As the temperature plummets towards Autumn, we turn our attention to mists and mellow fruitfulness….. Here at Market HQ, that could be fog creeping up Shaw rd and the windfalls on my lawn getting overripe….

Our Traders however embrace the seasons with warming pies, beautiful autumnal crafts and already having an eye upon Christmas. Plus getting out the thermals, shaking out the scarves and emptying the cupboard to find the gloves that prevent frostbite. The market is coming! Sunday Oct 7th 11-3pm Shaw rd!!

And so to our misty and mellow traders:


Artisam – chips cooked in truffle oil, OMG, chips cooked in truffle oil – plus home made soup and arancini

Alam’s – South Asian street food, just gorgeous. Also ask Adil about his cookery classes, whip up your own Alam’s banquet!

Green Farm Olives – seriously, if you like olives and fresh, creamy feta – just follow the aromas through that Shaw rd fog to this stall

Cheshire Bakehouse – you think you know the cut and jib of a sausage roll? Come and meet the 2018 pastry roll and change your thinking!

The Marmalady – if any stall personifies putting on your favourite socks and sitting by the fire, it is Lyn’s home baked goodies and hand made preserves

Greek Oil Direct – do you remember that lovely summer holiday? Remember sandals? Shorts? Inhale this olive oil and you will be back wafting through Greek alleyways in flimsy garments all over again….

Fozzbees – spare a thought for bees when it gets chilly, it all goes a bit quiet on the bee front. Good job master bee keeper Chris has his honey stocks lined up for our delectation

The Corsican Kitchen – talking of wafting around Greece, who went cruising around Corsica? (See that, that is a bonafide link, right there) Marie rustles up a different Corsican treat every market

Mafeking Biltong – proper cowboy food from the lands of South Africa, biltong and dried sausages in Heaton Moor via Macclesfield….

All About Pies – when I go to sleep, I just dream. When John goes to sleep he dreams of pies and new recipes. He wakes with a jolt, grabs his pen and paper and you eat the results! I am seriously not joking, this man loves his pies!

Saddleworth Tea – did you know there is plastic in tea bags? Who knew that was a thing? Not in Saddleworth loose tea – you get tea, just tea in your tea. If you see what I mean….

Nana Carter – one day we all need to book into Sharon’s kitchen on preparation day, the smells and tastes coming out of that kitchen distilled into small jars of lusciousness – it’s just ridiculous

Heart & Graft – talking of divine aroma, is there a more evocative smell than that of fresh ground coffee? Come to James’ stall and I will be resting my case

FatJax – Paul once told me that to make his hot chilli chutneys he has to wear a full face / gas mask. All for us – the dedication of Heaton moor traders – it’s humbling:)

Say When – Our wine and beer connoiseurs bringing us hand picked and sourced wines from sunnier climes

The Brownie Owl – Lucie makes brownies, richer, deeper and more delicious brownies than I have ever tasted anywhere else

Haycroft Meadow – whilst I am having a jolly time writing this, spare a thought for Ray. Up to his elbows in sausagemeat and spices, just for us – and we appreciate it deeply:)

Cocoanut Grove – someone who is happy when the shadows lengthen is our resident chocolatier. She loves an ambient temperature, none of that sunshine and golden rays melting her hard work, thankyou very much!

Jo’s Sticky Toffee Pudding – dates, toffee, sponge. Really truly, there is no need to say anything else, very, very nice.

Cheese is Grate – a pun a day, always good for the soul. Creamy hard cheeses and delicate soft cheeses – tasty and increases your calcium intake. Here at HM market we care about your bones

The Coffee Bean Dream – Sarah joins us this month with her mobile coffee shop, fantastic fresh, hot coffee and tea available on site

Webbs Beef – not just beef, they also have a fine range of chicken and other meats. Fresh, provenanced, local – a fine butchers coming to you every month!

SubUrban – filled subs (no, not Russian underwater ones) light, fluffy, bread ones – they went down a storm last time, so extra stock being brought in this month:)

Hayley’s Cakes – Hayley’s cakes are just ridiculously nice. Have you tried her Carrot cake? Her Portuguese egg Tarts? I will say no more, just leave you salivating – that’s a rather unctuous word, salivating….

The French Corner – Sans doute, les meilleures viennoiseries et le meilleur pain du monde entier!

Deli on the Market – exactly what it says on the tin – or market stall…


Has Christmas started to infiltrate your thinking yet? We can help with that affliction:

Celia Hume Illustrations – paintings, bags, mugs, all designs from the hands of Celia

Only 3 Colours – fresh from their Glass Umbrella market stall in the covered market in Stockport and flushed with success comes the rather wonderful Only 3 Colours artworks

Kate O’Brien Art – along with Only 3 Colours fresh from Stockport and reviving Old Stockport comes Kate and her beautiful watercolours

RSPB – spare a thought for our feathered friends, it’s getting chilly out there! Find out how you can make their life a bit easier

Jewellsy – a full range of jewellery plus key rings, glass charms all hand made and many original resin designs, each one an original

Roots – vegan skincare √ organic √ handmade √ All of the above and explains the returning customers:)

H & C Horticulture – Book your (look away now) Christmas tree. But for now, treat yourself to some greenery for your house or garden

Ben Sedman – bees might be getting chilly in real life, but immortalised in Ben’s art!

Kitsch Republic – would you like your house to have accents of beauty and wit. Who wouldn’t? It can be yours – come and see the fab Kitsch designs:)

Scents and Solace – not your average candle, no this is a Scents and Solace candle – wood wicks (trying saying that after a drink…) and made with soy wax. Only the best for the good people of the 4 Heatons

What Katy Did – well, what she did was go out and find beautiful silver things of beauty, put them together, display them artfully and voila – a stylish stall of intricate silver

Glynn Rowan Scott – you know that over worked word, quirky? It finds its natural habitat here – fabulous reworked glass

Yanthia Art – no 1st Sunday of the month is complete without an intricate artwork on your visage. Noellia’s tiger face paints are just amazing and my grandaughter literally would not wash her face for 3 days when she had a butterfly painted on her cheek!

Flamingo Paperie – full on Christmas here, Advents, charity Christmas cards, beautiful designs, created and printed in Britain.




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