CORE! LOADS OF APPLES AT THE MARKET!! – AND ANOTHER DINOSAUR….THE GINGERBREADOSAURUS!!!
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
Kids – Facepainting: Sarah Haram from Firebird Facepaints is painting faces for donations to our local Salvation Army’s good work with needy folk in our community. 12-3pm.
Kids – Mindfulness: Waves Mindfulness kids workshops – pop along and join in with their games and experiments that help to understand our thoughts and feelings, learn how to take yourself from crazy to calm, or ‘squash’ your worries! Mums and Dads may like to check out the Neal’s Yard Remedies on Sonya’s stall ((including FREE facials and hand massages), and are also welcome to join in the practice. Suggested donation £2 (bring an empty small clear water bottle if you can). For ages 5-11 years. 10-3pm
Meze, raclette and dips from Emma & Ian’s Kitchen. To have for lunch or to take home. Try their olives – amazing. Emma says “So as well as our usual amazing melty raclette, we’ll have lots of meze style food that can either be eaten then and there, or put into pots to take away. ALL home made of course. Includes various flavours of hummus (chickpea, beetroot, pea) tabouleh, sweet potato and chilli bites, spinach and feta bites, pea and mint tortilla, guacamole, salsa, pitta, artichokes & olives.”
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free by Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes – nutty brownie, Victoria sponge, carrot & pistachio, apple & plum, figs flapjack bites, raspberry jam & figs tartlets, vegan chocolate mini loaves. Savouries – tomato & olive tart, hearty mushroom tart, spinach & leek tart, selection of vegan tartlets. Bread.
Preserves by Imogeni: Home made jams, jellies & chutney.
Cakes by Eat & Mess: Kate’s cake news goes like this “An autumnal feast this week- dark & decadent chocolate Guinness cake with cream cheese frosting, banoffee sponge cake with caramel buttercream & chipped bananas, gluten free cardamom & apricot cakes with pillows of fresh apricot & almond topping, mini Victoria sponge cakes with raspberry jam & buttercream frosting, Victoria plum bakewell slices, millionaire shortbread with rich caramel layers, giant fig & orange zest rolls, dark chocolate brownies, cheesecake brownies, gingerbreadosaurus’ with proceeds going to the ‘Save CP Dinosaurs’ fund (more info on the stall), chai spiced & ginger cheesecake with stem ginger base & finally spiced autumn apple pies. Don’t forget you can enrol on classes to learn the secret behind those brownies and Guinness cakes! Check out my website or speak to me on the stall.”
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: 20% off 6 week aged beef. 100% grass fed, 100% organic, 100% lovingly reared native Sussex. Lucky Crystal Palace customers! 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 (gluten free or traditional) from Pastificio Mansi.
Cured sliced meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says “Authentic Melton Mowbray pies from Hartland Pies are our newest addition to the stall this week. Pork pies are a great example of British charcuterie, and they’re totally delicious. Come get some at the stall on Saturday. We are very particular about who we work with, and these guys are the real deal, so we’re looking forward to showing off their wares! Also on the stall – Sliced meats (nape, beef, pancetta, chilli loin, bacon, pastrami and ham), beer sticks, crackling, ‘nduja, and a range of salamis all available this week, as well as proper ham, and proper pastrami, sandwiches. See you on Saturday!” 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 is a big week! I will be starting to sell a range of dried herbs for making teas. There are 4 basics to start with: Nettle, Sage, Elderflower and Rosehip, all organically and bio-dynamically grown, harvested and dried in Yorkshire at one of the wonderful Camphill Communities. These 4 teas provide a wide range of tastes and health benefits and will be sold as loose leaf so they can be drunk alone or mixed to individual taste. All packaging is fully biodegradable.
I also have a range of UK grown British native bulbs for planting at home in pots or borders – Snowdrops [single and double], Narcissus pseudonarcissus [our most widely growing wild daffodil], Wood Anemone [also known as the Windflower], English bluebells and Snakeshead Fritillaries. This list provides flower and scent from January right through to May and look beautiful planted in individual groups or in complimentary combinations.
