We’re so proud to have come joint second in the “Best Food Market” category of The 2015 BBC Food and Farming Awards. Judges Peter Gott and Richard Corrigan praised our produce as “the best they’d come across”, Richard Corrigan even comparing the market to “an orchestra”. Our press release is here but the market is best described in these wonderful blogs about the nomination. Lover of Creating Flavours – Anita-Clare Field Kitchen Counter Culture – Annie Levy Crystal Palace Transition Town – Laura Jane Stacey Toast and Butter – Anne Richardson
Saturday 4th July
Fish, cheese, veg, fruit, eggs, wine, beer, butter, raw milk, flowers, bread, charcuterie, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, seedlings, gluten free, vegan, salads, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts, coffee & music.
Could you spare 2 hours to help your local foodbank? Volunteers needed to give out shopping lists outside supermarkets in Brixton and Streatham – encouraging shoppers to consider buying an extra item and donating it on way out. Click the links to sign up (max 6 people per time slot) Thursday 2nd July, Friday 3rd July , Saturday 4th July. Thanks.
We’ve been shortlisted for another award – fancy that! If you fancy voting, here’s the link. Cheers m’dears.
Kids & teens – Storytelling from Man from Story Mountian
LUNCH – guest: Simply Tay – locally made hot food for lunch or takeaway.
Flowers by Claraflora: Seasonal fresh flowers, grown in Croydon, will last at least 7 days.
Cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says “My good friend and trusted deputy Holly will be strutting her stuff this week, and she has instructions to be extra charming. Parma ham – we’re often asked if we make it. Leaving out the obvious point that Parma is quite a long way from here, we reply that our own air-dried ham is really exquisite, and offer tasters to people who tend to agree. The last of our current batch will be on the stall this weekend, so go find some tasty fruit, then come to us for some hand carved slices. Picnic sorted. Cooked ham, pastrami, hot-smoked pork belly by the slice or in sarnies as always, as well as our usual mix of salamis, beer sticks, ‘nduja and crackling. Yum.” The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Check them out in the top ten best things to do with cheese list via the Telegraph. Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent. Graceburn – a soft cows’ milk cheese marinated in herbs and oil – Little John – A washed-rind cheese – Brockley Herb – Fresh cows’ curd blended with fresh herbs – Brockley Hot – Fresh cows’ curd blended with fresh herbs and chilli – Cows’ Curd – Fresh lactic curd.
Seedlings from Gipsy Hill Herbs: Sarah says “This week is a feast of flowers, including French & English lavender, salvia greggii, penstemon & nepeta. All 9cm pots – £2, or 3 for £5. Plus callaloo, climbing spinach & more. Speak to me on the stall if you’d like advice or want to chat plants.” Follow Sarah on her brand new twitter account – @GipsyHillHerbs.
Good stuff locally
Man from Story Mountain Storytelling on the hour (up to 8)
Le Grappin Wine HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Clarkshaws Brewery Local ale, for sale HAYNES LANE CO
Gipsy Hill Herbs Herbs & bee friendly seedlings
Claraflora Fresh seasonal flowers from Croydon
Imogeni Jams jellies & chutneys
Honey From Bromley Beekeepers
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Weekly Produce Stalls
The Charcuterie Board British cured meats and ham sandwiches HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Blackwoods Cheese Artisan cheese made in Brockley + some from Neil’s Yard 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 organic loaves on the Grain Grocer stall HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Rare breed beef, lamb, pork & chicken AWAY THIS WEEK – BACK NEXT !
CP Patchwork Farm Salad, herbs, seedling and locally grown produce
Brockmans Farm 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
Elvira’s Secret Pantry Gluten free sweets & savouries
Pastificio Mansi Handmade pasta
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more
Simply Tay – Locally made hot lunch & takeaway
For more information see Producers
Also, see the brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.
There has been an unbelievable response to our BBC Food & Farming awards Best Market nomination and we’re listing some of the blogs below. We are almost overwhelmed by the things that have been written:-
And we’ve been on the Robert Elm’s show!