THIS WEEK AT THE FOOD MARKET – LOVE BITES…
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 market got a great write up in the Raw Londoner and we’re really proud of local couple Samuel and Lai-si, who set up the raw, vegan, organic stall we now have in the market LOVE BITES.
Samuel is a trained chef, who has spent a lot of time in California, and he varies the menu weekly. Visit their stall in the Haynes Lane Courtyard, next to the Grain Grocer, watch him in action and have one of their energy giving shots.
KIDS Bugs Club (Edible Garden – Westow Park) 11am-12pm. Facepainting all day.
Haynes Lane Courtyard (next to the second-hand market)
Handmade bread, savouries & sweets from Chas & Momo: In the courtyard, next the the Grain Grocer. Baguettes, sourdough, rye, croissant, brioche, all sorts of baked treats. Want something in particular? Just ask them – Chas makes everything himself in their bakery in Thornton Heath.
Store cupboard refills from the Grain Grocer: As well as nuts, seeds, pulses etc, did you know the Grain Grocer also sells extra virgin olive oil, raw coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, tamari, maple syrup, peanut butter, tahini and more. All organic. It’s a little Aladin’s Grocery Cave in there! Bread Bread organic loaves are also available here.
Raw/vegan/superfoody from Love Bites: Raw tacos with spicy walnut-meat guacamole, cilantro lime salsa & coleslaw; falafel with cashew tzatziki and chilli sauce; veg burger sliders with pickled beetroot; raw pizza; flatbreads; mixed sprouted salad; raw sandwiches; potions & elixirs – wheatgrass or cacao shots; aaaaaaaand yes chocolate.
Antenna Car Park
Lunch from Ate Street Food: in the Citroen van with all the yummy mix & match sliders (a selection of mini brioche burgers, to you and me): Pulled pork, pulled lamb, braised ox cheek, grilled paneer and quinoa and cannellini bean burger, plus lime, lemongrass and ginger drink. Each one has it’s own toppings & accompaniments.
Fruit, veg & farm news
Brambletye… Don’t miss their apple juice – it hits just the right sweet/sour note. Also orchard eggs, kale, onions, leeks.
Brockmans… New this week – bunched rainbow carrots, leeks, president plums. Welcome back – graffiti (purple) cauliflower, figs, apricots. Also due to the kindness of Mother Nature loads of spinach on special offer of 2 bags for £3.
Wild Country… As well as their extensive range of tomato varieties, they’ll also have a great selection of salads, oriental leaves, aubergines, courgettes, herbs (including basil) & edible flowers.
Patchwork Farm… Locally grown plums, apples, squashes, courgettes, salad, herbs, and whatever else comes in to sell or swap. Usually walked to the stall from local gardens and allotments. Support your local growing space – Edible Garden (Westow Park) St John’s meadow (Auckland Rd) Edible Bus Stop & Museum Garden (Crystal Palace Park). Details here.
Gluten free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes: blueberry-lemon, raspberry-rosewater, fig-thyme, rhubarb-plum, carrot-pistachio, nutty brownie. Savouries: spinach-leek, tomato-olive, asparagus, mixed vegetables. And sundried tomato-olive bread.
Fish: Dan normally lets me know what his father-in-law & brother-in-law have just caught, but he’s super short staffed today & hasn’t had time to write it down. For sale tomorrow: fresh fish, smoked fish & shellfish, various types!
Facepainting: With the Aunties, Jacqueline & Rose.
Meat: All our meat comes from a collective of small organic/biodynamic farms in Kent & East Sussex. The animals are kept and fed to the highest standards possible. Pasture fed beef & lamb, outside reared chickens & pigs, many rare breeds & no GM corn or soya products, growth hormones, or unnecessary antibiotics. Join one of our farm trips to see for yourself or check out the Jacob’s Ladder website.
On the stall this week: 20pc off organic, pasture fed sirloin, 45day old dry-aged beef (both Brockmans Farm, Kent), lamb Montague Farm, pork Elms Farm and chicken Romshed Farm.
Hot food- Organic beef or lamb burgers or large organic pork hot dogs.
Hand massages & organic beauty products from Sarina.
Cakes from Brett & Bailey: Joe says “We’re having a final fling with summer flavours at this weekend’s B&B stall. It’s your last chance for our melba slices – layers of succulent peaches and juicy raspberries on a luscious lemon and almond sponge – plus we’ll be bringing a one-off special with our fig and honey baked cheesecake, which comes with pistachios, pomegranate and a hint of rose. Elsewhere, there’ll be sticky buns aplenty; milk chocolate, orange and cardamom cookies; our new white chocolate and blackberry blondies; and our dark Belgian chocolate brownies. Plus there’ll be all our usual cake offerings on parade, including double carrot, chocolate Guinness, coffee and Brazil nut, and honey and pistacho. Get some while the sun shines.”
Dairy: Raw milk, butter, ghee, yoghurts and smoothies on the Hook stall. Unpasturised goat’s milk available on the Jacob’s Ladder stall this week (only a few available.)
Handmade Palace: A great place to buy presents whilst also supporting local artists and makers. With a much lower commission, this means more goes to the artists themselves, the same principle when you buy direct from a farmer. Ask Beth nicely (the ceramic artist who tirelessly runs the stall) if you want something wrapped, and don’t forget you can also get cards.
Alexandra Nurseries (Penge) – Go if you haven’t already, a charming creative buzzy place, full of beautiful plants and ideas. On the 5th of September from 7.30 they’re hosting a music among the flowers evening featuring Sydenham band, Itchy Teeth, a sweet folk duo called Pagoda Sun, and the supremely talented jazz pianist and singer Peter Dale! £15 pp – phone Kathy on 07535977064 to reserve a ticket.
Kids – Bugs Club 11-12pm in the Edible Garden TOP of Westow Park. Westow Park: Charlotte & Vinnie will be running the kiddies nature club weekly until end of August, then monthly.
On hols this week: London Cheesemongers (Manish from Good Taste will see to your cheese needs) and Comfort & Joy.
Do you have any old t-shirts lying about? Rockmount School are making upcycled carrier bags out of old t-shirts and they will be sold at the market in the coming weeks. This project is part of the schools Green Day, and also has the added benefit of reducing plastic bag use. Please drop off tshirty donations to the Patchwork Farm stall.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market.
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Claraflora Allotment grown flowers from Croydon
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe