A cornucopia indeed! Stocking a range of locally produced gifts and items, this pop up store highlights the creativity and variety we have within the local community.
Bottle Bar & Shop
Xhulio and Natalie have created a wonderful, award winning, venue here in Catford. At once a bar, but also a showcase of the fantastic bottle cocktails and infusions (made in-house), wines, beers and ciders that they stock.
Originally supported by a crowd funding campaign, Good Food has quickly become a key local foodie heaven. Stocking a fantastic range of bottles and jars, Cheeses from Neals Yard, local charcuterie, and surplus produce from local allotments and gardens, theres something for everyone.
The first stockist outside of London. This is an incredibly cute furniture and gift shop located in Lytham, run by owner Jo who selects stylish and whimsical pieces for inclusion in her collection.
Archibald’s in Catford (they also have another branch in Hither Green) is a fantastic local cafe. Offering breakfasts and brunches and hosting occasional evening pop-up supper clubs, they also have a small range of cute gifts to peruse while you wait.
Wild cat wilderness
WCW is a wonderful community green space here in the heart of Catford. A charity, run by Rushey Green Time-bank and a number of dedicated volunteers. I have supported WCW for a couple of years, making exclusive batches of jams and pickles for them to sell and raise funds.
Here are the current stockists of assorted products that I make, in small, handmade batches. Everything is proudly made in Catford. Stock levels are prone to fluctuation and not all products will be available in all stores.
These are small, local and independent retailers and they depend on our support for their existence. A shop owner does a little happy dance every time they sell something (sometimes figuratively but sometimes literally) when you buy something in their little shop. Please support these stockists when you can, you enrich the high street and local community when you do. Look behind you as you leave their shop having made a purchase - you may just catch them doing that happy dance!
If you don’t see a stockist near you and can think of a deli or gift shop that may be interested, ask them and give them my details. Let me know too, as there’s is potentially a finders reward of a free jar of marmalade if your introduction leads to a wholesale order.