TV CREWS AT THE FOOD MARKET
Suddenly we are in demand for film crews! Last week, it was Jamie Oliver’s film company FreshOne with the Hemsley and Hemsley sisters (of spiralizer fame) and this week it’s Geoff Lawson, the force behind the World Wide Permaculture Network.
The market was set up on permaculture principles, as was the whole Transition movement, so we’re really honoured that he has chosen to film us whilst in London. Thanks to Ainslie Beattie for setting it up.
Back to reality and it’s all about apples at the moment. The plums came and went as did the blackberries, but the apples just keep coming. Last week we had kilos and kilos come into Patchwork Farm stall – both cookers and eating – so if you fancy a home made crumble or apple sauce you know where to come.
If you have apples that you don’t know what to do with , remember you can always bring them in to the stall. We’ve had requests from Domali and The Grape and Grain for any leftovers so nothing will go to waste.
Here’s some apple inspiration as well, from our recipe page. First up we have an Autumnal apple loaf, then some Victorian apple jam to go with it, and then to top it off we’ve got Applesauce cake with salted caramel icing.
Guest stalls this week
Vietnamese & Malaysian street food from Mui Mui. Malaysian vegetarian nasi lemak with coconut rice; Malaysian laksa soup; Vietnamese salad with prawns, chicken & peanuts, Vietnamese grilled beef with vermicelli – yum.
Preserves by Bickertons. Don’t miss your chilli fix with Bickerton’s chilli jams, dipping sauce & glazes and triple pepper hot sauces. Find them next to Hook.
Gluten free by Owl Kitchen. Flapjacks, Carrot cake, Lemon drizzle with mascarpone frosting, Peanut butter squares, Chocolate brownies, Cheese and chilli muffins, Sausage rolls, Goats cheese, spinach, rocket & watercress quiche, Caramelised onion, double Gloucester & extra matured cheddar mini quiche.
Cakes by Brett & Bailey. From the boys; “Get ready for Salted Caramel Saturday! Not only will we have the return of our super-seasonal apple and salted caramel cake, but we’re also bringing back oursalted caramel bomboloni, topped with dark chocolate and crumbs of smoky honeycomb. And although autumn may be upon us (so says our wonderfully comforting plum crumble cake, also making its return to the stall), summer isn’t over until we’ve stopped serving our strawberry and white chocolate gateau. Elsewhere on the stall we’ll have triple chocolate cookies, Black Forest cake with super-sweet Kentish cherries and chocolate crumble, double carrot cake, sticky buns, luxurious dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks, and a batch of our scrumptiousraspberry bakewells. Did you miss our fig, rose and pistachio cheesecake last time? The good news is that About Time Magazine included it in their list of the very best cheesecakes in London. The great news is that we’re bringing another on Saturday! Find out more here. Finally, there’s no need to panic if you miss us at the market – “our online shop is always open“.
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!
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. One taste and you’re hooked! Help to support these tiny farms whilst knowing that animal welfare is always top of their list.
Handmade pasta (gluten free or traditional) from Pastificio Mansi. Potato gnocchi; Artichoke, thyme & Parmesan ravioli; Mascarpone, spinach & nutmeg halmoon, Motadella & Parmesan cappelletti. So good to have them back.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen’s been cooking at home this week “We made a delicious thing at home this week, sweet potato and ‘nduja mash. Bake some sweet potatoes, scoop out the squidgy insides, mix in a wee drop of olive oil and chop in a healthy slab of Moons Green Fiery’ Nduja. Job done. ” 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.
