CERAMIC PAINTING FOR KIDS – AND IF YOU FANCY A SING-SONG, THE FOOD MARKET’S THE PLACE THIS SATURDAY
Crystal Palace food market, bottom of Haynes Lane (off Westow Street) from 10 am to 3pm Saturday
Saturday 6 December
Handmade Palace: Ceramic decorations for the kids to paint
Deck with halls with lots of cheese, nice meat, a few bottles or ale, some decorations the kids made at the market and a nice wreath made by Claraflora. That’s how the song goes, isn’t it? (Find out about pre-orders on the food market website.)
Christmas Markets: 6 December, 13 December, 20 December. (see food market website for details of each day).
We are closed on 27 December. Reopening 3 January, then weekly as usual.
Christmas Market Specials
Get hands-on with ceramics at Handmade Palace: Make your own Christmas-themed ‘paint and go’ decorations for children (£2), and/or try out the wheel-throwing taster sessions for adults & children and make a bowl (£5 including materials) ready for collection the following week. 10am-3pm For info or to book a place, e-mail Beth from Handmade Palace or call her on 07951 102 668.
Buy fresh festive wreaths made by our own florist Claraflora.
Make Christmas decorations out of old wallpaper scraps – FREE – led by Sabine Mairey 11am – 1pm.
Big Christmas Busk by a local scratch choir, led by HeartSong and Crystal Palace Sunday Assembly singers. FREE outside Antenna Cafe at 1.30pm. (Want to join in? Singers wanted: Email Katie to RSVP. Rehearsal at 12.30pm same day outside Antenna.)
Buy locally-made gifts, cards, and decorations from the local artist’s stall, Handmade Palace. Gift wrapping and cards available. 10am-3pm
Make personalised Neal’s Yard Remedies box sets with Sarina McKavana in the Haynes Lane Courtyard. 10am-3pm HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Chutney Swap on the Patchwork Farm stall: bring in your homemade chutneys to share, swap, and/or sell. 10am-3pm
Haynes Lane Courtyard
Beer, veg, fruit, eggs, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, raw, vegan, salads, juices, bread, pastries, organic beauty products & CP calendar.
Beer from Late Knights: Ale, for sale.
Raw/vegan/super good for you from Love Bites: Lunch – Indian curry bunny chow, Asian noodles, Trail mix salad. Drinks & elixirs – juices, shots, wheatgrass. Sweet – pumpkin pie. Extras – spreads & condiments… and more!
Store cupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Apricots are back in stock, following the harvest. New in this week lucuma and acai powders. Plus, of course, their new, reusable, drawstring fabric bags. £1 each. If you use your own bag you get 5% off the contents. A bargain & eco friendly too.
Neals Yard Organic Remedies: Wrapped gifts & boxed sets – get ahead on your present shopping and feel good!
The Unofficial Crystal Palace Calendar: Funny stories, a certain famous lost cat, local faces… the Palace calendar for palace people. They’ll be sharing a stall with Sarina.
Brambletye has moved to the courtyard: Need your fix of apple juice, orchard eggs or biodynamic veg? Find Brambletye in their new permanent home in the courtyard.
Chas & Momo: Bread, brioche, baguettes, (ludicrously good) brownies, and other baked tings.
Antenna Car Park
Local honey, fruit, veg, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, hot lunch, deli, milk, cakes, gifts, coffee, gluten free, kids xmas crafts,
Kids – paint your own Christmas decorations: Beth from Handmade Palace has made pretty ceramic christmas shapes for the kids to paint. From £2.
Kids & grown ups – make your own bowls: throw and paint a bowl for collection the following week. £5
Local honey: Selhurst honey, straight from the beekeeper.
Fish: Dan called me just now to let me know they have 42 boxes (!) of wild sea bass. They’ll be selling this at £11kg for any size – their best price ever. This is cheaper than farmed sea bass from any supermarket. Special price for Sat 6th Dec only. Sea bass freezes well, so you can get a few extra. A great selection on top of this – come along to see what’s on offer.
Fish – track the boat, or place an order: You can track the boat on www.marinetraffic.com – look for NN733. Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822 906, by email on [email protected] or on Twitter @FishmongersFR. Want a good fish recipe?
Meat of the week: 20% off pork sausages. Jacob’s Ladder have two new flavours – pork & leek and spring onion & ginger. Made with organic pork from, from Elms Farm, Winchelsea. Plus, check out the belted Galloway beef from the zany Sheila Crighton. Jayne is now taking orders for Christmas birds. Biodynamic turkeys (Hungary Lane) and free-range turkeys, geese, capons, ducks and chickens (Chris Pinnard). All birds are slow raised for the best flavour and welfare standards possible, click here for full details.
