CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch – Nosh Burgers, breakfast baps & fish finger sandwiches, plus new additions – spicy beefburger and the veggie option which is a portobello mushroom topped with breaded courgette, caramelised red onion and blue cheese in brioche.
Fairtrade Fortnight – Robin says “Come & see what Patchwork Farm will be selling. Look for the Fairtrade balloons and find out what Fairtrade goodies you can add to your breakfast, including coffees, teas, hot chocolate, orange juice, and breakfast bars. We’ll also be selling the ever-popular Divine chocolate bars, plus coir compost blocks and Fairtrade rubber gardening gloves for the growers out there.”
Elia Olive Oils: Olives, oil and herbs
Olive oil & more – Elia George says “Elia Olive Oil is a family business based in London. We are a brother and sister team who grew up in England, but spent every summer playing in the olive groves that surrounded our family’s house in northern Greece. Our organic, extra virgin olive oil is produced in olive groves in the hills of Egion in the Peloponnese. The oil comes from two local varieties of olives, extracted by a method of cold press, which is followed by natural filtration, thus retaining all its flavour and nutritional value. As well as our organic Greek olive oil, we’ll bring natural pine and thyme honey, black and green olives as well as mountain herbal tea (ironwort).”
Kids – 2nd hand toys stall. Jane & her daughter Frances will be selling quality second hand toys & more to raise money for the RSPCA.
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro tells me he’ll be opening “a lovely, organic Spanish white.Aroa Garnacha Blanca. Pale, clean and bright. White gold tones and shades of lime green. Very fresh and attractive. The nose is saturated tropical fruit, passion fruit, pineapple, mango with citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine It’s refreshing with soft notes of mint. Fresh acidity, the mouth calls one new sip to confirm surprise, new fruits are added in the mouth, peach and apple and a hint of salt.”
Beer – Clarkshaws Brewery As well as their vegetarian approved beers for sale, Lucy tells me “We’re going to be selling tickets for our next Be a Brewer for the day event on 23rd April. It’s a chance to learn how we make beer, choose & combine ingredients and produce different styles of beer. Tickets are £20.”
Brett & Bailey: Speckled egg Easter cake
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Easter is just around the corner, and our speckled egg cake has hatched – don’t miss this rich chocolate sponge, layered with caramel, and finished with speckled duck egg blue vanilla frosting. We’ll also be introducing our decadent new chocolate and hazelnut swirl cheesecake, as well as hot cross crumble cakes – all the flavours of a freshly-baked hot cross bun in a crumble-topped spelt, spice and sultana sponge.
Elsewhere we’ll have a raft of semlor (quite possibly their penultimate visit to the market this year); another turn from Rhubarbra Streisand; and all the usual favourites including our signature 70% dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks; double carrot cake; apple and salted caramel cake; peanut butter bars; and a batch of our buttery oatmeal and raisin cookies.
Finally, along with generous wedges of shortbread treacle tart, we’re bringing along even more sticky buns than usual, as well as plenty of jars of our scrumptious thick cut handmade marmalade. Not at the market this weekend? Remember that our online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Preserves – Bickerton’s Andrew promises “All the usual stuff, plus the return of spicy roast pecans and chilli oil.”
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making “Savoury – Sausage rolls, extra mature cheddar, double Gloucester & caramelised onion mini quiche. Sweet – carrot cake, apple flapjacks, peanut butter squares, chocolate brownies, lemon drizzle sandwich, Victoria sandwich, chocolate orange cake and coffee & walnut cake. Also vegan -raspberry chocolate cake. Also sugar free & lactose free – beetroot torte.”
Seed swap – Take away some seeds for FREE, bring some seeds to pass on to others, plus a chance to talk to Master Gardeners about your garden projects
Sponsor a beekeeper – Find out about our community beekeeping project at St Johns on Auckland Road.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy
Brockmans: Golden beetroot
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project).
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Not a huge range this time of year as we are still waiting for the arrival of our spring fish. Plenty of white fish such as cod & hake and a smattering of bream and mixed flat fish. We will also have more of our edible seaweed.
Here’s a snippet of what will be available… Fresh – cod fillets £17.95kg, whole sea bream £14.95kg, sea bream fillets £2.70/100g, hake fillets £18.95kg, organically farmed salmon fillet £4.00 each. Smoked – naturally smoked haddock £18.95kg, Manx kippers £1.50 each, Arbroath smokies £15.95kg, whole smoked mackerel £5.00 each, cold smoked salmon £3.60/100g, hot kiln smoked salmon £2.60/100g. Shellfish -Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each, vongole clams – £13.50kg, Cornish mussels £6.00kg, whole cooked crab £9.95kg, cooked pot-caught lobster £32.00kg.”
Orders can be taken over email [email protected] by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Jacob’s Ladder Farms: Farmer Martin Hole
Meat – Jacobs Ladder Farms Jayne says “This week we would like to offer 20% off delicious organic shoulder of hogget from farmer Martin Hole on Montague Farm.” That’s Martin in the photo.
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board Owen says “OMG, the weather is awesome! Come get some lovely pork pies, because even though it’s sunny, and you’ll want to sit outside, it’s still cold, so you need something to fill you up.
