AND AT THE FOOD MARKET….
It’s the Crystal Palace Triangle Festival this weekend – there will be loads of music & fun times around the Triangle. As well as the usual vegetable based goodness, we’ll have storytelling for kids with The Man from Story Mountain, and Tunji will be deejaying summer tunes in the courtyard.
There has been no recent news about our friend Robert Gibson. Robbie has been missing since last Monday, and the last verified sighting was on a catamaran to the Isle of Wight last week. If we do hear any news, this will be posted on the Crystal Palace Transition Town Facebook group. For any sightings, please ring the police on 07876 131 748 or call/text Missing Persons confidentially on 116 000.
Please keep sharing his poster with friends & contacts around the country. The level of social media activity has lead to Robbie’s search being covered on major newspapers & on Radio 4. The hashtag is #FindRobbie. Thank you all for your continued efforts & support.
Guest stalls this week
Crystal Palace Festival – Tunji will be djing sunshine tunes in the courtyard.
Kids – The Man from Story Mountain
NEW STALL Guest lunch – What the Fork (Indonesian) New stall from local lads. Let us know what you think.
ClaraFlora: Home grown flowers
Flowers – ClaraFlora Grown just down the road.
Cheese – Blackwoods Cheese Company
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board
Pies – Paramour Pie Club Cherry & Peter say “We’ve been out foraging for wild fennel, we’ve picked herbs from our garden and bought in super fresh and seasonal veg and meat for this week’s menu. Paramour Pie Club Classics – Chilli Pork Pies and Mr McGregor’s rabbit pies. Seasonal wonders – Roast Lamb & Spiced Aubergine Pies (Gluten Free): Romney marsh lamb, seasoned with locally foraged seaweed and topped with aubergine, marinated in ras el hanout. All encased in a potato and polenta crust. Wild Fennel & Roast Pepper Tamale Pie (Vegetarian, Gluten Free): Wild Fennel, foraged (by us!) from Sandwich Bay and roasted with locally grown peppers, encased in black olive cornbread and topped with Chaucers Kentish Camembert. Vegan Cauliflower “Cheese” Pie Roasted cauliflower with herbs from our garden, cashew cream, caramelised onions and apple, ale & mustard chutney, in a nutty wheat & barley pastry, topped with sesame seeds. We’ll both be there on Saturday, looking forward to it!”
Local honey – from beekeeper Ilona
Brett & Bailey: Top banana cake
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Come and have taste of some much-needed summer sunshine. We’ll have Top Banana cake, coconut and raspberry cake, Black Forest crumbles with boozy cherries, apricot and pine nut bakewells, generous slices of baked berry cheesecake, and bomboloni bursting with strawberry and vanilla jam. There’ll also be peanut butter bars, our signature Fairtrade dark chocolate brownieswith pecans and white chocolate chunks, coffee and Brazil nut cake with vanilla latte butter, double carrot cake, mint choc chip cookies, and sticky buns as far as the eye can see. Missing the market? Remember that our online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “The white version of our beloved Gran Cerdo from Rioja has just landed in the UK, and we’ll taste it together this Saturday. The Gran Cerdo Blanco is a blend of 95% Viura and 5% of Sauvignon Blanc, Gros Manseng and Riesling. It’s a field blend of organic grapes fermented with wild, indigenous yeasts and no sulphites added. Beautifully nutty and minerally with pear fruit. Pure and expressive with a long finish. A lovely fresh, wild white wine.”
Open Orchards Project Wayne says “Open Orchard will be coming to the CPFM for the first time – and we’re really excited! Open Orchard will be working in Gipsy Hill ward over the next 6 months to connect communities through fruit! We’ll be mapping, picking, and making healthy things from fruit in Gipsy Hill, and will be planting more fruit trees for future harvests. And we need your help! Do you have a fruit tree you don’t pick from, or know one which goes to waste? Can you help us to pick fruit when it’s ready? Are you an expert jam maker, or have a family recipe you could share? Or do you have other ideas to make sure no fruit goes to waste, and people have access to healthy food?
Pop along to our stall on Saturday to have a chat with us, add to our giant map and share your ideas. Open Orchard is working with the Lambeth Food Partnership and Lambeth Council on the Gipsy Hill Food Flagship project. You can tweet [email protected], find us on Facebook and check out our website.”
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Chas & Momo: Confit tomato tarts
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sara says “we are going to have the most amazing tomato confit caponata, chargrilled courgette & leek tartelettes! I am pretty sure they’re going to be soooo good that the Summer will come running! Plus we’ll be having flaxseed & rye sourdough, toasted fennel seed light wholemeal sourdough and the comeback of our pain de campagne! Yuuummm!”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brambletye – Stein says “Rain rain rain and more rain to come! Still there are positives, everything is growing – grass,, trees vegetables, nettles, weeds and slugs – endless amounts of slugs. The downside is that it’s so wet that we are struggling to find moments to cut the grass and keep the weeds under control.
The few pears that are hanging on are growing well and the apples aren’t looking bad either. But it’s the bees that are suffering with the lack of warm sunshine, lets hope they hang on untill the summer flow starts to collect lovely nectar and make honey. I have been enjoying those moments of sunshine just a bit more then normal, only because there haven’t been so many of them. Enjoy the week, Stein.”
Brockmans: Rob giving baby kohl rabi a pep talk
Brockmans – Jason says “Radish bunches, spring onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and mixed leaves will make a phenomenal salad this week. Broccoli also looking pretty good and we should have more summer fruits than last week. Plus – courgettes, aubergines, vine + salad tomatoes, new potatoes, asparagus, carrots, kale, herbs, chard, spinach, onions, eggs, dates, oranges and pineapples. Farm news – Rob was doing some hand transplanting and gave each little plant some words of encouragement so look out for some confident kohl rabi later on in the season. [lol!] Vizma has been in one of our propagation tunnels with a few of the hundreds of thousands of plants she will grow from seed this season. Our first transplanting of kale (3 varieties) was over 50,000 plants grown from seed.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project). Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Fish – Veasey’s Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “This week I’ll have breaded pork escolaps, cracking rib eyes, sirloin lamb burgers, chorizo balls as they are so popular, spring onion sausages and kofta kebabs.”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Here’s a new article about Steve Hook crowd funding his farm.
Grain Grocer: Store cupboard refills
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
The Foodbank – is still running low. All donations welcomed. Also, they are looking for volunteers. The latest drop off was an astonishing 66.7kg! You are all amazing. Total so far 969.8 kilos.
Barnados are hiring – click here for details.
Guided history tours around the Crystal Palace Triangle – (2 July & 6 August)Micha says “We’re passionate about sharing local history and making it more accessible to everyone and so we’ve created a guided tour, where you can discover the history of 10 different sites. See this area in a different light, as we show you images of how sites would have looked, really helping to bring history to life. We will be touring in Crystal Palace on Saturday 2nd July & 6th August. Tickets cost £5 and the tour lasts approx. 2 hours.”
The Grape & Grain are hiring – they need bar & kitchen staff. Pop in to see them to apply.
Crystal Palace Park – would you like to become a trustee? Click here for details.
Stories from the Great North Wood – for adults with learning difficulties Sarah Glover says “These are free sessions for adults with learning disabilities including people with profound learning disabilities. It will be a mix of music and storytelling and will take place in the visitor centre in the park.” A range of dates in July.
Foster carers needs in Crystal Palace Contact Greater London Fostering for more information.
The Douglas Fir needs your help – Our friends Gipsy Hill Brewery had a sweet little pop up pub in Anerley. They’d like to reopen – letters of support are needed.
We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)