Winners in the Crystal Palace section of the Time Out Love London awards (which includes Anerley and Penge) are:
RESTAURANT: Winner: Sicilian Art, Penge. Runner Up: 400 Rabbits, Westow Street
BARS AND PUBS: Winner: Westow House, corner of Westow Hill and Crystal Palace Parade. Runner Up: Goldsmiths Arms, Penge.
CAFES AND COFFEE SHOPS: Brown and Green café in Crystal Palace station booking hall. Runner Up: Dalhousie, Westow Street.
SHOPS: Runner Up Good Food Taste and Drink, Westow Hill
LOCAL CULTURE: Winner: Crystal Palace park. Runner Up: Bridge House Theatre, Penge.
Winners elsewhere in the Local Culture section included: Dulwich and East Dulwich:
Dulwich Picture Gallery ( with Dulwich park as runner up); Forest Hill: Horniman Museum; Camberwell: South London gallery; and South Lambeth: South Lambeth library which Lambeth council wanted to merge with the Durning library on a new site.
….AND LONDON LOVES THE FOOD MARKET
Saturday 19 November
BOLD On Monday night we attended the LoveLondon Awards as winners in the shop category for Crystal Palace. We wish the awards didn’t pitch business against business but could instead celebrate all the amazing shops we have here, but we’re also really really touched that the market won.
A massive thank you to everyone who voted for us, to all our local stallholders, to the fishermen and farmers who come up week after week, to all the artists on Handmade Palace, to the volunteers who set-up and take-down the stalls and keep our Patchwork Farm stall running, to Steve for running Buskers Paradise, to Antenna for everything they do for us, and, of course, to all of our customers that choose to shop here.
We’re proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town, doing our bit to help this corner of the world become a more sustainable and resilient in an uncertain world, where climate change is fast becoming an undeniable reality.
Guest stalls this week – Antenna Cafe site
Guest lunch – Jerky Fridays Patsy says “I’m making Rice and Peas, Pulled Jerk Chicken, Curry Chicken, Jerk Pork, Ackee & Saltfish, Callaloo, Fried Dumplings, Fried Plantains and Macaroni & Cheese. Last one for 2016!”
Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry Elvira is cooking up “Cakes – Pumpkin and chocolate cake, courgette and hazelnut cake, lemon and poppy seed polenta cake, blueberry and almond tart, vegan chocolate and cherry cake, vegan raspberry muffins. Savouries – Sausage rolls, spinach and leek flan, mushroom tart, aubergine and courgette quiche, asparagus and artichokes flan, vegan selection of tartlets. Plus potatoes, leek and pumpkin soup.”
Herbal remedies – Inessence Wellbeing Natasja says “My main focus the week is on Herb teas and wellbeing boxes with teas and bath salts of your choice. There will be my usual lip balm and aroma roller-balls too. #tailoredteas #herbteas #wellbeingboxes #selfcareweek”
Olive oil & olives – Mar de Olivos Mar is SUPER keen on olive oil. Come and see her for a taste & a chat. She will be selling fine Spanish extra virgin olive oil, olive pate ( some with orange, others aubergine, artichoke) artisan chocolate made with extra virgin olive oil, creams with olive oil and ceramic for olives.
Foodbank Fundraiser – bric a brac sale Supporting our local food bank.
Preserves – Imogeni Handmade jams, jellies & chutney, made by Imogen.
Guest stalls this week – courtyard site
Cheese & mushrooms – Nicki’s Mushrooms Nicki tells be she’ll be bringing “Exotic mushrooms, truffle oils, truffle salt, sea salt, and more truffle produce. Locally sourced cheeses as well as the Welsh black bomber!”
Vegan /world food – Return to Shashamane Emilia says “I can’t wait to be back on Saturday. Here’s my menu – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; lentil stew with carrots, cumin and fresh coriander; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; winter cabbage stew; butter beans puree; polenta with nuts and rosemary; roasted seasonal squashes with carraway seeds; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pommegranates. You can have any combination you like.”
Beer – Hiver Beers Simon says “Having been told off for using the C word last time I’ll just say that we’re now using 2016 honey which is delicious and fresh and really showing well. Come and ask Rich for a taste! Also, we have gift packs.”
