HALLOWEEN CUPCAKE DECORATING AT THE FOOD MARKET (31st October)
Lots for kids this week – den building and storytelling workshop, facepainting and spooky Halloween cupcake decorating. Plus lots of new stalls – Sweet Carolina cakes, King Caterers Chilli Chutneys, Blowing Dandelion chocolates and Anerley locals BOB Wines. All details below.
The Grain Grocers won’t be open this Saturday. They’ll be back next week – we promise!
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Guest stalls this week
Kids – den building and storytelling workshop with Dan Swinton, FREE but donations to Upper Norwood Library welcome. Drop in for as little or as long as you like. 11am-2pm
Kids – scary facepainting with Jacqueline.
Kids – Halloween cupcake decorating with Kate on the Eat & Mess gluten free stall.
Guest lunch by Jerky Fridays at the Market. This week Patsy’s cooking up “Jerk chicken, curry mutton, vegetable curry, filleted red bream fish, rice and peas or plain rice, mixed salad and fried plantains.”
Chocolates by Blowing Dandelion: pretty handmade chocolates, made by Palace local Michaela.
Gluten free by Eat & Mess: Kate says “Getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend with gingerbread skeletons, sugar free super moist pumpkin spice cake with cinnamon frosting, sugar and dairy free blackberry apple buckle cake, vegan mocha sponge with creamy cocoa frosting, mini Victoria sponges with seasonal plum jam, coconut and blueberry slices, sugar and dairy free dark chocolate or raspberry brownies, pumpkin and sweet potato quiche with feta and chorizo, caramelised onions cherry tomato tartlets, spinach courgette and pesto tartlets…. And don’t forget you can learn how to make your own ‘free from’ goodies in our baking classes in the run up to Christmas!”
NEW STALL Chutneys from Kings Caterers Chilli Chutney: find them on the Patchwork Farm stall.
Cakes by Sweet Carolina: Carolina’s second date at the market will see “a selection of bites, mini cakes (carrot and chocolate), Halloween biscuits and alfajores, mini cupcakes, loaf breads, bucket of Halloween biscuits and coquitos.”
Wine & beer by BOB Wines: Kenrick’s bringing a selection of wine & beer, showcasing his local Anerley wine store.
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!
Need your scotch egg fix or wrap? Comfort & Joy have moved into the courtyard – find them next to Chas’s bread and the Grain Grocer, and they’ve just launched their autumn menu (see picture above).
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 20% off organic beef steaks. Reared on Jayne & Michael’s own farm, they are from 100% grass fed, native breed Sussex. Jayne says she know it’s not barbecue weather but it’s very comforting, quick and easy to help combat wet, cloudy days! 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 (gluten free or traditional) from Pastificio Mansi. We have gluten free –Artichoke and thyme, plus Kale and Parmesan. Normal pasta – Cavolo nero and fennel sausage Beef pork and spinach Pumpkin goat’s cheese and thyme Artichoke and thyme. Sauces – Tomato sauce and pepper pesto. Check out this great write up about Emanuela.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Oh no! Owen tells me there’s a crackling crisis! “A bunch of greedy punters munched all the crackling we made this week, and we’re out until next Saturday. Sorry. We do however have loads more sobrasada, which was such a hit last week. Squidgier than nduja, not quite as fiery, totally delicious in every way. Pies and ham galore, as ever, and maybe the best batch of pastrami we’ve done all year. Come and get it!” The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Dave says “St James is back this week, end of season raw Sheeps milk cheese from Cumbria. We may also have a few Edmund Tews matured by our friends at Neals Yard Dairy.” 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.
Herbs, flowering plants & teas from Gipsy Hill Herbs: Sarah tells me this week she’s got three new teas in. “Night time tea: a soothing, relaxing floral blend of chamomile, lime flower, rose petals and passion flower to help promote a restful sleep. PMT tea: dandelion, yarrow and lemon balm combine to help relieve the symptoms that curse us every month. Pick-me-Up Tea: a totally delicious lemony treat with a hint of fragrant damask rose to help lift your spirits and make everything look a little bit rosier.” Want to recycle your old plant pots? Please return your plastic pots to me for recycling! (Clean of course). All plants grown with minimal environmental impact on a small independent nursery in Wallington. Follow Sarah on twitter – @GipsyHillHerbs.
Sustainably caught fish from Veasey’s: Dan’s spooky fish news is “Not a lot has changed since last week, apart from the fact the weather has been pretty poor. We will have a similar supply of fish as to last week so expect more cod, sea bass, crab, lobster and all flat fish such as brill, plaice, soles and turbot. We will try and find something scary (apart from Paul) to bring along! All the best, Dan”
Some of what’s on the slab: cod fillet £16.50kg, whole cooked crab £8.95kg, whole cooked lobster – medium £10 each, large £15 each, whole brill £16.50kg, whole plaice £8.50kg, Dover sole £23.00kg, lemon sole £15.50kg, whole turbot £19.95kg, Cornish sardine fillets £1.50/100g. 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: The Grain Grocer will be closed for just this Saturday, reopening next week. 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 atWild 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: Robin’s from America, so she’s super excited about Halloween. She tells me “Besides our usual herbs & salad, we have some terrible tubers for Halloween: munchy maggoty [contains no actual maggots!] Chinese artichokes; creepy oca eyeballs; gas-ly Jerusalem artichokes (freeze before eating). Dare to try something different this week!” 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) andBrockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Handmade Palace: This week’s Halloween crafts include crochet, ceramic scary shapes painting kits and jigsaw puzzles. We will also have South London and CP inspired prints and etchings, fused glass ware, mugs, notebooks various greetings cards and more, plus new organic oils, soaps and remedies. You can book local pottery courses too starting next week and find out more about the SE Art Trail 21st/22nd Nov. Gift wrapping available. 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 thefacebook 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.
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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)