We are now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane Market courtyard.
Saturday 26 July
Veg news: Wild Country are tomato-tastic at the moment – such an amazing range of colours and flavours. Their french beans are still in season (the nicest beans I’ve ever tasted) and their spaceship looking aubergines are gorgeous. Brockmans have a few specials on this week – Jason tells me the courgettes, tomatoes and cucumbers will be on sale. Also, worth checking by their stall at the end of the day – you might find some extra bargains. Brambletye are blissed out on sun & fresh air, so a bit thin on news. The apples aren’t far from ripening, there are berries aplenty and their eggs are always eggsellent. (I do apologise) As always, our own Patchwork Farm stall will be selling locally grown salad, herbs and more.
Bread news: Bread Bread fans can get their loaves from The Grain Grocer in the Haynes Lane courtyard. On the next door stall Chas & Momo will have a wide range of baguettes, sourdough, brioche, croissant, and whatever else Chas cooks up on Friday night in his Thornton Heath bakery. Check him out & check out his excellent prices.
In the Haynes Lane Courtyard (we’ve expanded)
Handmade bread, savouries etc from Chas & Momo: In the courtyard, next the the Grain Grocer. Baguettes, sourdough, rye, croissant, brioche, quite possibly sausage rolls… and more.
Store cupboard refills from The Grain Grocer: As well as the usual cleaning products, flours, nuts, oils etc, this week you can make your own muesli mixes. Also, Wade, Tara & Isa will be stocking some organic Bread Bread loaves.
Antenna’s Coffee Stall - tea, coffee & snacks
In the Antenna car park (where we’ve always been)
Meat of the week: Spicy merguez sausages, made with lamb from Jayne & Michael’s farm in Forest Row, East Sussex. £10kg, down from £12.
Raw/vegan/organic from Love Bites: Depending on how quickly it dries and how delicious it is, Lai-si & Samuel may have a lovely breakfast of cashew/ sunflower butter and blueberry jam piled atop a ‘waffle/pancake’! In addition to their three breads, sarnies and a lovely fresh sprout, green pea, parsley and kale salad with sundried tomatoes and a choice of dressing. Also going for a little bit of dark choc sprinkled liberally with cacao nibs and a pinch of salt.
Stonebaked pizza from Forno Viaggiante: Giancarlo makes his pizzas fresh to order in his lovely Citroen van.
NEW STALL Carob Pod: Winner of the Biscuits and Bites category of the Great Brixton Bake Off, 2013. Cakes, stuffed Greek style savouries, jam & marmalade.
Kids – 11am – midday: Bugs Club (Edible Garden, Westow Park – 2 mins away from the market) with Charlotte & Vinnie. Charlotte is also running an art club for kids aged 4-8 years over the summer hols, just when you need some activities up your sleeve. More details here.
Kids – 11.30am – 3pm: Face painting by Sarah Haram of Firebird Face Paints who will be raising money for our local Salvation Army’s excellent work.
Kids – 1pm: Mini Magic Theatre style song & dance for kids. Designed for children to enhance their learning and enchant them, encasing all avenues of theatre, building their confidence and giving them a platform for performing. Age 3-5. £3 per child.
Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free from Elvira and her Secret Pantry: Cakes: raspberry-rosewater, blueberry-lemon, rhubarb, lavender, strawberry-apple, carrot-pistachios. Savouries: spinach-leek, asparagus, tomatoes-olives, mushrooms. And gluten-wheat free bread.
Fish: Fresh… organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sea bass fillets medium £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, sushi quality tuna loin£3.20/100g, swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, whole lemon sole £3 each, whole sea bass medium £16kg, whole sea bream £13kg, whole plaice £7kg, rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, hake fillet £17kg, monkfish goujons £2.50/100g, squid £1.95 100g (maybe), CORNISH SARDINES – £7 PER KILO (don’t know why he had that in capitals – maybe it’s uber important?), monkfish tail, chunky! £26kg, whole small gurnard £6kg, whole fresh mackerel £8.50kg. Smoked… naturally smoked haddock £16kg, oak roasted kiln smoked salmon £2.50/100g, cold smoked sliced salmon £3.50/100g, Manx kippers £1.50 each, whole smoked mackerel £5 each, smoked mackerel fillets £3.50 per pack, lightly smoked hake £15kg. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.25 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, Shetland Isle scallops £3.65/100g BIG AND SUPER FRESH!, dressed crabs £6.50 each or 2 for £12, cooked crevettes £2/100g.
Kids: Would your child like to get involved with our community market by running one of our popular kids’ swap stalls? Loom bands, football stickers, books… etc! It’s great for the kids to have a chance to be in the market. E-mail us to find out more.
Any old punks in the house? Captain Sensible himself will be at the Sensible Garden in South Norwood on Saturday 26th at 2pm. He’ll be opening the new community garden, and after that they’ll retire to The Ship across the road to whet their whistles. Red berets optional. Top work to the CPTT, South Norwood Tourist Board & local folk for all their hard work!
Free farm trip: Put 25 August in your calendar for a free farm trip (including free transport) to Hadleigh Farm in Essex. This is conjunction with the Salvation Army & all ages are welcome.
Fancy a nice relaxing organic facial massage for a mere fiver? Sarina is raising money for an event CPTT will be involved with later in the year. Neals Yard Remedy products for sale too. Find her in the Brambletye stall.
Do you have any old tshirts lying about? Rockmount School are making upcycled carrier bags out of old tshirts and they will be sold at the market in the coming weeks. This project is part of the schools Green Day, and also has the added benefit of reducing plastic bag use. Please drop off tshirty donations to the Patchwork Farm stall.
Mini Magic Theatre style song & dance for kids, 1pm. £3 per child
Firebird Facepaints Raising money for the Salvation Army’s local good work
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market
Weekly Produce Stalls
Veaseys Whole & filleted fish, shellfish
Hook & Son Raw milk, butter, cream and ghee
London Cheesemongers They love their cheese
The Grain Grocer Store cupboard refills – nuts, grains, seeds, household cleaners & more HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Bread Bread Find their loaves on the Grain Grocer stall
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 and more HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Antenna Cafe Hot and iced Volcano coffee, well-sourced teas, cake and bagels
Stall Thing Coffee, tea & snacks in the courtyard HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Prepared Food Stalls
Forno Viaggiante Stone baked pizza, made fresh to order
Carob Pod Filled savoury pastries, cakes, marmalade & jams NEW STALL
Elvira’s Secret Pantry Gluten free/yeast free/dairy free sweets, savouries
Love Bites Raw, vegan goodies NEW STALL
Comfort and Joy Good deli selection, soup + wraps
Jacob’s Ladder Beef & stilton burgers
For more information see Producers
Also, see Rachel de Thample’s brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.