Saturday 10th April 10-3pm
We are very sad to say goodbye to Mags Proud (pictured), who is finally leaving market life. Mags has been part of the market since its inception 8 years ago, initially helping with set up and set down with her son Alex, and then moving on to work with Andrea on the Comfort and Joy stall. If we ever had a problem with putting a stall up, or with anything in fact, Mags would just come along and sort it out. Mags just knows how to sort things out, so boy are we going to miss her. Good luck to Mags in all her future endeavours, of which there will be many, I’m sure.
Our visitor this week is Winsford House, who comes monthly, so don’t miss out on Jane’s lovely preserves. We also have a lovely new recipe for Harrira (Moroccan soup) with Merguez sausages from resident market chef, Alison McNaught. She uses produce from the market to create seasonal delicious recipes.
Are we open? Yes, we remain open as an essential service.
What COVID measures are we taking?
Each stall has its own socially distanced queue, managed by on-site stewards.
You will find hand sanitiser on entry and exit.
All open food stalls are cling filmed to create a secure barrier.
Payment is by card transactions.
What we ask you to do?
Make sure you socially distance
Queue singly on the busiest stalls.
Move off site as soon as you have done your shopping.
Don’t linger to chat in the middle of the market.
Wear a mask or visor, if you can.
What happens if the site gets too busy?
We’ll ask people to wait on the adjoining roads until there is room again for safe queuing. Thanks in advance for your patience.
In a group?
Please only one person queue for the busiest stalls.
Got a buggy?
Please be mindful of not blocking the centre of the market or taking up too much room in the queues.
Want to shop when it’s quieter?
Come before 11 or after 1, and we also have a mini market on Thursdays. Details below.
Lots of our traders are offering deliveries. Updated details at the end of this newsletter
Are there public toilets on site?
Sorry, not at this time.
Can I get a coffee?
Yes, Antenna Cafe will be open for:
Takeaway Carnival coffee
Millie Mange Tout treats
Strictly one in, one out, with masks and no lingering.
Haynes Lane Market, Jerry’s Books, Free the Gallery, Alan’s Antiques & Maltpress Trading are all currently closed. We look forward to them reopening once the latest restrictions are lifted next week.
VISITORS & RECIPES
Winsford House Lovingly homemade preserves from Jane, who says, “I’ve got a new product – Curried Carrot & Cauliflower Pickle – great with a curry or a nice strong Cheddar. And Pineapple & Red Onion Relish is back just in time for the BBQ season. Both available tomorrow along with all my other Winsford House Products. See you tomorrow.’
- Harrira and Merguez Sausages from Alison McNaught.
- Sorrel and Celeriac soup (with an optional poached egg) from Alison McNaught.
- A beetroot Spring salad recipefrom Alison McNaught.
The Wine Scout Naturally produced wines from around the world, sourced by Pedro, who says, “Hello! This Saturday we will taste two beautiful French wines. The white Château Tours des Gendres Cuvée Conti from Bergerac France is a creamy Semillon-dominated effort spending eight months on the lees and a month in barriques. Imagine waxy peaches and sweet cashews with a dash of ginger, cumin and white pepper. Yum! The red Côtes du Rhône Lunar Apogé Carabiniers shows intense aromas of violet and liquorice. On the palate, it is medium to full-bodied with redberry fruits and spices, rounded with a velvety texture. The grapes are harvested at night to prevent oxidation and keep the freshness of the aromas. Come taste!
CAKES, PASTRIES, BREAD
Bread Bread Sourdough, rye, foccacia, olive sticks, croissants & other pastries, cinnamon buns, cake and more.
