LAVENDER-THEMED GOODIES AT THE FOOD MARKET
THERE’S LOTS OF lavender themed goodies at the food market this week. Find salves, scented sugar, cookies, drawer inserts & of course flowers and plants on the Patchwork Farm stall, as well as with Sarah at Gipsy Hill Herbs.
NEW STALL Guest lunch – ‘Jerky Fridays’ at CP Food Market: Free range jerk chicken, curry mutton, filleted red bream fish, organic vegetable curry. All meals are served with rice a portion of mixed green salad & a portion of fried plantains. All meals are £6 each.
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: This week Jayne’s offering 20% off Paysanne sausages made with garlic, parsley. 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.
Wine by Le Grappin: Winemaker Emma says “It’s our last weekend at the market until December as we head to Beaune for this years’ harvest. If you’re interested you can follow the grapes’ arrival and winemaking on our Facebook page. See youtomorrow for last refills and #Bagnums. xx”
Beer by Gipsy Hill Brewery: Charlie is promising “the usual suspects – Southpaw, Dissident & Yuzu bottles. There’ll be some Southpaw cans too.”
Cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen’s ode to swine goes like this “After the wildly successful, and incredibly well received debut of our slicer last week, you’ll all be pleased to hear that it will be a permanent feature of our stall from now until the end of time. This week, we’ll be slicing hot-smoked bacon, so don’t even think of having breakfast until you’ve come to say hi. Pastrami, guanciale, chilli loin, nape, smoked chump ham (like speck), are all available by the slice on Saturday too.
We’ll have our new larger format Wild Boar, Juniper & Caraway; Venison, Pork & Long Pepper; and Chorizo salamis from Native Breeds to buy by the half or whole, as well as a load of Beer Sticks, and Beef Sticks. ‘Nduja is as hot as ever, and we’ll have plenty this week, but alas, only the tiniest smidgeon of crackling, so if you must have it, then we’re open at 10am.” The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Natural beauty product & healing potions from Bodhagaia: Esme loves the market. She says “Yes!! I’ve got an amazing new natural deodorant 😀 Two types, tea tree & lavender or patchouli, sweet orange & geranium. Everyone loves it so far so I’m very excited!”
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: We like this new blog about cheesemaker Dave. Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent.
Cakes by Brett & Bailey: Joe says “It may be our last market until September, but there’s no sign of summer ending on the stall. This Saturday’s star is the return of our fig & honey cheesecake with hints of rose & cardamom, which comes adorned with juicy ripe figs, pomegranate seeds and crushed pistachios. We’ll also have a glamorous strawberry gateau, featuring almond sponge drizzled with limoncello, fresh berries, & a generous coating of white chocolate buttercream.
Elsewhere we’ll have our signature double carrot cake, slices of rich & moist Black Forest cake packed with cherries, a huge basket of sticky buns, our super-squidgy brownies with pecans & white chocolate chunks, milk chocolate & orange cookies, moreish apricot bakewells, and the last outing this year for our scrumptious Melba squares.
Meanwhile, our batch of bomboloni will come filled with a heavenly raspberry curd – try not to lick your lips – and we’ll also have cups of our thirst-quenching mint lemonade and citrus cooler, to help you chill out on a warm afternoon. Suddenly planning an extra trip to the cashpoint? Well, no need, as we now accept contactless card payments, including Apple Pay, as well as chip and PIN. And as there’s no minimum spend required, treating yourself has never been easier!”
Bee and butterfly friendly herb & flowering plants from Gipsy Hill Herbs: Sarah says “As part of lavender day at the market this week, Gipsy Hill Herbs is selling handmade lavender wands and lavender sugar as well as late season lavender plants. Lavender wands were carried in the Middle Ages as protection against the plague. These days they’re more useful for protection against moths or simply for their wonderful long lasting scent. Our lavender castor sugar is flavoured with hand picked lavender flowers and packed in vintage German storage jars.” 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 “Well hello again. Great news I will be up myself tomorrow as we had to cancel what we were doing so all is back to normal. This mean I will bring up lots of lovely fish including extra oysters this week as we sold out so quickly! We will have loads of mackereltomorrow and it will be a good price too, we will have whole fish and butterfly fillets too.
