COOKING ON A BUDGET AT THE FOOD MARKET – AND THE GRAIN GROCER IS BACK!
This week we have the second of our Plant to Plate project Cooking on a Budget demonstrations. We’re delighted to welcome Tayyaba from Simply Tay, who will be demonstrating in the Eat and Mess kitchen at the bottom of Haynes Lane at midday and again at 2pm. “Born to Pakistani parents, brought up in Germany and living in South East London. Best of East meets West – that is exactly what Simply Tay is about. A fusion of my Pakistani heritage in my cooking, and my German influenced upbringing in my baking. Harmony!” Tayyaba will be demonstrating Alu Tikki, Masala Fish, Lentil Dhaal and Naan bread.
Did you see Rachel de Thample’s demonstration back in December? Rachel showed us how £20 can buy you ingredients for four meals for a family for four – all from the market. The shopping list is here and the recipes are here. Thanks to Croydon Council for the funding for the demonstrations.
Guest stalls this week
Jerky Fridays: Chef Patsy
Lunch – Jerky Fridays. Patsy’s cooking up “Rice and peas, jerk chicken, curry mutton, brown stew filleted red bream fish, southern fried chicken, bbq chicken, fried plantains and mixed salad.”
Wine – Le Grappin. Emma says “It’s January. But we still need wine. Look around at home for any refillable bottle or any bottle that can be sealed. Your wine will have 80% less carbon footprint than a traditional bottle and we pass our cost savings onto you. What better way to start your year of being better to the planet. See you tomorrow at the market for rouge, blanc and #Bagnums.”
Smoked things – London Smoke & Cure. Ross says – “Hey all. I wanted to start by saying massive thank you to the market girls and all the market customers for the fun we had in the run up to Christmas, it was great thing to be part of – high fives all round! [Thanks Ross, it’s been fab having you join us.] We spent a good part of the holidays getting smokey, improving our recipes and expanding the range a bit – here’s what we’ve got for you this weekend:
In-season hot smoked quail (great for a little lunch), Hot-smoked duck & chicken (come and ask us how it compared in the blind taste sessions), Awesome cold smoked salmon (refined and sublime, smoked over oak, beech and heather. It’s an everyday treat), Cold smoked haddock (I’ve fallen in love with this new product. Come and get yourself some love), Smoked cheese & butter (Dairy is good for you, fact), Smoked cashew nut butter (WHOA, shut the front door, that sounds too weird.), Smoked paprika (New, add it to your stews, goulash or paella and watch for the flavour punch-up). And a whole bunch of other stuff besides. If you’re passing come and say hello. Cheers!”
Gluten free/free from – Elvira’s Secret Pantry. Elvira says “I’ve got gluten, wheat, dairy, refined sugar free savoury tarts, cakes and bread. Come and say hi and discover what’s on offer.”
Cakes – Eat & Mess. Kate says “We’re really excited to be back for the our New Year debut on the market, and to celebrate we have got a whole host of delights for you. We ditched the detox somewhere around January 3rd so back to business as usual with a line up to tempt everyone! Chocolate bounty cake, with fresh candied coconut shavings & ganache glaze, winter carrot cake, with toasted pumpkin seeds & cream cheese frosting, lemon & almond chequerboard cake with almond cream icing, chocolate guinness slab topped with lashings of cream cheese frosting, pink grapefruit & brown sugar financiers, spiced apple custard crumble tarts, victoria sponge with raspberry jam & buttercream, chocolate cheesecake AND a newcomer to the brownie bar – pear and rye brownies with a sprinkle of sea salt – gluten free and utterly delicious! To finish, we have our gingerbread men and chocolate hazelnut morning krantz buns- see you at the stall!”
Preserves – Imogeni. Jams, jellies & chutneys. Seville marmalade back in stock!
Lunch – Comfort & Joy. Andrea tells me “New this week – we have soya bean, pea and mint samosas, vegan Thai chickpea curry, and coriander chutney which goes really well with the curry.”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans – Jason says “Well 2016 has got off to a flyer thanks to you all. We sold out of flower sprouts, spinach, kale and chard – I’ll send extra this week to keep up with the demand. Look out for pre-cut squash segments [easier to manage than a whole one] and lots of muddy potatoes as well.
Plus – January king and savoy cabbages, leeks, 3 types of potato, parsnips, red & white cabbages, turnip bunches, 3 types of beetroot, lettuces, mixed salad, Jerusalem artichokes, blood oranges, exotic fruits, eggs and much more.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project).
Fish – Veasey’s. Dan says ” Hello all. All is calm at the moment. Currently we’ve got cod, seabass and Dover sole all in season. Nick is manning the stall with Paul whilst I wait for my wife to give birth, only 4 weeks now. [squeee – we’re going to be aunties!]
Some of what we’ll have – Dover sole £13.50lb, cod fillet £18.50kg, whole Sussex bass £17.95kg, sea bass fillets £2.90/100g, freshly dressed crab £5.50 to £7.00 each, whole cooked crab £9.95kg. We may have some extra Cornish goodies such as wild bream too but we will find out first thing.”
Meat – Jacobs Ladder Farms.
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board. Owen says “It’s totally cold. Great weather for a warming ham sarnie, plenty of which will be despatched by Elliot in the courtyard on Saturday. Beer sticks, a small quantity of beef sticks, and a great selection of muscles & salamis from Native Breeds & Moons Green will be on offer as well as the best Melton Mowbray pork pies in the world, from our good pals at Hartland Pies. Be there, or be cold!”
Hook & Son: Farmers Steve & Phil
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo.
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer. THEY’RE BACK!
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace. Beth says “We have vibrant tea towels and framed prints, cushions, coasters, mugs, ceramics, silver jewellery, make up bags, pottery course vouchers and more!”
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi. BACK 6 FEB
Cheese – Blackwoods Cheese Company. BACK 30 JAN
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectibles.
The Foodbank – Latest drop off (Tuesday 12 Jan) – 15 kilos. Total so far 747.9 kilos.
Check out this cute video made by some INSECC marketing students – thanks guys.
Want to volunteer on a local farm? Veryan from Sutton Community Farm says “Each week we distribute veg boxes to the community. These are mostly packed by a dedicated team of volunteers, and as we expand the box scheme, we’re going to need more and more hands on deck. If you’d like to help, we currently pack on Thursdays 8:15 – 3pm (or part of that time, if that suits), with the option to stay into the afternoon to help with growing activities. Please email [email protected] and click here for more information.”
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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)