PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON QUEENS HOTEL PLANS / THAMES WATER MAINS REPAIRS START MONDAY / CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET / TALK ON JOHN GENT POSTCARD COLLECTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WATERFOWL PROJECT
A public consultation on a new planning scheme for the Queens hotel on Church Road is being held on Wednesday (12th October) and the following Tuesday (18th October) from 4pm to 7pm at All Saints church on the corner of Church Road SE19.
A leaflet announcing the evenings says they will “consist of an informal drop-in session where you will be able to discuss any aspects of the scheme.”
If you are unable to make either date a questionnaire can still be sent on request. Please contact Bonnie Stephensmith on 020 8726 7968 or email [email protected]
THAMES WATER MAINS REPAIRS START MONDAY
Thames Water are due to begin a programme of water mains improvements in the Crystal Palace area on Monday.
It will initially affect Hollybush Terrace / Westow Street, Church Road and Beulah Crescent / Beulah Rd with lane restrictions and temporary lights being used when necessary. The next phase will see the team working on Sundial Rd, Dixon Rd & Woodside Green/ Woodside Avenue.
A Thames Water spokeswoman told News From Crystal Palace: “Our customer team reps are due to visit business to speak to them about the work.”
VENISON, QUINCES – AND BAD NEWS FOR DUCKS AT THE FOOD MARKET THIS WEEK…..Saturday 8th October
Meat, fish, veg, fruit, smokery, eggs, beer, wine, cheese, charcuterie, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills, eco cleaning refills, gluten free, vegan, salads, cakes, pastries, preserves, lunch, gifts, coffee, food bank collection, 2nd hand clothes sale.
Autumn’s upon us and the produce is reflecting this. Find fresh wild venison on Gill Wing Farm stall, fantastic shellfish at Veasey’s, apples and quinces and more roots and squashes on the veg stalls.
Ross has been busy smoking too and we’ve got lots of great cheese and wines for the season, and of course Brett & Bailey cakes. The Grain Grocer’s under new management now so is fully restocked, takes card payments and even serves takeaway teas – check them out in the courtyard where you’ll also find the new baker, Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie.
Thank you to everyone who voted us onto the Timeout London Awards shortlist 2016 . Vote for your favourites in Crystal Palace here (we’re listed under shops – I guess 22 stalls adds up to a big shop!). A vote for us is of course a vote for all our local stall holders and small farms, and it means a great deal to them all.
Guest stalls this week – Antenna Cafe site
Guest lunch – Nosh Burgers Meat or veggies burgers. Plus fish finger sandwiches. The special this week is spicy lamb wrap and remember, they do breakfasts too.
Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Smoked in Crystal Palace triangle by Ross, who says, “A new study has said that eating smoked food is very good for you – yes really. A Swedish Journal reported that the endorphins generated by the body through the eating of good quality smoked salmon, duck, cheese and smoked leads to increased blood oxygenation and sharper eyesight. Other recorded benefits included reductions in aches and pains, general feelings of well-being, a greater propensity to friendliness amongst neighbours, and a significant rise in baseline levels of libido. This week for sale from your local smokery: Salmon – Duck – Chicken – Cheeses (including a marvelous petite brie & twice smoked cheddar). And in very limited stock – eel.”
Rebecca Snook – 2nd hand clothes
Gluten free – Sweet Carolina Sweets & savouries.
Preserves – Bickerton’s Hot sauces, rubs, spiced nuts & more.
Second hand clothes – from stylish local Rebecca Snook and friend.
Guest stalls this week – Courtyard site
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia Antonio says, “This Saturday it’s all about sheep’s milk, blue cheese, yellow saffron pecorino, black pepper pecorino, red wine salami and cured pork loin marinated in white wine – oh yes.”
Olive oil & more – Elia – – get a litre of top quality olive oil for a tenner – bargain.
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says, “Days are getting colder and darker, so I’ll open a lovely, spicy red to cheer us up. It’s the organic, unfiltered ( yep, you know me!) Thierry Navarre Le Laouzil from Saint-Chinian in SW France: a very pleasant fruit that rides the line between plush and juicy. Though the wine is forward in style, it is still unmistakably fresh and aromatic. Black plum, bing cherry, garrigue, and a touch of red pepper. Perfect for red meat, pork or lamb, or even asian food —not too hot, not too heavy, quenches your thirst but soft and ripe enough to play against juicy, spicy meat dishes… Enough Pedro!
Beer – Clarkshaw Beer – grab your fix for the next month and vote for them here in Top of the Hops.