Ham sarnies are good for that too, and we have loads of those. Nduja is back, venison salami is good at the moment, and don’t forget to ask Elliot to get slicing, we’ve got Speck of the Woods, Nape, Fennel Saucisson, and more. Have a great weekend!”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy Here’s an interview with farmer Steveabout raw milk, price wars & the Moo Man movie.
Chas & Momo: Baked tings
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer
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 – Latest drop off (Tuesday 1 Mar) – 11 kilos. Total so far 804.1 kilos.
Congratulations to London Smoke & Cure’s Ross and his partner Louise on the birth of their little daughter Florrie Bee. We’re proud aunties, yet again! (Must be something in the water… ) Daddy Ross will be back at the market soon.
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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)
HORNIMAN MUSEUM’S EASTER PARADE
Horniman Museum and Gardens
Easter Holidays 2016 Listings
For full listings please go to www.horniman.ac.uk
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March, 10.30am–4.30pm
Hop around the Gardens with the Horniman Bunny, go on an Easter Egg trail, take part in craft activities, discover what’s in our arts and crafts market, visit our Farmers’ Market for seasonal produce (Saturday only), and enjoy food, drink, and more. Free entry
Dinosaurs: Monster Families
13 February – 30 October 2016
Discover the fascinating world of dinosaurs and their young in this family-focused interactive exhibition. Dinosaurs: Monster Familiesshows how dinosaurs looked after their eggs, nests and babies. Meet a replica of ‘Baby Louie’ the nearly-complete skeleton of a dinosaur hatchling; dig in the discovery pit; touch a real dinosaur leg bone and come face-to-face with T-Rex’s relative – a life-size Tarbosaurus skeleton cast. Plus have fun at the interactive exploration stations, while dinosaurs fill the room in vivid illustrations.
Visitors will also be able to see a fossilised egg of the extinct elephant bird, on loan from Sir David Attenborough’s private collection, and enjoy an exciting programme of dinosaur-themed events and activities to complement the exhibition. See www.horniman.ac.uk for details and to book tickets.
Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include 10% voluntary Gift Aid donation. Tickets will be on sale from 1 February 2016. See www.horniman.ac.uk/dinosaurs for more information. Horniman Members enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition.
Nature Explorers: Minibeast Safari
Tuesday 29 March and Tuesday 5 April, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
Search for creepy crawlies and bugs on our Nature Trail and discover the variety of insect life to be found in London during spring. The Horniman Nature Trail is the oldest in London and is carefully managed to encourage wildlife.
Tickets: Child £3. Adults free. Suitable for families with children 3+. Not suitable for prams or pushchairs.
Big Wednesday: Eggstravaganza
Wednesday 30 March, 11am – 3.30pm
Join us for a day of activities about eggs and egg-laying animals. Decorate your own egg, take part in an egg and spoon race, see extraordinary eggs from our collection and enjoy Easter themed folk dancing. All of this is inspired by the dinosaur eggs in our family exhibition Dinosaurs: Monster Families. Free
Nature Explorers: Pond Dipping
Thursdays, 31 March and 7 April
11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm
Try your hand at pond dipping in our Nature Trail Pond and discover a spring environment bursting with life on the Nature Trail. All equipment is provided. This activity is not suitable for prams or pushchairs. Please dress for the weather. An alternative indoor event will be run in the event of very bad weather.
Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets: Child £3.
Community Teachsport: ParkActive
Mondays – Fridays, 28 March – 8 April, 11am – 3.30pm
Take part in healthy fun activities in the Gardens including sports from around the world, as well as a soft play and baby gym. Drop in anytime.
Free. For children aged 0-18 years and accompanying adults.
Family Art Fun
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 28 March – 8 April, 11am – 2.45pm
Free and fabulous craft activities inspired by our new family exhibition Dinosaurs: Monster Families and the spring season. Decorate eggs and make dinosaur masks, springtime mobiles and flying garden birds.
Free. Suitable for families which children aged 3+.
Take a Tour with Mr Horniman
Friday 1 April, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 3pm
Mr Horniman has stepped out of his time machine in his top hat and tails to give you a special tour of his museum. He has some fantastic stories to tell and loves an audience! Free
Have fun with different art techniques to create something fabulous to take home inspired by the Horniman’s collections or seasonal celebrations. Different themes each week, please check the website.
Saturday 2 April, 1.30pm & 2.45pm
Plaster Cast Fossils
Saturday 9 April, 1.30pm & 2.45pm
Tickets: £3 Child. For families with children aged 3+. Children must be accompanied by adults.
Hands on Family Workshops
Touch real museum objects in these fun sessions for your family and explore a different theme each week with our unique handling collection.
Saturday 2 April
Hands On Fossils
Saturday 9 April
Hands On Eggs
Free. For families with children aged 3+
Big Wednesday: Spring Rites
Wednesday 6 April, 11am – 3.30pm
Join us for a day of activities inspired by the beginning of spring, with arts and craft, music, storytelling and more. Free
The Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole
Friday 8 April, 11.30am, 1.15pm, 3pm
Let 1800s war nurse Mary Seacole take you on a tour of the Horniman to tell her amazing story and show you around the Museum. Free