CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET
Meat, fish, veg, fruit, eggs, wine, beer, local honey, cheese, cured meats, vegan, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills, eco cleaning refills, salads, cakes, pastries, preserves, lunch, gifts, coffee, food bank collection & Christmas decorations.
We are open in full Christmas glory this Saturday, plus 17 Dec and 24 Dec.We will be closed on 31 Dec only, reopening on 7 January.
Alongside all our weekly stalls, you’ll find lots of local artists on Handmade Palace, a different preserve stall each week, smoked food from London Smoke and Cure, cheeses from Capo Caccia and Brindisa, local honey, vintage clothes, natural wines, craft beers, chocolates, and lots of Christmasy things like wreaths and decorations.
These stalls are taking Christmas orders:
• Gill Wing Farm can cater for all your meat needs, Andrew raises turkeys (which you can see in the picture further down), geese, chickens, lamb and pork himself, and the beef comes from a nearby farm in East Sussex, he also has wild venison and more. You need to get an order form on their stall and hand it in. These orders must be in by the 17th of December.
• Veaseys can see to all your seafood needs.
• Get your puddings and cakes at Brett & Bailey, or free-from treats viaElvira’s Secret Pantry or Owl Kitchen.
• Ross is also taking orders for smoked food and there will be cheese and alcohol stalls every week.
Here’s the Christmas orders page with all the details. PICK UPs will be on the Christmas Eve market. Don’t miss the Christmas concert at St John’s on Friday 16th December from the London Mozart Players, where the market’s Simply Tay will be serving mince pies and mulled wine. Book your tickets here.
Guest stalls this week – Antenna Cafe site
Jerky Fridays: Jerk pork
Guest lunch – Jerky Fridays Patsy is making us “Rice and Peas, Jollof Rice, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Filleted Red Bream Fish, Callaloo, Ackee & Saltfish, Fried Dumplings, Fried Plantains and Macaroni & Cheese.”
Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Pre orders! Click here to find out what a difference your forward planning makes to Ross, and all our small traders.
New Products – Rib-cured and smoked Jacobs Ladder – beautiful beef charcuterie, lovely fat marbling, served by the bone. Limited stocks; Real pastrami – it’s back! A flavour punch in the chops. Smoked overnight; White pepper, fennel and lemon pork belly – Oh wait, stop, I’m getting all giddy! Great quality pork, gently cured for 8 days. Can you believe it’s produced right on your doorstep? Smoked belly – Only its second visit down the market – cured for 8 days and smoked for 5 hours. Not too salty. Well balanced; Smoked rock salt – got some little jars to make nice gifts at Christmas. Buy 3 get one free.
London Smoke & Cure: Smoked things
Classics – Sashimi grade salmon – we’re definitely ramping up now for Christmas. We take the freshest and best quality Scottish salmon to make this luxurious product for you. Under-cured so it’s mild and unsalty. Small packs through to whole sides available. Place your orders to guarantee your Christmas whole and half sides;Smoked Duck and Chicken – Extra plump and juicy; Cheese – you know all about the cheeses. I’m preaching to the converted; Smoked Cashew nut butter – come vegans, come all!
London Smoke & Cure classes – A Morning Making Bacon A fun and informative morning learning all the techniques and approaches to basic bacon making so you’ll be able to make your own at home; Introduction to Food Smoking & Market Visit We’ll get right under the skin of the range of smoking techniques we use at London Smoke and Cure and include in that a visit to Billingsgate or Smithfield market so you can see exactly how we source our produce; Smithfield & Billingsgate Market Visit A very early morning session – join us as we collect our produce from London’s most famous Smithfield and Billingsgate markets. First hand experience of these London institutions and the chance to buy the very freshest produce. Tour through the quiet streets of London and back in time for your train to work
Pre-orders – Don’t forget, we’re offering 10% on all pre-orders over £30 made by 15th December.”
Owl Kitchen: Gluten free carrot cake
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is cooking up “Savoury – sausage rolls, roasted red pepper and goats cheese tart. Sweet – carrot cake, chocolate brownies, peanut butter squares, luscious lemon raspberry sandwich,vegan banana courgette cake,toffee apple cake, mincemeat chocolate tart. Christmas – Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, mince pies.” Want to order a gluten free Christmas cake or pud? Text Mel on 07984 154 642.
Preserves – Bickerton’s Andrew says ” Come and try our wonderful cranberry & port relish, its just what Christmas needs, and don’t forget our three for £11 Christmas Offer. Plus all our other wonderful products and gift sets.”
Christmas wreaths: made by Jeanette
Local honey – from beekeeper Mark Stott From Croydon & Crystal Palace bees.
Christmas wreaths – made by Jeanette Deck the halls with boughs of holly, tra la la la laaa la la la la!
Herbal remedies – Inessence Wellbeing Natasja says “My stall is all about wellbeing, herbs, herb teas and aromatherapy products, throw it all together and you get a wellbeing gift box!”
Guest stalls this week – courtyard site
Capo Caccia: Cheese & charcuterie
Cheese & cured meats – Capo Caccia Antonio says “we are bringing the smoked ricotta, black pepper pecorino, vegetarian sheep’s milk cheese, red wine salami and Sardinian artichokes plus our lovely range of pasta, bottarga with black olives and carasau bread.”
Olive oil and more – Elia Olive Oil George says “we have a new product: organic green olive tapenade in 180g jars.”
Wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “We’ll open a serious white wine from Alsace, in France: Riesling Domaine Kumpf et Meyer. ORGANIC. A pale golden-yellow in the glass. On the nose, hints of citrus fruit, red apple and pear. On the palate, concentrated and intense with a compact minerality. Look for notes of quince and green herbs. The finish is crisp and refreshing with a spicy undertone. Yum!”
Beer – Gipsy Hill Brewery Charlie says ” We’ll have our normal range of bottles (Southpaw, Hepcat and Beatnik) plus our new Belgian Dubbel Les Gilles, which is aged for two weeks on sour cherries. We’ll also have brand new t-shirts.”
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “I’ve got organic wildflower honey in, plus we’re selling full range of Gipsy Hill Herbs hand blended organic herbal teas and salts. Perfect foodie Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.” For more updates, like them on Facebook or follow them on twitter.
Claude’s: Check out those pastries
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Dwight says “As we had a little selection of seeded we wanted to come up with a new one – we’ve named it the Wheat Seeded. It made of 30% organic rye flour from Shipton Mill, 20% organic Wholemeal flour same supplier. And 50% White flour from France Moule Bie. This is a light brown bread, ideal for breakfast with its seeds (sunflower seeds, linseed). Please come and try it guys a let us know your feedback.”
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch – Comfort & Joy They’re back!
Lunch – Meru Galettes Gabriel says “Our special this month is Raclette, organic free range egg, red onion, roquito pepper and fresh herbs.”
Brett & Bailey: Xmas puds
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “We’re back again with our festive fare, all handcrafted just around the corner from the market. Our luxury Christmas puddings – available in two sizes, serving up to five or ten – feature a decadent mix of fruits, including figs and cranberries. We soak them in fine Pedro Ximénez sherry, before folding them into our traditional pudding recipe with plenty of warming spices, and then giving each one a long, slow steam. We then feed them with liberal glugs of aged VSOP calvados, before wrapping them beautifully, all ready for Christmas. Pick up yours on the stall this weekend.
We’re also bringing along our luxury Christmas cakes (including our new Christmas cake loaves), stollen swirls, and a range of seasonal cakes and bakes by the slice including our exquisite ‘White Christmas’ cake with Cointreau, white chocolate and sweetened spiced cranberries; chocolate clementine cake with home-candied peel and a chocolate bourbon ganache; chestnut cheesecake with pomegranate molasses and a dusting of fine organic cocoa; apple and salted caramel cake; sticky date cake;double carrot cake; and pumpkin pecan pie.
Also on the stall you’ll find all our usual treats including peanut butter bars, sticky buns, gooey dark chocolate brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks; and cranberry and clementine cookies. Looking for gifts? Our jars of handmade jamsmake beautiful stocking fillers – choose from strawberry and rhubarb (we’re down to our final few jars of this one), apricot and vanilla, plum and rose (made with SE19 fruit), and pear and ginger – perfect for your Christmas cheeseboard, and a real treat with roast pork.
Plus! Bags of Christmas cookies with crystallised ginger, cinnamon and cloves; a few bags of delicately-scented Turkish delight; and some jars of luxury handmade mincemeat made with plenty of German brandy, and fruit steeped in chestnut ale. Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brambletye: autumn mist
Brambletye – Stein says “A little spell of cold nights… Finally winter is with us, of course it doesn’t feel like that anymore, all but the winter veg is gone, the trees are bare and the mud is real…. it is everywhere.
On top of this the chickens have been given house arrest by the government to prevent bird flu, a life inside for them for 30 days, so very quiet in the orchard.
In the new year we will be pruning every Wednesday until spring with a large group, if a anyone is interested to come and learn and experience the outdoor life please contact us. Have a good weekend.”
Brockmans – Jason says “Apart from not having as much Chard as we would like and a slight reduction on the amount of Spionach we have the very cold weather hasn’t affected us too much. Broccoli and purple Sprouting are worth a special mention as are the Brussel Sprouts though everything is looking good.
Plus – Jerusalem Artichokes; Savoy and Jan Kings; Red and White Cabbages; Apples; Rainbow Carrots; Spinach; Lettuces; Celery; Baking Potatoes; Cucumbers; Onions; Leeks; Tomatoes; Aubergines; Courgettes; 3 Types of Beetroot; Eggs and much more.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts. Christine says “Now is a really good time to jump in and do a shift at the Patchwork Farm Stall. With the cold weather there’s not much produce coming in at the moment, so it’s a good time to dip your toes in the water (not literally I hope!), learn the ropes and have a chat to some of our lovely customers. The shifts are from 11am until 12.30pm or 12.30 until 2pm, although you’re welcome to stay longer. You’re welcome to bring along a friend or two – the more the merrier!” Email Christine to find out more.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Meat produced sustainably in East Sussex and Kent. Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks. This week Andrew tells me he has “lots and lots of goodies for Xmas – joints, chops, sausages, sausage meat, chops and poultry and don’t forget to order your Xmas fare.” Click herefor Gill Wing Farm Christmas order information.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent.
Veaseys: Paul showing a little friend how to fillet fish
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “This weeks fish – Keep you fins crossed for plenty of fishtonight as it’s been a relatively calm and mild week we should have a good selection of Prime Flat fish and some good sized Wild Sea Bass. We will have some perfect Fresh King Scallops and more of our tasty Kiln Smoked Salmon.
Fish-mas orders – Order soon to avoid disappointment. We have everything available from Scallops to Smoke Salmon. Paul will be at the market on Christmas Eve to give out your orders. To order call 01342 822906 or email [email protected] or go to this page http://www.veaseyandsons.co.uk/crystalpalace”
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Transition Town – December newsletter now out.
Westow Street roadworks are affecting the shops on the street. Please support our local businesses while the road digging business is going on.
Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir Meets every Wednesday at the Paxton Centre. All voices welcome.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Latest drop off (Tuesday 6 December) 41 kilos. Total donated so far 1118.9 kilos.
Save Central Hill Community: support our neighbours
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area. Also, hear about the recent awareness raising night held at Domali.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
New community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre. There’s lots going. Check out their facebook page for all the goss.
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)
High Street Happening: Crystal Palace Band
Saturday December 10th, from midday, Venner Square, SE26 5QW
Take in the joyful atmosphere along the High Street as the holidays approach! This Saturday’s market promises to be special with stall-holders offering their Christmas wares – so if you’re stuck for present ideas come along and get in the festive mood with the 15-piece Crystal Palace Band playing a selection of traditional carols and Brass Band favourites.
CRYSTAL PALACE BAND
Tuesday 13th December – from 5-30
Carols Hays Galleria
Thursday 15th December – 7.30 start
Carols at The Westow House Pub, Crystal Palace
Saturday 17th December – 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
Carols for Penge Rotary Club, Sainsbury’s Penge
Sunday 18th December – 3.00 pm start
Beckenham Rec Community Carols for Bandstand Appeal