FOOD MARKET THIS WEEK……
Cake makers extraordinaire Brett and Bailey have been with us since day one as has Owl Kitchen, Mel’s lovely gluten free stall, and Comfort and Joy, with Andrea’s signature home cooking. Also featuring are free-from stall Elvira’s Secret Pantry, based in Sydenham and stocked in lots of posh places now (!), Blowing Dandelion chocolates, who now have a shop here too. Find The Store Cupboard in the courtyard with every grain, dried fruit and spice, and our latest addition, London Smoke and Cure, who smoke everything in the Triangle! Transition Towns are all about building resilience in your own community and who would have guessed what we could build here! Markets provide an easy entry to newcomers or a great way of boosting struggling businesses. (There have been many many others that have traded and moved on and we haven’t forgotten you either.) I haven’t even included our hot food providers or our artist and maker stall, who will all feature in another post.
Crystal Palace Overground Festival are looking for volunteers. Would you be interested? Find out more here.
We’re also really happy to welcome back Patchwork Farm and have truly locally grown produce available again. If you have any gluts from your garden/allotment please bring them in and swap for other local produce. If you’re on twitter, tweet about it using the handle @CPPatchworkFarm.
Guest stalls this week
Free-from – Elvira’s Secret Pantry – gluten, dairy and yeast free sweets and savouries. Cakes! Carrot and pistachio loaves, lemon and poppy seed polenta cake, blueberry and almond d tart, fruit tartlets, jam crostata, NEW cherry and almond cake, (V) chocolate sandwich cake. Savouries: asparagus flan, spinach and leek flan, NEW peas and courgette quiche, tomato and olive tartlets, (V) selection, sausage rolls.
Preserves – Fruition Preserves Wendy says, “Last chance to buy our rich bitter-sweet Seville Orange Marmalade as we are down to our last batch. However, especially for Spring, we will have new stocks of our zesty and refreshing Sicilian Lemon Marmalade. Our range of low-sugar fruit compotes will also be on offer; perfect for refreshing Spring breakfasts with Greek yoghurt and our very own hand-roasted Granola with almonds and raisins. Compote flavours include tangy Rhubarb&Ginger, Plum&Vanilla, Cherry, Gooseberry&Elderflower and Summer Fruit. Perfect for the start of BBQ season, we will also have our signature homemade low-sugar, salt and gluten free ketchups in 4 flavours to tickle your taste buds: Traditional Tomato Ketchup, Spicy Tomato Ketchup, Plum Ketchup and Brown Sauce. See you Saturday.”
Chocolates & raw cakes – Blowing Dandelions – all made round the corner.
Olive oil & more – Apulia – Olive oils, pastas, pasta sauces and more.
Patchwork Farm – they’re back! Rhubarb, locally grown produce, and some veggie seeds. Everyone is welcome to bring in any gluts of veg – herbs – seedlings to swap.
Local brewery – Hiver Beer – “Richard will have our brand new IPA for sale in mini-keg for the first time. This is a 5 litre self pouring keg. Perfect for BBQs and parties! Have a great weekend.”
Natural Wines – Wine Scouts “This Saturday it will be coldish again, so let’s open a meaty, warming red wine: the Château Le Roc ‘Le Classique’, Côtes du Frontonnais. Deep purple in colour. Distinctive aromas of violets, cinnamon and cassis. Firm and savoury on the palate with notes of Morello cherries, liquorice and bitter almonds. The finish is long with soft, chalky tannins. It’s spicy acidity makes this a versatile food wine. Particularly suited to rustic dishes such as braised leg of lamb with garlic or shoulder of lamb stuffed with peppers, breadcrumbs and shallots. It also pairs well with a beef stew. Good also with mushroom pate.”
Cheese – Capo Caccia “Hola, CHEESES; black truffle cacciotta, cow and sheep’s milk blue cheese, aged smoked ricotta, saffron Pecorino, vegetarain goat’s cheese, new cow’s milk blue and MEATS; gluten free cured sausage marinated in red wine, pork cheek guanciale, wild boar salami and lots of love! :)”
Art and Crafts – Palace Makers If you’d like to get involved in this weekly market stall please pay us a visit and have a chat.
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Tea time at The Store Cupboard: This week our lovely glass tea infusers are reduced in price. Made from toughened glass & dishwasher safe. Mugs reduced from £19 to £15 and tea pots from £21.50 to £16. While stocks last. Back in stock: bioD laundry liquid, fabric softener and washing up liquid. Friday opening: Can’t make Saturday, don’t want to queue or simply fancy a peaceful browse? We are now open every Friday from 11am – 4pm. You can order in advance by email and pick up from us Friday or Saturday. Click here for the order form.”
Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “Salads & sauces –chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad. Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries, made in SE London. See Trisha on the stall.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch & Deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.
Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet & savoury galettes and crepes. The new special galette is caramelised onions, slow roasted tomatoes, cheese, salad, seeds and chilli.
