COOKING ON A BUDGET – AT THE FOOD MARKET
Join us for our Cooking on a Budget workshop with demonstrations from Rachel de Thample, this Saturday 21 November, 11.30-12.30pm and 2-3pm, outside Antenna Cafe.
Rachel will cook a meal for four as cheaply as possible with food sourced in the market. The event is being filmed and will show Rachel explaining her food choices as she shops as well as how to cook the meal.
This is the first of five cooking workshops that will run up to February 2016, funded by Croydon Council and ourselves at the market.
This weekend is SE Art Trail weekend. Local artists and makers will be opening up their studio spaces to the public in Crystal Palace, West and South Norwood, Penge and Anerley. Over the weekend you can get to meet the diverse makers in their spaces, view and buy amazing arts and crafts in a celebration of local creativity. We’ll be hosting some of the artists at our Handmade Palace stall, and while you’re here, check out the Haynes Lane Studios, Antenna Studios & our neighbour Vince at Art With Glass.
Plus our Christmas hamper competition – look out for the students handing out flyers at the market for your chance to win!
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch by Emma & Ian’s Kitchen: Emma tells me “Market goers shouldn’t let the weather put them off tomorrow, as we have hot melted raclette cheese to warm the cockles! On new potatoes bread or nachos. Plus the usual selection of meze dips and falafels starring our new edamame bean hummus…”
Local raw honey from beekeeper Mark.
Lambeth Food Flagship want to turn Gipsy Hill into a village hub. Their vision is that everyone in the borough has the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to grow, buy, cook and enjoy healthy food with their family, friends and community. Come along to meet them.
Gluten free by Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Elvira’s cooking up “Cakes – carrot-pistachio, courgette-hazelnut, lemon-raspberry polenta, nutty brownie, blueberry loaf, plum-figs loaf, vegan and sugar free chocolate-cranberry loaf. Savoury tarts – tomato-olive, spinach-leek, mushroom, mixed vegetables, selection of vegan tartlets. Mediterranean style bread. Homemade hot spiced tea.”
Cakes by Eat & Mess: Kate says “On the menu we have – Indulgent chocolate Guinness cake with swathes of cream cheese frosting, Feisty orange and cranberry cake, Pecan pie with a warming tipple of bourbon and ginger, Mini Victoria sponge cakes with buttercream frosting and raspberry jam, Spiced pear crumble bars, Gingerbread dinosaurs, Our infamous brownies – salted caramel, cheesecake and good old traditional chocolate, Winter spiced red velvet cake.
We’re also taking Christmas orders for mince pies, advent calendar biscuit sets and Christmas cakes, place your order on the stall or email us. Gift vouchers also available for purchase via our website – a perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones.”
Preserves by Imogeni: Homemade jams & jellies.
Wine by Wine Scouts: We love Pedro. Always a big grin first thing in the morning. He’s a good advertisement for his own wine! He says “I’ll probably open a bottle of the organic, warming red wine Gravillas from Minervois in France. This is a delicious, savoury dark-and-red-fruit-filled blend of Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Counoise, Grenache Noir and Terret Gris. Yum!”
Regular stalls this week
Lunch – weekly: Deli items from Comfort & Joy, proper ham sandwiches (or pastrami – and you can add cheese too) from The Charcuterie Board and Jacob’s Ladder burgers are back at last!
Comfort & Joy autumn/winter takeaway options: Veggie lasagne with spinach, sweet potato, cream cheese and parmesan; Macaroni cheese (cheddar/emmental/parmesan/gruyere) with leek & bacon; Macaroni cheese (cheddar/emmental/parmesan/gruyere) with leek & sun dried tomato (V); Shepherds’ pie; Beef, red wine and oyster mushroom pie; Chicken, mushroom and celeriac pie; Leek, mushroom and emmantale pie; Thai Chicken curry; 3 bean curry (vegan), Thai chickpea curry (vegan). All are freshly made & can be frozen on the day of purchase. Will keep in the fridge for 3 days.
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 20% off grassfed beef. Jayne says “Ideal forSunday roast with Yorkshire pudding….our own grassfed beef, native Sussex.” Jacob’s Ladder are a collective of tiny organic and biodynamic farms in East Sussex and Kent that farm using traditional methods with rare breed animals, and come together to sell at Crystal Palace Food Market, the only market that Jacob’s Ladder now attend. Help to support these tiny farms whilst knowing that animal welfare is always top of their list.