Some of what’s on the slab – whole mackerel £6.95kg, filleted mackerel £1.40/100g, wild sea trout – whole £20kg, fillet @ £3.75/100g (wild trout season closing soon!), chunky Scottish cod loin £2.10/100g (thick & boneless), sushi quality tuna £3.20/100g, organic salmon fillets £4 each or 4 for £15. Plus Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each to take away or eat at the stall. Visiting oyster – Irish rock oysters – small & sweet – also £1.20 each. Plenty more, once we catch it tonight. Thank you!”
Please vote for us in the Sussex Food and Drink awards in the Sussex Food Shop of the Year 2016 category. Thank you! 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.
All gluten free and either sugar or dairy free by Eat & Mess: This time Kate’s cooking up “Sweet – frosted carrot cake with cream cheese icing, walnuts & sultanas, lemon & summer berry bundt cake with lemon drizzle, hazelnut & sweet potato cakes with apricot & toasted hazelnut glaze, chocolate orange bars with dark chocolate icing, toffee apple shortbread slices, blueberry & coconut bake well slices, chocolate brownies – choose from purists’ dark chocolate or raspberry & chocolate, chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Savoury – spinach & feta tartlets, smoked bacon, rocket & cheddar tartlets and roasted red pepper & basil cornbread muffins.”
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “We’ve got honey back in stock, and a fresh batch of pecans. Check out our blog for updates & recipes, including Jess’s summer breakfast bowl. 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.”
Local blogger Doug is crowd funding his book. He’s been a supporter of the market since the beginning, and we’re more than happy to support him. It’s been chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick! Meet Doug & talk to him about his mad project. He’ll be fundraising at the market to see how much he can top up the coffers.
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.
Brambletye: Stein says “This weekend we will have a selection of fresh vegetables, gooseberrys, redcurrants, flowers, herbs and jam and our orchard eggs!”
Brockmans: Jason’s weekly farm news starts off with a quote – “Summertime, an’ the livin’ is easy..” ~ D.Hayward. Ahhh… Back to Jason – “The courgettes are coming through fast, and after yesterday’s downpour they are going to be truly fantastic for the weekend. Sorrel is another fantastic salad coming through well, plenty to sample as well as buy. We’ll have the classic 3 beets (red, chioggia & golden) and a good mix of varied colours cherry tomatoes in addition to the following – romanesco cauliflowers, new ‘Linda’ potato, blueberry punnets, plenty more peas, pattypans / ‘UFO’ squash, loose salads including mustard leaf, landcress & rocket from The Old Orchard, 3 types of bean on offer – french, broad & runner, pullet eggs, kiwis, turmeric, citrus & stone fruits. 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. Robin tells me they’ve just harvested salad, herbs, beans, plums, cavalo nero seedlings. Plus lavender bundles, Lucy’s lavender balm, and possibly other lavender products. 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: Ask Beth on the stall for information, and to book your place on her pottery courses taking place in September. You can see a preview of our artists’ work on our Facebook page.” 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 needs: jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, toothpaste, shower gel & washing powder. The latest drop off (Tuesday 18 August) was 16.6kg. Total so far is 546.8kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
Le Grappin Wine HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Gipsy Hill Brewery Ale for sale HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Gipsy Hill Herbs Herbs & bee friendly plants
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Weekly Produce Stalls
The Charcuterie Board British cured meats and ham sandwiches HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Blackwoods Cheese Artisan cheese made in Brockley + some from Neil’s Yard HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
The Grain Grocer Store cupboard refills – household cleaners HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Bread Bread Find their organic loaves on the Grain Grocer stall HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken THEY’RE BACK!
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm Seasonal fruit & veg, yoghurt, juices
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads, fruit, herbs
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Chas & Momo Hand crafted bread, sourdough, baguettes, croissant, brioche HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Hot and iced Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas & cake
Prepared Food Stalls
‘Jerky Fridays’ at the market Jerk chicken, curries and more NEW STALL
Brett & Bailey Cake parade
Eat & Mess Gluten free / free from cakes and savouries
Pastificio Mansi Handmade pasta BACK IN SEPTEMBER
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Delicious biodynamic hamburgers
For more information see Producers
Also, see the brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.
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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)