The lovely image above is by @vanilla_L_cake – made from her market shopping on our third birthday. Thanks Jessica, we love it.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE BORING ANNUAL MEETING…..
It’s our Crystal Palace Transition Town’s 5th AGM this Wednesday, 25 May at the Salvation Army centre on Westow Street at 7.15pm.
This is not your average boring AGM – this is our Annual General Celebration & Festival of Ideas. Joe says “This year we are going to turn our Annual Celebration into a “Market of Ideas”. Come along, enjoy, find out what’s going on, enjoy meeting people and maybe find out ways you can support and get involved. And eat cake. Everyone welcome, from the really committed to the vaguely interested! The venue has a lift and good disabled access. All welcome.”
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch – Jerky Fridays Patsy tells me she’s cooking up “Rice and peas, pulled jerk chicken, jerk pork, curry mutton, macaroni cheese, fried plantains, fried dumplings, callaloo and mixed salad.”
Kids – recycling crafts Lucy says “We will be making necklaces and key rings from old keys and also making Eagles masks to support CPFC in the final. All materials are provided with donations going to Crystal Palace Transition Town.”
Calais Aid – donations of thick black bin bags & marigolds welcomed on the Patchwork Farm stall. Local resident Kate Melbourne will be driving them over on Monday. Please only donate these two items – clothes & other goods can be donated to one of our many local charity shops. Thank you.
Vegan (don’t hold that against it!) – Return to Shasamane Emila says “I”m making chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds & fresh tarragon; butter beans with dill parsley chives; lentils with cloves, mint & garlic; cabbage salad with dill, parsley, chives; kale salad with a fresh turmeric dressing & sunflower seeds; fresh coriander sauce with chillies & garlic; hummus; raw tabouleh (cauliflower salad); spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; quinoa salad with linseed , basil & pomegranates.”
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia Antonio says “Hola! We have a great selection of cheese with young 20 days matured goat cheese, aged smoked ricotta, naturally curdled 7 days soft goat cheese, organic pecorino cheese, matured cow’s milk greviera and wild boar salami back in stock.”
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi We love this new blog about Emanuela. Her menu this week is “Pasta – Black summer truffle ravioli; Asparagus, pecorino and toasted almond halfmoon; Goat’s cheese, lemon zest and thyme tortelloni; Artichoke and pecorino. Gluten free pasta – fusilli. Sauces – Tomato sauce; Basil pesto.”
Local honey – from beekeeper Ilona.
Gluten free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira tells me she’s bringing “Cakes – NEW apple & strawberry, chocolate & pear, lemon polenta, blueberry & lemon loaf, banana & walnut loaf, fruit tartlets, vegan chocolate & cranberry mini loaves. Savouries –NEW courgette & aubergine quiche, spinach & leek quiche, tomato & olive tart, selection of vegan tartlets, NEW vegetable muffin frittatas!”
Chelsea Fringe Festival – “The alternative garden festival” will be on the Patchwork Farm stall, handing out seed packs & free programmes.
Cakes – Eat & Mess Kate says “To tickle your fancy on the cake front we have – Apricot and carrot cake, topped with whipped vanilla bean cream cheese frosting and toasted nut crumble; Our famous chocolate stout cake layered with salted caramel and swiss meringue vanilla frosting; Coconut sponge cake layered with fresh mango curd, whipped coconut cream and topped with toasted coconut…a taste of tropical summer; Banana butterscotch fondant cakes – filled with salted caramel and topped with candied bananas; Mini Victoria sponge cakes layered with swirls of vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam.
On the berry front – Creamy vanilla & berry cheesecake on a chocolate biscuit base; Blueberry meringue tarts– butter pastry with blueberry compote and topped with meringue clouds. And not forgetting our gingerbread men in their gangs and ourbrownie bar will be full to the rafters with a choice of classic dark chocolate, cheesecake and rye and pear (wheat free) numbers.
Dont forget we are coming into wedding season (our big day is just around the corner… eek!) and are always happy to help with your cake related enquiries! Please speak to us on the stall or email [email protected]
Market Table pop up supper club (Saturday night) – by Rachel de Thample. An intimate 12 seater supper, featuring produce from the market. This week’s theme isbees & brews.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Wild Country Organics: Artichokes
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project). Find seedlings for your growing projects. Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Fish – Veasey’s Check out their website here and check out their boat here and recipes here. Orders can be taken over email [email protected] by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm This week farmer/butcher Andrew recommends you look out for his “beef olives, wild garlic pesto, kofta kebab, pork & apple sausages, really good beef and new season lamb.”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Here’s a new article about Steve Hook crowd funding his farm.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sara says “Well…this weeks specials are: potato rolls, sourdough croissants and the most amazing caramelised onion foccacias! Can’t wait!”
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
We’re on telly – Channel 4’s Hemsley & Hemsley came to the market recently. Here’s episode 1 (we start at 7 mins 14 seconds). They filmed for quite a while when they were here, so we may be in multiple episodes.
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
The Foodbank – is running low. They need:
tinned corned beef
Latest drop off (Tuesday 17 May) – 8.5 kilos. Total so far 869.1 kilos.
Job at Barnados – Experienced barista needed at The Triangle! (31 hours) Rajinder says “We’re looking to open our community café, serving the finest coffee locally. The café will form an integral part of our soft play service. We’re looking for an experienced café worker who is ready to offer great customer service and ensure a fantastic customer experience.
The soft play service is well used by local parents and carers so we need team members with a genuine commitment to high levels of customer service, who are good team players, work under pressure in a fast paced environment yet delivering the highest standard of product. And of course enjoy great coffee. If you are interested in joining the team then please call Rajinder Nagra on 020 8771 0907. Closing Date: 20th May 2016. For full details about how to apply please see the job listing on the Barnardo’s website.”
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 http://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk
(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks. Ed.)