HANDMADE CHOCOLATES AND BEEF GOULASH SOUP AT THE FOOD MARKET THIS VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND…..
Guest stalls this week
Blowing Dandelion: Handmade chocolates
Guest lunch – Goulash Valley Jozsef tells me they will be making “chicken stew, hungarian sausage and beef goulash soup”
Loose leaf tea & mulled juice – Gipsy Hill Herbs
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Fall in love with cake this weekend. We’ll be on the stall with a luscious array of suitably sweet stuff to get you in the mood, including a luxurious red velvet cake; white chocolate & passion fruit cheesecake; and fat squares of sticky date cake – just a minute in the microwave transforms these into rib-sticking toffee puddings.
Regular guests will include apple & salted caramel cake; our signature double carrot cake; fudgy Fairtrade dark chocolate brownies with pecans and fleur de sel; mint choc chip cookies; and our favourite peanut butter bars. Not enough for you? We’ll also have more sticky buns and semlor than we can fit on the stall at once; wedges of our moreish shortbread treacle tart; and we’ll also be introducing our most A-list cake yet (all will be revealed).
We’ll also have our first jars of extra dark, coarse-cut marmalade; the last of our autumn jams; and bags of delicate handmade Turkish delight to share with that special someone (or to finish off before you get home, and pretend it never happened [haha, brilliant advice]). Going to miss us? Don’t worry – our online shop is always open.”
Bickerton’s: Chilli jams
Preserves – Bickerton’s Andrew says “Well we have some new products and a change in supplier. From February we are moving over to using chillies grown in the SE of England. We are very happy to have found a family business in Bedfordshire to supply us. The first product to benefit from this is our new Lemon Drop Chilli Jam. We also have a new hot bbq sauce that you must come and try.”
Chocolates & raw vegan truffles – Blowing Dandelion Michaela tells me they’ll have “chocolate truffles, raw vegan truffles and brownies.” Choose a selection & ask Krystal to put them in a nice box for you.
Gluten free – Sweet Carolina Carolina is promising “Sweet – Coquitos, alfajores, dark chocolate tartalettes, blondie with raspberries, Victoria sponge, carrot cake, lemon & poppy muffins (maybe chocolate too) argentine kisses (ideal for valentines), mini cheesecakes and mini cupcakes. Savoury – courgette tart, spinach & feta tart, cheddar cheese muffins”
Beer – Clarkshaw Brewery
Wine Scouts: Pedro is back
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “I’ll open the beautiful Le Rouge Clos de l’Azerolle from Minervois in France. Deep ruby-red in the glass. Perfumes of cassis, blueberries and spice on the nose. Complex, peppery flavours of black and red fruits, vanilla and a touch of wild herbs. Excellent tannins and balanced acidity with a long finish. Located in the village of Badens to the east of Carcassonne in the Minervois region of the Languedoc, Raymond Julien is a grower to watch. He farms 13 hectares of vines grown on chalky soils. The ‘Rouge de l’Azerolle’ is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache from 50 year old vines.” We’ve missed you & your enormous smile Pedro. Welcome back!
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace. Lots of Valentine’s themed gifts.
Lunch – Comfort & Joy.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project). Robin say this week “we have lovely red oca (tubers), a few Jerusalem artichokes, and some cavalo nero. Lou will hopefully have her potato chitting kits as well, with red heritage potato varieties… Lots of red in honor of the holiday this weekend. Plus, a reappearance of rosemary!”
Veaseys: What a bunch of sweeties
Fish – Veasey’s. I didn’t hear from Dan today – I think with baby due any minute he’s got other things taking up his time! There will be lots of fresh & smoked fish tomorrow. Come along to see what Paul’s got on the stall.
Here’s a link to a recent rescue by the RNLI, 6 fisherman were rescued off the coast of Ireland whilst fishing for scallops, it took 8 hours to get them back to shore. This is just another of the risks our fisherman go through to provide for their families and put food on our tables.”
Meat – Jacobs Ladder Farms. Jayne is offering 20% off wild venison sausages, made with red wine.
Cured meats – The Charcuterie Board Owen says “we’ll have ham sarnies, pastrami, Beer Sticks, Beef Sticks, pancetta, rosemary saucisson, air-dried beef, chilli loin, speck of the woods and nape all making an appearance this week, so come down and say hi!”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy.
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo.
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer.
Handmade Palace: Getting lovey dovey
Fresh pasta – Pastificio Mansi Back 5 March
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectibles market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectibles.
The Foodbank – Latest drop off (Tuesday 9 Feb) – 20.2 kilos. Total so far 793.1 kilos.
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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)