THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET – STORYTELLING, GIFTS, LOADS OF CAKE….AND MISTLETOE
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to market we go. Hang on, yo ho ho and a bottle of wine. Erm no, ho ho ho, happy Christmas – that’s right! Thanks to everyone for your support during the year – the market has gone from strength to strength and we’re very grateful. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas/Solstice/Yule. (What about Paganmas? – Ed)
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
We are closed on Saturday 27th December. Back again on Saturday 3 January, then weekly as usual.
Christmas Market Specials
Story telling: Come along to a feast of tales from The Man from Story Mountain. With storytelling clients including The Barbican Children’s Library, The British Museum and Glastonbury Festival, you will be enchanted by the tales you hear. First story starts11am, then on the hour, last story starts 2pm. £1 per child.
Make decorations & frames with Beth from Handmade Palace. From £2.
Last day to collect your hand-thrown bowls from Handmade Palace. 10am-3pm
Buy locally-made gifts, cards, and decorations from the local artist’s stall, Handmade Palace. Gift wrapping and cards available too. 10am-3pm
Buy locally-made edible decorations on the Patchwork Farm stall. 10am-3pm
Sugar free raw chocs – for yourself or a present: Cacao-dusted raw truffles – choose either ginger wine or raisin & cassis. Christmas chocolates – hazlenut & cashew nut salted caramels, pecan & spice ‘ganache’ squares covered in raw dark chocolate, raw choc stuffed medjool dates with walnut & almond, after dinner mint thin disks.
Please note that all listings are subject to change – check this website for the latest details or join our active Facebook group
Haynes Lane Courtyard
Wine, veg, fruit, eggs, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, raw, vegan, salads, juices, bread, pastries, & CP calendar.
Wine from Le Grappin: Andrew says “We will have our FRESH, current season Beaujolais red wine, on for the refillable bottles, a tasty aperitif quaffer. Plus our 2013 bottled wines open to taste, and free handcrafted xmas gift boxes.”
Raw/vegan/super good for you from Love Bites: Lunch, snacks, salads, elixirs, juice & sweet treats.
Store cupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: Almonds are back in stock and dates are fresh in from harvest. Their loose leaf spiced chai tea is a lovely winter warmer. If you use your own bag you get 5% off the contents. A bargain & eco friendly too.
The Unofficial Crystal Palace Calendar: Funny stories, a certain famous lost cat, local faces… the Palace calendar for palace people.
Upcycled vintage china candles, small planters & candlesticks from The Vintage Teacup.
Brambletye has moved to the courtyard: Need your fix of apple juice, orchard eggs or biodynamic veg? Find Brambletye in their new permanent home in the courtyard.
Chas & Momo: Bread, brioche, baguettes, (ludicrously good) brownies, and other baked tings.
Antenna Car Park
Olive oil, fruit, veg, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, hot lunch, deli, milk, cakes, gifts, coffee, gluten free, kids xmas crafts, story telling.
Kids: Story telling with the Man from Story Mountain.
Handmade Palace: Crystal Palace inspired prints, teapots and art work as well as jewellery, baby gifts, ceramics, dog treats, chocolate shoes and more! Cards & gift wrapping available.
Fish: If you haven’t already discovered it, there’s a lovely makeshift oyster bar (put together by Paul on the stall) alongside Veasey’s fish display. It’s got a nice little bench, where you can perch and watch the world go by whilst choosing what fish to buy and downing an oyster or two (choose between Cornish or Native.) If you really want to push the boat out, you can even get a glass of white from Antenna Cafe (yes, it’s licensed).
Meat: Last chance to get meat from Jacob’s Ladder this year, if you haven’t ordered any of course. A big thank you to Jayne and Michael Duveen for providing all the organic and biodynamic meat on this stall. I know how hard they work farming their beef and lamb, and then going round collecting from all these small farms dotted around East Sussex and Kent. We hope you like the wider selection now available since they moved their warehouse down from London to Forest Row, where they live.
Stone baked pizza from Forno Viaggiante: The special this week is Calabrese, with Dunja, meat balls and chilies.
Cakes from Eat & Mess: Kate says “Festive overload this week- mini Christmas cakes, gift bags of mince pies and shortbread stars, jolly gingerbread men, wheat free Yule logs, classics inc frosted carrot cake, Guinness cake, cheesecake, brownies and spiced almond fruit tarts!” The goodie bags are just right for nursery teacher’s presents, secret santa, or a nice treat for your neighbour.”
Raw, sugar free chocs from Virtue and Vice: Cacao-dusted raw truffles and Christmas chocolates.
Gluten/yeast/dairy free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Xmas treats including mince pies, biscuits, chocolates, special edition carrot, courgette & pumpkin cakes, nutty brownie. And the usual wholesome savoury tarts and bread.
Preserves & hot lunch from Heaven Preserve Us: Tasty preserves – just the thing to tuck in with a hamper or serve with your Christmas dinner. Plus, Spanish Fabada stew served hot for lunch, or take home for supper.
Patchwork Farm: Edible decorations, mistletoe and locally grown produce. Want to get involved? Join the facebook group to find out about growing, land shares and becoming a ‘Friday Farmer’.
Olive oil: CP local Sophie with olive oil from her family’s farm in Sicily. Find her on the Patchwork Farm stall.
Brockmans: From Jason “Christmas is the big one in the greengrocers calendar. We’ll be bringing 10 tonnes of produce to our markets this weekend. Among which you will find… brussels sprouts, parsnips, 6 varieties of potato, rainbow & regular carrots, red, white, savoy and January king cabbages, leeks, onions, celeriac, chestnuts, walnuts, garlic, clementines, oranges & lemons, ginger, sweet potato, dates, and all the other lovely things you get from us like kale, spinach etc. We would also like to wish you a very merry festive season and look forward to seeing you in the new year.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Thank you to everyone who has donated – 190 kgs so far!
Good stuff in Palace
The Upper Norwood Library Christmas Pantomime is on Saturday 20th December at 5.30 to 6.30pm. A family-friendly pantomime called Outer Space Christmas. N.B. The pantomime is not suitable for children under three years old. Location: Christ Church, Gipsy Hill (nearest rail station: Gipsy Hill). Age: All. Charge: Adults: £5.00 and children: £3.00
CP Salvation Army Christmas dinner: If you or someone you know would benefit from being with other people on Christmas day or if you would like to volunteer your help please get in touch. Thank you. Lorraine Kinnear on 07522 805 197 or [email protected]
FREE internet courses: The Upper Norwood Library Trust are running free courses for people who are new to the internet and would like some help. Want to know how to cut the cost of heating bills, or know someone who wants a job but doesn’t know how to put a CV together? Sign up at the library.
Local drop in centre: New Tuesday drop in with new group We Love Services – for those who are facing poverty, who are feeling isolated and in need of a helping hand. Well done to We Love Services for raising the £500 they needed!
The Man From Story Mountain Story telling for kids. 11am, 12pm,1pm, 2pm. Suggested donation £1.
Make decorations or decorate a frame with Beth from Handmade Palace – from £2
Le Grappin Quality refill wine HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Unofficial Crystal Palace Calendar Featuring Seymour + lots of other local stories HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe