IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE – DANCE AND HUNGARIAN GOULASH AT THE FOOD MARKET (PLUS GIPSY HILL BREWERY) / POP-UP OPERA AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
(Photo shows Patchwork Farm stall at the market)
IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE – DANCE AND HUNGARIAN GOULASH AT THE FOOD MARKET (PLUS GIPSY HILL BREWERY)
Saturday 23 May
Fish, meat, cheese, veg, fruit, eggs, beer, butter, raw milk, bread, charcuterie, pasta, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, gluten free, vegan, salads, juices, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts, coffee, music & kids’ toy stall.
It’s going to be a lovely day tomorrow, sunny, dry and not windy. Don’t miss the dance display outside Antenna Cafe at 1.30pm and pick some some quality second hand toys and pet treats as well. Goulash Valley will be supplying our hot lunch, we’ve got beer from down Gipsy Hill and fresh flowers from Croydon. Happy days.
KIDS – Tina’s Toys will be back with quality second hand toys and find Joseph on his stall raising money for the RSPCA
Don’t miss the award winning Dance Display from Love 2 Dance at 1.30pm outside Antenna: Groups ‘All Starz‘ and ‘Impulse‘ will perform to raise funds to compete at the US World Dance Championships this August. Both groups have already been awarded a ‘Golden Ticket’ at the prestigious international dance competition ‘Starpower’. Donate here to help them reach the Championships. Love 2 Dance have a summer showcase on Saturday 11th of July, will run a summer camp from the 21st-24th of July & are holding a summer fun day on Sunday 26th July.
LUNCH – Visiting: Goulash Valley – Traditional Hungarian goulash from this colourful stall Weekly: Deli items from Comfort & Joy, beef or lamb burgers from Jacob’s Ladder, proper ham sandwiches from The Charcuterie Board.
Flowers – Claraflora – Seasonal fresh flowers, grown in Croydon, will last at least 7 days
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi make beautiful filled pastas – both gluten-free and traditional. Find them in the Courtyard next to the Grain Grocer.
Beer by Gipsy Hill Brewey Southpaw, Beatnik, Dissident – for sale in the Courtyard.
Cakes by Brett & Bailey: “Saturday sees the return of one of our indulgent summer cheesecakes – the baked berry – and our lemon and almond meringue cake, which comes with gently toasted almonds, fluffy meringue, and a rich seam of blackberries. By special request we’ll also have ourcoffee and Brazil nut cake (layered with vanilla latte butter), plus double carrot cake, rhubarb crumble cake, and pistachio and honey cake. This week’s batch of bomboloni come filled with a luxurious limoncello cream; we’ll have some scrumptious bakewell squares made with fresh raspberries; and plenty of peanut butter bars too. Plus sticky buns, mint choc chip cookies, and our infamous dark chocolate brownies with pecans, white choc chunks and fleur de sel.
Courtyard Cheese & Charcuterie: From Owen at The Charcuterie Board: Cheek and Jowl. This week Fred will be featuring Guanciale (air-dried pork jowl) and Buttock (air-dried pork rump ham), and encouraging you to think of them as staples in your larder. A little bit of either adds an awful lot of flavour to pastas, risottos, salads, and more, so replace the supermarket bacon and parma ham with these handmade British alternatives packed with natural flavour from our Kent supplier Moons Green. Also on the stall this week; Beef, Pork AND Duck Beer Sticks; Crackling; ‘Nduja; a range of Salamis; and the usual Hot-Smoked Pork Belly, Pastrami and Ham by the slice. And ham sarnies of course. The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Dave says “We’ll have loads of our convict series cheeses Edmund Tew and William Heaps and also a raw sheep’s milk washed rind from Cumbria called St James that tastes deliciously like bacon.” Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent. Also find on their stall: Graceburn – a soft cows’ milk cheese marinated in herbs and oil – Little John – A washed-rind cheese – Brockley Herb – Fresh cows’ curd blended with fresh herbs – Brockley Hot – Fresh cows’ curd blended with fresh herbs and chilli – Cows’ Curd – Fresh lactic curd. From
Fish: A full range available on the stall tomorrow. Update from Dan: “Windy at the beginning of the week so not many crabs but we did pull out some lobster pots and we’ve got quite a few. We’ve got mackerel back in the channel so some coming up ….. and plenty of bream. 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 Fisherman’s Pie.
