….AND NOW IT’S INTERNATIONAL FAME FOR CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET has been chosen as one of 21 stories of Transition around the world. These have been “harvested” by Rob Hopkins and put into a book to be presented at the Climate Change talks in Paris.
“We are very proud” said a food market spokeswoman.
This link takes you to the book – slide down to see the different stories. Find the market at number 3. Click on the market story to hear Rob’s interview when he came and looked around the market.
The book will be on sale on our Patchwork Farm stall – we’ll let you know when.
In other news, The Grain Grocer is back, and check out new stall London Smoke and Cure – Ross lives 143 metres away and will be bringing all manner of tasty smoked things.
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch by Simply Tay: This week Tayabba is cooking up “Samosas, Keema (mince beef) Bariyani, Ginger chicken curry, Black eyed pea curry with potatos, Daahl. Served with freshly made naan breads, chutney and yoghurt.”
NEW STALL London Smoke & Cure: “Hi, I’m Ross, and I’m hoping to be one of the markets most local producers – just 143 meters away! For me its all about the smoke and this week you’ll be able to pick up our Sushi-grade smoked salmon. We also have smoked butters and cheese, and to accompany it smoked salt, olives, garlic, cashew-nut butter, and preserved lemons. Perfect for an added flavour punch to winter stews and tagines.”
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free by Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes – pumpkin-chocolate, carrot-pistachio, nutty brownie, lemon-raspberry polenta, apple-plum, vegan and sugar free mini chocolate loaves. Savoury tarts – spinach-leek, mushroom, tomato-olive, mixed vegetables, potato-rosemary, vegan selections. Bread. Heartwarming spiced tea.
Preserves by Imogeni: All the favs, plus mincemeat & christmas puddings.
Cakes by Cakertree: Naomi says “This weekend we will have carrot walnut and raisin cake, pistachio and lime, mini banana bread, shortbread millionaire. We haven’t forgotton christmas – there will be christmas shortbread biscuits, mince tarts, cranberry and white chocolate oat bars.”
Wine by Wine Scouts: Pedro’s wine of the day is “Gamay Raisins Gaulois, Beaujolais France ORGANIC This ruby color lovely, natural Gamay from celebrity Beaujolais winemaker Marcel Lapierre is full of raisins, dried cranberry and red currant fruit and lively acidity. As it’s a declassified Morgon bottled as a simple Vin de France, it’s a total steal. This wine is pure fun.”
Beer by Hiver Beers: Ale made from honey! Simon tells me they were “Recently named Best Honey Beer at the National Honey Show. Pair the blonde with a buttered roast chicken or honey glazed pork or the ale with roast lamb and beef.”
Regular stalls this week
Lunch – weekly: Deli items from Comfort & Joy, proper ham sandwiches (or pastrami – and you can add cheese too) from The Charcuterie Board and Jacob’s Ladder burgers are back at last!
Need your scotch egg fix or wrap? Comfort & Joy have moved into the courtyard – find them next to Chas’s bread and the Grain Grocer, and they’ve just launched their autumn menu.
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 20% off beef and Guinness sausages – as it’s the week of the sausage! Using Jayne & Michael’s 100% grass fed only, organically reared beef. Jacob’s Ladder are a collective of tiny organic and biodynamic farms in East Sussex and Kent that farm using traditional methods with rare breed animals, and come together to sell at Crystal Palace Food Market, the only market that Jacob’s Ladder now attend. Help to support these tiny farms whilst knowing that animal welfare is always top of their list.
Handmade pasta from Pastificio Mansi. Pasta (all available traditional or gluten free) – Meat tortellini, Chestnuts mushroom and pecorino ravioli, pumpkin goat’s cheese and Rosemary halfmoon, Spinach mascarpone and nutmeg ravioli. Sauce – tomato. Cheese – Grana padano. Check out this great write up about Emanuela.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says “You have GOT to see the size of pies we have at market this week. Massive. We’re taking Christmas orders now, so come down to the stall to see what we’ve got going on. 4 pie sizes, Whisky Ham, Venison, Port & Prune salami, are just some of the things available to order in time for Christmas.
All the regular good stuff available as always including our new sobrasada, our continuously excellent pastrami, and everything in between. See you on Saturday.” The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent, and also have a selection of cheeses from Neal’s Yard.
