What People Are Saying

“The chilli bread and the olive loaf were delicious.”

“The bread was amazing.”

“This is simply delicious.”

“The bread last week was absolutely delicious – all eaten by Saturday lunchtime, mostly by me!”

“First of all you are an amazing baker. Thank you for the cinnamon swirls everyone of us enjoyed them, they were delicious – texture, taste everything was perfect. The tarts were my favourite, full of flavour.”

“The challah didn’t make it home… again! I scoffed it in the car.”

A review of Old Isleworth Market from Get West London: https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/whats-on/food-drink-news/here-delicious-food-you-can-14843603

The thought of freshly baked bread, home made cakes, vibrant fruit and veg and a proper curry is enough to make our tummies rumble.

If fresh bread, vibrant fruit and veg, wines and beers and homemade cakes whet your appetite then a market in Old Isleworth could be just the place to do your food shop.

Old Isleworth Market has been trading in Shewsbury Walk near South Street since April and is there on the on the first and third Saturday of each month between 10am and noon.The produce market is running during the summer months – it will finish for the winter on the last Saturday in October.

It was the idea of Rowan Joyce, who owns South Street Coffee and Ice Cream Shop, and her neighbour Steven Spittaels. They were inspired to make use of the space in the square near her coffee shop following comments from customers and by the markets in Steven’s home country of Belgium.

It helps bring the community together, explained Rowan. “It is quite lonely living in cities, even the suburbs. You can find you don’t know your neighbours. “People like to feel part of the community,” she said. “[They] are meeting people they have not seen for ages.”

At the market you can buy fruit and veg, meat, beer wine, bread, cakes, marmalade, cut flowers and more.

It started with 13 traders and at the last count there were 18. Rowan said “The idea is you can buy everything you need for the week. You can buy your fruit and veg and your wine and beer.”

There is also live music to entertain while you shop.The next market on Saturday, July 7, will have a French theme.

And although the market won’t be open in the winter months, a Christmas market is being planned.

Rowan said the market has been a success for the stallholders too.“The first few times people just sold out of everything and now they have to make more. “ Here are five stallholders you can visit at Old Isleworth Market:

Daly Bread

Brenda Daly bakes her Daly Bread (Image: Rowan Joyce)

Brenda Daly is an award-winning baker who runs a small micro-bakery from her home kitchen in Isleworth.

She makes fresh bread, healthy bakes, sweet and savoury treats and uses high quality ingredients, organic flour, natural yeast and a minimal amount of salt.