Smoked Produce – London Smoke and Cure Ross says “For those of you that are regular customers you’ll know well what we do – very delicious, small batch products, made locally with the best ingredients possible. This week we’ll have it all – great organic bacons, lovely moreish smoked cheeses, cured meats and all served with the biggest smile. I thought it might be interesting to do a few write ups focusing on a particular product to give you a bit of an insight into what we do. So I’m starting this week with our salmon pates. The main thing we try to achieve with our pates is something light, fresh and zingy. In competitor tests we’ve found it easy to make something that ends up being claggy… and that just ain’t what we’re about!! So here’s the recipe if you like what we do and fancy trying it at home.
200g Poached Salmon (You want to try to get the freshest and best available – Veaseys is the best option for miles around)
100g Cream Cheese
50g Sour Creme (this is the secret ingredient, keeping it light and fresh)
A drop or two of hot pepper sauce
A splash of Worcestershire sauce
A squeeze of lemon (till the juice runs down…)
Pepper and salt.
A handful of dill (finely chopped)
A spring onion (finely chopped)
A tiny bit of horseradish sauce
Mix it all up, enjoy the process, eat it off the spoon or spread it on some bread. Simple food makes for a happy belly! If you like, you can change the poached salmon for a cold or a hot smoked salmon version. It will be a bit deeper in flavour and if you give it to your friends they’ll start telling you to go on Masterchef. Next week we’ll do a meat product, if you want to find out about something in particular let me know and we’ll do it! firstname.lastname@example.org Remember, we produce right on your doorstep in the heart of the triangle. We are literally your local smokehouse!
See you tomorrow x “
Cakes – Brett & Bailey – Summer might not be in the air quite yet, but you’ll get a first taste of it on this week’s stall. Don’t miss our first baked berry cheesecake of the year – every slice of this rich vanilla and lemon cheesecake is studded with plump raspberries and blueberries. It’s a must with a cold splash of cream. On this week’s cake parade we have a rich and moist coconut and raspberry cake; Top Banana cake with banana milkshake buttercream and salted dulce de leche; light and luscious citrus chiffon cake with sherbet lemon frosting and homemade orange curd; and old favourites the chocolate Guinness and double carrot. Plus! Raspberry bakewells, preserved lemon meringue pies, peanut butter bars, mint choc chip cookies, indulgent dark chocolate brownies flecked with pecans and white chocolate chunks, sticky buns, cardamom knots, jars of our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade, and a big batch of bomboloni pumped full of our special recipe chocolate and hazelnut gianduja. Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew tells me this week he’ll have chicken (whole, breast, thighs & drums); Sussex beef – topside, sirloin, minced, steak and diced steaks; sausages; chops; wild garlic sausages; kofta; bacon – streaky and back; Pevensey marsh lamb – chops, minced, leg and shoulders.” Please ring Andrew on 07920 850 653 to place any meat orders.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Strawberries coming in the greenhouse
Brockmans – Jason says, “New season asparagus and lettuces are the star offerings this week. Other new lines include cucumbers and vine tomatoes though in limited numbers. The recent warm weather is great if you are out and about in shorts and sandals but a nightmare if you want to plant crops.
Also at markets you will find
spring greens, broccoli, spartan apples, purslane, sorrel and parsley, beetroot, kale (limited), spinach, leeks, chard (limited), carrots, 2 varieties of potato, onions, mushrooms, eggs and much more, bananas, lemons and other exotics at Venn St, Crystal Palace, Brockley and Primrose Hill. For news, tweets & photographs go to : Brockmans Farm
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any way. Taste the difference.
Veaseys: Paul showing a little friend how to fillet fish
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Hello everybody! We’ve had some fine fish up so far this week the wind has been a little crazy out at sea but hey it’s like that sometimes. Our local fish this week is: Garfish, Gurnard, Plaice, Seabass, Brill, Turbot, Soles and Squid From the Smokery, Whole Smoked Mackerel, Cold Smoked Salmon, Hot Smoked Salmon, Smoked Trout and our own Salmon Pate Shellfish: Fresh Crab, Lobster, Cornish Mussels, Cornish Oysters, Lindisfarne Oysters, Raw Prawns, Jumbo Wild Prawns and Vongole Clams. Have a great weekend.” If you know you want anything, you could pre-order it with us either by email on email@example.com or by phone on 01342 822906.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.
Locally made art & crafts – Palace Makers (previously called Handmade Palace)
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Transition Town – April newsletter now out.
Permaculture Garden in Merton – we love this from our friend Steve Topple at The Canary about May Project Gardens in Merton.
Transition Network – click here for our wider network’s April news.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They currently need washing up liquid, clothes washing powder, tinned carrots, UHT custard and tinned meat (not pork). Latest drop off (Tuesday 18th April) 31 kilos. Total donated so far 1390.7kg.
News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
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)