BEES MAKE….BEER!!!! This week at Crystal Palace food market…..
Hiver was born out of an admiration for London’s urban beekeepers and a passion for craft beer. After the successful launch of our honey beer, it’s time for you to try the new honey brown ale.
We use only British ingredients and suppliers and ferment with raw honeys to produce our range, which offers a great interpretation of this fantastic beer style. Honey and beer, what’s not to love? (Hiver website)
Our latest Crystal Palace Transition Town newsletter is out. Get the lowdown on how 40 locals were recently fed lunch made from ‘waste’ food, learn about the new Transition Babies group, and find out how to get involved with the new community led Energy Garden in Crystal Palace station – combining plants with renewable energy sources!
Need your scotch egg fix? Comfort & Joy have moved into the courtyard – find them next to Chas’s bread and the Grain Grocer.
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch by Simply Tay – home style curries for lunch or to take home: Tayyaba has been on a mission this week – she’s made millions (this might be a slight exaggeration) of samosas. I bet they’ll still sell out. Plus “Aubergine curry, Kofte curry, Daahl, Chapattis & Raita”
Preserves by Imogeni: This week Imogen’s featuring apple & walnut chutney and quince jelly.
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free by Elvira’s Secret Kitchen: This week Elvira’s cooking up “Cakes – apple & plum, nutty brownie, blueberry & lemon loaf, raspberry & rosewater loaf, pumpkin and chocolate, vegan and sugar free figs flapjacks and chocolate loaf. Savoury – spinach & leek tart, mushroom tart, tomato & olive tart, selection of vegan tartlets. Bread.”
Cakes by Cakertree: Handmade by Naomi.
NEW STALL Beer by Hiver Beers: Beer made from London honey.
Wine by Wine Scouts: Pedro tells me his wine of the week is “Torre Nova Negroamaro ORGANIC: This red wine from sunny Puglia in Italy is packed with flavour and loaded with character. There’s an abundance of rich, almost brooding fruit, backed by wonderful spice and herb notes. Very complex and “pulpy” flavours of minerals, dried flowers, blackberry, barnyard, liquorice, country air, mocha, and pine tar. The vineyard has been organic since 1994, the wine is fermented on natural yeasts and there is no fining or filtration. No wonder it has so much (wonderful) character.”
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!
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 20% off legs of lamb. Biodynamically reared, native Romney breed, direct from farmer on the stall. 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 (gluten free or traditional) from Pastificio Mansi: Emanuela says “Hi Crystal Palace, Marta will have for you… Gluten free – Artichoke, thyme and Parmesan ravioli, Kale, pine nuts and nutmeg half moon. Normal pasta – Our Signature ravioli Pumpkin and amaretti, Mushroom and Parmesan, Meat tortellini. Extras – Fresh tomato sauce, Pepper and almond pesto, 12 months Grana Padano.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: I love a bit of pie chat. Owen says “We’re still trying to assess peak pie, so our latest attempt will see us bring even more pies than ever before. Including a limited number of pork and smoky bacon pies. Full Christmas details to follow next week, but come talk to us about pre-ordering hams and pies if you are around tomorrow.
All the usual favourites on the stall this week. Pastrami and hot-smoked pork belly are back, ham sarnies and loads of crackling. Nape, chilli loin, air-dried beef, and a selection of salamis ready for your slicing pleasure.” 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.
Bee and butterfly friendly herb & flowering plants from Gipsy Hill Herbs: From Sarah “Herb plants – Autumn is a great time for planting. Hardy herbs planted now still have time to put on some growth before winter to give you leaves this season and will also get off to a fast start when next Spring comes. For winter herb supplies try planting Four Seasons Tarragon and Winter Savoury, both delicious in winter soups and stews or bean casseroles. See my facebook page for recipe ideas.
Teas – Full info on the current range is available on the facebook page and there will be more on sale soon. Bulbs – Now is the time to plant! There are a good selection of native British bulbs on the stall, all grown to a high quality here in the UK and providing colour and scent from January through to May. Competitively priced at 5 for £2/2.45 and 10 for £3.75/£4.50 depending on variety.
