The Earth Hour Heroes at The Palace of Westminster
“BEING PLACED IN TOP SIX AN HONOUR” – JOE DUGGAN (plus: this week’s food market menu)
Congratulations to Joe Duggan for making the top six in the nationwide Earth Hour Heroes awards. Joe says “I didn’t win, but to be placed in the top six in the UK was a honour, especially alongside lots of other great projects and a great celebration of all the work at Crystal Palace Transition Town. The winner in my section was Gloria Esposito – a clean air campaigner & there were many great campaigners in the short lists. Thanks again for the nomination and congratulations to me and to you for all we do!”
Guest stalls this week
Jerky Fridays: Jerk chicken
Lunch – Jerky Fridays Patsy tells me she’s cooking up “Rice and peas, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Curry Mutton, Callaloo, Ackee & Saltfish, Macaroni & Cheese, Fried Dumplings and Fried Plantains. This week’s specials Pumpkin Rice, Saltfish Fritters and Filleted Red Bream Fish.”
Gluten free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is making us “Sweet goodies – lemon and poppy seed polenta cake, gooey blueberry and almond tart, chocolate and pear cake, NEW jam crostata, berry muffins, NEW seeded breakfast bars. Savoury – spinach and leek flan, asparagus and artichokes quiche, (V) tomato and olive tartlets, NEW sausage rolls, NEW cornbread muffins.”
Olive oil & more – Apulia Extra virgin olive oils – “CRUDO”; extra virgin olive oil “GRAVISTELLI” ORGANIC”; extra virgin olive oil “SENSI DI PUGLIA”ORGANIC”; Citrus and flavored oils obtained by infusion made with extra virgin olive oil. Organic pastamade from ancient grain durum wheat “SENATORE CAPPELLI” free from any contaminations; Artisan vegetable pasta; Tomato passata and traditional ready pasta sauce; “SOTTOLI” vegetables preserved in extra virgin olive oil; “TARALL” typical Apulian baked products.”
Blowing Dandelion: Handmade chocolates
Chocolates & raw vegan cakes – Blowing Dandelion Made by Michaela in her Crystal Palace chocolaterie.
Cheese & cured meat – Capo Caccia Antonio tells me he’ll have “Full range of organic and blue pecorino, creamy vegetarian goat cheese, selection of gluten free cured beef and pork meat, pane carasau and mullet roe bottarga.”
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “We’re back this Saturday, yay! We’ll open a bottle of a red organic wine from the Languedoc in Southern France: Vin d’Oeillades Domaine Thierry Navarre. Oeillade is a rare, indigenous variety from Saint-Chinian. This is a wine of the country, limber, fresh, all in the fruit, all in the glancing moment, naturally vibrant. This is not a wine to tarry over, but to surrender to its simple charms.Thierry Navarre has a dozen hectares of vines planted on dark brown schist terraces around Roquebrun. No chemical products are used, simply composting, natural preparation, plant infusions and working the soil.”
Beer – Hiver Beers Beer made with honey. See Richard on the stall to have a taste.
Fruition: Rhubarb compotes
Preserves – Fruition Wendy says “Really looking forward to returning this weekend after my longer than anticipated Xmas break. I will be fully stocked with my ketchups,compotes and granola and will also have new season Seville Orange Marmalade. My seasonal highlights at the moment are: Rhubarb & Orange or Rhubarb & Ginger Compote Both made with Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, they are tangy, full of flavour and have a wonderful natural bright pink colour. Great for a spring breakfast with Greek yohurt and Granola. Seville Orange Marmalade Deliciously bitter-sweet and intense in flavour. A lovely weekend treat.”
Potato chits – Patchwork Farm stall Thanks to Tim from Spa Hill Allotments.
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “New in this week organic barley flakes – high in protein, minerals and fibre with a sweet, nutty flavour they make a tasty porridge or muesli ingredient. In response to several recent requests we now stock organic dried basil as part of our wide range of organic herbs and spices.
With Spring in the air we’ll have new season herb plants on sale too, all locally and sustainably grown. Bring your clean, empty plant pots back to us for recycling.
