EGG-STRA FUN FOR KIDS AT FOOD MARKET TOMORROW
Kids – Easter cupcake decorating with Kate from Eat & Mess. Make Easter nests with mini eggs or yellow chicks. £2.50 each.
Eat & Mess Kate says “We have been busy baking up a storm today [Friday] in the E&M kitchen and thus far have managed to resist the mini eggs that are waiting to adorn our scrumptious Easter chocolate, salted caramel and mini egg cake!
Elsewhere in the kitchen we are whipping up a coffee and fresh cardamom cake with toasted walnuts and coffee swirled buttercream, Winter spiced carrot cake with toasted pumpkin seeds, walnuts and sultanas and topped with cream cheese frosting and edible flowers, jazzy gangs of spiced gingerbread men in their best market attire (that’ll be scarves and gloves then… brrr!), fresh raspberry and crushed pistachio friands, cherry compote bakewell tarts with almond cream and fresh cherry bite, Easter egg millionaire shortbreads with caramel on a rich butter shortbread base, rose scented strawberry cheesecake with toasted coconut base and fresh strawberry drizzle, ‘hot cross’ sticky buns with cinnamon glaze… and the brownie bar is out in full Springtime glory! Choose from cheesecake, sweet and salty rye or milk chocolate butterscotch. See you on the stall folks!”
Other guest stalls this week
Guest lunch – Return to Shasamane North African & Middle Eastern style vegan food. Emila is making “Chickpeas with wakame seaweed and a tomato based sauce with coriander seeds; kidney beans with fresh tarragon and a tomato based sauce with cardamom seeds; lentils with cloves, mint, red peppers and kale; butter beans with dill, parsley, chives, red peppers; home made hummus or butter beans pate; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; quinoa salad with sunflower seeds, linseed and herbs; cabbage salad with herbs; kale and spinach salad with fresh turmeric dressing.”
Local honey – beekeeper Glenys Her bee friends live in Upper Norwood & Dulwich.
Preserves – Imogeni
Nicki’s Mushrooms: Mushrooms & cheese
Mushrooms & cheese – Nicki’s Mushrooms NEW STALL
Flowers – ClaraFlora Claraflora is ill this week, so won’t be able to join us.
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “I’ll open the Spanish Laia Tinto, an award-winning, organic red Grenache from 50 year old vines. A deep purple-red in colour with aromas of black cherries, blueberries and figs. On the palate, fresh and smooth with notes of sweet spices and red fruits. Silky in texture with balanced tannins and a solid mineral backbone leading to a lengthy and refreshing finish.”
Gluten free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is cooking up “Cakes – Italian colomba Easter cake, Victoria sandwich with homemade chocolate and strawberry spread; lemon polenta; rum-almond dark chocolate truffles; carrot/courgette mini loaves; vegan chocolate loaves; blueberry-lemon loaf; raspberry-rosewater loaf. Savoury – spinach-leek tart; mushroom; selection of vegan tartlets. Dark sourdough gluten free bread.”
Palace Pint: buy your hops at the Patchwork Farm stall
Palace Pint – buy your hop rhizomes from the Patchwork Farm stall.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy
Brockmans: Winter salad
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 Orders can be taken over email [email protected] by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Meat – Jacobs Ladder Farms Jayne says ” This week we’ll have 20% off wild venison sausages from the deep, dark, depths of the Ashdown Forest, bamboozled in oodles of Merlot red wine. Perfect for making a slow cooked pot roast. We are also doing a New York strip steak special as Peter our dear butcher has just come back from States. Using Busses Farm organic grass fed beef of course.”
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board Owen says “Ham, glorious ham. With Easter only a week away, now is the time to pre-order. Whole, half, and quarters available. Please email us for details. Pick up from the market next Saturday. All the usual bits and pieces to choose from this week, with the exception of hot-smoked bacon. ‘Nduja is in good shape at the moment, as is the wild boar salami and the pancetta. Guanciale should be making an appearance in the next couple of weeks too, so keep an eye out for that.”
Hook Dairies: Raw milk, ghee, butter & cream
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy Here’s an interview with farmer Steveabout raw milk, price wars & the Moo Man movie.
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 15 Mar) – 14.9 kilos. Total so far 819 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)