FOOD MARKET / GRAIN GROCER / LOVE BITES AMONG URBAN FOOD AWARDS NOMINEES
Crystal Palace Food Market, The Grain Grocer and Love Bites have all been nominated for the freshly launched Urban Food Awards.
The awards are part of London Food Link whose aim is to campaign for a healthy, sustainable and ethical food system in the capital.
“We are very honoured to have three nominations out of a total of 80 from our little market” said a spokeswoman.
To register your vote, please go to http://www.sustainweb.org/jelliedeel/vote/ The vote closes on the 31st October.
Enterprises that get the most votes in each category will be shortlisted for Urban Food Routes’ panel of expert judges.
Finalists will be contacted in early November and winners will be announced in December at a shindig at Whole Foods Market in Kensington and celebrated in a feature in The Guardian and the February-April issue of The Jellied Eel magazine.
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
Haynes Lane Courtyard
Storecupboard refills, cleaning product refills, raw, vegan, salads, juices, bread, pastries.
Raw/vegan/bursting with goodness from Love Bites: Wheatgrass juice, sun love burgers, tacos, pizza, black lentil sprouted salad, peanut butter chocolate truffles, honey fig/choc truffles, freshly made juices, flatbread. All raw, all vegan, all organic.
The Grain Grocer: Did you know they also sell cleaning products? Bring any bottle (with a lid!) and fill your own dishwash liquid, laundry liquid, fabric softener and more. Great prices.
Chas & Momo: Baguettes, sour dough, brioche, burger buns, croissants and whatever else Chas has cooked up in his Thornton Heath bakery.
Neals Yard: Away this week.
A little bit of news from the courtyard crew: Love Bites and the Grain Grocer have teamed up with The Platform @ 2 Ridgeway Road London SW9 with a pop up cafe/chill space, open until 12 Oct. Find them at The Platform in Loughborough Junction. Love Bites will be taking care of the raw organic vegan deliciousness & Grain Grocer are on the ingredients.
Antenna Car Park
Fruit, veg, wine, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, hot lunch, deli, milk, cakes, gifts, coffee, gluten free, preserves.
Story telling for kids: Come along and meet The Man From Story Mountain (as seen at The British Museum and Glastonbury Festival) who will be telling ancient stories from all over the world. 30mins sessions at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm, cost just £1 per child. Suitable for children of all ages. Signed copies of his novel will be available to buy, £1 off the cover price used by bookshops.
Lunch from Ate Street Food: New vegetarian slider – broccoli & feta fritter served with a tomato salsa. 3 choices for the vegetarians now and 3 for the meat lovers! Pulled pork, pulled lamb, braised ox cheek, grilled paneer and quinoa and cannellini bean burger, plus lime, lemongrass and ginger drink. Each one has it’s own toppings & accompaniments.
Flowers: Claraflora’s home grown blooms.
Fish: Fresh… whole plaice only £6.75kg, organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, Sussex sea bass – priced on size £15-18kg, whole plaice £7kg, rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, Eastbourne caught cod fillet £15.95kg, sea bass fillets (mixed sizes) £25kg, hake fillet £18kg, whole fresh mackerel £8.90kg, squid £1.95/100g, lemon sole £18.95kg, salmon fillet £19kg. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, Cornish Mussels £6kg, large black tiger prawns £2.25 each or 5 for a tenner, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g, fresh cut scallops £3.75/100g, dressed crabs £6 each, cooked crevettes £2.20/100g. Ready to eat… hot smoked salmon £2.50/100g, rollmops £1 each, dill marinated herrings £5 per 475g tub, marinated anchovies £2/100g, cooked crab £4.50lb, Arbroath smokies £16kg.
Meat of the week: 20 per cent off legs of lovely lamb from Jayne & Michael’s own farm.
Brambletye: I love Stein’s farm updates. Here is this weeks – word for word. “Well there is talk going around, one on the names is evita. All gossip, but this week only I have something that tastes more intense then evita, it’s a mystery fruit going by the name of little uglies. And the juice this week is apple and pear juice, very sweet, bit of acidity from some early evita juice fruit with the smoothness of pear juice.” Bonkers, but they grow amazing fruit & veg, and their eggs are tops.
Brockmans: Did you see the pretty cauliflower selection last week? They were so technicoloured various folk thought they might be GM. Well, they are most certainly not. All our produce is GM free – those colours are down to mother nature alone! They’re back this week – sunset, white and romanesco cauliflower, plus Kentish cobnuts, rose hip berries, cylindrica beets, massive squash and all the usuals.
Wild Country Organics: Vote for them in the Soil Association Organic awards. Click here to vote Well done to Adrian & everyone on the farm – we’re proud of you!
Gluten free/free from courtesy of Owl Kitchen: vegan Sachertorte, coffee & walnut cake, stilton & spring onion tart, apple cake, raspberry & apple muffins, carrot cake, sugar free beetroot cake, peanut butter squares and more.
Organic, vegan, soy free from Cookie & Biscuit: Danae was one of our first stallholders – when she moved to the states we were sad. Now she’s back, so now we’re happy. This week – chocolate cupcakes, cinnamon cake, granola bars, almond coconut, cookies, pecan cookies, peanut butter & ganache sandwiches, mini banana bars, brownies. Grains from our own Grain Grocer.
Patchwork Farm: Salad, chard, tomatoes and more locally grown seasonal goodies.
Organic September is run each year by the Soil Association, the certifying body for organic products. Their emphasis is on small changes, big differences this year, and there are lots of organic food, beauty products and even clothes on offer in September.
Hook & Sons are famous: Did you miss the Film 4 premiere of The Moo Man? The movie is available to order here, or see if Will’s on the stall. He’s farmer Steve’s third son and can tell you about life on the farm.
Claraflora Home grown flowers
Pete’s Pics Local character & his historic Palace pics
Reiki For a donation/trade of your choice HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Neals Yard Remedies Organic beauty products AWAY THIS WEEK
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe (Source: Crystal Palace Food Market)