Saturday May 3rd
MAYPOLE DANCING IN THE MARKET!
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
It’s May Day, and we’re celebrating! Maypole dancing and lots of fun.
Special May Day Waggle & Hum for kids: 10.30-11am Fiona Byers, our much loved children’s librarian from Upper Norwood Library, will be bringing her popular Waggle & Hum rhyme time session (for kids aged 0-2 and their parents) to the market – with added Maypole Dancing! FREE but donations welcome for the library. There will also be an opportunity for others to have a go at maypole dancing after the session – until 11.30am.
Kids book swap: Run by kids, for kids. Bring a book to swap or buy one from the stall. 100 per cent of proceeds to the library.
Hot lunch options include authentic Sri-Lankan curry made by local Kalum from Margosa or genuine London pie ‘n mash served up by our very own Tim Sharville of Gunpowder Pies. Both are also available as takeaways – to provide an easy supper.
Kalum is just back from a trip home to his mum in Sri Lanka and has come back with a years worth of his totally unique spice blend. Roasted over an open fire in the family home, the spices are pounded by hand to create a curry powder that hasn’t changed for generations.
And on Saturday, that curry powder will be the starting point for Sri Lankan free range chicken curry served with coconut daal and basmati rice. If you’re veggie you can have equally tasty spiced daal and rice.
Tim makes his cracked pepper pies at home & serves them hot with parsley liquor or gravy and a splash of chilli vinegar. Choose from beef & onion for meat lovers or butternut squash, chestnut & fennel for veggies. Also free mushy peas with every meal.
Meat of the week from Jacobs Ladder: Gluten free merguez sausages made with organic lamb from Montague Farm. Salt, coriander, cumin, nigella seeds, sweet paprika, crushed garlic cloves. Delicious with homemade tomato ragu and pasta. £8 per kg.
Fish on the slab: Fresh squid (in short supply) £19/kg, large tiger prawns £2.25 each, Fresh cut scallops £3.55/100g, organic salmon £2.70/100g, Cornish hake £17/kg, ray wing £15/kg, whole plaice £8/kg, fresh mackerel £8.95/kg, sushi grade tuna £3.20/100g, red snapper £2.30/100g – plus more …..
Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Fresh potato gnocchi pasta, spinach tart, asparagus and bacon tart, specialty bread, rhubarb & custard cake loaf, banana loaf, carrot & pistachio cake and more…
Naughty cakes & healthy salads from Artichoke Hearts: This week we have new chocolate Guinness cake, chocolate truffle cake (gluten free), hazelnut cake, Victoria sponge cake with fresh strawberries, lemon polenta cake with fresh raspberries, boozy tiramisu layered cake, carrot cake, plum frangipanes, macaroons, lamingtons and plenty more. Also delicious leek & wild garlic tart with hint of tarragon, our favourite spinach and sweet potato tart plus seasonal salads.
This week our buskers will be performing in a special upcycled boat (!) stage made by local sustainable design social enterprise www.redesigndesign.org. Buskers Paradise is kindly arranged by Steve Broe. If you’d like to perform, get in touch with Steve directly.
Recipe: Wild at Tart – These little wild garlic tartlets are just one way of putting these nutritious leaves to good culinary use, and they’re the perfect treat for the Bank Holiday weekend, be it a sunny outdoor picnic or a lazy brunch. Use the left over egg whites in naughty little rhubarb meringuelettes.
Store cupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade & Tara are back this week. They’ll be selling organic kombucha – a refreshing fermented tea, as well as nuts, seeds, flour, oats, oils, cleaning products and much more. Bring your own container, or buy pre-filled from them.
Patchwork Farm: Lots of seedlings on the stall this week, plus market salad (50p) and herbs (30p). Bay, oregano, jack-by-the-hedge and more. Imogen will also be on the stall with her lovely homemade jams, jellies and chutneys.
Handmade Palace: Find a gift and card while you do your food shopping. This local artists and makers showcase stall is now weekly. Check out their facebook page.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. This is their shopping list – which changes every so often. This morning we dropped off 22 kilos of food to a very happy volunteer in West Norwood – so thanks everyone for your donations so far.
Transmitter Magazine: We have copies of the excellent, independently run local magazine at the Patchwork Farm stall.
Out and about the Palace: Woolly Bits at 3 Belvedere Road are having a Yarn Shop Day on Saturday.
NEXT WEEK – The market turns ONE – join us to celebrate a year of trading.
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