I know we’ve mentioned Surbiton Farmers’ Market here before, but this lovely monthly tradition deserves another mention. Especially when it’s possible to create the tastiest breakfast spread from the impressive produce available.
There’s no better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than a wander down to your local farmers market – grab a coffee, sample as many things as you can, and take a big shopping bag. You’re going to need it.
Our morning started with coffee at the newly opened No.97. This latest addition to Maple Road is beautiful and modern, and manages to transition easily from coffee and pastries to restaurant and wine bar. They make a great cappuccino, plus, with a Gin Bar downstairs, we’ll definitely be back.
Caffeine fuelled and with brunch on our minds, we made our way along the stretch of market stalls, and came home with quite the haul.
Old English sausages and streaky bacon from Romford’s Giggly Pig – the stall responsible for filling Maple Road with the mouthwatering smell of sausage and bacon rolls each market day.
Eggs from Simon’s Free Range Eggs, based down the road in Horley, Surrey – laid yesterday by happy chickens, and perfect for poaching.
Vine tomatoes and portobello mushrooms, courtesy of Secrett’s, Milford, Surrey – the prettiest of fruit and veg stalls.
Thin-crusted, rustic, ciabatta from Ruben’s Bakehouse (and a huge square of roasted vegetable focaccia to eat on the way home – impossible to resist).
And a bottle of apple and mango juice from Ringden Farm. With such a huge array of flavours, we would have come away with a bottle of each if we could.
Our successful purchases made the perfect Saturday brunch, lazily enjoyed in the very rare sunshine.
You can’t beat the great quality of the produce available at Farmers’ Markets, and it really is the best place to spend your money. It’s so important to shop from independent, local companies, and support those who are passionate about proper food.