“WINDY – BUT WE DON’T GIVE UP” – FOOD MARKET
Saturday 6 February
It’s going to be extremely windy again tomorrow but the market will run (of course!) and we’ll do our best in the circumstances. We can’t put any stalls up for safety reasons but we’ll weigh down the tables and even trade out of cars if we have to. So please come down and support our hardcore traders, who’ll be windswept and possibly wet, but will still be here in Crystal Palace, at your service.
Guest stalls this week
Guest Sardinian cheese, pasta, cured meat & more – Capo Caccia. This week Antonio is featuring “organic, semimatured pecorino cheese, 30 days matured goat cheese, peretta: cow’s milk organic aged mozzarella.”
Cakes – Cakertree
Elvira: Gluten free tarts
Gluten, wheat, dairy and refined sugar free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira’s cooking up “Cakes – courgette and hazelnut, pumpkin and chocolate, lemon polenta, caraway seeds and almond, vegan chocolate and cranberry. Savouries: spinach and leek, mushroom, tomato and olive, vegan mixed vegetables.”
Beer – Hiver Beers
Preserves – Imogeni
Smoked things – London Smoke & Cure Ross says “You might have seen in the news this week that eating smoked foods is good for you! Apparently it flushes your body with a wave of the hormone ‘Oxytocin’ and leaves you in a state of utter bliss. Science fact – you can’t argue with it!
This week we’ve got most of our premium range including smoked salmon (sashimi grade), smoked duck (Cure No. 8) and smoked cashew butter (reserved for the peculiar). But we’ll have some new stuff too, notably the return of the salmon mousse (sounds like a movie) and some smoked fish pate (also tastes delicious). And what is more….10 per cent discount for anyone mentioning the Oxytocin fact. See you Saturday. x’
Lunch – Comfort & Joy.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans – Jasons says ” We’ve got dark red kale, celeriac, a mixture of small salad leaves and cauliflowers featuring this week. Plus big zesty lemons! Also – Jerusalem artichokes, washed and dirty carrots, 3 types of kale, super spinach, roasting, mashing & boiling potatoes, bunched & loose sweet turnips, parsnips, lettuces, mixed salad, globe, golden & chioggia beetroot, eggs, lemons, oranges and other exotic fruits.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project).
Fish – Veasey’s. Dan says “Sorry for the lack of email last week but was a crazy one. Still no baby yet but it’s not far away at all (due next Tuesday). [Good luck guys!] Fishing this week has been very poor, with some very strong winds and a complete ban on catching sea bass we have been struggling to fill the slab. We will have plenty of fish for tomorrow though as a couple of them are out right now so we will hope to have a good supply of cod and some other round fish. We will have all the usual such as our lovely smoked fish selection, some fine shellfish and superior quality organically farmed salmon.
Here’s some of what we will have – cod loin £2.25/100g, cod fillet £17.50kg, organic salmon fillet £4.00 per portion or £2.20/100g, gilt head bream £14.95kg, Scottish mackerel £8.95kg, naturally smoked haddock £18.50kg, Manx kippers £1.50 each, whole smoked mackerel £5.00 each, smoked mackerel fillets £3.75 per pack, smoked sprats £1.70/100g, Palourde clams £13.95kg, Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each, live Cornish mussels £6.00kg.
Here’s a link to a recent rescue by the RNLI, 6 fisherman were rescued off the coast of Ireland whilst fishing for scallops, it took 8 hours to get them back to shore. This is just another of the risks our fisherman go through to provide for their families and put food on our tables.”
Jacob’s Ladder Farms: Laura & friends on Jayne & Michael’s farm
Meat – Jacobs Ladder Farms. Jayne says “The meat of the week is 20% off Busses Farm organic grass fed topside of beef. Make some roast potatoes using our grass fed organic beef lard! Yum!”
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board away this week due to the wind
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo.
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer. Tomasz says “We would like to invite you to check our selection of lovely organic herbal teas this week. Did you know nettle leaf cures the common cold and stimulates the lymph system to boost immunity? You may also like to try our raspberry leaf tea as it has a number of benefits due to its high content of vitamins, minerals and tannins. Finally, it’s worth mentioning that reported benefit is of olive leaf extract range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system. So come shop with us and stay healthy this winter!”
Guest lunch – Simply Tay – away this week due to the wind.
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace. – away this week due to the wind.
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi. BACK 13 FEB
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectibles market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectibles.
The Foodbank – Latest drop off (Tuesday 26 Jan) – 15 kilos. Total so far 762.9 kilos.
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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)