HomewareK.Birdy, Slow ArtKana Ceramics; Slow Beauty / Candles Live Native, Being Sophie, Farmers’ Welsh Lavender, Honest; Slow Books Being Sophie; Slow Flowers Field of London, Slow Oil Arganic

The weekly market, open every Sunday from 10.30 a.m. – 3 p.m. is endorsed by Slow Food UK and is the only dedicated Slow Food Market in London. The market features over 30 different Slow Food merchants carefully selected for their exceptional quality.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Catherine @ farmhousehome March 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    How absolutely fabulous, love the aesthetics of the market, all those beautiful herbs in cane baskets & crates, who wouldn’t want to shop there! Your terrarium will make a lovely addition to your home. I’d like to start visiting Farmer’s Markets more, I think it’s so important to learn about where our food comes from, chat & get to know the producers. xx

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      It’s honestly he most wonderful market in the most wonderful setting.

      I LOVE my terrarium. It cheers me up on a daily basis.
      I’ve been shopping in Farmers Market now for nearly 20 years or whenever they sprang up in London. I love knowing where my food
      comes from but also love supporting the farmers who are honest and work hard.
      xx

  • Reply Holly March 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Beautiful! I can imagine how excited you are about this. Love the pic of Hook & Son, what a warm smile, how could one buy milk from anyone else?! Thanks for sharing Tina 🙂

    Your new terrarium is really gorgeous.

    xoxo

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Hahaha, that’s because you know me well.

      Thanks lovely xx

  • Reply Jocelyn Hefner March 18, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    The best part of those photos has to be the smile from the milk man. I love it when people who love their job so much they wear their feelings all over their face! This post made me happy. Thank you! xx

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Ha. Yes, he was rather enthusiastic. I love buying food from people who love what they do. Food is love and nurture.
      Thanks J xx

  • Reply Alison Sye March 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Looks great. Will have to remember to check it out at some point x

    • Reply tina March 30, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Not too far from your work… although a Sunday might not be the best time for you to shop xx

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