KIDS BOOK SWAP AT FOOD MARKET RAISING FUNDS FOR LIBRARY
R.I.P to our friend Phyllis from Haynes Lane Market. We’ll miss you Phyllis, and the market won’t be same without you. xxx
Our latest Crystal Palace Transition Town newsletter is out. Get the lowdown on how 40 locals were recently fed lunch made from ‘waste’ food, learn about the new Transition Babies group, and find out how to get involved with the new community led Energy Garden in Crystal Palace station – combining plants with renewable energy sources!
Need your scotch egg fix? Comfort & Joy have moved into the courtyard – find them next to Chas’s bread and the Grain Grocer.
Guest stalls this week
Kids – book swap: Raising money for our local library. 11am – 1pm
Kids – story telling with The Man from Story Mountain: Adrian will be telling tales from around the world, with books on sale too (some half price!). Suggested donation £1.
Guest lunch by Emma and Ian’s Kitchen: Raclette, meze & macaroni cheese.
Preserves by Bickerton’s: Andrew says “Well this Saturday we will have the full range of our new gift sets including a 5 x 50ml fruit vinegar gift set. All are ideal for the food lovers in your life great for any occasion.”
Jams & more by Christine: it’s her first day in the market! Christine’s made “Autumn Apple Jam, Perfect Piccalilli, Blissful Beetroot Chutney, Leek and Potato soup in single serving bags that can be taken home and heated or popped in the freezer, Small bags of cinder toffee, plus Ceramic fridge magnets made from clay imprinted with leaves and grasses, Pebble fridge magnets with recycled vintage postage stamps. All priced between 50p & £3.” Find Christine on the Patchwork Farm stall.
Gluten free by Owl Kitchen: This week Mel’s cooking up “Buttermilk & sultana scones, lemon drizzle with mascarpone filling, the best sausage rolls I’ve ever made, beetroot chocolate orange cake, vegan courgette & banana cake, courgette & cheddar muffins, lemon & poppyseed loaf, sugar free dairy free beetroot torte plus the usual delights.”
Cakes by Brett & Bailey: Head of cakes this week, Joe, says “October has arrived, so it’s time to start making the most of the fruit bowl and the spice rack. This weekend’s scrumptious, seasonal offerings include pear & maple cheesecake, apple & salted caramel cake, and – Americans of SE19 rejoice – our pumpkin pecan pie. Find them all on the stall this Saturday.
On the cake parade we’ll have citrus chiffon cake, an indulgent chocolate Guinness cake, and our signature double carrot cake. We’ll also have favourites including beautifully-glazed berry bakewells, squidgy pecan & white chocolate brownies, peanut butter bars (if you’ve never had one, it’s basically an A-list Snickers), and a big batch of milk chocolate & orange cookies.
We’ll also have sticky buns aplenty, and – in case you didn’t think we were making enough of the abundant autumn produce – there’ll also be apple pie bomboloni, and our full range of handmade jams. Going to miss the market this weekend? Don’t forget that our online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Beer by Clarkshaws Brewery: Vegetarian society approved beer, brewed in Brixton. Ian tells me “Our special this week is our community brewed green hop beer made with hops grown in Lambeth and Southwark. it’s a seasonal special that is only brewed once a year on the day the hops are picked.” Also, we would like to congratulate Ian & Lucy on their recent award!
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!
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 20% off sausages – made with organic pork from the lovely Fidelity Weston’s farm near Sevenoaks. Perfect for toad in the hole. 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: From Emanuela “We’re making for you – Kale & nutmeg gluten free ravioli, Artichoke & thyme halfmoon, Pumpkin & amaretti ravioli, Meat tortellini, Mushroom & Parmesan half moon, Kale & nutmeg ravioli. Sauces – tomato & pepper plus almond pesto.”
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Our weekly pie instalment from Owen goes like this. “Oh my God, Crystal Palace loves pies – almost as much as slicing. Amazing. So many pies this week, it’s obscene, come get ’em. Ham, pastrami, bacon, ‘nduja, crackling, salami, Beer Sticks and air-dried muscle meats sliced by Elliot’s fair hand this week. Ham sarnies as ever, with rolls provided by Chas = yum.
Next week we’ll have ciauscolo and soppresada for you – if you don’t know what they are, Google them. They’ll change your life forever.” 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.
Bee and butterfly friendly herb & flowering plants from Gipsy Hill Herbs: From Sarah “Still plenty of fresh and tasty herb plants ready for the stall and some Gaura and Nepeta, sweet violet and Blackcurrant sage in flower. There’s fresh stock of bright and cheery violas in a range of colours and at last it’s the proper time for Cyclamen (love them but they shouldn’t show their faces until autumn is definitely here).
Teas – the range is expanding and this week we have organic lemon balm. Soothing, sleep inducing and delicately lemony it makes the perfect night time cuppa. Still working on some new blends and hoping to have a couple ready for market this weekend.
Want to recycle your old plant pots? I am very excited to announce that customers can now return their plastic pots to me at Gipsy Hill Herbs for recycling! It would be very much appreciated if they are clean when returned.” 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 says “Seafood Week by Seafish and FishIsTheDish starts today, every day they champion a different seafood. Today’s (Friday) is the humble cod [when buying cod please ensure you know it has come from a small day boat rather than a large ‘trip trawler’], tomorrow (Saturday) it will be mussels so we will be sure to have plenty of them on the stall. Lots of flat fish still around this week, we are seeing the plaice developing a little roe already, the roe can be served with the fish or kept aside and fried up and eaten for another meal. We have had a very good morning of fishing in regards to cod so expect a pile of freshly filleted cod at a great price!
Some of what’s on the slab – cod fillet, freshly filleted from Sussex caught fish £10.95kg (35% off! Great for freezing), whole plaice, perfect plump fish caught in Newhaven only £6.95kg, prime brill, turbot and soles will all be great prices, Cornish mussels, rope grown in Porthilly £6.00kg. Oysters – Cornish rock oysters, Porthilly £1.20 each, Fine De Claire oysters, France £1.30 each.
We are very happy to say we won an award last week for “Outstanding Customer Service” at the Celebration of Sussex Life Awards hosted by Sussex Life Magazine in Brighton. We are so happy to be recognised for our efforts and thank all you wonderful customers for your support.” Congratulations boys. We know you’re the best!
You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for Fisherman’s Pie.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “We’re having a bit of a moment with spirulina. This green beauty is seriously high in protein, iron and calcium. It also contains all the amino acids including GLA which is a great anti-inflammatory and has a range of other vitamins and minerals including lots of B-vitamins! It’s pretty much the perfect superfood to throw in a post-work out smoothie or if your body is in need of some healing and an immunity boost. Plus, we’ve got coconut oil back in stock. Don’t forget if you bring your own container you get 5% off. In a rush on Saturdays? 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.”
Brambletye: Watch out for the first of the new season Concorde pears.
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) and Brockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Handmade Palace: Beth says “On the stall this week we have hand painted and crochet vintage pieces, jewellery, millenary, wash/make up bags and purses, CP & Penge inspired coasters and mugs, vibrant framed prints, illustrations and greetings cards. You can also book local pottery courses and find out more about the new exciting upcoming event 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 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: Apologies, I’ve been a bit slack updating the totals. Including the latest drop off (Tuesday 22 September) we’re now up to 599.4 kilos!! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
Check out our latest Transition Town newsletter.
Good stuff locally
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.
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.
Job – chef at Domali: Ali says “We have a vacancy for an experienced chef at Domali. Hours can be flexible . Weekend availability is essential. If you are interested please email me. Many thanks.”
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.
New group – Transition Kids: Do you have kids, or one on the way? Interested in meeting other parents and kids & sharing ideas about eco living? Check out this brand new group.
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.
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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)