Sat 23 October 10-3
Yes, we’re open. Since we reopened on Saturdays we have been very careful to maintain our queue spaces and hygiene levels. As an essential service we will continue to provide you with quality food, direct from farm and producer, plus a few extras to make you smile. We thank you for queuing nicely and watching your distancing.
It is with great sadness that the market has been informed that Mark Stott, from Croydon Beekeepers, has tragically passed away. Mark often traded his honey at the market, which he usually displayed in his bike, and he would be there alongside his long-term bee buddy, Kirsty Gordon. Mark was a passionate beekeeper and loved to pass his knowledge to others, often bringing educational hives to the market. He ran many bee-keeping courses (including some that Crystal Palace Transition Town members attended) and he also loved to save swarms, one of which helped to set up the beehive at St John’s. He will be sorely missed at the market and we send our condolences to Kirsty, his friends and family. Here is a link to the Croydon Beekeepers newsletter with a full article about Mark.
Antenna Cafe is now open again on Saturdays only for TAKEAWAYS. We’re excited to be able to get our favourite coffee again, but please note there will be no seating or toilets.
Thursday market news. NEW TIME 10-1pm Bread Bread, The Store Cupboard, and Hook Dairy (Hook will probably be there early), and from 11am you’ll also find Roots and Cycles, the Haynes Lane Collectors’ market and Alan’s Antiques.
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Please observe the 1+m social distancing – each stall has its own marked queue. If the queue space is full please wait outside the market until there’s space.
There are no public toilets on site yet (sorry, not allowed).
Stalls this week
Visitors this week
Chocolate – Gemini Chocolate Award-winning organic vegan chocolate that’s gluten-free & refined sugar free. Find the stall in the courtyard.
Bakery – Bread Bread Wood fired sourdough, plus pastries and some cake.
Vegan cheese – Palace Culture Vegan cheese sold by Andre. All the usual soft cheeses plus Mouldy Goaty: Le Bleu: Camemvert: Truffle Ash: Crumbly Feta from master vegan cheesemaker Mirko.
Wild Mushroom spread. Local delivery still available for those who need to stay at home.
Sardinian delicatessen – Capo Caccia Cheese, charcuterie, pasta and more from Sardinia. Antonio says “This Sat at the market Gluten & lactose free Sardinian ham and Coppa, fennel seeds and contadino salami. Goat and drunk blue cheese, pecorino spread and Sardinian cracker “Carasau” Crack on!! ”
Cheese and charcuterie – London Smoke & Cure Prepared in Streatham – overseen by local Ross.
Grocery and eco refills
Grocery refills – The Store Cupboard Organic wholefood refills, by weight. Nuts, grains, seeds, pulses, herbs, spices, tea, dried fruit, oil, vinegar, seaweed, herbal remedies, superfoods & more. Price and product list here. Due to covid precautions we’ll be putting all dry goods orders into paper bags – not your own container. The bags can be reused quite a few times at home – I use mine to line the compost caddy.
Joe says “On this week’s cake trolley we’ll have Top Banana, brand new tirami su cake, caramel pear cake, Blue Velvet, lemon and rosemary drizzle, plum crumble, chocolate Guinness, double carrot, and baked pistachio cheesecake too.
Farm & fish news
Vegetables and fruit farms – Brambletye Farm Biodynamic fruit, veg, herbs, salad, mushrooms, juice, eggs, ferments, preserves. Brockmans Farm Organic fruit, veg, herbs, salad. Wild Country OrganicsOrganic veg, herbs and salad.
Meat – Holly Farm Andy says “This week all the normal top quality meats: great grass fed local beef, amazing Pevensey Marsh fed lamb, Holly farm pork leg, shoulder chops and belly and apple sausage with the hint of cinnamon plus all the normal holly farm herbs . Whole rspca red tractor chicken bred thighs and drums . And most importantly me and Luisa.” Andy can take pre-orders on 07920 850 653 during the week.
Dairy – Hook & Son Farm Hook are now in the courtyard. Raw and pasteurised milk, plus butter, ghee, yoghurt, yoghurt drinks, eggs and dairy beef.
Wine of the week
Natural wines – Wine Scouts Natural organic and biodynamic wines from around the world. Pedro says, “Hello! This Saturday we will taste a lovely, organic red wine from the Rhone Valley in France, the Cairanne Domaine du Chapoton. Aromas of ripe black berries and tropical fruits. On the palate, it is fresh and peppery with notes of dried sweet spices, liquorice and some bay leaf herbs. The finish is lingering and spicy. This excellent wine comes from old vines surrounding the the beautiful village of Cairanne and is a blend of Grenache and Syrah and is lightly oaked. Come taste!”
Mid week stalls
As well as trading on a Saturday, there are still some stalls trading in the courtyard during the week as follows:
The Store Cupboard We sell nuts, grains, seeds, pulses, herbs, spices, tea, dried fruit, oil, vinegar, seaweed, herbal remedies, superfoods & more. Price and product list here. Wed 2-7, Thurs 10-1, Sat 10-3
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia Cheese, cured meat, pasta, olive oil and more. Free delivery to Crystal Palace customers this Friday 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 and are getting up to support some of the other traders across the week. We are taking online orders through our standard website, which is londonsmokeandcure.co.uk. Additionally we’re offering a 5% discount code for all Crystal Palace Food Market customer. Just enter CPFOODMARKET at the checkout. Here you’ll find our full range of bacon, hand-linked fresh sausage, cold smoked salmon, charcuterie and cheese boxes. 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 this from the smokery in Streatham or have it delivered by Chris on a Friday on our eco-cargo bike. If there’s something that you’d like specifically you can either leave a note at checkout or contact Ross on [email protected]. If there’s anything in our power that we can help you with we’re more than happy to do so. With much love to all, we look forward to seeing you all as soon as possible.”
Preserves – Fruition Preserves Wendy says “We are still continuing to make home deliveries whilst the market is at reduced capacity. Thank you to all of our regulars for your support over this difficult period for small businesses. With your help we will survive this! Our delivery days are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10-2pm and we offer free contactless delivery 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 (07989975633) and 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 [email protected]
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!”
Chilli sauces – Chilli Brothers Nathalie says “We hope everyone is well & stay safe! If you miss our chilli sauces don’t worry you can find them online www.chillibros.com deliver to your doorstep! We are doing a SPECIAL OFFER buy two chilli sauces for £10.00 plus delivery! Follow us on Instagram @chillibrothersgourmet to see our latest news! Stay safe & hopefully see you all very soon at the market ”
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
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 “We will be online on Ubereats, Justeats and Deliveroo from Thursdays to Sundays 2-10pm. Don’t forget any keyworker will get a free meal on us just to say thank you for all that you do. As always thanks for your continued support & stay safe. xx. P.S If you’re a little outside the area we’ll deliver straight to you. Just pm me.”
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.