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
Saturday 12 July
Last week a couple of people asked about where the new exotic fruit is from, and how it had been transported. Apart from the bananas (which are from the Dominican Republic), all the exotic fruit & veg on the Brockmans stall is from Spain, and all (including the bananas) is transported by land or sea. No planes! Their wholesaler has been certified organic by the Soil Association since 1991. These standards ensure that organic produce is not only safe from contamination, but that its provenance is traceable from the stall, right back to the soil in which it was grown.
Our thinking with this experiment was to see if we can do to minimise or even eliminate supermarket visits, hence cutting out the junk we all seem to buy when we’re there, and further supporting organic farmers and local producers.
Bread Bread: Wood-fired sourdough & rye breads, made in Brixton.
Store cupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Shortlisted for the Community Impact Award at the Enterprise Awards (at Centre Hall, Westminster!). Find them in the garage in the courtyard for nuts, seeds, flour, pulses, cleaning products and more.
Antenna’s Coffee Stall – tea, coffee & snacks
NEW STALL: Palace Potting Shed: Check out this lovely new stall in the courtyard – tin tubs of herbs for your windowsill, handmade gardening labels, twine dispensers and all manner of interesting upcycled bits.
In the Antenna car park (where we’ve always been)
Kids: Face painting with Jacqueline (all day) and FIFA Panini sticker swap with Yves & Hamish (from 10-midday). Plus, just round the corner in Westow Park… Kids will be getting arty at Bugs Club this week, making some natural paints to create something special to take home. The session starts at 11am – find Charlotte & Vinnie in the Edible Garden (top right corner, next to the flats).
Meat of the week: 20% off biodynamic beef topside from Brockmans Farm in Kent (this is the same farm as the lovely veg at Haynes Lane end of the market). Also on the Jacob’s Ladder stall – new season Romney milk lamb from Jayne and Michael’s farm in East Sussex, a special lamb sausage made with fennel and garlic, and goats milk from Ladymeads Farm – surprisingly with no odour of goat! Spare a thought for our farmers in this weather – this week Jayne & Michael have been faced with the cruelty of the elements and have had to suffer seeing their newly mown hay get continually rained on. Jayne says “It is times like this that we have to learn that we can’t control everything and we have to hope that all will be well in the end.” Best of luck guys.
Fancy a nice relaxing organic facial massage for a mere fiver? Sarina is raising money for an event CPTT will be involved with later in the year. Neals Yard Remedy products for sale too. Find her in the Brambletye stall.
Wood fired pizza from Forno Viaggiante: Giancarlo says “Dear friends. On Saturdayour pizza special is spinach, eggs, roast pancetta, olives, finished with drizzle of garlic.”
Beer from Late Knights: Some of this week’s selection (off license only)… Worm Catcher is a beautifully hoppy IPA, double hopped with loads of aroma and a subtle bitterness.. We use Columbus, cascade and cluster hops in this one. For a 5.2% beer it is very easy to drink. Hop o’ The Morning is our stout. It is very classic in style, but we have double hopped this cheeky little number with pacific jade hops and kept the ABV to 4.2% to help with the drinkability that you don’t always get in other stouts. Crack of Dawn is our easy drinking pale ale. It is fresh and full of flavor. This ‘session’ beer is our best seller as the taste of it is not quite what you expect from a weaker ale.
Seasonal veg news: Wild Country Organics will be bringing salad mix, rocket, lettuce, sorrel, basil, radishes, courgette flowers, courgettes, parsley, coriander, mint, thyme, shiso, sage, oregano, edible flowers, dill, leeks, spring onions, kale, spinach, beetroot bunch, aubergine, fennel, ridge cucumbers, long cucumbers, chilli peppers, carrots, big and small tomatoes & peppers. Brockmans have new season sugar snap peas, mini cauliflowers, and in Jason’s own words “Jurassic sized rainbow chard”… possibly! Brambletye are all about the gooseberries, strawberries and crunchy lettuce at the moment. Their apples aren’t far away – check the photo above.
