CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET / BIG DIG AT ENMORE ROAD HEALTH CENTRE / DEFEND THE TEN AT LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW / APSLEY ROAD PLAYGROUND NEEDS A MAKEOVER!
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER……..
This week sees the stalls flooded with summer colour; berries, tomatoes, aubergines and flowers. We’ve also got a new herb bar on our Patchwork Farm stall, alongside the locally grown produce, and plants grown by James Dixon School pupils, raising money for their school.
Kids can also make a puppet with Dan Swinton from recycled materials. If you fancy a bargain, our organic dairy stall, Hook and Son, is offering some for the next three weeks only, and Grapejuice Wine in the Courtyard, is giving away a free gift with every purchase! And catch the tunes in the Courtyard with our resident DJ, Olatunji, from 12.
Guest stalls this week
Kids – puppet & theatre making workshop with Dan Swinton
Jerky Fridays: Chef Patsy
Guest lunch – Jerky Fridays Patsy is making us “Rice and Peas, Pulled Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Curry Mutton, Ackee & Saltfish, Callaloo, Macaroni & Cheese, Fried Dumplings and Fried Plantains.”
World food/salads/vegan – Return to Shashamane Emilia says she’s bringing us “chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans with dill parsley chives; lentils with mint and cloves; mexican street salad with cabbage and chillies; kale salad with a fresh turmeric dressing, chillies and sunflower seeds; fresh coriander sauce with chillies and garlic; hummus; raw tabouleh (cauliflower salad); spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pommegranate; roasted sweet potatoes with carraway seeds and virgin coconut oil.”
Nicki’s Mushrooms: Mushrooms & cheese
Cheese & mushrooms – Nicki’s Mushrooms Nicki says “Hi, I’m bringing local cheeses – chilli goat, plain goat and Kentish blue. Rapeseed & truffle oils, salt and honey along with lots of wild and cultivated mushrooms.”
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is planning “Cakes – blueberry and almond tart, jam tartlets, berry tartlets, a selection of muffins, pumpkin and chocolate cake, chocolate and pear cake, courgette and hazelnut, vegan chocolate and cranberry mini loaves. Savouries – asparagus flan, spinach and leek tart, tomato and olive, vegan selection, cornbread muffins.”
Cake – Eat & Mess Kate is cooking up “Badass chocolate hazelnut cake- dark chocolate sponge filled with hazelnut praline buttercream and toasted hazelnuts… nutella, but better; Summertime (!) carrot cake- channelling summer vibes with a citrus zesty carrot stuffed sponge cake, layered with cream cheese frosting, and lots of sultanas, walnuts and seeds; Lemon chiffon cake – double lemon sponge cake layered with tangy lemon buttercream frosting and fresh berries; Banana caramel fondant cakes – banana sponge with molten salted caramel centres and topped with caramel buttercream.
Plus Victoria sponge cakes – miniature vanilla sponge cakes with a raspberry jam and buttercream filling, and a dusting of icing sugar; Raspberry coconut squares – butter pastry bases with a coconut frangipane and fresh raspberry filling; Peach melba pavlovas – fluffy mini meringue filled with creme patissiere, raspberry coulis and fresh mountain peaches; Caramel cheesecake – biscuit base topped with vanilla cheesecake and salted caramel swirls. Filthy good; Brownies – Cheesecake and classic dark chocolate on the brownie bar this week; Gingerbread gangs as always – getting dressed for some beach weather!”
Flowers – ClaraFlora Grown just down the road, by Clare.
Pastificio Mansi: Handmade pasta
Beer – Hiver Beers Simon says “We’ll be there with our delicious beers and honeys for you to sample and take away, and don’t forget that you can pick up vouchers to our beehive visits which are in full swing and proving very popular. Can’t wait to see you all!”
Wine – Grape Juice Wines Nick says “I’m excited to be back at my favourite market, bringing some new wines for you to discover complete with snazzy new labels! The sun should be shining this weekend and I’ll have the perfect selection for al fresco living. From some new summer sparkling both white and pink, an English rosé to go with the season and new vintages from our white and red collections – we’ve got you sorted this Saturday. Come and try before you buy and there’s a free gift with every purchase”.
Preserves – Imogeni Home made jams & chutneys. Imogen has moved to the third Saturday of each month. Thanks Imogen for helping us out with this date change.
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi Emanuela says “I’ll be making aubergine and almond ravioli; Broad beans, peas, goats cheese and lemon zest half moon; Spinach, walnuts and Parmesan ravioli.” Plus more.
Comfort & Joy: Wraps, salads & pies
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.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics. Golden, chioggia and globe Beetroot bunches – dessert gooseberries that are super sweet, blackcurrants that aren’t and jostaberries which are a combination of both. Also tomatoes, french beans, currants, aubergines, kales, spinach, courgettes, salad onions, herbs, cucumbers, new potatoes, spring onions, dates, oranges, bananas, avocado, eggs & much more.
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 a Saturday (email [email protected] 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!
Tomorrow James Dixon School will be selling produce to raise money. Marie from James Dixon School says “We have some tomato plants in good condition ready to go in the ground – some beef tomato, some Red Alert Bush and some Gardener’s Delight. Plus some garlic – good and smelly – to sell on the stall too.” Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Fish – Veasey’s 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 Andrew says “I’ve got really nice Pevensey Marsh milk lamb and I’m hoping for good weather to do a selection of bbq meats – kebabs, steaks, sirloin, rib eye, Chinese ribs etc.”
Hook & Sons: Update from Steve
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 & eco cleaning products.
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.
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)
BIG DIG AT ENMORE ROAD HEALTH CENTRE
Come to the BIG DIG on Saturday 16th July at the Enmore Rd health centre to get the community garden started! The soil badly needs digging over before we add compost so planting can begin. Starts 10am – lasts till it’s done. Bring spades and forks – the more people, the quicker it’s done! (Source: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk)
DEFEND THE TEN AT LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW
Lambeth Country Show, 16th and 17th July
Defend the Ten will have a stall from 11am on Saturday and Sunday in the trade union tent and will be gathering campaigners together there at 3pm on Sunday. All welcome. Wear your t- shirt. Lets talk to as many Lambeth residents as possible about what is happening to their libraries.
APSLEY ROAD PLAYGROUND NEEDS A MAKEOVER!
PPR is holding a work day next Sunday July 17 at the currently rather depressing Apsley Road (off Portland Road) playground 9am – 4pm – we would love you to come for as long as you can.
We plan first to clear the many weeds growing in paving cracks, then paint the walls to a plan.
Around 20 young volunteers from the National Citizenship Scheme will join us from 11am, and by then we hope to have most of the weed clearing done.
We will provide paint and some tools, but it would be very helpful if you could bring any useful tools you may have for the weed clearance (hoes, scrapers, etc) and painting (brushes, etc).
If we’re lucky, we may have a graffiti artist to hand but this isn’t yet certain.
Bring your friends, neighbours and families if they’d like to help. We hope to see you there! (Source: www.peopleforportlandroad.org.uk)