CONCERT BOWL CLEAN UP – AND BRING A PICNIC!
There’s a call for volunteers this Sunday to help clean up the concert bowl at Crystal Palace park.
Please help us to clean up the concert bowl and surrounding parkland in preparation for community events including the SE Art Trail. Everyone welcome!
“We got funding for waders so there’s gonna be some serious lake action!!” say Crystal Palace Park Community Clean Up Also bring a picnic! All welcome! Meet at the concert bowl at 11am.
AND WHAT TO TAKE ON THAT PICNIC? DOWN AT CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET YOU MAY FIND A FEW IDEAS…….
Saturday 23 July
Meat, fish, veg, fruit, flowers, eggs, chocolates, raw vegan truffles, cured meat, cheese, wine, beer, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills, eco cleaning refills, gluten free, vegan, salads, cakes, pastries, preserves, lunch, gifts, coffee, food bank collection, Save Central Hill Community & 2nd hand clothes sale.
Guest stalls this week
Simply Tay: No pre mixed spices here
Guest lunch – Simply Tay Tayyaba is cooking up “Ginger chicken; Spicy fish curry; Cauliflower & potato curry. All served with rice n daahl. Plus veggie samosas.”
Olive oil, herbs, sauces & more – Hellas Farm Giovanni says “We source and sell raw culinary ingredients such us ancient mediterranean organic herbs and infusions, pure unfiltered extra virgin olive oil, organic red wine and balsamic vinegars, wild flower honey and more from a variety of producers and suppliers. Moreover, using as many of our ingredients as possible, we prepare conserves of tomato sauces, pulses soups, pepper and aubergine dips, olive pates, green and black fig jams, grape and almonds compote following family recipes. We also prepare weekly fresh Greek dips such as tzatziki and taramasalada.”
Chocolates + raw vegan truffles, cakes & brownies – Blowing Dandelion Made by local Michaela. Have you heard she’s opening a shop in Palace? Important news!
Charcuterie Board: Proper ham sandwiches
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board Owen says “It’s hot, so get your picnic on! Ham, pork pies, and those gorgeous wee salamis all up for grabs on Saturday. Beer sticks as usual, and if you ask Mik nicely, he’ll let you try some experimental Wagyu Beef ‘Nduja. Yes, you read that. It’s real.”
Cheese & more – Capo Caccia Antonio tells me he’s bringing us “wild fennel salami, sun-dried chilli salami. Pecorino Romano. Organic blue cheese, saffron pecorino and matured goat cheese.”
Cake – Brett & Bailey Joe says “It’s the height of summer berry season, and we’ll be showing them off at their very best. Come and visit us for some fat slices of strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake; lemon meringue cake with juicy blackberries and amaretto; our take on a classic Black Forest gateau with boozy cherries and maraschino buttercream; and Melba squares – rows of glazed peaches and raspberries on lemon and almond sponge.
Also on the menu are apricot and pine nut bakewells; shortbread squares with lime curd and toasted coconut; salted peanut and milk chocolate cookies; bomboloni bursting with dulce de leche made the old fashioned way (no cans of condensed milk round here); and old favourites including sticky buns and super-squidgy white chocolate and pecan brownies.
You’ll probably have a thirst on after that little lot, so we’re bringing back our icy homemade drinks that were such a hit last summer. Sip on a refreshing mint lemonade, or our zesty orange and grapefruit cooler, to take the edge off the heat. Missing the market this weekend? Don’t forget that our online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Flowers – ClaraFlora Grown just down the road, by Clare.
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro is opening “Chateau Tour des Grendes Cuvee des Conti Bergerac Blanc ORGANIC is a creamy Sémillon-dominated effort spending eight months on the lees and a month in barriques for the Muscadelle. Imagine waxy peaches and sweet cashews with a dash of ginger, cumin and white pepper. Yum!”
Creative All Sorts: Christine’s jams
Preserves – Christine’s Creative Allsorts Christine says “For a ‘toast’ with toast there is a gorgeous Gin & Lime marmalade and a Strawberry, Rhubarb and sparkling wine jam. To complement summer salad-y meals we have Roasted Nectarine Chutney, Perfect Piccalilli and a range of pickled vegetables. And for the last course there is a sensational garlic jelly to go with cheese & crackers (or to hide in the kitchen with and eat by the spoonful!), and jars of Jamalade (irresistible mix of citrus, apples and pears), which makes a great Eton Mess (unfortunate term – sorry!), or, again, to hide in the kitchen and eat by the spoonful…. About 70% of the ingredients were sourced from the market and grown locally. The pickled vegetables have no sugar added.”
