This Sunday The Sidings N21 farmers market celebrates its 2nd anniversary and we would like to thank those of you that come along and support us and your local traders come rain or shine, we wouldn’t be able to continue without your attendance.

This weekend we have our usual great selection of fine products that are produced locally and bought to The Sidings just for you.  Come along and try some raw dairy products from Hook and Sons or maybe test some of the amazing creams and lotions from Elixirs of Life.  Oil and Vinegar also have a large variety of flavoured vinegars, gift sets and oils available to enhance and flavour any meal.  To entertain you this week we also have some great musical talent from Manos Puestas so please come along and enjoy this Sunday.

Hook and Sons


Hook and Sons provide a great selection of raw dairy products and if you haven’t tried any of their produce yet, now is the time.  There are lots of benefits to raw milk and they would like to share them with you:-

It is claimed that only raw milk has the following health benefits:

“Raw milk contains multiple, redundant systems of bioactive components that can reduce or eliminate populations of pathogenic bacteria. One of our customers has a child who had a lump caused by bad bacteria that antibiotics wouldn’t clear up. Their consultant suggested raw milk, as part of the child’s diet, and within three months, the infection had gone”

“Raw milk consists of important enzymes that aid in assimilating the nutrients present in milk. Possibly the most important is lactase enzyme that helps digest lactose milk sugar. We have lots of customers who thought they couldn’t have dairy as they are lactose intolerant, but they are now really enjoying milk again. Maybe it’s a case that they are pasteurized milk intolerant?”

“Raw milk serves as one of the best sources for calcium consumption.”

“One of the major raw milk drinking advantages is that it contains the beneficial bacteria both in terms of gut health and fighting infection, which otherwise get destroyed, when the milk undergoes the pasteurisation process.”

“Drinking raw milk could reduce children’s risk of suffering allergy-related conditions such as eczema and hay fever. This seems to be the main medical reason for people wanting raw milk today. Milk straight from the cow is full of bacteria. These all get killed by pasteurisation, resulting in pasteurised milk containing lots of dead bacteria. Is it true that as these dead bacteria decompose and breakdown in pasteurized milk they release histamine that may cause eczema. We have lots of customers that have told us that within three weeks of having our raw milk, their eczema had gone.

Furthermore, when milk is from organic grass fed cows, which is usually the case with certified raw milk, the calcium in the milk is of the highest quality. That means your body will be able to make the most use of it to produce strong teeth and bones.

So as you can you can see, it’s worth grabbing a sample of their milk this weekend as you’ll have more to gain than just fresh milk!

Elixirs of Life


David and Gill from Elixirs of Life are very passionate about their products and aim to only ever create products that are great for you and the environment.

“We were frustrated with needing a Chemistry degree to understand the ingredients listed on commercial products, subsequently looking up the ingredients & finding out they are also used in anti-freeze & engine degreasers to name but a few!!” “We believe you have a fundamental right to know exactly what you are putting on your skin.” 

“We do whatever we can to protect the earth and its resources. We use no aerosols, opt for recycled materials including papers, bottles, jars, packing materials and always favour packaging that’s easily recyclable, all our products have minimal external packaging.”- Elixirs

Based in Essex, Elixirs of Life travel around the County to sell their products at Local Farmers Markets, which have proved to be very successful.  They are now a multi award winning company where many of the products they create have been awarded from the FreeFrom Skin Care Awards, The Green Parent Natural Beauty Awards, Janey Loves Platinum Awards and the Natural International Health & Beauty Awards.  This weekend why not take a look at a couple of items that have recently received awards in the Janey Loves Platinum Awards 2016.

They have their Aloe & Benzoin Hand & Body lotion which was awarded GOLD and their Joints & Muscle Rub (formerly known as Joints II Cream) which was a WINNER!

Oil and Vinegar


For a great variety of oils and vinegars head to The Sidings this Sunday.  You can pick up something a little unusual or just stick to some original quality.  Oil and Vinegar stock some delicious Balsamico di Modena IGP, Intense, light, sweet and acidic balsamic vinegar from the Italian Modena. Made using organic grapes, slowly pressed and aged for five years. Makes an ideal salad dressing and adds depth to sauces. When reduced, it makes a fantastic sauce with meat or desserts; or check out their Olive Oil with Garlic, an Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Garlic from the Spanish province of Toledo and made from 40% Cornicabra, 40% Arbequina and 20% Picual olives and natural garlic flavourings.

If you do fancy trying something a little different why not pick up a gift set with a selection of five different bottles:-

This selection of two flavoured 100ml  olive oils and three 100ml vinegars is chosen from the extensive ‘on tap’ range and arranged neatly in a grey crate. Ideal for tasting a variety of oils and vinegars and trying various combinations. A popular choice!

Mango Pulp Vinegar 100ml
Lemon Olive Oil 100ml
Raspberry Vinegar 100ml
Orange Olive Oil 100ml
Cranberry Vinegar 100ml

Two years on an The Sidings N21 is still going strong, lets keep it that way, bring your friends and family along with you every week and let them enjoy the market as much as you do.

Traders expected for 27th November 2016:-

Elixirs of Life
Yellow Sunshine
Wakelins of Hitchin
Hook and Sons
Iberian Deli
Celtic Bakers
Oil and Vinegar
Hill Street
Local Honeyman
Dees Pies
La Sambrosa Continental
Marsh Farms Produce
I am Dumplin
Marias Tea Cakes
Adrian Webb
Bike Boutique

Manos Puestas

Please note that the above list is only a guide. Traders may be subject to change at short notice. Love The Sidings? You can support your local market by spreading the word. If you know anyone that lives local and would enjoy the market too, let them know. You can use the sharing icons below to reach your friends on social media and email.




Shelly Searles

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