Ingredient of the week is Teff grain. The seed of Teff grass, it’s high in protein, calcium and other minerals and Vitamin C. We’ll have recipes at the stall along with free tasters. Recipes will also be on our Facebook page. Don’t forget we now open everyFriday from 11am – 4pm.”
Return to Shashamane: Vegan lunch
Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia says “Here is my menu for this Saturday:Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips with rosemary; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pommegranates. Hot – Winter cabbage stew; butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries, made in SE London. See Trisha on the stall.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Comfort & Joy: Lunch
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs.
Lunch – Meru Galettes He’s back! The special is “Goats cheese, slow roasted tomatoes, spinach, toasted mixed seeds, fresh herbs and chilli.”
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “This Saturday our citrus chiffon cake returns to the stall at last. Our lightest ever sponge is layered with sherbet lemon frosting, comes finished with a big swirl of homemade citrus curd, and was named one of London’s best lemon cakes by About Time Magazine. It’ll be rubbing shoulders with the Top Banana, Double Carrot and Rhubarbra Streisand on the cake parade.
Brett & Bailey: Lemon chiffon cake
We’re also bringing along a super-smooth baked pistachio cheesecake; fat squares of sticky date cake topped with plenty of gooey toffee sauce; shortbread treacle tart with citrus zest and rye; and a batch of milk chocolate and orange cookies with a touch of cardamom.
Plus! All the usual favourites including sticky buns, cardamom knots, semlor, indulgent dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks, peanut butter bars, and jars of homemade lemon curd and award-winning marmalade.
We’re also down to our last few jars of our other preserves – plum and rose (made with SE19 plums) is a treat on toast or stirred through a yoghurt, while there’s no better way to perk up a croissant than by dabbing it into a dollop of our apricot and vanilla bean jam. Missing the market this weekend? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shopis always open. See you soon!”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans: Some of the huge pile of new compost
Brockmans – Jason says “So the prep for the new season has started in earnest. From acquiring and then transporting the first 400 of what will probably be 1000 tonnes of compost to choosing and planting the first round of seeds and repairing machinery. We have planted a lot in recent weeks/months to help fill the inevitable and often called “hungry” gap. The field crops are coming to an end and what is left will then bolt (go to seed) and so there is a gap between the old crop and the new. Fortunately we have the multi-span and nine (unheated) poly-tunnels to keep us going.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “This includes Sussex beef, chicken (drum and thighs and breast) nice little pork chops, wild garlic sausages, dry cure bacon, wing rib of beef, nice topside.” Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any
Veaseys: Fishy business
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Not a lot of flat fish this week as its been pretty breezy again out at sea but we will have a good amount of round fish we hope.
We have had plenty of Cod, Haddock, Bream, Bass, Mackerel, Sardines and Herrings this week but we will see what turns up first thing tomorrow. We have extra Cold Smoked Fish tomorrow we will have Cod, Haddock, Pollock and Salmon just in case you want to make the best fish pie ever.
Also please check out our recipe of the month it’s a good one! Simple but very tasty. Cornish Hake with a lemon & rosemary crumb served with crushed new potatoes.” To order call 01342 822906 or email [email protected]
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace They’re back!
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Overground Festival – St Patrick’s Day fundraiser rave up in the Anerley Town Hall, Friday 17 March. DJs inc Maxi Jazz (!), Lol Hammond (Drum Club/ Vertigo Films), Chris Coco (Melodica Recordings), DJ Prime Cut (Scratch Perverts). This event helps to keep the festival itself free for all on the day.
Crystal Palace Transition Town – March newsletter now out.
Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir Meets every Wednesday at the Paxton Centre. All voices welcome.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They currently need washing up liquid, clothes washing powder, tinned carrots, UHT custard and tinned meat (not pork). Latest drop off (Tuesday 10 January) 16.2 kilos. Total donated so far 1230.7kg.
Antenna Cafe: Great coffee
News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
New community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre. There’s lots going on. Check out their facebook page for all the goss.
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)