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro’s ode to wine for the week goes like this “Christmas is closer, so this Saturday I’ll open a festive, complex red wine from Priorat, in Spain. Pim Pam Poom: 100 per cent Garnacha, fermented whole cluster ( so it’s softer) and raised in stainless steel ( so it’s fresher), Pim Pam Poom is brimming with funky purple berry skins and crunchy berry seeds, ripe red raspberry, strawberry, and cherry, violet flowers, rich slatey mineral notes, and cracked black peppercorns. Unaffected and utterly delicious.”
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
The Store Cupboard: They now sell tea to drink there or loose leaf to take home
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Keep out the cold and the colds with a hot cup of Immune Boosting Mulled Elderberry & Apple Juice – 100% organic: 100% delicious. We have Mulling Spice bags too so you can make your own mulled apple juice or wine at home.
Homemade Breakfast Truffles: We’ve made these up from the recipe in Rachel de Thample’s ‘Five’. Packed full of taste and goodness, they’re perfect with a coffee & make a healthy snack for kids. Come try, come buy!
Don’t forget you can leave us your groceries list & we’ll get it all ready for you to pick up when you’ve done the rest of your market shopping. Now also open Fridays 10-5.” For more updates, like them on Facebook or follow them on twitter.
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Comfort & Joy: Lunch
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies, thai chicken curry from Andrea.
Lunch – Meru Galettes Away this week. Back next week.
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “We’re now inviting you to reserve your luxury Christmas cake or pudding online, to collect from any of our market stalls right up until Christmas Eve. Made by hand in Crystal Palace, our luxury Christmas puddings – available in two sizes, serving up to five or ten – feature a decadent mix of fruits, including figs and cranberries. We soak them in fine Pedro Ximénez sherry, before folding them into our traditional pudding recipe with plenty of warming spices, and then giving each one a long, slow steam. We then feed them with liberal glugs of aged VSOP calvados, before wrapping them beautifully, all ready for Christmas.
Meanwhile, our handmade Christmas cakes feature bourbon-soaked figs and cherries, plenty of pecans, and delicate spice. Once baked, they’re given regular splashes of even more bourbon to get it (and you) into the Christmas spirit. Choose a cake topped with shimmering glazed fruits and nuts upon a fine dark chocolate slab, or a version with more traditional marzipan, royal icing and adorable robin decoration.
You can find all of the above on the stall tomorrow, along with delectable treats by the slice including double carrot cake, chocolate and clementine cake, apple and salted caramel cake, Ambassador’s cheesecake, ginger and caramelised orange cake, and plum crumble cake.
We’ll also have indulgent dark chocolate brownies with fleur de sel, sticky buns, peanut butter bars, pumpkin pecan pie, milk chocolate and orange cookies, our full range of handmade jams, and a big batch of stollen swirls. Missing the market? Remember thatthe Brett & Bailey online shop is always open”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans: rainbow radishes
Brockmans – Jason says “Following the recent minor success with homegrown Sweet Potato we have had a much better yield from another patch we planted. Continuing with a similar colour theme we have Red (though they look Purple to me) Jerusalem Artichokes from the farm as well. We also have bunches of farm carrots for all markets.
Also – Rainbow Radish Bunches; 4 Varieties of Potato; Apples and Pears; Rainbow Carrots; Spinach; Fennel; Lettuces; Mixed salad; Baking Potatoes; Cucumbers; Onions; Leeks; 3 Types of Beetroot; Eggs and much more.”
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 of21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured. Find out more about Transition Towns.
Gill Wing Farm: Farmer/butcher Andrew
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. Also this week,Pevensey marsh lamb & merguez sausages. Click here for Gill Wing Farm Christmas order information.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent.
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Good day! We will have all of our usual favourites plus plenty of this seasons fish such as – Wild Sussex Sea Bass; South Coast Cod; Beautiful Line Caught Mackerel; A selection of Prime Flat Fish, Plaice, Turbot, Brill & Soles; Cornish Shellfish, Mussels & Oysters; Our own Smoked, Haddock, Salmon, Mackerel & Trout.
Be sure to start thinking ahead for Christmas orders we will have Menu’s available to take home that include an order form. 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.
Crystal Palace Transition Town – November newsletter here.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Latest drop off (Tuesday 1 November) 6.2 kilos. Total donated so far 1077.9 kilos.
Save Central Hill Community: support our neighbours
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area. Also, hear about the recent awareness raising night held at Domali.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
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.
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)