Brett and Bailey. Joe says, “The big news from B&B is that our bomboloni (pictured) are back after a four-month absence – these pillow-soft Tuscan-style brioche doughnuts come with scrumptious fillings that change every weekend. We’ll have a choice of gianduja (like homemade Nutella but better) and raspberry ripple for you on Saturday. There’ll also be Top Banana cake, pistachio cheesecake, orange and fennel drizzle, and a huge range of delectable handmade preserves. See the full menu here. Need a whole cake next weekend? Order online by Tuesday night and we’ll have it freshly-baked and ready to collect at Saturday’s market. We also now sell gift cards redeemable both online and at the stall. See you soon!
Holly Farm butcher Andy says “Just to say I’ll have all the normal meats and sausage with wild garlic included as its only a very short season.”
Veaseys fishmonger Nick & Jemima will be there with a full slab of fresh and cooked seafood.
Hook & Son dairy Raw or pasteurised dairy; milk, plus butter, cream, ghee, yoghurt, eggs and beef. All organic and pasture fed. Almost all from their own farm.
FRUIT & VEG
Brockmans organic fruit and veg Organic fruit and veg from Kent and other organic farms in the UK and abroad, including citrus and avocado.
Wild Country Organics Veg, salad and herbs, all organic, and all grown on Adrian’s farm near Cambridge.
Brambletye fruit, veg & eggs Biodynamic veg, mushrooms, apples, the best apple juice, ferments, eggs, and more. All grown themselves on their farm in Forest Row.
Capo Caccia Sardinian deli from Antonio. He says “The Feta, The Capra & The Pecorino are hosting the cheese section and The Smoked, The Fennel & The Spicy will be on the salami side with the olive oil and carasau bread Inbetweeners.”
London Smoke & Cure Smoked goods, charcuterie and cheeses.
Roots & Cycles Becks says “We are planning to expand! Will you help us? We’ve been operating for over two years in our little garage space on Haynes lane, but its time for us to spread our wings and get on the high street so we can reach more people. We’re re branding and expanding our range, and we’ve got an eye on the old Cambridge pub at the top of Westow Hill… but we can’t do it without your help! Check out our crowdfunder here.” Price and product list here.
During the week
Thursday mini market
Prefer to shop on a quieter day? We’re here for you.
9-1pm Bread Bread Sourdough, rye, foccacia, olive sticks, croissants & other pastries, cinnamon buns, cake and more.
9-1pm Hook & Son Raw or pasteurised milk, plus butter, cream, ghee, yoghurt, eggs and beef. All organic and pasture fed. Almost all from their own farm.
10-1pm The Store Cupboard Organic wholefoods, by weight. Buy as much or as little as you need. We sell pulses, grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, tea, spices, herbs, superfoods. Plus prepackaged flour, nut butters, tahini, coconut oil, maple syrup. Price and product list here.
The Store Cupboard opening hours
Wed 2-7, Thurs 10-1, Sat 10-3 We sell nuts, grains, seeds, pulses, herbs, spices, tea, dried fruit, oil, vinegar, seaweed, herbal remedies, superfoods & more. Price and product list here.
Roots & Cycles opening hours
Eco shop. Refill washing and cleaning liquids, plus toilet paper, bamboo toothbrushes, soap and much more. Price and product list here.
Handmade wooden chopping boards – Russ Got Wood Our favourite tree surgeon Russ says “Buy my boards! Your mum told me she wants one.” Prices range from £20 to £60. Or if you want something bespoke get in touch to see what he can do. You can call Russ on 07475454962 or contact him via his facebook page.
Upcycled kids clothes, masks & more – Y Kairos Snezana says “Dear all, hope you are safe and well. I am looking forward to be back trading at the market as soon as is safe to do so and until then I’m offering free delivery to Crystal Palace customers. If you are ordering from my website www.ykairos.etsy.com, enter CPFM21 at the checkout for free delivery. Otherwise, you are welcome to order through my social media channels www.instagram.com/y_kairos, www.facebook.com/YKairosLondon by private message, or email [email protected] See you soon Snezana x
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia Antonio says “Cheese, cured meat, pasta, olive oil and more. Free delivery to Crystal Palace customers with the pick up option.”
