THIS WEEK AT CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch – stuffed flatbreads & galettes from Flippin’ Nell: New – ‘The Brunch’ flatbread with egg, bacon, cheese, spinach, spiced wedges & harissa. Plus flatbreads – merguez, harissa, herbed slaw, minted garlic dressing on spiced flatbread; feta, roast aubergine, fried egg for veggie option; Plus buckwheat galettes with goats cheese, red onion relish, beetroot, toasted walnuts & spinach, crepes with sea salt caramel, banana, chocolate, peanut brittle. You can make requests for your own filling combos.
Gluten free by Owl Kitchen: Savoury – Palace Pasties beef & vegetable or cheese and onion (can be heated). Mini extra mature cheddar, double Gloucester and caramelized onion quiche. Sweet – spicy pecan & sweet potato cake, carrot cake, sausage rolls, lemon drizzle sandwich with mascarpone filling, chocolate orange cake, vegan courgette & banana cake, peanut butter squares, chocolate brownies, apricot & coconut loaf, sugar free & lactose free beetroot torte.
Cakes by Brett & Bailey: Joe’s ode to cake goes like this “It’s less than a month to go until Christmas, so head on over to our stall to add to your Yuletide table, Brett & Bailey-style. Our luxury Christmas cakes are studded with bourbon-steeped cranberries, cherries and figs, and come exquisitely finished with either a fine dark chocolate slab and rows of glazed nuts and fruits, or moreish marzipan, royal icing and a handsome little robin. Meanwhile, our special recipe Christmas puddings feature fruits soaked in Pedro Ximénez sherry, and are gently steamed before being generously splashed with VSOP calvados. A merry Christmas indeed. Reserve yours to collect from the stall here.
Cakes by the slice include chocolate and clementine cake; apple and salted caramel cake; our signature double carrot cake; ginger and caramelised orange cake; sticky date cake; and an indulgent chestnut cheesecake dusted with fine organic cocoa – possibly our most luscious cheesecake yet. Elsewhere, don’t miss out on our stollen swirls, pumpkin pecan pie, peanut butter bars, our classic dark chocolate brownies with pecans, white chocolate chunks and fleur de sel, cranberry and clementine cookies, and an exceedingly large batch of our scrumptious sticky buns. Missing the market this weekend? Remember that our online shop is always open.”
Preserves by Kings Chilli Chutney: Fiery sauces.
Barnardos: Raising money for their centre in Westow Park.
Jams & more from Christine at Creative All Sorts: Christine says ” I’ll be offering a peek inside my pantry with small batches of 9 different chutneys, jams and marmalade – all perfect for the holidays. From F.R.O.G. jam right through to persimmon and chili chutney, you’ll be spoilt for choice. There will also be bags of fudge for the little ones and ceramic fridge magnets for Christmas stocking filler gifts.”
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!
Comfort & Joy autumn/winter takeaway options: Veggie lasagne with spinach, sweet potato, cream cheese and parmesan; Macaroni cheese (cheddar/emmental/parmesan/gruyere) with leek & bacon; Macaroni cheese (cheddar/emmental/parmesan/gruyere) with leek & sun dried tomato (V); Shepherds’ pie; Beef, red wine and oyster mushroom pie; Chicken, mushroom and celeriac pie; Leek, mushroom and emmantale pie; Thai Chicken curry; 3 bean curry (vegan), Thai chickpea curry (vegan). All are freshly made & can be frozen on the day of purchase. Will keep in the fridge for 3 days.
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: 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 from Pastificio Mansi: Emanuela is cooking up “Ravioli mascarpone and spinach; Pumpkin and goat’s cheese cappellacci; Black truffle half moon; Chestnuts and mushroom ravioli; Potato gnocchi; Fresh tagliatelle. Fresh tomato sauce. Parmesan cheese.” Check out this great write up about Emanuela.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says “Don’t forget to order pies and hams for Christmas. This week you need to get some sobrasada, because the next batch won’t be ready for a couple of weeks and we’re almost out. Everything else is in rude supply. We’ll also be doing some cured, semi-dried sausages for Christmas, as well as gift salamis in tubes, so look out for them in the next couple of weeks.”
Hams – Whisky & Orange | Treacle
Whole Leg Ham (6-7kg) £120
Half Leg Ham (3-3.5kg) £60
Whole Shoulder Ham (3-4kg) £65
Pies – Melton Mowbray | Pork & Stilton | Smokey Bacon | Pork & Chorizo
Party Pork Pie (1.35kg) £18
Family Pork Pie (900g) £12
Large Pork Pie (450g) £6
Small Pork Pie (200g) £3
24th December – Pick up from Tudor Rd, SE19.
22nd December – Pick up from our warehouse in Peckham Rye
22nd-23rd December – Delivered by courier, £10 charge.
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.
Sustainably caught fish from Veasey’s: Dan says “Today [Friday] will be the last days fishing for the next few days as the wind is really picking up so most boats will spend the next few days in the harbour safe and sound. We are hoping for more of our fantastic sea bass, Sussex cod, gorgeous squid, pollock and plaice although the Plaice are getting quite heavy with roe so we will start avoiding them soon to let them spawn. Also don’t forget we have our famous fish pie mix every week, sold in 500g bags available if you want to make a comforting fish pie for these cold evenings.
Sea Bass – whole fish £17.50kg, large fillets £2.95/100g, small fillets £3.50 each. Local specials – pollock fillet £14.95kg, Sussex squid £1.70/100g, whole plaice £7.95kg. The usual suspects – organic salmon fillets £4.00 each or 4 for £15.00, Manx kippers £1.50 each, cold smoked salmon £3.75/100g, kiln roasted smoked salmon £2.60/100g, whole smoked mackerel£5.00 each, Cornish oysters £1.20 each, Palourde clams £13.95, Cornish mussels £6.00kg, cooked crab £8.95kg, dressed crab £6.00 each or £3.00/100g, cod fillet £17.95kg, cod loin (thick & boneless) £2.20/100g.
You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on email@example.com and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for any flat fish.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “Hey homies, olive oil is back in fresh from the new harvest!” 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.”
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. 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: Local art and crafts. Gift wrapping & cards available. You can book local pottery courses too starting next week and find out more about the SE Art Trail 21st/22nd Nov. Email Beth for more information, or to ask about joining.
Locally grown bee friendly seedlings, herbs & teas from Gipsy Hill Herbs: Sarah says “I’ll be bringing a full range of teas and there are a couple of new ones since my last visit, both designed to help the body through the long winter months. Skin Clarifying Tea – a lovely mix of Red Clover with dandelion and damask rose that encourages the elimination of toxins from the body, purifying the blood and helping to promote and maintain a healthy skin. Red clover is also an excellent herb for the menopause years owing to its hormone balancing properties.
Energising Detox Tea: A tasty tonic tea to promote detoxification and boost vitality and a great early morning drink to help you feel energised for the day ahead. Rich in vitamins and minerals and gently cleansing, nettle and peppermint are also traditional remedies to help combat the symptoms of winter colds. Also on sale for the first time are Gipsy Hill Herbs’ new flavoured
Herbal Salts: Fragrant Tuscan Salt made with organic sage, rosemary, garlic and Maldon salt and delicious on roast meats and veg, eggs and pasta dishes as well as in casseroles, soups and stews. Coriander Chilli and Lime salt: adding a fresh zing to everything from chips to scrambled eggs on toast.
And for the more sweet toothed – Lavender Sugar made with unrefined castor sugar and organic culinary lavender from the Cotswolds. I’ve discovered that it’s absolutely delicious with porridge [and I’m a dyed in the wool ‘only salt with my porridge thanks’ type] and it’s also good in shortbread and biscuits or sprinkled on cakes or berries. Sold in lovely vintage German preserving jars. And last, but definitely not least, Gipsy Hill Herbs very own recipe organic Mulled Wine Sachets! With plenty of immune boosting elder berries among the spices you can be merry and healthy this Christmas.”
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: The foodbank needs toilet paper, toothbrushes, instant mash & instant puddings. Including the latest drop off (Tuesday 27 October) we’re now up to 639.9 kilos! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
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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’, Barnardo’s? 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.
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.
Kings Chilli Chutney Fiery sauces
Gipsy Hill Brewery Local ale for sale HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Gipsy Hill Herbs Herbs & bee friendly plants
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Antenna Cafe Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas & cake
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)
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Crystal Palace Transition Town invites you to join us at a People’s Climate March on Sunday 29 November, meeting at 10.40am at Crystal Palace Station. “We had a great time at the last march in March this year, and it’s time to send an even louder signal to our government and to the world leaders gathering for the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris. For the second time we will also be acting as a gathering point for Transition Towns from around the country, to take part in the Transition Bloc!
You can read more about the last march in this blog How The Climate Change March Seriously Cheered Me Up from one of our members Kalina Palka and watch a great edited clip.”