GET BOOKED IN AT THE FOOD MARKET!
From Crystal Palace food market:
We are very proud that the market has been chosen as one of 21 stories of Transition around the world. These have been “harvested” by Rob Hopkins and put into a book to be presented at the Climate Change talks in Paris.
This link* takes you to the book – slide down to see the different stories. Find the market at number 3. Click on the market story to hear Rob’s interview when he came and looked around the market.
The book will be on sale on our Patchwork Farm stall – we’ll let you know when.
Guest stalls this week
Kids (& adults) – mindfulness drop-in sessions: Pop along and join in with the experiments that help to understand our thoughts and feelings. Learn how to take yourself from crazy to calm, or ‘squash’ your worries! 11-12 and 1-2pm Find them on the Neal’s Yard stall.
Neal’s Yard Remedies: Organic beauty product stall. FREE hand massages also on offer.
Guest lunch by Mui Mui: Oksoon and Jia Nee are cooking up “Vietnamese grilled beef, Vietnamese chicken with lemon grass and turmeric, Malaysian chicken laksa soup, Malaysian vegetarian nasi lemak.”
Gluten free by Owl Kitchen: This week gluten free cook Mel is making “Sweet – apricot & coconut loaf, flourless chocolate orange cake, spicy pecan cake, lemon drizzle sandwich, carrot cake, chocolate brownies, flapplejacks, vegan courgette & banana cake, peanut butter squares. Savoury – mini caramelised onion quiche, extra mature cheddar & double Gloucester quiche, best gluten free sausage rolls ever.”
Preserves by Bickerton’s: Andrew tells me “We have the return of the seasonal spiced cranberry & port jam, plus the honey & maple roasted pecans and the spice roasted pecans too. We’ll have all our gift sets for Christmas as well.”
Cakes by Brett & Bailey: Here’s Joe’s cake parade. “Get ready for December nice and early! We’ll be bringing our luxury Christmas cakes and puddings to the market for the first time this weekend. Don’t miss out – reserve yours on our website to collect from any of our stalls. Not quite in the mood yet? See if we can tempt you with one of our stollen swirls – sweet fruit buns swirled with moreish marzipan – or find comfort in a generously-sized square of sticky date cake, or a large slice of our pumpkin pecan pie (recently declared one of the best in London by About Time magazine).
On the cake parade we’ll have chocolate and clementine cake (another comeback); apple and salted caramel cake; mocha cheesecake; our signature double carrot cake; and a fresh ginger cake with caramelised orange frosting (our current favourite). All this and peanut butter bars, cranberry and clementine cookies, super-squidgy dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks, and a basket brimming with sticky buns. Missing the market this weekend? Remember that our online shop is always open.
Wine by Wine Scouts: Pedro says “Hello! This Sat, we’ll open the organic white wine ‘Miranius’. Grape Varieties: Xarel.lo and Macabeu. Tasting Notes: Miranius has strong varietal character with crisp acidity and a good palate. To achieve this, they work with very low production volumes in the vineyards, taking great care over ripening with the aim of producing wines with natural, fresh acidity. This wine may contain natural sediments.
Vineyard: Alt Penedès, Barcelona, Spain. Harvest Method: Grapes are owned by Celler Credo and have been cultivated in accordance with organic and biodynamic agriculture (certified). All harvesting by hand to ensure excellent quality fruit. Wines are produced and bottled on the property. Winemaking: Plants grow spontaneously between the wines loosening soil and regulating water and drainage. 100% dry farmed. Biodiversity and balance ensures a natural vineyard ecosystem. Natural treatments are applied to the vines to control the presence of fungus and strengthen the vines defences naturally. Low production volumes. Winemaker: Ton Mata. Alcohol: 11.5% vol.”
Beer by Clarkshaws Brewery: Vegetarian society approved beers, brewed by Ian and Lucy in Brixton.
Regular stalls this week
Lunch – weekly: Deli items from Comfort & Joy, proper ham sandwiches (or pastrami – and you can add cheese too) from The Charcuterie Board and Jacob’s Ladder burgers are back at last!
Comfort & Joy: Andrea’s latest tasty treats include “mac and cheese with bacon & leek, and a veggie mac and cheese with sun-dried tomatoes.” Find Comfort & Joy in the courtyard.
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 20% off organic legs of lamb. Jayne says this is “the first of Martin Hole’s lamb. Organic, native breed Romney from their farm on an area of special scientific interest.” Jacob’s Ladder are a collective of tiny organic and biodynamic farms in East Sussex and Kent that farm using traditional methods with rare breed animals, and come together to sell at Crystal Palace Food Market, the only market that Jacob’s Ladder now attend. Help to support these tiny farms whilst knowing that animal welfare is always top of their list.
Handmade pasta from Pastificio Mansi. Emanuela tells me this week her & the gals are making “Gluten free – Ravioli w mushroom, Pecorino and walnuts. Normal dough – Cavolo nero and fennel sausage, Pumpkin, goats cheese and Rosemary halfmoon, Black truffle cappellacci, Chestnut ravioli with mushroom. Sauce – fresh tomato.” Check out this great write up about Emanuela.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says “We have everything apart from crackling this week, but I really want to talk Christmas! Orders please! First come, first served. Last orders Saturday 12th December. Talk to Elliot on Saturday, or email us.”
