Saturday 20 September
It’s Autumn Equinox & we’re celebrating with an apple harvest day. Got apples in your garden? Collect them up & bring them along. Our friends at Spa Hill Allotments are bringing their juice press for the day – windfalls or picked apples welcome, and don’t forget to bring 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.
STOP PRESS: Crystal Palace Food Market, The Grain Grocer and Love Bites have all been nominated for the freshly launched URBAN FOOD AWARDS. These awards are part of London Food Link, whose aim is to campaign for a healthy, sustainable and ethical food system in the Capital. We are therefore very honoured to have 3 nominations out of a total of 80 from our little market. To register your vote, please click here. The vote closes on the 31st October.
KIDS: Brooke Lil Supernovas, appley games, facepainting + kids gymnastic display at 1:45pm.
Haynes Lane Courtyard
Apple pressing, games for kids, storecupboard refills, cleaning product refills, raw, vegan, salads, juices, bread, pastries, organic beauty products.
The Grain Grocer: Did you know they also sell cleaning products? Bring any bottle (with a lid!) and fill your own dishwash liquid, laundry liquid, fabric softener and more. Great prices.
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. Now every week.
Raw/vegan from Love Bites: Samuel is back fresh from his hols in Miami. On the menu this week - tacos, superdooper salad. Apple kale ginger & carrot ginger juices. Wheatgrass. Barleygrass. 3 tonic potions. Beetbread. Truffles.
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
Kids: Brooke from Little Supernovas with her popular action story telling. 11:30-12. £1
Preserves & potions from Heaven Preserve Us: English plum, basil and their own in-house sloe gin, harrisa, red srirancha sauce, herbed oils, pickled jalapeño chilies and loads more to tempt your tongues.
Flowers: Grown just down the road by Claraflora.
Stone baked pizza from Forno Viaggiante: Special this week – pumpkin, goat cheese, pancetta & chilli pizza.
Fish: This week we have seen our first herring of the year so they will be starting soon. Plaice are fantastic now, as are the lemon sole. Don’t forget that you can order in advance for collection at the market, call 01342 822906, or by emailing. Fresh… whole plaice £7kg, organic salmon fillet £26.50, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, whole sea bass £16kg, rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, 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, squid £1.95/100g, lemon sole £18.95kg. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, large Cornish mussels £6kg, large black tiger prawns £3.70/100g, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g, fresh cut scallops £3.95/100g, dressed crabs £6.50 each or 2 for £12, cooked crevettes £2.20/100g. Ready to eat… hot smoked salmon £2.75/100g, peeled prawns £2.50/100g, rollmops £1 each, dill marinated herrings £5 per 475g tub.
Meat of the week: Jayne & Michael’s own topside of beef. Grass fed, native Sussex breed. Produced less than 40 miles from Palace. £13.95kg instead of £15.50kg. Perfect for a Sunday roast. Jayne says “We have been slowly building up the herd over the past ten years and have now reached our optimum herd number for the acres we have – a herd of just 42. Small and beautiful, the herd benefits from grazing on the carefully managed pasture that has not had seen any artificial chemicals since our arrival at Godman’s Farm. The calves benefit from staying with the mothers until they naturally wean themselves at around 9 months. During the winter they are kept in a spacious barn where they are fed only hay that is grown and made on the farm. The animals will be leaner due to not being fed any grain but you should notice a difference in the flavour and the texture of the meat.” More news from Jacob’s Ladder below.
Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes: blueberry-lemon, raspberry-rosewater, rhubarb, nutty brownie, pumpkin-chocolate, courgette-orange, jam tartlets, strawberry tartlets, vegan chocolate-strawberry. Savoury tarts: mushrooms, spinach, mixed vegetables, asparagus, tomatoes-olives. Vegan savouries also available as well as specialty breads.
What’s in season plus news from our farms
Patchwork Farm: Salad, chard, tomatoes and more locally grown seasonal goodies. Please bring your apples in to be juiced!
Brambletye: The pears are just coming in to season. Apparently these ones are hard and sweet, which is just the way some people like them. The farm crew have also been picking some little uglies – very tasty crisp and sweet. As well as moving house – busy farmers!
Wild Country Organics: Salad mix, rocket, lettuce, sorrel, radishes, courgette flowers, courgettes, parsley, coriander, mint, thyme, shiso, sage, oregano, strawberries, leeks, beans, kale ,spinach, beetroot bunches, aubergine, fennel, chilli peppers, carrots bunch, big and small tomatoes, tomatillo, peppers, delicata squash, spagetti squash, red kuri squash, gem squash, blue potato, potatoes, 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!
Brockmans: Summer draws to a close and the squash season hails autumn; fresh produce coming to you this weekend features kabocha, red kuri, acorn and crown prince squashes (all of which we will be offering for a special price of £2.50 kg). On top of that there are some utterly irresistable offerings that include: ‘sakura’ cherry tomatoes - 2 punnets for £2.50, ‘charlotte’ salad potatoes, shimonita onions, hot wax chili peppers, rainbow carrots, highland burgundy potatoes (makes pink mash!), kale, chard & spinach deal, almonds.
Jason says “It’s been a busy few days on the farm and we’ve been grateful of the good weather for the week. It’s afforded us a good chance to finish off the potato and onion harvesting before any unseasonal changes did the job for us, and the aforementioned squash harvest is well under way as shown above! Generally squash plants are able to keep weeds at bay with their broad leaves reducing light for young plants, however this year has been an exception across the board with red shank to chamomile springing up wherever you least expect it! The polytunnels have fared better, and after a fantastic summer of produce the time has come to start turning over soil and planning the next seasons crop and over-winter supplies; who ever said farmers had their heads in the clouds?”
Jacob’s Ladder (the butcher stall): “Other good news is the return of Andy’s own baked sourdough bread. For a while he asked another baker to bake for him whilst he concentrated on the growing of the grain. This did not turn out well for Andy as the quality was not up to his exceptionally high standards. Therefore he has taken back the reins of baking the bread again on our neighbouring farm and we are delighted. We also have a limited number of fresh, raw, goats milk from Edwina this week so please order beforehand to avoid disappointment.
On the counter this week we have the return of a butcher. David has worked for one of the best reputed butchers in our local town called Fry’s for at least twenty years. Since then he has helped our neighbouring biodynamic farm to build up their very successful butchery business and is now joining us on a part time basis to help us continue to build ours. He’s extremely friendly and very knowledgeable.” Jane will be on the stall tomorrow – you can buy direct from the farmer herself.
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.
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.
Little Supernovas Action storytelling with Brooke 11:30-midday. £1 per child.
Apple Harvest Day Games for kids HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
The Aunties Facepainting with Jacqueline
Apple Pressing With Spa Hill Allotments HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Claraflora Locally grown posies
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
Weekly Produce Stalls
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
London Cheesemongers Specially selected cheeses
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, eggs
Wild Country Organics Seasonal vegetables, salads
Brambletye Eggs, veg, fruit, salad, juice
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
Crystal Palace Honey Raw honey from Maberley Road bees
Elvira’s Secret Pantry Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free sweets & savouries
Forno Viaggiante Stone baked pizza, made fresh to order
Love Bites Raw, vegan goodies & healthy delicious shots HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more
Jacob’s Ladder Beef & stilton burgers – lamb & fennel burgers – 100% pork hotdogs
For more information see Producers
Also, see Rachel de Thample’s brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.