Weekly stalls – Courtyard site
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer New guvnor Sarah has lots of news this week. She says “We can now take card payments at the stall. Ask for an email receipt if you would like one. We also have a wide variety of organic grains and superfoods in stock so please come in and browse.” NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK: Cold pressed Extra Virgin organic olive oil from the Southern Peloponnese region of Greece. Sold in 500ml or 1ltr bottles or bring your own containers to refill; Dove’s Organic Self-raising Flour; Raisins; Brown Rice Flakes; Dried Cornish Seaweeds & Seaweed Salt; British grown Spelt grain. Don’t forget to bring your own containers for a 5% discount.”
Sarah continues, “We are now selling take-away organic teas including Gipsy Hill Herbs’ own blends or Nam Lanh black, green Sencha or Rooibos. Just ask for a taster.” (Our takeaway cups & are compostable & should not be put in general recycling. If you don’t have a compost bin at home, bring them back to us.) Check out Felicity Cloake’s receipe for Bircher Muesli here.”
Claude’s Boulangerie & Patisserie
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie A small bakery in Woolwich with three bakers – two French & one Italian. They’re bringing a wide range of bread, plus also pastries & sweet treats.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies, thai chicken curry from Andrea.
Fig, pistachio & choc gateau
Cakes – Brett & Bailey say, “The headline news? Salted caramel and honeycomb bomboloni are back on the stall this Saturday! As we’re now deep into autumn, we’ll also have pumpkin pecan pie; pear and maple cheesecake; apple and salted caramel cake; and perhaps the last outing for our pistachio chocolate gateau with honey and plump figs.
We’ll also have a brand new treat combining three of our favourite things: spice, booze, and locally-grown ingredients. Come and find us for a slice of our scrumptious handmade gingerbread, made with cider and topped with wedges of vanilla and cardamom-poached quince, from the batch we picked up at last Saturday’s Patchwork Farm stall.
Still hungry? Have a slice of double carrot cake; a mint choc chip cookie; a peanut butter bar; adark chocolate brownie with pecans, white chocolate chunks and fleur de sel; or a sticky bun (or two). Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans: Kuri squash
Brockmans – Jason says “Red Kuri Squash, Ramiro Peppers and mixed bag Lettuces are all new this week. There are even a few bunches of BD Yellow Carrots. Also – 3 Varieties of Cauliflower; Gala and Red Pippin Apples; Rainbow Carrots; Runner Beans; Mixed Salad; Cherry and Salad Tomatoes; 4 Types of Kale; Celery; Onions; Leeks; 3 Types of Beetroot; 3 Types of Potato; Grapefruit, Oranges and Peaches.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts. Get involved and bring in your gluts – or come and man the stall for an hour or so on a Saturday (email Christine if you’re interested in either). Quinces coming in this week. Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured. Find out more about Transition Towns.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Meat produced sustainably in East Sussex and Kent. We’ll have lamb and chickens from Gill Wing Farm – beef from Tottingworth Farm in Heathfield, and fresh wild venison direct from High Hearstwood. Find sausages (beef, lamb, venison), slow roasts, mince, joints and whole chickens too. Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent.
Veaseys: Dan’s family’s boat NN733 ‘Le Belhara’
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “We share our catch, we’re not shellfish! Speaking of shellfish now is a great time to get some for yourself, our Oysters, Mussels and Clams are in great condition at the moment! We have Clams from Poole Harbour in Dorset, Huge Rock Oysters from Colchester and our lovely Mussels and Rock Oysters from Rock, in Cornwall. Nick will have a good selection available tomorrow along with some particularly nice Hake Fillet too!” Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail. Veasey’s will do everything to accommodate your seafood needs. Check out their recipes here.
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Latest drop off (Tuesday 6 September) 30 kilos. Total donated so far 1050 kilos.
New Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir – Katie Rose says “It’s long been a dream of mine to run a choir with Crystal Palace Transition Town friends and it’s now coming true at Crystal Palace’s beautiful new arts centre The Paxton Centre – yay! Come and join the chorus from Nov 2nd – we’ll be warbling and wassailing into midwinter – all voices welcome!”
Check out the new community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre. Here’s their latest newsletter.
Soil Association – monthly news here.
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 or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.
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)
TALK ON JOHN GENT POSTCARD COLLECTION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WATERFOWL PROJECT
An introductory talk on the John Gent postcard collection (part one) is being given at the Oasis academy arena, Albert Road SE25 4QL on Friday October 14th.
The Friends of South Norwood Country Park are seeking donations to raise £1 500 to construct a wetland area for waterfowl.
Such a habitat would considerably enhance the Country Park ecosystem. To this end Carole Roberts (Deputy Curator of the John Gent Postcards Collection) and local historian John Hickman are giving a talk to assist raising funds
Website: friends of sncp.org.uk