CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
Saturday June 14th: DON’T FORGET THE PALACE DADS!
Stone baked pizza from Forno Viaggiante: Freshly cooked in their vintage Citroen van. Giancarlo tells me the special of the day will be “MARE E` MONTI pizza. With anchovies, mushroom and paprika seasoned chorizo! Heaven!!”
Beer pop up from Late Knights: Packs of two pints to take away (off license only). Worm Catcher is a beautifully hoppy IPA, double hopped with loads of aroma and a subtle bitterness.. We use Columbus, cascade and cluster hops in this one. For a 5.2% beer it is very easy to drink. Hop o’ The Morning is our stout. It is very classic in style, but we have double hopped this cheeky little number with pacific jade hops and kept the ABV to 4.2% to help with the drinkability that you don’t always get in other stouts. Crack of Dawn is our easy drinking pale ale. It is fresh and full of flavor. This ‘session’ beer is our best seller as the taste of it is not quite what you expect from a weaker ale.
Handmade Palace: Loads of great locally made presents, ranging in price from pocket money upwards.
Father’s Day kids crafts: Two different options for the wee ones to make a present for daddy. Ceramic tile or bunting painting £1.50/£2 (Remember the Mother’s Day ones? The kids and the mums loved it) &/or photo frame decorating £1.50.
Fruit & veg news: Wild Country have the first new season broccoli this week. Their famous tomatoes are just starting to change colour, so it won’t be long til we can stuff ourselves silly on them! Brockmans tell me the foraged/wild greens are particularly good at the moment – ever tried purslane? Have a chat with Jason and he’ll tell you all about it. With all the sun we’ve been blessed with Brambletye’s lettuces might be ready. Also new in season, broad beans, strawberries (be quick!), raspberries, courgettes, beans, cucumbers.
Fish: Super Seasonal… wild Scottish sea trout £9lb, UK squid £1.90/100g, samphire grass £1.20/100g, Sussex pot caught lobster £11.50lb, crab claws, mixed brown & spider £5lb, fresh Sussex mackerel £7.95kg. Fresh… rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, whole lemon sole £14.50kg, whole sea bass medium £15kg, whole sea bream£12.50kg, whole plaice £6.95kg. Smoked… naturally Smoked Haddock – £16.95kg, oak roasted kiln smoked salmon £2.50/100g, cold smoked sliced salmon £3.50/100g, Manx kippers £1.50 each, whole smoked mackerel £5 each, smoked mackerel fillets £3.50 per pack. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.25 each or 6 for £7, Colchester rock oysters £1.25 each or 6 for £7, Cornish mussels £6kg, large tiger prawns £2.25 each or 5 for a tenner, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Shetland Isle scallops £3.60/100g, dressed crabs £6 each.
Meat of the week: 20% off organic legs of Montague Farm lamb. All the meat in the market is certified organic or biodynamic. But what does that actually mean? These are the six principles set down by the Soil Association.
No factory farming
Lots of outdoor space and fresh air
Encouragement of normal animal behaviour
No routine use of drugs and vaccines
No genetically modified (GM) feed or growth hormones
Minimised stress in transport and slaughter
As well as that, our animals are pasture-fed if they are meant to be, and that means higher Omega 3 in the meat and much less disease. So when you eat any meat from the market, you know that the animals have been kept, fed and treated to the highest standards – and that also means tastier meat too.
The Grain Grocer: Find them in their new spot in the courtyard of Haynes Lane Market – just next door to the food market. New this week from Wade & Tara – organic, British grown fava beans and yellow split peas.
Also in Haynes Lane: Katt with guest coffee served from a pretty 1964 Morris Traveller called Betty.
Gluten free from Mel & her Owl Kitchen: Vegan courgette brownies, blackcurrant bakewell, sugar free beetroot torte, chocolate caramel shortcake, chocolate fudge cake, plus all the usuals.