2nd hand clothes sale – from Francesca She says “This coming Saturday only, I will have a stall for mint condition, second hand and virtually new clothes. Sizes mainly 10 and 12, with some “boyfriend” cut items. You shall be able to buy outfits from Jaeger, Jigsaw, White, Banana Republic and shoes from Office. Come to the market this Saturday and have a browse.”
Save Central Hill Estate – speak to our neighbours who are trying to save their homes.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sourdough, rye bread, croissants, pain au chocolate, savouries and brownies.
Brockmans: Multi coloured beetroot
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & everyone’s gluts. Get involved and bring in your gluts – or come and man the stall for an hour or so on aSaturday (email Christine if you’re interested in either).
From Christine: Hi all, launching tomorrow at the Patchwork Farm Stall is our brand new ‘Herb Bar‘! (Think salad bar, only with herbs!). Customers will buy an empty paper bag for 50p and can then fill it with herbs in whatever combination they want. So if any of you lovely growers have herbs (or anything else edible for that matter) to donate or swap, I’ll be at the market by about 9.45am tomorrow. Thank you!
Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Veaseys: Their own boat – ask them which fish they caught themselves
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Thanks to Summer finally getting here we will more of those wonderful super fish the Cornish sardine great for BBQing or grilling. We will also have extra dressed crabs this week as it’s always a Summer favourite! We will South coast lobsters from a friends boat at just £12.50 each too. Looking forward to seeing you all next week [We’ve missed you Dan!].” Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail. Veasey’s will do everything to accommodate your seafood needs.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Farmer Andrew says “I’ll have a selection of bbq meats, lovely milk lamb, chorizo balls, some nice topside, great sirloin and triple minced beef steak – great for lagsana.”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Steve says “Our crowdfunding campaign finished at midnight on Tuesday 12 July 2016 and unfortunately we did not reach our target of £300,000 to help buy a second farm. The final total raised was £184,790.00, leaving us £115,210.00 short of the target. Phil and Steve would like to thank everyone who invested, it was a great campaign with 274 investors, pledging from £10 to £10,000.
So what next for Hook and Son? Phil and Steve may have to put buying a second farm on the back burner for the moment, though the need for a second farm is pressing. We do have enough grazing for this summer, and enough forage for the winter. What we do for grass for our cows next year is the unknown, but we believe that we can maintain the current milk supply for the next year, so you will still be able to source your supply of raw milk.
We have gained a few ideas from the crowdfunding campaign, and our business is always evolving. We have just started to make a little raw yoghurt, which is selling well, and are looking at developing other products too. Watch this space, we may yet launch another crowdfunding campaign to help fund the processing facilities and equipment we need, and hopefully that would be Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) eligible!
So, as you can see, all is not lost, in fact we are still extremely positive going forward. Thank you again for all your support; we think that not only have we got the most lovely cows, a great team on the farm; the best milk, but also we have got the most amazing customers too! This weekend, and for the following 3 weekends, Hook & Son have some exclusive offers to tempt you to buy our wonderful products – go along and have a look for yourself and ‘bag a bargain!’ With Best Wishes from everyone here at Hook and Son.”
Grain Grocer: Tomasz
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer Grains, nuts, flour, spices, tea, eco cleaning products & much much more.
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Total donated so far 999.8 kilos.
Barnados are hiring – click here for details.
Guided history tours around the Crystal Palace Triangle – (6 August) Micha says “We’re passionate about sharing local history and making it more accessible to everyone and so we’ve created a guided tour, where you can discover the history of 10 different sites. See this area in a different light, as we show you images of how sites would have looked, really helping to bring history to life. We will be touring in Crystal Palace on Saturday 6th August. Tickets cost £5 and the tour lasts approx. 2 hours.”
The Grape & Grain are hiring – they need bar & kitchen staff. Pop in to see them to apply.
Crystal Palace Park – would you like to become a trustee? Click here for details.
Stories from the Great North Wood – for adults with learning difficulties Sarah Glover says “These are free sessions for adults with learning disabilities including people with profound learning disabilities. It will be a mix of music and storytelling and will take place in the visitor centre in the park.” A range of dates in July.
Foster carers needs in Crystal Palace Contact Greater London Fostering for more information.
The Douglas Fir needs your help – Our friends Gipsy Hill Brewery had a sweet little pop up pub in Anerley. They’d like to reopen – letters of support are needed.
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.
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