So proud of our community market being named as “Best market in the UK” by loveFOOD, taking 32% of the vote! Thank you, thank you to everyone who voted for us, to all our fantastic stallholders and to our many volunteers and customers. And of course, to the community we have here in Crystal Palace. Please find our press release here.
This award comes hot on the heels of making the final three in the BBC Food and Farming Awards 2015 and winning “Locals’ Choice” in the TimeOut awards 2014. Here are some of the blogs written about the market: Lover of Creating Flavours – Anita-Clare Field Kitchen Counter Culture – Annie Levy Crystal Palace Transition Town – Laura Jane Stacey Toast and Butter – Anne Richardson. And we’ve even been on the Robert Elm’s show!
Saturday 1 August
Meat (back again!), fish, cheese, veg, fruit, eggs, wine, beer, butter, raw milk, bread, charcuterie, store cupboard refills, cleaning product refills, bee friendly and herb plants, gluten free, vegan, salads, cakes, pastries, lunch, gifts, coffee & music.
Kids: Face painting with Jacqueline. Plus Rose is going to play us some tunes on her wind up gramophone.
Guest lunch – home style curries from Simply Tay: Did you get a chance to try Tayyaba’s cooking last time? This week she’s cooking up “Veggie samosas, Chicken n capsicum curry, Aubergine potato curry, (Maybe spinach n Potato curry), Dahl, Rice, Yoghurt, Chutney & Home made chapattis.”
Meat by Jacob’s Ladder Farms: Jayne says “Our meat of the week this week is 20% off our own new season legs of lamb. Apologies, but we won’t have bread for a while – our baker Andy Forbes from Brockwell Bake is busy harvesting and baking bread for campers at Wowo.” Jacob’s Ladder are a collective of tiny organic and biodynamic farms in East Sussex and Kent that farm using traditional methods with rare breed animals, and come together to sell at Crystal Palace Food Market.
Wine by Le Grappin: Emma says “My hubbie Andrew Nielsen – Le Grappin Wines winemaker will be pouring at the market tomorrow. Come and ask him anything you’ve always wanted to know about wine and winemaking.. We’ll have refills and #Bagnums .. the most stylish thing in wine .. according to The Sunday Times!” [Yes, for the first, and probably last time, we’ve got a stylometre on our website! Pic above.]
Cured meats from The Charcuterie Board: Owen says”Big news! Starting in a couple of weeks, we’ll have a meat slicer at the stall. This will enable us to offer some exceptional products that we make, which we haven’t been able to show off before. We’ll be slicing to order Smoked Air-Dried Ham and Air-Dried Pork Collar (Coppa) from Native Breeds, and Chilli-Rolled Air-Dried Pork Loin from Moons Green. And you’ll all be able to have these meats in sarnies, or take them home for the week. We’ll also slice Pancetta, Guanciale, Hot-Smoked Belly, Pastrami, and our usual range of Saucisson & Salami. Thanks Laura & Karen for helping us out! This week – we’ll have Ham, Belly, Pastrami, ‘Nduja, Crackling, Beer Sticks, Wild Boar Salami, Mushroom & Truffle Saucisson, Wild Fennel Saucisson, and some big, fat Chorizo from Native Breeds. Yum. Sarnies galore, as always.” Ham sarnies £4, pastrami £5, and ask Mik nicely to add cheese to either for £1. The Charcuterie Board supplies British cured meats from Moons Green & Native Breeds.
Cheese from Blackwoods Cheese: Dave tells me to expect “regular deliciousness tomozza”. Thanks for that Dave! Blackwood’s Cheese are an artisan cheesemonger based in Brockley, who use organic milk from Kent.
Bee and butterfly friendly herb & flowering plants from Gipsy Hill Herbs: From Sarah “This week the lemon thyme is looking lovely and I’ve got fresh stock of delicious lemon verbena for teas and fruit salads too. Beautiful purple chilli plants and alpine strawberries, both with fruit starting to set. Still a good array of lavenders plus pink and white Gaura and the first of the Russian sage (Perovskia) just in bud ready for a great late summer silvery purple splash.” All plants grown with minimal environmental impact on a small independent nursery in Wallington. Follow Sarah on twitter – @GipsyHillHerbs.
You can place an order in advance, or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906, by email on [email protected] and on Twitter @FishmongersFR Veasey and Sons. Find their recipe page here and here’s one for Fisherman’s Pie. Been wondering where Veasey’s stands on the seal shootings in Scotland? Check below for their statement.
Here’s Sara’s latest Grain Grocer blog – all about grains, funnily enough. Don’t forget if you bring your own container you get 5% off. In a rush on Saturdays? You can now pre order on the website for click and collect.
Phil’s eldest daughter Caroline (who used to make our butter) died from a brain tumour earlier this year. Steve and his sisters are taking put in a Brain Tumour fundraising event in October by hopefully completing the Royal Parks half marathon in October. More details to follow.
We will also have some more rose veal available soon, if you would like some please contact the office to place your order.
No news on the proposed Taylor Wimpey development on the grazing land we rent here at Longleys Farm. Thank you for all your emails and letters of support.”
On The Farm – It’s been a manic few weeks, with staff managing the land and helping see crops through to harvest while in the barn some exciting new technology has been implemented.. We’re currently trialling a ‘fogging’ machine in our chiller, reputed to help leaf and other crops from carrots to cauliflowers stay at their best. We hope that you can notice a marked increase in the life and quality of already beautiful crops, it’s always sad when they don’t reach market in the way we would like them to!
Elsewhere there’s been a fair bit more work over at the new ‘Old Orchard’ site, with plenty more planting under way our range of salads will continue to increase in the coming weeks; plenty of weeding as ever as well, with squash, kale and brassicas receiving some TLC and the first courgettes starting to roll out last week… Multi coloured and divine, we hope you enjoy them! For all our market news, tweets & photographs: Brockmans Farm. Check out more pictures and videos on the farm Twitter feed.”
Antenna Cafe: will be open all day for coffee, cake or glass of something stronger if you prefer.
Good stuff locally
Le Grappin Wine HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Gipsy Hill Herbs Herbs & bee friendly plants
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 THEY’RE BACK!
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
Prepared Food Stalls
Simply Tay Homestyle curry & samosas for lunch
Elvira’s Secret Pantry Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free sweets & savouries
Pastificio Mansi Handmade pasta AWAY THIS WEEK
Comfort and Joy Wraps, salads, those famous scotch eggs & more
Jacob’s Ladder Farms Delicious biodynamic hamburgers
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!