Laura & Rob at Croydon Radio
FOOD MARKET’S LAURA ON CROYDON RADIO
Laura from Crystal Palace Food Market has been interviewed on Croydon Radio, speaking about the market, Crystal Palace Transition Town and what started her along this journey.
Laura says “The podcast is here tinyurl.com/z7ulbmm. I come in at 49:30, or listen to the whole show with inspiring Croydon folk @ParkHillFriends,@franco1s and @ShanqMarie – founder of Young People Insight.
Thanks to Katie Rose & Rob Wilson Junior from Inside Story Radio and Croydon Radio.”
Guest stalls this week
Simply Tay: Curry for lunch
Guest lunch – Simply Tay Vegetarian or meat curry, and samosas, made by local Tayyaba. She says “I’m making chicken with chickpeas; spicy fish curry; cauliflower potato curry. All served with pilau rice and daahl. Plus, of course, lots of samosas.”
Cheese & cured meats – Capo Caccia Sardinian cheeses & charcuterie. Antonio says “This week we have myrtle leaves gluten free salami, organic creamy ricotta, 24th months pecorino granglona and two sheep milk blue cheeses.”
Flowers – ClaraFlora Locally grown blooms.
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Sweets, savouries & bread. This week Elvira is making us “Cakes – NEW blueberry tart, carrot & pistachio, pumpkin & chocolate, raw & sugar free seeded energy bars, spiced apple, chocolate and pear, NEW lemon tart, vegan chocolate & cranberry mini loaves. Savouries -NEW muffin frittatas, asparagus quiche, spinach & leek tart, mushroom tart, courgette & aubergine tart, vegan tomato tartlets.”
Chocolates & vegan truffles – Blowing Dandelion Handmade by Michaela in Crystal Palace.
World food/vegan – Return to Shashamane Emilia is cooking up “Chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds & fresh tarragon, butter beans with dill parsley chives; lentils with cloves, mint & garlic; Mexican street salad with cabbage & chillies; kale salad with a fresh turmeric dressing & sunflower seeds; fresh coriander sauce with chillies & garlic; hummus; raw tabouleh (cauliflower salad); spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pomegranate.”
Eat & Mess: Chef Kate
Cakes – Eat & Mess Made by Kate in Haynes Lane – literally next door to the market. Kate’s in the middle of making her own wedding cake, so she hasn’t had time to let me know what she’ll be bringing us for the market. We know it will be delicious!
Wine – Le Grappin Emma says “It’s been #Bagnum-tastic since we last visited the market. We’ve been on BBC Radio 4 and in the Daily Mail talking about the benefits of bagged wine. Grab one from Emma on Saturday or bring back your refill bottle for the cheapest, most eco way to buy wine – our #wineontap is as fresh as it left the winery.”
Beer – Hiver Beer Simon says “Hello Crystal Palace! We’ve got great news as you can now find us at the market on the first AND third Saturday of every month. We’re delighted to be able to spend more time with you! This week, as well as the usual beers and honeys to taste and take away we’ll also be selling tickets to our beekeeping and beer tasting experience which runs on Saturday’s and Sunday’s in Kennington Park and has been hugely popular so far. Ask Matt on the stand for more details.”
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi Emanuela tells me “Ciao bella, for Saturday we have: Truffle ravioli; meat tortellini; aubergine & salted ricotta ravioli; broad beans, peas & goats cheese halfmoon; spinach and ricotta ravioli; tomato sauce; basil pesto; and hopefully a good looking guy selling everything.” (Goodness!)
Preserves – Imogeni Home made jams, jellies & chutneys just like your granny used to make.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Wild Country Organics: Courgette flowers
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project). Lou says “This week at the market we will have courgette and bean plants which are ready and raring to grow- must go! Also herbs – sage and borage and a few remaining strawberry plants.” Plus get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “It’s Crab-stravaganza Saturday! We have had plenty of crabs in the pots this week, they must be coming in-shore looking for sun (aren’t we all) This week only all whole cooked crab will be £5.00 each – get in early to snatch up a big one and potentially save yourself 50% off the normal price. And if there are any small ones left at the end of the day they will go for even less!
Expect plenty of the other Summer favourites such as hot smoked salmon, wild prawns, sushi quality tuna and mackerel. More of our own smoked fish will be on offer too. P.S. Wild samphire is back in next week! Our favourite sea vegetable.” Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm This week Andrew will have some wild venison & venison sausages.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Here’s a new article about Steve Hook crowd funding his farm.
Chas & Momo: Sourdough croissants
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sara says “This week we will have the most amazing rhubarb & apple pies, caramelized onion focaccias and mini focaccias. And because this weather is asking for something comforting, we will also have lots and lots of San Francisco sourdough and our soft potato rolls.”
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 is still running low. They need:
tinned corned beef
Latest drop off (Tuesday 31 May) – 17.1 kilos. Total so far 903.1 kilos.
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)