Want to recycle your old plant pots? I am very excited to announce that customers can now return their plastic pots to me at Gipsy Hill Herbs for recycling! It would be very much appreciated if they are clean when returned.” 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: Here’s Dan’s fish news – “What a week it has been for flat fish we have had fantastic landings of Dover sole, lemon sole, plaice, turbot and brill – all of our favourite prime flat fish! We have been able to offer reduced prices on all of these and if we get any more for tomorrow we will do this again. This means great bargains such as two large Dover sole for £20. We had news last week of cod being re classified by the MSC as a fish no longer on the ‘critical’ list, our catch limits on our small boat are now up to 350kg per month instead of 75kg which will really help with bycatch issues. When buying cod please ensure you know it has come from a small day boat rather than a large ‘trip trawler’.
Flat fish list – we may have all, we may have some. It all depends on what we catch today [Friday as I write this] – Dover sole £12 each or 2 for £20, lemon sole £12.95kg (down £3kg), brill £15.95kg (down £3kg), plaice £7.95kg (down £1kg), turbot £19.95kg (down £6kg), dab £5.95kg, Sussex caught cod fillet – nice & chunky £16.75kg. We will have more of our shellfish and smoked fish selection, this week including kiln smoked trout.
We are very happy to say we won an award last night for “Outstanding Customer Service” at the Celebration of Sussex Life Awards hosted by Sussex Life Magazine in Brighton. We are so happy to be recognised for our efforts and thank all you wonderful customers for your support.
I will see you tomorrow as normal, Dan :-)” Congratulations boys. We know you’re the best!
You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for Fisherman’s Pie.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “Raw buckwheat granola & black rice are back in stock. Check out Rachel’s recipes – her lovely book is available in store. Ask us for recommendations of some of her recipes we’ve enjoyed making so far. Don’t forget if you bring your own container you get 5% off. In a rush on Saturdays? 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: This week Jason’s promising a wide variety of specialist and wild salad leaf, 5 types of kale, leeks, 4 types of squash, bunched, loose and pre-packed carrots in 3 varieties, loose cherry and salad tomatoes, 3 types of beetroot, exotic fruits, eggs and much more.
For all our market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm. Check out more pictures and videos on the farm Twitter feed.”
Brambletye: Watch out for the first of the new season Concorde pears.
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. Please do bring any excess seedlings you might like to exchange. 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: Beth says “You can see a preview of our artists’ work on our Facebook page.” Ask Beth on the stall for information, and to book your place on her pottery courses taking place in September. Gift wrapping available. 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: Apologies, I’ve been a bit slack updating the totals. Including the latest drop off (Tuesday 22 September) we’re now up to 599.4 kilos!! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
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.
Job: Lotte says “Are you looking for a career change, or a part time job that will work around your little one? If you love singing, tiny babies & young children, have your own car and a great sense of fun you could be exactly what we’re looking for!
Hartbeeps is recruiting for a new session leader for weekday sessions. As one of our session leaders you will lead our magical musical mother & baby/toddler classes – bringing them alive with our puppets and amazing props. All classes are set to music, timed & scripted so they’re fun to deliver and you never need wonder what to do next! We have opportunities for regular part time work on Mondays to run sessions in Herne Hill and East Dulwich.” Email Lotte for more details, by 28 September.
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.
Wine Scouts Carefully selected by Pedro
Hiver Beers Beer made from London honey
Imogeni Homemade jams, jellies & chutney
Gipsy Hill Herbs Herbs & bee friendly plants
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Weekly Produce Stalls
The Charcuterie Board British cured meats and ham sandwiches HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Blackwoods Cheese Artisan cheese made in Brockley + some from Neil’s Yard HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
The Grain Grocer Store cupboard refills – household cleaners HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Bread Bread Find their organic loaves on the Grain Grocer stall HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken THEY’RE BACK!
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm Seasonal fruit & veg, yoghurt, juices
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads, fruit, herbs
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice
Chas & Momo Hand crafted bread, sourdough, baguettes, croissant, brioche HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas & cake
Prepared Food Stalls
Simply Tay Home style curries & samosas
Elvira’s Secret Pantry Gluten free cakes and savouries
Pastificio Mansi Handmade pasta BACK EVERY WEEK
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Delicious biodynamic hamburgers
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)