Smokery – London Smoke and Cure Ross says “Hi to all our lovely customers! We hope you’re all staying healthy and happy. If you’d prefer a deliver, we are taking orders through our website, which is londonsmokeandcure.co.uk.
Additionally we offer a 5% discount code for all Crystal Palace Food Market customers. Just enter CPFOODMARKET at the checkout. Here you’ll find our full range of bacon, hand-linked fresh sausage, cold smoked salmon and charcuterie. All made by hand locally by a small and passionate crew of guys and girls. Once you’ve placed an order you’ll be able to either collect from the smokery in Streatham or from the Crystal Palace Market, or alternatively have it delivered by Chris on a Friday on our eco-cargo bike.”
Preserves – Fruition Preserves “Local contactless home deliveries, free of charge, to the following postcodes:SE27, SE14, SE15, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SW2, SW4, SW9, SW16. You are welcome to place orders, however small via email [email protected] or text 07989 975 633. Payments are taken in advance by card (via SumUp link) so that we can keep it all contactless. Check the website for all our products and our price list.”
Free from cakes – Simply Tay Cakes (8 inch) for £15. No contact collection from SE19 2LE, or delivery available if you are isolating. VG = vegan, GF = gluten free (not suitable for coeliacs). To order text Tay to 07896126916 or via messenger.
Olives and olive oil – Mar de Olivos Mar says “Hi to everyone and hope you are all staying safe. Just a quick note from me. Whilst the lockdown situation continues and until further notice, we would like to help our great and loyal customers from Crystal Palace Food market by arranging free delivery (spending a minimum of £15) to the following postcode areas: SE19, SE20, SE25, SE26 and SE27. We’ll arrange deliveries on Monday and Thursday each week. You can check our offers for olives and extra virgin olive oil at http://mardeolivos.co.uk/shoponline. If you have any questions/queries I can be contacted at 07803 299249, [email protected] or any of my social media channels. Stay safe and keep well!”
Olive oil – Elia Olive Oil George says “We are still delivering via our online store www.eliaoliveoil.co.uk. We are fully stocked for orders and have a couple of special offers to check out too. We have also included a function to enable free collection from us in West Norwood, if you would prefer. Please email us at [email protected] to discuss any wholesale requirements. All the best and hope to see you again soon!”
Meals & snacks
Me Nan’s Turnip Kebabs – Spiced patties made of turnips mashed with lentils. Silky smooth and stuffed with finely chopped onion, mint and green chili.
Lucknowi Hotpot – Succulent pieces of mutton slow cooked with onions, whole garam masala, garlic and ginger. Garnished with fresh green chilies and coriander.
Green Chicken – Succulent pieces of boneless chicken marinated in coriander, yoghurt and green chillies.
Cauliflower n Cheese– cauliflower cooked with Indian cheese – paneer in a thick tomato sauce made with onions and spices.(vegan option available)
Bad Mash & The Peas – Spicy mashed potato cooked with spring onions, tomato, mint, coriander accompanied by peas in spicy Indian gravy.
Vegetable Pilau – basmati rice cooked with seasonal vegetables.
Pakistani supper club and samosas – Simply Tay Watch out for her supper clubs. Details will be posted by Tay NC on our market facebook page. Or text her on 07896126916. In the mean time – Samosas £2 each freshly fried, or £1.50 frozen. Minimum order 12.
Jamaican food – Jerky Fridays Patsy says “At Jerky Fridays we will be doing our own deliveries from our set menu. All orders will need to be pre-booked by the Thursday lunchtime. I will send out the weekends menu on a Wednesday for a delivery on either the Friday or Saturday. Each week the menus will alter slightly. If you’re interested let me know then I can add you to my mail out list. Delivery charges will apply.”
We are proud to be part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. Wondering who we are, what we do, or how you could get involved? Our blog section is a great place to start or this talk given by Joe Duggan, one of the co-chairs.
News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.