Meat: 20% off Burgers – lovingly made with Martin Hole’s organic Romney lamb & fresh mint. Jacob’s Ladder Farms is a collection of small scale organic and biodynamic farms scattered throughout Kent and East Sussex that have come together to be able to sell a full range of meat raised in natural and traditional ways. To place an order phone Jayne Duveen on 07565 303 559 oremail.
Want a Saturday job with Jacob’s Ladder? They need someone to work the stall at our market. 8 hours @ £8 per hour plus 20% off any meat purchased and unlimited camping on their beautiful farm in East Sussex. Ask on the stall if you’re interested.
Owl Kitchen: A full range of gluten-free goodies from coeliac Mel Whitlock: Cakes: Raspberry frangipane tarts, new lemon drizzle cake with mascarpone frosting, sugar-free honey & polenta cake, almond & apple cake, vegan chocolate cake & raspberry loaf cake. Savory: Courgette & cheese muffins, mini quiche + all the usuals.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “We’ve got some LOCAL HONEY but be quick because there’s not much. Can vouch for the bees as we’ve visited them and like what she’s doing.” Wade, Tara & Tomasz’s new website is up and running. If you’re in a rush on Saturdays you can now pre order on the website for “click and collect”.
Wade is also presenting at this Transition Town Brixton Entrepreneur Forum on Tuesday 2nd June 14.00 to 21.30 – pop along if you can.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne. The cows are out on the pasture now so everything tastes sweet. There may also be some 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.
Brambletye: “New on the stall, lovely lettuces, mint, chives…. Apples fresh out of longterm storage, very nice again, and apple juice, which is very tasty at the moment, with a few large bags at £6.50. Maybe fresh radishes, and still some wild garlic, swiss chard and lovely parsley. We also have some nice dried herbs for a few weeks – sage and thyme, and our lovely jams – gosh, all sorts this week.”
Jobs at Brambletye Fruit Farm: Stein says “we have 2 full time job openings. The job would include working on site at our farm and also trading at farmers markets on Saturdays and Sundays. The applicant must hold a full UK driving license. If you cannot do full time then we are open to job sharing. We also have part time weekend work available. For more information please call 07867740040. Thanks.”
Brockmans: Spring onions this week, add that to the Romano peppers, asparagus and cucumbers that have come on in recent weeks and it’s beginning to feel like we’ve turned the corner. Next it will be new potatoes and all the summer fruits. On that note our strawberries, gooseberries and currants of all types are looking good and will be at markets soon. Also on the stalls this week: spinach & chard, lettuce & cucumbers, mixed salad leaves, red & white cabbage, Charlotte & Maris Peer Salad Potatoes, cauliflowers, sprouting beans, cherry tomatoes on the vine, mangos, grapefruits and kiwis.
Rabbits are the ‘pest’ of the week with young kits ambling out into the fields and crossing roads, a danger to crops and cautious drivers alike! The weeds were taken care of out in the fields, with kale (it is growing…!!) spring greens and khol rabi all being cared for with a gentle hoe-ing, preferably in good sunshine to stop anything pulled up from re-rooting. 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. Please do bring any excess seedlings you might like to exchange. 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: Local collaborative arts and crafts stall. 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.
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 collectables in there!
The Foodbank: The latest drop off was about 50kg. I can’t remember the exact amount – I’ll check and update, I promise! Before that, the total donated so far was 395.5kg. Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
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)
POP-UP OPERA AT DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
Returning for its third year Dulwich Picture Gallery’s ground-breaking Visual to Vocal programme, in partnership with English Touring Opera, brings people with dementia, their families and carers together over ten weeks to take part in immersive and creative song-writing sessions.
In the most ambitious project to date, participants are writing and composing an opera inspired by the gallery which they will perform to the public in a special pop-up on 23 June.
The project echoes the central theme of this year’s Dementia Awareness week (17 – 23 May), #dosomethingnew, by enabling people in the early to mid-stage of the disease to enjoy valuable new experiences.
This year participants are developing a more dramatic and theatrical production with young people from Dulwich College.
Currently in their sixth week of the project, each member of the group has offered a personal response to the Gallery’s collection and history which has been translated into lyrics, music and theatre.
Carol from Nightingale House care home in South West London said: “it’s an enjoyable, fun experience and so very expressive. I’ve always known how good it is to sing and I always feel so good at the rehearsals.”
Tuesday 23rd of June, 3:30 pm.
Open to gallery visitors.
Sunday 28th of June, 6:30 pm.