Autumn is an ideal time to plant outside for most herbs so they get off to a fast start in Spring. Or why not start an indoor herb garden for all year round flavour and scent? Most herbs will grow well indoors, particularly in a south or west facing window. Ask for advice on the stall.
Want to recycle your old plant pots? I am very excited to announce that customers can now return their plastic pots to me at Gipsy Hill Herbs for recycling! It would be very much appreciated if they are clean when returned.” 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! 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.
Storecupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Wade says ” Cacao butter is back in stock, and lemon grass tea is new. Also, check out Rachel’s recipes – her lovely book is available in store. Ask us for recommendations of some of her recipes we’ve enjoyed making so far. 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 at Wild Country Organics and our own CP Patchwork Farm posse.
Brockmans: This week Jason’s promising rainbow carrots, parsnips, graffiti cauliflowers, leeks, Linda and valour potatoes, bunched, loose & pre-packed carrots, cherry and salad, tomatoes, kale, chard, spinach, garden peas, mange tout, onions, exotic fruit and much more. 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’s work include CP inspired prints & etchings, various ceramics, soaps, organic teas & bath bombs, jewellery, greeting cards & more. 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 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: 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.
Job: Lotte says “Are you looking for a career change, or a part time job that will work around your little one? If you love singing, tiny babies & young children, have your own car and a great sense of fun you could be exactly what we’re looking for!
Hartbeeps is recruiting for a new session leader for weekday sessions. As one of our session leaders you will lead our magical musical mother & baby/toddler classes – bringing them alive with our puppets and amazing props. All classes are set to music, timed & scripted so they’re fun to deliver and you never need wonder what to do next! We have opportunities for regular part time work on Mondays to run sessions in Herne Hill and East Dulwich.” Email Lotte for more details, by 28 September.
Local artists – upcoming Art Trail: Beth says “Are you interested in participating in an Art Trail covering Crystal Palace and surrounding areas? The idea is that all the shared studios, home studios and creative spaces will open up at the same time. We will produce a map and promote the event. We are having our first planning meeting next Thursday 24th Sep at 6pm.”
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.
Waves Mindfulness Mindfulness sessions for kids £2
Firebird Facepaints Facepainting, raising money for local charity. 12-3pm
Neals Yard Remedies Natural beauty products
Imogeni Homemade preserves
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
Chas & Momo Hand crafted bread, sourdough, baguettes, croissant, brioche HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas & cake
Prepared Food Stalls
Emma & Ian’s Kitchen Meze, raclette, dips and more
Eat & Mess Cakes
Elvira’s Secret Pantry 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
Also, see the brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.
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.
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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)
VOTING FOR LEWISHAM’S YOUNG MAYOR ATTRACTS 29 CANDIDATES
“Election fever has gripped Lewisham as 29 young people throw their hats into the ring to compete to become the twelfth Young Mayor” says a Lewisham council press release.
“The young people have started campaigning in earnest for the votes of Lewisham’s younger electorate” it adds.
Election day is 14 October and polls will open at all secondary schools and colleges across the borough. Young people will vote using a ballot system which mirrors that of the adult mayor election, and for young people who go to school outside the borough, they can have a postal vote.
The count takes place on 15 October and the results are expected to be announced that same evening at a special event held in the Civic Suite in Catford.
The candidates, who either live or study in Lewisham, include:
Deandra Dacosta, 15, Sydenham School
Hanna Dimtsu, 15, Sydenham School
Kenya Fantie, 17, Sydenham and Forest Hill 6th Form (SFH6)
Emmanuel Olaniyan, 17, The Brit School
Omolola Onasanya, 15, Sydenham School
Saffron Worrell, 17, Sydenham and Forest Hill 6th Form (SFH6)
Shakira Wright, 15, Kingsdale Foundation School
For more details about the candidates, including their manifestos*, please visit: www.lewisham.gov.uk/youngmayor (Source: Lewisham council press release.)
(EDITOR’S NOTE: No manifestos were available as of Thursday morning)