On the fifth day of Christmas, we ordered a HAMPER from Brixton Cornercopia. Our hamper of choice is the Lambeth larder made from produce sourced from allotments and gardens around Lambeth, including the Edible Bus Stop in Clapham North. For us it is the perfect Christmas hamper as it is all about local food and local producers.
Brixton Cornercopia is a tiny neighbourhood larder and restaurant based in the heart of Brixton Market that celebrates localism, seasonal produce, sustainability, and community. Inside its larder, you’ll find jams made with local fruits foraged from nearby Brockwell Park and bread made from heritage wheat grown in nearby allotments. Each item is a local food story that is as much about the producer as it is about the abundance and diversity of south London’s own cornercopia. The restaurant in addition to offering a local seasonal menu also makes its own preserves such as Brixton Market Chutney (pictured) using produce from the market. (Note the restaurant is closed over winter with the dining room being turned into a food-lover grotto as well as home to its growing range of homewares.)
To order your hamper
Go online at Cornercopia.co.uk, or visit their food-lover grotto where you can create your own. Some of the hampers are limited editions owing to the small batches from each producer. During December, Brixton Market is open to late (10pm) on a Thursday evening for its ‘Brixmas’ market.
5 Brixton Village Market, SW9 8PS
Contents of the Lambeth larder include: Clapham Blackcurrant, Rhubarb and rose conserve, The Edible Bus Stop - green tomato chutney, Brixton market chutney, Chili pepper jelly with lime and ginger, Wild garlic & welsh onion vinegar, Elderflower vinegar, Lucy's lemon zest dressing, Electric IPA and Effra Ale, and Ossie's ginger beer.