Image above: Natural amaryllis bulbs covered and protected with wax to keep the moisture inside and allow the bulb to sprout and bloom by itself, by amaryllisonline.net
The Chiswick Flower Market team has put together a very special Christmas Gift Bag for you. It includes a selection of amazing products from our local independents, from the famous and well-established to the intriguing and new. Chocolates from Michelin-starred La Trompette, coffee from Chiswick’s very own secret roastery, apple juice pressed from Chiswick’s fruit trees, honey from local award-winning hives, antique flower prints, blended teas, flowers, bulbs and seeds all sourced from Chiswick and lots lots more. All this in our very own sustainable jute Chiswick Flower Market bag.
Buy it as a gift. Or just as a present to yourself for surviving 2020!
La Trompette chocolate
With Rob Weston at the helm since 2013 La Trompette, arguably Chiswick’s finest restaurant, effortlessly retains its Michelin star. Rob’s team produces additional vegetables from the greenhouse and beds at Chiswick House, and leapt at the chance to provide a luxury item for the Chiswick Flower Market gift bag.
Coffee beans from Curious Roo
Curious Roo is a hidden roastery, based in a converted warehouse in Chiswick that sources specialty grade coffee from around the world and makes small batches of perfectly balanced roast coffee. We have chosen one of their Barn Door Blend, combining a washed Colombian bean from Pitalito, Huila and a natural Brazil from the Minas Gerais region. Rich caramel sweetness with citrus acidity. Freshly blended and ground for the Chiswick Flower Market.
Abundance Apple Juice
Abundance London collects apples, pears and other surplus fruits from the gardens of Chiswick. The fruit that cannot be used fresh is pressed to create a unique blend containing nothing but local apple juice for a limited number of bottles.
Hen Corner honey
Hen Corner partners with local award-winning bee keepers, such as award-winning Acton bee-keepers, to bring you the best local honey. Choosing honey from the bees who forage where you sneeze is one of the most delicious ways to strengthen your immune system.
Great Taste Award-winning Hen Corner Christmas pudding
The Guild of Fine Food awarded Sara Ward’s Christmas pudding a Great Taste Award after luxuriating in the festive mixture of apricots, dates and cranberries steeped in spiced rum. Based in her Hen Corner smallholding in Brentford Sara uses home-laid eggs and home grown honey in her amazing baking.
Kittyprint Antique Floral Prints
Kitty has been hunting out antique prints and maps for over 45 years. These unique small floral prints, mounted ready for display, are guaranteed antique, over 100 years old and each one is different and beautiful.
Abundance London Treasure Trail and Seeds
Over the past decade Abundance London has created nearly 20 pocket gardens around Chiswick. These seeds are gathered in Chiswick’s little gardens and offered to you to encourage you to sow your own patches of greenery. Follow the Treasure Trail to mark on your map that you’ve tracked them down. A completed map wins a prize!
Cookbook Kitchen Salt
A special pack of coarse sea salt with roast fennel seeds, Panch Puren and chilli flakes blended by the team of masterchefs from the Cookbook Kitchen, creators of the Cookbook Festival and Kitchen Conversations.
Local resident Eduardo Olate set up his company to distribute hand-decorated Peruvian bulbs that sprout and flower without planting or watering. This quirky and original gift is only possible due to the specific varieties and large bulb size that he sources. The bulb will start sprouting as soon as it is left at room temperature and generally produce two stems with four flowers each.
One Girl Studios Card
One Girl Studios is the brainchild of Aleksandra, a graphic designer by trade. As Covid-19 ravaged her normal activities she turned her focus to creating elegant celebratory cards, prints, coasters, tea towels & much more. We decided to include one of her beautiful luxury eco-friendly designs to give you a flavour of her work. Aleksandra is just one of the exciting new businesses springing up around Chiswick.
Kettle Shed tea
The Kettle Shed started out in Zoe Nixon’s kitchen where she discovered she had a knack for blending delicious and unique flavours of tea. Fast forward a few years and The Kettle Shed has won a number of Great Taste Awards for their ethically sourced, delicious, hand blended teas; a Christmas gift bag just isn’t complete without some warming tasty tea.
Natural Fragrance Company
Yewande Rolph, the founder of Natural Fragrance Company, has been creating natural, ethically-sourced products for over 20 years. Her lovely products focus on high quality, naturally beneficial properties that are cruelty-free, sustainable and fun to use. The Organic Shea Butter is a customer favourite and designed to be used as an all-over moisturiser.
Everlasting Dried Flower Bauble
Lifelike Flowers is a luxury British faux flower boutique and upmarket florist based in Chiswick. We have selected their handmade everlasting bauble made from dried flowers which will be a unique addition to your Christmas tree.
Chiswick Chillis Chilli Relish
Chiswick Chillis produces homemade sauces from homegrown Chillis! Our gift bag includes a jar of their Chilli Relish. Sweet and zesty, this hot chilli relish is a friend to the cheeseboard and at home with charcuterie, but can also be enjoyed with avocado smash, in a cheese toastie, or on grilled halloumi – and so much more!
Fragranced Dried Fruit Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri is an award winning company in Chiswick, operating since 1982 providing all things flowery ranging from intimate bouquets, to grand weddings and dinner parties. They have supplied us with a beautiful selection of fragranced dried fruits, cones and chillis. Perfect for a seasonal bowl of Pot Pourri.
Our very own sustainable jute Chiswick Flower Market bag
The bags, which cost £75 will be available from the Chsiwick Flower Market website from Wednesday 25 November. Next market on Sunday 6 December.
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