Herbs, flowering plants & teas from Gipsy Hill Herbs: Sarah tells me “This week I have a new Detox Tea for sale: A cleansing and revitalising blend of nettle, peppermint, dandelion, red clover and fennel to help promote detoxification, boost vitality and clear the skin.
And I am launching my Tuscan Herb Salt: a classic Northern Italian blend fragrant with rosemary, sage, and garlic that is great on just about anything. Use it to salt roasted meats & poultry and add wonderful flavour to vegetables, pulses, chips, eggs and even popcorn.’ Want to recycle your old plant pots? Please return your plastic pots to me for recycling! (Clean of course). All plants grown with minimal environmental impact on a small independent nursery in Wallington. Follow Sarah on twitter – @GipsyHillHerbs.
Sustainably caught fish from Veasey’s: Dan says “Don’t worry about the rain, fish love water! We are hoping that the rain eases off and the gales out in the channel subside, if they do we hope to have some lovely fresh flat fish and cod. John is out rod and lining for bass so we are sure to get some of our usual quality sea bass, we will have fillets and whole fish.
Fresh – whole Sussex bass £17kg, bass fillets £2.90/100g, whole plaice £7.50kg, plaice fillets £1.50/100g, organic salmon fillets £4.00 each or 4 for £15.00, fresh squid £1.70/100g. Smoked – Manx kippers £1.50 each, Arbroath smokies £15.95kg, cold smoked salmon £3.60/100g, kiln roasted smoked salmon £2.60/100g, whole smoked mackerel £5.00 each. Shellfish – Cornish oysters £1.20 each, Maldon oysters £1.20 each, Palourde clams £12.95kg, Cornish mussels £6.00kg, cooked lobster £15 each, cooked crab £7.50 each, dressed crab £6.00 each. You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for any flat fish.
THEY’RE BACK! Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: You can now pre order on the website for click and collect.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne. There is sometimes ethically raised rose veal from their own herd, alongside organic yoghurt, butter, ghee, cream and yoghurt drinks.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Brockmans: For all our market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm. Check out more pictures and videos on the farm Twitter feed.”
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. Everyone’s welcome to volunteer on this stall – just ask at the stall.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Handmade Palace: Local art and crafts. Gift wrapping & cards available. You can book local pottery courses too starting next week and find out more about the SE Art Trail 21st/22nd Nov. Email Beth for more information, or to ask about joining.
Antenna Cafe: will be open all day for coffee, cake or glass of something stronger if you prefer.
Buskers Paradise: Music from Steve Broe & friends. Want to play? Get in touch with Steve via the facebook page.
Would your kid like a taste of being on a stall? Free stalls available for kids, run by kids, swapping books, stickers, cars etc. Get in touch via email. For ages 6 and up.
Into yoga/ballet/zumba or more? Check out the classes at Antenna Studios.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of eclectic collectables in there!
The Foodbank: The foodbank needs toilet paper, toothbrushes, instant mash & instant puddings. Including the latest drop off (Tuesday 27 October) we’re now up to 639.9 kilos! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
Check out our latest Transition Town newsletter.
Good stuff locally
We’re part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. There’s always something going on – check out our calendar. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our new blog section is a great place to start.
Interested in Beekeeping? Croydon Beekeepers are running a beginners course running on Tuesday evening lasting for 8 weeks starting on 2nd February 2016 7.30 till 9pm. This will be followed in the spring by a 4 week practical course in our teaching apiary. The course is for anyone considering talking up beekeeping in the spring. for further information email [email protected]
Want to volunteer at ‘The Triangle’, Barnados? Nicola says “We are able to offer volunteering opportunities for 16 year olds-up to elders and anyone in between. We offer comprehensive training which includes safeguarding, health and safety training etc. Like all organisations, individuals would have to fill in an application form, be interviewed and will also have to do DBS checks. We want to create a valued and learning environment for everyone and can help volunteers build a portfolio of work that they could present at college or work interviews.” Email Nicola for more information.
Want to garden, but don’t have a space of your own? Join the Patchwork Farm crew at the Edible Garden in Westow Park, or at St John’s on Auckland Road. Check the Transition Town diary for details.
New group – Transition Kids: Do you have kids, or one on the way? Interested in meeting other parents and kids & sharing ideas about eco living? Check out this brand new group.
(The kids event has been postponed until nicer weather)
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.
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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)