Hams – Whisky & Orange | Treacle
Whole Leg Ham (6-7kg) £120
Half Leg Ham (3-3.5kg) £60
Whole Shoulder Ham (3-4kg) £65
Pies – Melton Mowbray | Pork & Stilton | Smokey Bacon | Pork & Chorizo
Party Pork Pie (1.35kg) £18
Family Pork Pie (900g) £12
Large Pork Pie (450g) £6
Small Pork Pie (200kg) £3
24th December – Pick up from Tudor Rd, SE19.
22nd December – Pick up from our warehouse in Peckham Rye
22nd-23rd December – Delivered by courier, £10 charge.
The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent, and also have a selection of cheeses from Neal’s Yard.
Sustainably caught fish from Veasey’s: Dan says “Pretty much more of the same as last week. It’s steady this time of the year with no large variation in what is being caught. Expect plaice, bass, cod and other flat fish as well as the usual goodies. No Paul this week *sad face*, he is at his son’s wedding in North Wales. Micky and I will see you all tomorrow.”
Fresh – whole Sussex bass £16kg, bass fillets £2.90/100g, whole plaice £7.50kg, plaice fillets £1.50/100g, organic salmon fillets £4.00 each or 4 for £15.00, fresh squid £1.70/100g, whole brill £15kg. Smoked – Manx kippers £1.50 each, cold smoked salmon £3.60/100g, kiln roasted smoked salmon £2.60/100g, smoked eel £5.75/100g, whole smoked mackerel £5.00 each. Shellfish – Cornish oysters £1.20 each, Maldon oysters £1.20 each, Palourde clams £13.50kg, Cornish mussels £6.00kg, cooked crab £7.50 each, dressed crab £6.00 each. You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for any flat fish.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “Hey homies, olive oil is back in fresh from the new harvest!” You can now pre order on the website for click and collect.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne. There is sometimes ethically raised rose veal from their own herd, alongside organic yoghurt, butter, ghee, cream and yoghurt drinks.
Fruit, veg & salad: Stein & crew at Brambletye, Jason, Paul, Tim etc at Brockmans, Adrian et al at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Brockmans: For all our market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm. Check out more pictures and videos on the farm Twitter feed.”
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. Everyone’s welcome to volunteer on this stall – just ask at the stall.
Eggs: From Brambletye & Hook.
Bread: From Chas & Momo’s Thornton Heath bakery, Bread Bread (at the Grain Grocer) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Handmade Palace: Local art and crafts. Gift wrapping & cards available. You can book local pottery courses too starting next week and find out more about the SE Art Trail 21st/22nd Nov. Email Beth for more information, or to ask about joining.
Antenna Cafe: will be open all day for coffee, cake or glass of something stronger if you prefer.
Buskers Paradise: Music from Steve Broe & friends. Want to play? Get in touch with Steve via the facebook page.
Would your kid like a taste of being on a stall? Free stalls available for kids, run by kids, swapping books, stickers, cars etc. Get in touch via email. For ages 6 and up.
Into yoga/ballet/zumba or more? Check out the classes at Antenna Studios.
Check out our next door neighbours Haynes Lane Market. It’s a treasure trove of eclectic collectables in there!
The Foodbank: The foodbank needs toilet paper, toothbrushes, instant mash & instant puddings. Including the latest drop off (Tuesday 27 October) we’re now up to 639.9 kilos! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
Check out our latest Transition Town newsletter.
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR LOCAL FAMILIES…..
We’re part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. There’s always something going on – check out our calendar. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our new blog section is a great place to start.
Donate Christmas presents to local families: Lorraine says “Would you like to donate to the Christmas Appeal this year and help make someone’s Christmas a little bit special? Please see our Facebook group for more information. The toy shop Papagaio on Westow Street has kindly offered to be a drop off for donations throughout November. We would also need volunteers for the week of 7-11th December to help with sorting, wrapping, packing and delivering. Please email Lorraine or call her on 07522 805 197 to let her know if you can help . Thank you very much in advance for your support, last year’s has been fantastic so let’s try to do it again!”
Christmas Support: Lorraine from the Salvation Army says “If you know someone with children who could use practical support with presents and food in the lead up to Christmas, our Christmas Appeal exists to support local families, all done in confidence.” For more information, email Lorraine or call her on 07522 805 197. If you would like to contribute to this appeal, please join the Facebook group.
Christmas Dinner at the Salvation Army: If you know anyone who would be alone on Christmas day, they are invited to dinner at the Salvation Army. For more information, email Lorraine or call her on 07522 805 197.
Interested in Beekeeping? Croydon Beekeepers are running a beginners course running on Tuesday evening lasting for 8 weeks starting on 2nd February 2016 7.30 till 9pm. This will be followed in the spring by a 4 week practical course in our teaching apiary. The course is for anyone considering talking up beekeeping in the spring. for further information email [email protected]
Want to volunteer at ‘The Triangle’, Barnados? Nicola says “We are able to offer volunteering opportunities for 16 year olds-up to elders and anyone in between. We offer comprehensive training which includes safeguarding, health and safety training etc. Like all organisations, individuals would have to fill in an application form, be interviewed and will also have to do DBS checks. We want to create a valued and learning environment for everyone and can help volunteers build a portfolio of work that they could present at college or work interviews.” Email Nicola for more information.
Want to garden, but don’t have a space of your own? Join the Patchwork Farm crew at the Edible Garden in Westow Park, or at St John’s on Auckland Road. Check the Transition Town diary for details.
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 food market’s website – Thanks)