Firstly, Congratulations to Dan from Veaseys & his wife Adele on the birth of their son Hugh. Wonderful news! Love from us all at the market.
Wondering how to make Caribbean food? Patsy from Jerky Fridays will be giving a free demonstration in the Eat & Mess kitchen right next to the market at midday. This is part of our Cooking on a Budget series, funded by Croydon council.
We’ve got two new guest stalls this week – Greek2Go will be serving souvlaki for lunch, and Nicki’s Mushrooms are coming with mushrooms, cheese & truffles. Let us know what you think.
Guest stalls this week
Greek 2 Go: Guest lunch
Guest lunch – Greek 2 Go Nellie & Victor are making “Hot, fluffy pita bread (unlike any you find in the supermarkets in the UK) filled with meat and/or halloumi cheese cooked on skewers and accompanied by fresh veg and homemade Greek sauces (like tzatziki). We also prepare fresh salads made to order.”
Guest mushrooms & cheese – Nicki’s Mushrooms Nicki says “I have fresh truffles arriving today hopefully, plus samphire, wild (imported) mushrooms, truffle oil etc. Cheese – chilli goat cheese, Kentish blue cheese.”
Cakes – Eat & Mess Alex says “Come and see us at the market to get your hands on some of these delicious goodies. Chocolate stout cake with dark chocolate buttercream & salted caramel drizzle topped with caramel popcorn AND pomegranate…. a mouthful (literally!) You’ll need a sit down after a slice of this beauty; Winter spiced carrot, pumpkin & walnut cake with cream cheese frosting and crumbled oat topping; Honey & almond sponge cake with fresh fig compote & honey buttercream frosting; Plum & pear ginger loaf cake slathered with cream cheese frosting and air dried plum and pear crisps; Mini Victoria sponge cakes with raspberry jam & vanilla buttercream swirls; ’Hot toddy’ whisky orange tarts – dark chocolate pastry bases filled with orange & whisky chooclate ganache, topped with a candied orange slice… guaranteed to keep the chills off a treat! Plus bounty bars – dark chocolate pastry base topped with coconut frangipane & chunks of dark chocolate, topped with fresh candied coconut; Gingerbread chicks (its nearly Easter right?!); Brownie bar in full swing – 70% dark chocolate, cheesecake swirled and butterscotch blondies; Morning buns – chocolate hazelnut krantz swirls… get here early to have them warm from the oven. Don’t forget you can always place your birthday order via the website, or have a chatter with Kate on the stall!”
Creative All Sorts: Christine’s jams
Preserves – Christines Creative Allsorts Christine has “the plummiest plum jam ever this week, as well as a fresh new batch of perfect piccalilli (featuring veg from the market!), beer mustard, tomato ketchup…. and a supporting cast of various chutneys, pickles and toast toppers. There will even be a few hand made ceramic homeware items.”
Gluten free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is making “Cakes – lemon & raspberry polenta, chocolate & pear, courgette & hazelnut, jam tartlets, vegan & sugar free chocolate cakes, scones. Savoury – chia seed cornbread muffins, spinach & leek tart, mushroom tart, tomato & olive tart.”
Learn about an upcoming exhibition which aims to stimulate questions about spirituality and its expression in art in today’s society. See Tim on his stall to learn more.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy.
Brambletye: Happy chooks in the orchards
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans – Jason says “We’ll have the first of the season’s wild garlic, small and sweet savoy cabbages and I feel the need to mention the red kale again as its of an exceptional quality, and some lovely purple sprouting broccoli. Plus – carrots, Swiss chard, cavalo nero, lettuce, celeriac, parsnips, 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 is away on paternity leave, so this week’s news is from Dave. “Nick and Paul are with you again this week. The boats have been out and busy a lot during the week and we are having good supplies of fish, we may have some nice surprises being caught today as well to bolster what is expected!
Some of what we’ll have – Dover sole, cod, lemon sole, plaice, ray wings, cod roe, mussels, clams, oysters, prawns, dressed crabs, smoked haddock, hot and cold smoked salmon, brown shrimps, roll mops.”
Meat – Jacobs Ladder Farms.
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board Owen says “I’ll be in the courtyard tomorrowwith a particularly fiery Moons Green ‘nduja, Beer Sticks, Beef Sticks, pastrami, and a wide range of salamis. I’ll also be opening nape, pancetta, Speck of the Woods, air-dried beef, and chilli loin. So there can be NO EXCUSE for leaving the market empty handed. Ham sarnies £4, as ever. The slicer will be sharp, and ready, so come join me for a tasting odyssey.” That man is obsessed with his slicer – quite sweet really.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo.
Grain Grocer: Refills
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer. Tomasz says “Are you ready to go nuts this weekend? We think you should give it a go and get some of these bite-size nutricional snacks packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, a Spanish study suggested walnuts were as effective as olive oil at reducing inflammation and oxidation in the arteries after eating a fatty meal. To achieve that, you should consume about eight of these a day.
Come and visit our Grain Grocer’s store to purchase our delicious nuts that range from walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews and Brazil nuts. We look forward to seeing you!”
Fresh pasta – Pastificio Mansi Back 5 March
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 9 Feb) – 20.2 kilos. Total so far 793.1 kilos.
Here’s the latest newsletter from St Hugh’s community centre in Anerley.
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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)