We’ve made the final three of the BBC Food and Farming Awards due to the quality and quantity of nominations you all made! Thank you to everyone who voted, 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 28 March
Fish, meat, veg, fruit, beer, eggs, butter, raw milk, bread, charcuterie, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, gluten free, handmade pasta, vegan, salads, juices, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts, coffee.
Guest lunch – Hungarian Goulash from Goulash Valley: Beef goulash soup, village chicken, hot vegetarian option, Hungarian style homemade sausage, & trifle for pudding.
Kids – two magical storytellers: 11am & 12pm – Celtic stories, old England myths & folklore with Dechen. 1pm & 2pm – Tales from our world with Adrian, The Man from Story Mountain. Suggested donation £1 per child.
Kids – book swap: raising money for Upper Norwood Library. 10am – midday
Palace Pint: Collect your pre-ordered hops from the Patchwork Farm stall. Didn’t get a chance to order in advance? They’ve ordered a few spares – pop by and see if there’s any available. Hops are so easy to grow – literally a beginners plant, and you to meet other gardeners, and even better, you get beer!
Fresh fish - whole small plaice £2 each, whole Sussex sea bass £7.50 each, Sussex cod fillet £15.95kg, Sussex cod loin £19.95kg, organic salmon fillets £4.00 each (info here), sashimi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, pan ready slip soles £25kg, mackerel – whole or butterflied £2.75 each, monkfish cheeks £2.50/100g, whole bream £6 each, plaice fillets £15.50kg. Shellfish - live Cornish mussels £6kg, live Cornish oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, large wild tiger prawns £2.50 each, white tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Palourde clams £11.95kg, Newhaven scallops £3.90/100g, freshly dressed crabs £2.96/100g.
Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on email@example.com and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons.
The seed sowing is going well and we’re almost beginning to challenge ourselves for room! The propagation tunnels are veritably overflowing and the tables outside will soon welcome more plants ready to experience their first few days in their new environment; in the tunnels room is slowly being cleared as lettuce finishes and is re-worked ready for a new crop whilst khol rabi and spring garlic slowly start to be harvested for the markets, a bounty begins, we hope you enjoy it!”
Patchwork Farm: Buy, sell or swap locally grown produce. Also please do bring any excess seedlings you might like to exchange. We’ll have the first of our ‘Palace Produce” seedlings from our Tudor Road greeenhouse for sale to help you get started. Let’s get growing.
Handmade Palace has 2 big events this month to look forward too: From Beth “It will be 1 year since I took over the running of Handmade Palace on the Easter weekend (next week) and we became a permanent weekly stall. We have only missed one market day and that was due to severe bad weather! By December the stall had doubled to accommodate the many local makers who have now become regular members. We now have 12 to 15 makers contributing each week with enquiries from new makers all the time. I set up a Handmade Palace Facebook page in April 2014, where all the makers images can be seen with web links and we are massively supported by the community who love to buy local. This was demonstrated when we had our first ‘Meet the Makers’ Christmas Craft Market in the Alma courtyard. It was a really busy day with an amazing atmosphere helped to by the local musicians that entertained us throughout the day. Since January we have had monthly social evening meet-ups. The last two were really well attended and we now hold them on the same day as CPTT Green Drinks to enable us to join forces, which has already initiated a upcycling art project by one of our members at the coming Overground Festival! We also have linked up with Makerhood in Lambeth, who now include Crystal Place and us as makers.
Coming up on the 26th April is our Spring Craft Market again taking place at the Alma. The theme for this market is collaboration and we are planning to have guest members of Rock, Paper, Scissors from West Norwood and the SE20 Art Group joining us. There will be local musicians again as well as the Alma providing an outside BBQ and drinks for the day.”
Good stuff locally
The Man from Story Mountain Story telling for kids
Gipsy Hill Brewery Ale for sale
ClaraFlora Locally grown flowers from Croydon
Kush Cuisines Preserves with a Caribbean twist
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
Goulash Valley Hungarian goulash + vegetarian option
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 sausages
For more information see Producers
Also, see Rachel de Thample’s brilliant recipe suggestions using produce from the stalls.