Bee and butterfly friendly herb & flowering plants from Gipsy Hill Herbs: Sarah says this week it’s all about indoor herbs. “Now is a good time to start an indoor herb garden so you can enjoy your favourite herbs all winter. You will need a south or west facing window to ensure your herbs get enough light. If you don’t have a window sill then putting up a shelf across a window is really simple and looks great [have a look on pinterest] Then all you need to do is pot your herbs into a 5 or 6 inch diameter pot using ordinary multipurpose compost [preferably peat free], stand pot in water until the surface of the compost is wet [that way you know the water has soaked right through] and you’re done! Don’t overwater after that – wait until the surface of the compost is dry and then stand in water as above. Good herbs to try are – oregano/marjoram, chives, mint, thyme, sage, Vietnamese coriander, lemon balm, rosemary. Fresh stocks of all of these on the stall this week. If you’re still not sure about giving it a go come and ask me for advice at the market.” 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: Check out the boys on the boat recently – very choppy! Please vote for us in the Sussex Food and Drink awards in the Sussex Food Shop of the Year 2016 category. Thank you! A real mixed catch this week, we have had some stunning rod and line bass from our skipper job on his small boat and really good mixed catches from Mickey on his boat in Newhaven. Expect more of this tonight
FRESH Sussex Squid – £1.70 per 100g Rod & Line Sea Bass – £16.50 per kilo Plaice – £7.50 per kilo Lemon Sole – £14.95 per kilo Organic Salmon Fillets – £4 each or 4 for £15 SMOKED Naturally Smoked Haddock – £1.75 per 100g Whole Hot Smoked Mackerel – £5 each Smoked Mackerel Fillets – £3.75 per pack Manx Kippers – £1.60 each Arbroath Smokies – £1.60 per 100g SHELLFISH Live Clams – £12.50/kg Live Mussels – £6/kg Live Cornish Oysters – £1.20 each Dressed Crab – £6 each Cooked Beachy Head Crab – £9.95/kg
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 theirrecipe page here and here’s one for Fisherman’s Pie.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Sarah says “Hello Dear Customers and Friends! smile emotion How are you all in this gorgeously sunny day? NEW in this week at ‘The Grain Grocer’: Organic FREGOLA aka giant cous cous!! grin emotion Basically round balls of pasta. Super easy, great hot or cold! We’re loving them in salads.. check what Yotam has to say – Ottolenghi that it. 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. 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 atWild 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. 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) andBrockwell Bake (on Jacob’s Ladder).
Handmade Palace: Beth says “You can see a preview of our artists’ work on our Facebook page.” Ask Beth on the stall for information, and to book your place on her pottery courses taking place in September. 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 thefacebook 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: school uniforms, jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, toothpaste, shower gel & washing powder. The latest drop off (Tuesday 18 August) was 16.6kg. Total so far is 546.8kg! Thanks everyone. Collection point at the market every week.
It’s “Organic September” at The Soil Association and there’s lots of inspiration on their site as well as prizes to be won. Check it out here.
Check out our latest Transition Town newsletter.
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 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.
New group – Transition Kids: Do you have kids, or one on the way? Interested in meeting other parents and kids & sharing ideas about eco living? Check out this brand new group.
Bickerton’s Sauces, rubs, flavoured nuts & more
Gipsy Hill Herbs Herbs & bee friendly plants
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Weekly Produce Stalls
The Charcuterie Board British cured meats and ham sandwiches HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Blackwoods Cheese Artisan cheese made in Brockley + some from Neil’s Yard HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
The Grain Grocer Store cupboard refills – household cleaners HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Bread Bread Find their organic loaves on the Grain Grocer stall HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken THEY’RE BACK!
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm Seasonal fruit & veg, yoghurt, juices
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads, fruit, herbs
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Chas & Momo Hand crafted bread, sourdough, baguettes, croissant, brioche HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas & cake
Prepared Food Stalls
Mui Mui Malaysian & Vietnamese street food
Brett & Bailey Cake parade
Owl Kitchen Gluten free cakes and savouries
Pastificio Mansi Handmade pasta BACK EVERY WEEK
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Delicious biodynamic hamburgers
For more information see Producers
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 new blog section is a great place to start.
Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook (Source: Crystal Palace food market website)
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)