Cakes: Here’s Brett & Bailey’s Joe with all the cake news “Summer fruits are the belles of the B&B stall this Saturday. Berries will be in abundance, from our baked berry cheesecake to our brand new strawberry Victoria sponge, but for a truly sunny treat, try our Melba slices – fresh peaches and raspberries baked into an incredibly fluffy lemon, almond and yogurt cake. We’ll also have all the usual suspects, such as fine dark chocolate brownies, chocolate Guinness cake, double carrot cake, apple and salted caramel cake, lemon and almond meringue cake, raspberry and white chocolate blondies, lime and coconut squares, and our super-sticky sticky buns. Finally, as so many of you asked us about them at our last stall, we’ll be welcoming back our banana, milk chocolate and walnut cookies – incredible with a long cool glass of milk, but you’ll have to visit Hook & Son for that 😉 xx”
Patchwork Farm: There’s loads more coming in to season – the famous 50p Patchwork Farm salad is my top recommendation. Bring your gluts along to sell or swap, come to buy very very local produce, or pop by for a natter.
Plus of course the lovely sunny Antenna Cafe for coffee, or something stronger. A great place to sit, listen to the buskers and watch the world go by.
Of course, all the usuals will be there too so you can stock up for the week – all the stalls are listed below.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. This is their shopping list – which changes every so often.
Some of what’s on around CP this weekend:
Summer Fayre St John’s Church, Sylvan Road, Upper Norwood, SE19 – Saturday 14th June, 12 noon to 4pm. Fayre will be opened by the new Mayor of Croydon – Clarence & Frederick’s brewery, Pimms, Tombolas, homemade cakes and preserves, lots of games for the children and adults, face painting and so much more. Money raised in support of St. John’s and APCMH (local mental health group) Lots of fun for everyone – please come and support!
If you’re down Pengewards, Winsford Gardens (Garden Road, Penge, SE20 7RN) are having a special day of kids activities, music, plant sale, and more as part of Open Garden Squares on Saturday. This is very special volunteer run public space.
The Westow are hosting a fundraiser for the Overground Festival, also on Saturday 12-5pm.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
INFORMATION PROJECT’S THIRD MEETING
The Information Project’s third debate in the series ‘What is Culture in the 21st Century?’ -Heritage and Legacy: In the Shadow of Dinosaurs – takes place on Wednesday June 25th at the Salvation Army centre, Westow Street, Upper Norwood at 7:30pm
An Information Project spokesperson said: “With proposals to redevelop Crystal Palace park, a group of local residents have started The Information Project to publicise the possibilities for the park and to help create a critical, intellectual debate about the identity of community, place, culture and design for the twenty-first century.
“The group is organising a programme of debates featuring high profile architects, developers, planners, politicians and London based broadcasters, thinkers and writers. “There are also plans to include local residents in a visioning exercise.
“Continuing the theme of who owns culture, the premise of this third session is to discuss and develop the strands that link from historical precedent to current trends.
“In this session there will be a comparison of historical trends that shaped the original Crystal Palace / Crystal Palace park with the new emergent trends in urban space.
“Should Crystal Palace Park be a destination (again; or, is it already?) – the notion of the urban-cultural-tourist is more than a savant-flaneur and seems to be driving economy more and more in London.
“The post Olympic Legacy created an illusion of large-scale festivity that seems unsustainable – and the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre has been demoted making it a major loser from the Olympic Legacy.
“Does Crystal Palace need regeneration? “Or is the geo-political boundary making it unsustainable to subsidise a peripheral amenity that better serves neighbouring populations. “And is it right that in austerity times that finances prescribe civic pride and opportunity?
“Is private development the only way to germinate community? “Are there policy mechanisms or other means to avoid removing a public amenity from the public purse?
Panellists for the third meeting are:
Dr John Bold, Reader in Architecture, former Head of Architecture for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
Leo Hollis, historian & urbanist, cities are good for you
Peter Wynne Rees, Professor of Places and City Planning, The Bartlett, UCL
(Who chairs the meeting has yet to be confirmed)
The Information Project is an independent information resource being developed by local residents to inform the community and interested parties about the proposed development in Crystal Palace Park by the Chinese corporation ZhongRong Group (ZRG) and their UK consultants Arup. This deal would mean the sale of the top site of the park, Metropolitan Open Land, by the London Borough of Bromley on a long lease to ZRG. The development was announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, during a press conference in Crystal Palace Park in October 2013.
Team members are: Noreen Meehan who chairs the Crystal Palace Overground Festival; Christopher Binsted, curator, The Information Project; Dagmar Binsted, director, The Information Project; and Robert Gibson, director of specialist real estate public relations consultancy MJ2
For more information
BIKE MARKING SCHEME
A BIKE MARKING session takes place at Blue Door Bicycles, Central Hill (almost opposite Gipsy Hill police station) on Sunday June 29th from midday to 2pm