Meat or vegetarian pie n mash from Gunpowder Pies: Tim says “I’ll be selling hot home made pie & mash this Saturday down the market. So gertcha! self down Haynes Lane for some proper London grub! Veggie or meat, FREE mushy peas. Serving hot from 12 (ish). Plus I’ll be selling some Kastles card games for Christmas.”
Cakes & savouries from Artichoke Hearts: the loveliest macarons, vanilla chocolate lamingtons, coconut truffles, chocolate truffle cake, carrot cake, polenta blueberry cake, tiramisu cake, Victoria sponge with fresh strawberries and cream, hazelnut cake, pistacio chocolate cake and frangipanes. Plus savoury tarts and seasonal salads.
Veg, herbs & fruit from Wild Country: salad mix, watercress, rocket, sorrel, parsley, claytonia, thyme, physalis, leeks, swede, kale, spinach, tatsoi, pak choi, spring greens, beetroot, celery, celeriac, chilli peppers, carrots, prince crown squash, delicata squash, red kuri squash, potatoes, onions, brussel sprouts.
Gluten/dairy/yeast free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Xmas treats, carrot-pistachio cake, lemon polenta, nutty brownie. Savoury tarts: tomato-olive, mushroom, spinach-leek. Sundried tomato & olive bread. Vegan option also available.
Chutney swap on the Patchwork Farm stall: Bring in your favourite homemade chutneys (labelled, of course) to the Patchwork Farm stall for tastings, recipe-sharing, and give you the chance to swap or sell your jars of loveliness. We want to encourage first-timers as well as seasoned preservers (ha!)… come along to share ideas, recipes, tips, success (or sob) stories, etc. Let the chutney fun commence! Need a recipe?
Handmade Palace: Jewellery, prints, ceramics, notebooks, tea cup candles, baby and hair wear, photography, bike part sculpture, Christmas cards and decorations. Shop local for Small business Saturday.
Patchwork Farm: Jerusalem artichokes, market salad, herbs, pumpkins, fennel tops. All grown in SE19 & nearby. Want to get involved? Join the facebook group to find out about growing, land shares and becoming a ‘Friday Farmer’.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Thank you to everyone who has donated – 190 kgs so far!
Good stuff in Palace
Join a Patchwork Farm gardening session: Meet some locals, do some gardening. Total beginners welcome.
The Upper Norwood Library Christmas Pantomime is on Saturday 20th December at 5.30 to 6.30pm. A family-friendly pantomime called Outer Space Christmas. They are looking for sponsors to help fund the event and cover the cost of hiring a hall; please contact Fiona on 020 8670 2551 or in person if you are able to make a donation. N.B. The pantomime is not suitable for children under three years old. Location: Christ Church, Gipsy Hill (nearest rail station: Gipsy Hill). Age: All. Charge: Adults: £5.00 and children: £3.00
Donate a Christmas present or donate your time: Donate a gift to someone less fortunate, or donate your time sorting & wrapping the presents. Drivers also needed to help with delivery. https://www.facebook.com/SAChristmasToyFoodAppeal
CP Salvation Army Christmas dinner: If you or someone you know would benefit from being with other people on Christmas day or if you would like to volunteer your help please get in touch. Thank you.
Lorraine Kinnear on 07522 805 197 or [email protected]
FREE internet courses: The Upper Norwood Library Trust are running free courses for people who are new to the internet and would like some help. Want to know how to cut the cost of heating bills, or know someone who wants a job but doesn’t know how to put a CV together? Sign up at the library.
Local drop in centre: New Tuesday drop in with new group We Love Services – for those who are facing poverty, who are feeling isolated and in need of a helping hand. Well done to We Love Services for raising the £500 they needed!
Want to see how your recycling is processed? Lambeth residents have the opportunity to see the full process from the recycling being delivered, sorted by hand and machine, to it being baled and sent for reprocessing. The tour is on Monday 8 December at 10.30am on Smugglers Way in Wandsworth, SW18 1JS. Places are limited, so please email to book yours.
Local event: Upcycled Christmas wreath making workshop with Untapped. All abilities welcome! If you bought a workshop as your gift for donating to crowd funding last year you are entitled to come for free or of course do come along to a session for the bargain price of £15. Monday 1st 8th Dec. 7.30pm-9pm. To book a place contact [email protected]
Ceramic Painting with Beth Mander Christmas decorations for the kids to paint and take home. From £2
Make your own bowl with Beth Mander £5
Facepainting with Jacqueline
Christmas Decorations with Sabine Mairey 11-1pm. FREE
Local Honey From Selhurst & Thornton Heath
Late Knights SE20 ale for sale HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Festive wreaths by Claraflora
Unofficial Crystal Palace Calendar Featuring Seymour + lots of other local stories HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Neals Yard Organic Remedies Beauty products HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe