THIS WEEK AT THE FOOD MARKET
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 following / above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)
Meat, fish, cheese, veg, fruit, eggs, wine, beer, butter, raw milk, bread, charcuterie, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, bee friendly and herb plants, gluten free, vegan, salads, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts, coffee & music.
Congratulations to Grain Grocer Tomasz and his wife Caroline on the birth of their new son Felix last week. Welcome to the world little market baby! We don’t have a photo to show you yet, but will post as soon as we do. I foresee cuteness.
We like this new blog from Maternity Leave Life. They say “We love [the market] because… it brings a rural, natural feel to our urban lives!” Ahhh… Thanks Rebecca.
P.S The new August Crystal Palace Transition Town newsletter is out.
Guest lunch – Malaysian/Vietnamese street food from Mui Mui. This week Jia Nee and Oksoon are cooking up “Malaysian veggie nasi lemak with coconut rice, Malaysian beef rendang, Vietnamese salad with prawns, chicken and peanuts served with rice noodles, Vietnamese grilled pork shoulder with vermicelli.”
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: Farmer & trainee butcher Jayne says “We’ve got 20% off wild fig & walnut sausages, for people fancying something exotic for their BBQ this weekend. Our sausages are gluten free, organic, and made from rare breed pork. Plus we’ll have our own 100% grassfed beef and lamb this weekend. Apologies, but we won’t have bread for a while – our baker Andy Forbes from Brockwell Bake is busy harvesting and baking bread for campers at Wowo.” 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 Wine Scouts. I love how excited Pedro gets about wine. This week he say “Hi! On Saturday I’ll bring a great value red: Terres Mistral Estezargues. This Cotes du Rhone is very juicy with a soft, slightly cloudy purple colour and gentle flavours of blackberry, liquorice, pepper and nutmeg. This producer works according to the principles of Terra Vitis using no chemical treatments other than a little sulphur and no filtering or fining. The grape blend features Grenache (roughly 50%) with Syrah and Carignan in equal measure.”
Cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says”HUGE news! Starting next week, we’ll have a meat slicer at the stall. This will enable us to offer some exceptional products that we make, which we haven’t been able to show off before. We’ll be slicing to order Smoked Air-Dried Ham and Air-Dried Pork Collar (Coppa) from Native Breeds, and Chilli-Rolled Air-Dried Pork Loin from Moons Green. And you’ll all be able to have these meats in sarnies, or take them home for the week. We’ll also slice Pancetta, Guanciale, Hot-Smoked Belly, Pastrami, and our usual range of Saucisson & Salami. Thanks Laura & Karen for helping us out!
This week – we’ll have Ham, Belly, Pastrami, ‘Nduja, Crackling, Beer Sticks, Wild Boar Salami, Venison & Long Pepper Salami, Mushroom & Truffle Saucisson, Wild Fennel Saucisson, and some big, fat Chorizo from Native Breeds. Yum. Sarnies galore, as always.” Ham sarnies £4, pastrami £5, and ask Mik nicely to add cheese to either for £1. The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Dave tells me to expect “regular deliciousness tomozza”. Thanks for that Dave! Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent.
Cake parade by Brett & Bailey: Whatever the question, the answer surely is cake. According to Joe anyway… “This Saturday we’ll be welcoming our super-seasonal black forest crumble cake to the stall – a rich and boozy sponge, studded with fresh Kentish cherries, and topped with dark chocolate crumble. Just add a scoop of ice cream when you get home. Not in the mood for chocolate? We’ll also have an indulgent baked berry cheesecake; a luscious, lemon and almond meringue cake with a seam of fresh blackberries; our signature double carrot cake; Melba squares with succulent peaches; scrumptious raspberry bakewells; and plenty of sticky buns on the stall too.
If that’s not enough, we’ll also be bringing along our classic brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks; milk chocolate and orange cookies with a hint of cardamom; and plenty of bomboloni with this week’s special filling – handmade dulce de leche! Finally, don’t miss our thirst-quenching cold drinks. A mint lemonade or citrus cooler will be just the thing to take the edge off a warm August afternoon.” Naughty.
Bee and butterfly friendly herb & flowering plants from Gipsy Hill Herbs: 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 “Tomorrow Paul will be joined by our fisherman friend Micky from Newhaven. We often have his fish (mostly plaice & lemon sole) on our stall. We are relying on the fishing gods today for a good catch. We should have plenty of mackerel & sardines for barbecuing! 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 on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for Fisherman’s Pie. Been wondering where Veasey’s stands on the seal shootings in Scotland? Check below for their statement.
Gluten free from Owl Kitchen: Coeliac Mel is making us “sausage rolls, carrot cake, peanut butter squares, vegan courgette & banana cake, sugar free dairy free beetroot torte, flapplejacks, chocolate brownies.”
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says “As well as Tom and Caroline’s new baby (not actually in stock!) we’ve got new matcha powder and ground vanilla powder in this week. Sara and Jess will be taking care of the shop on Saturday.” Here’s Sara’s latest Grain Grocer blog – all about grains, funnily enough. 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.
Raw milk, butter, cream etc: From Hook and Son’s farmer Steve’s own organic herd near Eastbourne. The cows are out on the pasture now so everything tastes sweet. There is sometimes ethically raised rose veal from their own herd, alongside organic yoghurt, butter, ghee, cream and yoghurt drinks.
Hook Farm news – Teresa says “July has been quite a quiet month on the farm, which gives us a chance to catch up on some farm maintenance. We have repaired the cow’s winter housing, also the fencing around the farm which has made grass management better, and getting the cows in for milking a lot quicker; they don’t go everywhere so often now! We have done some muckspreading with our composted farmyard manure from last winter, the recent rain was great for washing it in.
Phil’s eldest daughter Caroline (who used to make our butter) died from a brain tumour earlier this year. Steve and his sisters are taking put in a Brain Tumour fundraising event in October by hopefully completing the Royal Parks half marathon in October. More details to follow.
We will also have some more rose veal available soon, if you would like some please contact the office to place your order.
No news on the proposed Taylor Wimpey development on the grazing land we rent here at Longleys Farm. Thank you for all your emails and letters of support.”
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! Check out the very sweet pic of one of our new chicks following us around as we picked redcurrants.”
Brockmans: From Jason “Feedback from customers about the pick and mix loose salad leaf has been very good. Due to an abundance of some lines (cucumbers, sorrel and avocados) there has been a price reduction. Also on the stall – blueberries (limited numbers), plum, salad and cherry tomatoes, aubergines, cherries, 2 varieties of radish (from our own ‘in conversion’ site), purple mange tout, new charlotte potatoes, peas, french beans, salad rocket, land cress, wild plums, peaches, limes, clementines and oranges.
On The Farm – It’s been a manic few weeks, with staff managing the land and helping see crops through to harvest while in the barn some exciting new technology has been implemented.. We’re currently trialling a ‘fogging’ machine in our chiller, reputed to help leaf and other crops from carrots to cauliflowers stay at their best. We hope that you can notice a marked increase in the life and quality of already beautiful crops, it’s always sad when they don’t reach market in the way we would like them to!
Elsewhere there’s been a fair bit more work over at the new ‘Old Orchard’ site, with plenty more planting under way our range of salads will continue to increase in the coming weeks; plenty of weeding as ever as well, with squash, kale and brassicas receiving some TLC and the first courgettes starting to roll out last week… Multi coloured and divine, we hope you enjoy them! 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. 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: Beth says “This week on the stall we have CP inspired prints and etchings, canvas art work, note books, ceramics, jewellery, vintage badges, t shirts, crochet work and more. Don’t forget we always have a varied range of greeting cards too!” 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 4 August) was 10.2kg. Total so far is 530.2kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.