Handmade pasta from Pastificio Mansi: Emanuela & the girls are making “Guanciale and kale ravioli, Beef pork spinach ravioli Pumpkin and goat’s cheese cappellacci, Kale and pine nuts halfmoon Gorgonzola and pear ravioli. Plus fresh Parmesan cheese.” Check out this great write up about Emanuela.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says “Don’t forget to order pies and hams for Christmas. This week you need to get some sobrasada, because the next batch won’t be ready for a couple of weeks and we’re almost out. Everything else is in rude supply. We’ll also be doing some cured, semi-dried sausages for Christmas, as well as gift salamis in tubes, so look out for them in the next couple of weeks.”
Hams – Whisky & Orange | Treacle
Whole Leg Ham (6-7kg) £120
Half Leg Ham (3-3.5kg) £60
Whole Shoulder Ham (3-4kg) £65
Pies – Melton Mowbray | Pork & Stilton | Smokey Bacon | Pork & Chorizo
Party Pork Pie (1.35kg) £18
Family Pork Pie (900g) £12
Large Pork Pie (450g) £6
Small Pork Pie (200kg) £3
24th December – Pick up from Tudor Rd, SE19.
22nd December – Pick up from our warehouse in Peckham Rye
22nd-23rd December – Delivered by courier, £10 charge.
The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent, and also have a selection of cheeses from Neal’s Yard.
Sustainably caught fish from Veasey’s: Dan writes (on Friday) “Because of the wind we won’t have our usual selection but you are to expect plenty of SEA BASS! With the water being churned up by the wind we will have plenty of bass on our slab (We hope! as they haven’t been caught yet) The boat will be fishing today and through the night to fill our tables with these amazing fish that are now well in season until early spring. I’l be on the stall with our man Paul.”
Sea bass – whole fish £17.50kg, large fillets £2.95/100g, small fillets £3.50 each. The usual suspects – organic Salmon Fillets – £4.00 each / 4 for £15.00, Manx kippers £1.50 each, cold smoked salmon £3.60/100g, kiln roasted Smoked Salmon – £2.60/100g, whole smoked mackerel £5.00 each, Cornish oysters £1.20 each, Palourde clams £13.50kg (short of stock so be quick), Cornish mussels £6.00kg, cooked crab £8.95kg, dressed crab £6.00 each, cod fillet £17.95kg, cod loin (thick & boneless) £2.20/100g. You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for any flat fish.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “Hey homies, olive oil is back in fresh from the new harvest!” You can now pre order on the website for click and collect.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne. There is sometimes ethically raised rose veal from their own herd, alongside organic yoghurt, butter, ghee, cream and yoghurt drinks.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Brockmans: For all our market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm. Check out more pictures and videos on the farm Twitter feed.”
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. Everyone’s welcome to volunteer on this stall – just ask at the stall.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Handmade Palace: It’s SE Art Trail weekend!
Antenna Cafe: will be open all day for coffee, cake or glass of something stronger if you prefer.
Buskers Paradise: Music from Steve Broe & friends. Want to play? Get in touch with Steve via the facebook page.
Would your kid like a taste of being on a stall? Free stalls available for kids, run by kids, swapping books, stickers, cars etc. Get in touch via email. For ages 6 and up.
Into yoga/ballet/zumba or more? Check out the classes at Antenna Studios.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of eclectic collectables in there!
The Foodbank: The foodbank needs toilet paper, toothbrushes, instant mash & instant puddings. Including the latest drop off (Tuesday 27 October) we’re now up to 639.9 kilos! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
Check out our latest Transition Town newsletter.
Good stuff locally
Donate Christmas presents to local families: Lorraine says “Would you like to donate to the Christmas Appeal this year and help make someone’s Christmas a little bit special? Please see our Facebook group for more information. The toy shop Papagaio on Westow Street has kindly offered to be a drop off for donations throughout November. We would also need volunteers for the week of 7-11th December to help with sorting, wrapping, packing and delivering. Please email Lorraine or call her on 07522 805 197 to let her know if you can help . Thank you very much in advance for your support, last year’s has been fantastic so let’s try to do it again!”
Christmas Support: Lorraine from the Salvation Army says “If you know someone with children who could use practical support with presents and food in the lead up to Christmas, our Christmas Appeal exists to support local families, all done in confidence.” For more information, email Lorraine or call her on 07522 805 197. If you would like to contribute to this appeal, please join the Facebook group. (Source: Crystal Palace food market website)
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)