I only ask two things of a market in winter: hot apple juice on sale, and cover from the bad weather. At Ally Pally’s local farmers’ market, I found both.

This lovely little food market takes place every Sunday from 10am to 3pm – vendors sell everything from spicy sauces to cookies and fresh meat. There’s also lots of lovely ready-to-eat food on offer, from morrocan to cheese toasties and freshly brewed coffee. Go with an open mind as you never know what you might add to your shopping list.

This being a park (and a big one at that) the trees offer shelter from the wind there’s always a happy abundance of dogs to watch as you sip your coffee. Or, if you’d prefer, as you sip your fresh hot apple juice…

Alexandra Palace farmers market

Photo credit: John Keogh (Jovike) on Flickr

Anything else to mention? It’s a short walk to Muswell Hill and Wood Green, for lots more quiet places to eat.

NB: The market occasionally moves to Campsbourne School when the park isn’t available – check the website for dates and venues.

More information: See the City & Country Farmers’ Markets website

Featured image  and all other photos used under Creative Commons licenses by Katybird and Jovike on Flickr.

Alexandra Palace farmers market

Photo credit: John Keogh (Jovike) on Flickr

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Photo credit: Katy Stoddard (Katybird) on Flickr

Featured image by Katybird on Flickr