THIS WEEK AT THE MARKET….
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.”
IT’S ALL PART OF THE AUTUMN EQUINOX….
Do you have apples in your garden, or growing near you? It’s Autumn Equinox next weekend, and to celebrate we’re teaming up with our friends at Spa Hill Allotments for an apple harvest day. We’ll have an apple press so you can make fresh juice, there will be appley products on the stalls plus games for the kids. Bring along your apples (windfalls welcome) and clean containers for the juice. The press makes carrot juice too if you fancy that. No apples? No worries. Glasses of freshly made Thornton Heath/Palace juice will be for sale at a bargainous price.
On another autumnal note, well done to the Palace Pint hop growing brigade. Over 10kg of Crystal Palace grown hops were collected & will be used in the 2014 vintage Palace Pint from Late Knights Brewery. Check out this rather amusing write up from the Guardian:
Chas & Momo: Baguettes, sour dough, brioche, burger buns, croissants and whatever else Chas has cooked up in his Thornton Heath bakery.
Neals Yard: Organic beauty products.
Love Bites: Away on hols this week. Samuel will be back next Saturday. If you’re hankering for his dehydrated breads ask Wade at the Grain Grocer – he’s got a special stash of them this week.
A little bit of news from the courtyard crew: Love Bites and the Grain Grocer have teamed up with The Platform @ 2 Ridgeway Road London SW9 with a pop up cafe/chill space, open from 21 Sept – 12 Oct. Find them at The Platform in Loughborough Junction. Love Bites will be taking care of the raw organic vegan deliciousness & Grain Grocer are on the ingredients.
Antenna Car Park
Fruit, veg, wine, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, hot lunch, deli, milk, cakes, gifts, coffee, gluten free, preserves, kids toys, organic baby/mum skincare, Sports Centre info.
Kids: Tina’s Toys – quality second hand kids toys, books and games for sale.
Malaysian/Vietnamese lunch from Makasan: Malaysian beef rendang, Malaysian vegeterian nasi lemak, Vietnamese pork patties, Vietnamese chicken skewers.
Gluten free from Owl Kitchen: Raspberry frangipane, coffee & walnut cake, flourless chocolate & lime cake, vegan Sachertorte, sausage rolls, chocolate brownies and more.
Beer from Late Knights: 1) Buy some small batch ale from Late Knights at the market. 2) Take home. 3) Get comfy on the sofa or out in the garden. 4) Drink said Late Knights ale. 5) Be happy.
Preserves from Bickertons: Spice rubs, sauces, jams, fudge mustard & now fruit vinegars. Like it hot? Watch out for the limited edition of 24 Bhut Julckia Chilli Jam to debut at the market on Saturday.
Jayne Russell from Nom Nom Skincare: Organic skincare, plus massage, nutrition and skincare advice for bump and baby.
Meat of the week: Minced beef from Jayne & Michael’s own farm, Godmans Farm. £9.60kg
Brett & Bailey (see photo): Cake news from Joe “Seasons collide at this weekend’s B&B stall! We’ll be stepping into autumn with some of our favourite bakes, and introducing a brand new range of delectable handmade jams. Bakes include apple and salted caramel cake (see photo) ; blackberry blondies; plum crumble cake; and we’ll have some all-new offerings including spiced pear and chocolate cake, and apple and raisin brioche. Both our mouthwatering pecan and pumpkin pie and our chocolate and sour cherry cookies will be making a welcome return to the stall, and we’ll also have our usual favourites such as chocolate Guinness cake, double carrot cake, dark chocolate brownies, and sticky buns. You’ll be also able to sample our moreish homemade jams for the first time, with flavours including plum and rose, apricot and vanilla, and pear and ginger. Still after a final taste of the summer sunshine? Try our fig and honey cheesecake with hints of rose and cardamom; or our lemon and almond meringue cake with a rich seam of juicy peaches. See you there 😉 xx”
CP National Sports Centre: Find out about the sports centre, grab a free pass. They are also offering FREE blood pressure checks.
Patchwork Farm: SE19+ grown salad, herbs, fruit & veg. Do you grow your own? Bring your own gluts to the stall to sell or swap.
Brambletye: The red lane & evita apples are nearly ready. Apparently they need some cold time for the flavour to develop first. This applies to the pears too. Stein is trying his hand at making apple cider vinegar – updates as events warrant! All the usuals on their stall this week – orchard eggs, juice, veges, herbs, fruit – all grown on their farm in East Sussex.
Wild Country: salad mix, rocket, lettuce, sorrel, radish bunch, courgette flowers, courgettes, parsley, coriander, mint, thyme, shiso, sage, oregano, strawberries, leeks, beans, spring onions, kale, spinach, beetroot bunch, aubergine, fennel, ridge cucumbers, chilli peppers, bunched carrots, big & small tomatoes, tomatillo, cucamelons, peppers, delicata squash, spagetti squash, red kuri squash, gem squash, blue potato , potato, onions, cabbage, broccoli. Vote for them in the Soil Association Organic awards. Click here to vote Well done to Adrian & everyone on the farm – we’re proud of you!
Organic September is run each year by the Soil Association, the certifying body for organic products. Their emphasis is on small changes, big differences this year, and there are lots of organic food, beauty products and even clothes on offer in September. Find them here.
Brockmans: New this week… shimonita onions (Japanese, known as king of negri), emerald cauliflowers (in limited numbers), cox’s apples, crown prince squash (and red Kuri), conference pears, black figs. As well as all their normal good stuff.
Fish: South coast flat fish are reaching their best at this time of year. Cod is starting to arrive for the winter, sardines are also good today. Fresh… whole plaice -£7 kg, rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, organic salmon fillet £26.50kg, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, whole sea bass £16kg, cod fillet £17.95kg, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, hake fillet £18kg, whole fresh mackerel £8.80kg, monkfish goujons £2.40/100g, mackerel fillets £2.50 each, squid £1.95/100g. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, Cornish mussels £6kg, large tiger prawns £2.25 each or 5 for a tenner, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g, fresh cut scallops £3.95/100g, dressed crabs £6 each, cooked crevettes £2/100g. Ready to eat… peeled prawns £2.50/100g, rollmops £1 each, dill marinated herrings £5 per 475 tub.
Hook & Sons are famous: Did you miss the Film 4 premiere of The Moo Man? The movie is available to order here, or see if Will’s on the stall. He’s farmer Steve’s third son and can tell you about life on the farm.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
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Tina’s Toys Quality second hand kids toys, books and games for sale
Late Knights Locally brewed beers HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Nom Nom Skincare Organic pregnancy & baby skin care
National Sports Centre Find out about the centre, have a free blood pressure check
Neals Yard Remedies Organic beauty products HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe