The BBC Food and Farming Awards are announced next week. Laura and Karen are travelling up to Bristol for the event, which heralds the start of their Food Connections Festival. Thank you again to everyone who voted for us, our market team, our stallholders, all our volunteers, our Transition Town, all our customers and our amazing community here in Crystal Palace – find our Press Release here
Saturday 25 April
Fish, meat, veg, fruit, flowers, eggs, butter, raw milk, bread, charcuterie, pasta, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, gluten free, vegan, salads, juices, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts & coffee.
It’s almost time for the BBC Food & Farming awards which are announced next Thursday night at a big swanky BBC do in Bristol! We are delighted to have been nominated as one of the top 3 markets in Britain and we’re happy with that – winning would be the icing on the cake but not the be all and end all. You can follow the event on Twitter using #bbcfoodawards and Ainslie Beatty will be tweeting for the market @CPFoodMarket. Fingers crossed.
On Sunday, Handmade Palace are hosting their special Spring Craft Market. Talented local makers are coming together in the lovely walled garden of the Alma. Plus musicians, BBQ and refreshments. What’s not to like. Full details here.
Guest lunch – sliders from ATE: Hilary & Steve are back from their adventures in Dubai! Mix and match 3 vegetarian choices and 3 for the meat lovers. Meat - Pulled pork, pulled lamb, braised ox cheek. Veg - broccoli & feta fritter, grilled paneer, quinoa & cannellini bean burger. Each one has its own toppings & accompaniments.
Kids – Story telling with The Man From Story Mountain
Kids – RSPCA fund raiser with Joseph
Flowers by ClaraFlora: Locally grown blooms at very good prices.
Fresh fish - black bream *new season* £15kg, Scottish chunky cod fillet £17.50kg, haddock fillet – £15.95kg, large bream fillets £3.25 each, whole Sussex bass £17.50kg, sea bass fillets £3.50 each. Shellfish - Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each, Cornish mussels £6kg, Palourde clams from Poole £12kg, large wild tiger prawns £2.75 each, white tiger prawns £2.20/100g. You can plaice an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons.
Find the wine & beer stalls in the courtyard, alongside Chas’s bread, The Grain Grocer, Brambletye & Pastificio Mansi.
On the stall: potted herbs from our tunnels, rhubarb (recipe at bottom of newsletter), sorrel, white sprouting broccoli, spinach, kale, chard, beetroot, carrots, onions, squash, mandarins, lemons and grapefruit. For market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm
Recipe – Brockmans Rhubarb Chutney: 500g rhubarb, 1 medium onion, 100ml cider vinegar/similar, 1/2″ ginger, 200g sugar, 1/2 tbsp Salt. Trim and wash rhubarb, thinly sliced. Cook all ingredients for 5mins on a rolling boil before adding in the rhubarb. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes to reduce, then when thickened store in sterilised jars or enjoy!”
Other delectable desserts include citrus chiffon cake, double carrot cake, white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake, our infamous brownies, rhubarb crumble cake, raspberry bakewells, peanut butter bars, and a basket brimming with sticky buns. Finally, if you’ve been longing for the return of our mint choc chip cookies, you’ll be in for a treat…”
Buskers Paradise will be entertaining us from midday.
Antenna Cafe: will be open all day for coffee, cake or glass of something stronger if you prefer.
Good stuff locally
Job – The Conquering Hero are looking for bar staff. “We are now hiring part time bar/ waiting staff. Experience preferable but we are happy to train you. Must be sociable and able to work some evenings and weekends. PM us for more details.”
Job – The Grape & Grain are looking for a competent cook who doesn’t mind cleaning and maintenance, to come and work in their pub kitchen. Do you know anyone who might fit the bill, hours to be negotiated. Please message Heather Grover.
Job – The Great Exhibition in East Dulwich are looking for a commis chef. “The job involves food preparation, simple cooking under supervision from a senior chef, helping on the pass, general health & safety, maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene. If anyone thinks they can fill this role please get in touch with Ali.”
Storytelling The Man From Story Mountain
RSPCA fundraiser With Joseph
Claraflora Locally grown flowers
Le Grappin Artisan wine from Forest Hill couple HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Gipsy Hill Brewery Locally made booze HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music, arranged by Steve Broe
Weekly Produce Stalls
The Charcuterie Board British cured meats and ham sandwiches 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 loaves on the Grain Grocer stall HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm (was called Perry Court) Seasonal fruit & veg, yoghurt, juices
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads, fruit, herbs
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Chas & Momo Hand crafted bread, sourdough, baguettes, croissant, brioche HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Hot and iced Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas, cake and bagels
Prepared Food Stalls
ATE Sliders to die for
Brett & Bailey Cakes
Owl Kitchen Gluten free sweets & savouries
Pastificio Mansi Handmade pasta HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Beef & stilton burgers + lamb & mint burgers
For more information see Producers
Also, see the brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.