Fish: Fresh… organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sea bass fillets (medium) £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, sea bass fillets (large) £4.75 each or 3 for £13, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, Mediterranean swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, whole lemon sole £14.50kg, whole sea bass (medium) £15kg, whole sea bream £12.95kg, whole plaice £6.95kg, rainbow trout (cleaned) £3.50 each, hake fillet £17kg, Dover soles £25kg, Monkfish goujons £2.50/100g, squid £1.90/100g, butterflied whiting fillets £1.75 each, grey mullet £7.50kg. Super Seasonal… wild scottish sea trout £8lb, UK squid £1.90/100g, samphire grass £1.30/100g, Sussex pot caught lobster £11.50lb. Smoked… naturally smoked haddock £16.95kg, oak roasted kiln smoked salmon £2.50/100g, cold smoked sliced salmon £3.50/100g, Manx kippers £1.50 each, whole smoked mackerel £5 each, smoked mackerel fillets £3.50 per pack. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.25 each or 6 for £7, Colchester oysters £1.25 each or 6 for £7, Cornish mussels £6kg, large tiger prawns £2.25 each or 5 for a tenner, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Shetland Isle scallops £3.60/100g, dressed crabs £6.50 each or 2 for £12, langoustines £2.50/100g, cooked crevettes £2/100g, Palourde clams £13.50kg.
Raw, vegan, organic from Love Bites: Raw sandwiches with a side of sprout salad. Beet root choco brownies.. Sugar, gluten n dairy free. Crackers & salad. All organic, local, vegan, raw. Except for the brownies. They will also have a raw dessert.. Just not sure what yet 🙂 I tried their sprouted, dehydrated carrot bread last week, and it’s definitely on my list for this week.
Gluten free: Owl Kitchen’s Mel & Elvira’s Secret Pantry are both away this week. Joe Brett & Bailey is looking after your cake needs with gluten free strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake, oatmeal and raisin cookies & super indulgent chocolate & salted caramel peanut butter bars. Don’t forget that most of Love Bites raw/vegan offerings are gluten free too.
This week Handmade Palace are featuring CP Subway inspired art.
Brett & Bailey cake parade: From Joe “With strawberry season in full swing, this Saturday’s B&B stall will feature succulent summer fruit in abundance – and a selection of gluten-free goodies too. New offerings include strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake (GF), strawberry and lime blondies, and a zesty lime and courgette cake. Elsewhere on the cake parade we’ll have strawberry and vanilla bean Victoria sponge, peach melba slices, chocolate Guinness cake, double carrot cake, and we’ll also be bringing along plenty of our fine dark chocolate brownies, sticky buns, and some oatmeal and raisin cookies (GF). Finally, make sure you don’t miss out on our new and incredibly indulgent peanut butter bars (GF). Topped with both chocolate and salted caramel, they’re worth every calorie – we assure you 😉 Xx”
Our market is being measured every which way by the FOODMETRES team at Coventry University. FOODMETRES is an EU funded project for Food Planning and Innovation for Sustainable Metropolitan Regions – you can find out more here. Over the next few weeks, the team will be surveying our stall holders, customers and wider community to find out what impact the market is having in Crystal Palace. Find them on the Patchwork Farm Stall or in Antenna Cafe.
Help a good cause and get £10 – it’s a no brainer. If you’re an urban garden then FOODMETRES want to hear from you as part of their research and you’ll get £10 to spend at Garden Organics. It’s all part of their research into urban food – here’s the link.
Do you have any old tshirts lying about the house? Rockmount School are making upcycled carrier bags out of old tshirts and they will be sold at the market in the coming weeks. This project is part of the schools Green Day, and also has the added benefit of reducing plastic bag use. Please drop off tshirty donations to the Patchwork Farm stall.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market.
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Late Knights Locally brewed beer
FIFA Panini Sticker Swap Stall This week Yves and Hamish are doing the stall together. 10am-12pm
Palace Potting Shed Recycled bits & pieces for your garden HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise The buskers are on hols this week
Weekly Produce Stalls
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
London Cheesemongers They love their cheese
The Grain Grocer Store cupboard refills – nuts, grains, seeds, household cleaners & more (HAYNES LANE COURTYARD)
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm (was called Perry Court) Seasonal fruit & veg, yoghurt, juices, eggs
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice
Bread Bread Artisan bread, wood fired in Brixton (HAYNES LANE COURTYARD)
Forno Viaggiante Wood fired pizza, cooked to order
Brett & Bailey Cake parade, including gluten free this week
Comfort and Joy Good deli selection, soup + wraps
Jacob’s Ladder Beef & stilton burgers