Saturday 16th February
Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, milk, butter, vegan, smokery, bread, gluten free, pastries, olives, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee and food bank collection.
We are, of course, super proud of all our stallholders, and really happy when other people discover and write about them. One of our regular customers, Nicolas Ghirlando, has an inspiring food blog called The Modern Husband and has written about both Veasey’s Fish Stall and Brambletye Fruit Farm. Here are some extracts and links.
Veasey’s Fish Stall – Look at my mussels – “It’s a privilege to be able to buy such good fresh fish minutes from my house in London on a Saturday morning.” “The crew of the day boat ‘Le Belhara’, owned by Chris Veasey, fish out of Eastbourne.” “Sadly, the price of fish is often serious injury or lives lost at sea.” Full details here.
Brambletye Fruit Farm – Farm from the Maddling Crowd – “Ellie and Stein care about their farm, the land and their products, and we as consumers should be grateful for such dedication. We are able to get real food grown with care and respect and not covered with ‘Roundup’ or picked before being ripe and cold-transported thousands of miles.” “Chickens, lots of them, run freely and curiously among the slim tree trunks, the grass growing happily under their feet.” Full details here.
And have you visited our budding Wednesday market in the courtyard yet? At the moment, you’ll find the Store Cupboard with all their organic refills alongside Roots and Cycles with eco products and cleaning refills (all at really great prices). The big news is that soon they’ll be joined by Brockman’s farm, with organic and biodynamic vegetables from Kent and Europe as well as eggs. So skip the Saturday queues and help us make this a permanent fixture.
Lunches this week
Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more. Great picnic food to take away.”
Guest lunch – Simply Tay Sarwat is making us “Fish or chicken curry + daal with rice. Vegan aubergine curry + daal + rice. Plus her famous vegan samosas.”
Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane Wholesome pick & mix made by Emilia.
Snacks – Richochez A selection of sausage rolls, eat them hot out of his oven or buy a pack to take home for the freezer.
Cakes – Brett and Bailey Joe says “Citrus season is still in full swing, so expect to see a particularly vivid appearance from our blood orange and elderflower cake this Saturday. If you’ve not yet succumbed, expect the lightest chiffon sponge; a generous lick of blood orange marmalade; and layer upon layer of fragrant elderflower buttercream (plus some candied blood oranges too). We’ll also have chocolate noisette, chocolate Guinness, white chocolate and passionfruit cheesecake, rhubarb crumble cake, double carrot cake, and lots and lots of custard tart.
Gluten-free & vegan – Simply Tay Tay says “I will have lost of gluten free & vegan in one cakes as requested by so many customers.
Vegan – carrot cake, lemon cake. Gluten free – Persian love cake. Vegan and gluten free – pumpkin cake, chocolate cake, chai almond cake, tiffin, Lemon raspberry, Energy balls.”
Preserves – Creative All Sorts Christine says “I’m so looking forward to my first market of the year on Saturday! I have a selection of your favourites to bring along, some divine Quince Vinegar, made from Spa Hill quinces and, to get you stocked up and well-preserved, a Damaged Label Sale table. see you on Saturday!”
Ferments – Terra Ferments Kraut, kimchi, mustard & more, made by Justin.
Hot sauces – Chilli Brothers. Nathalie says, “Come & check out our delicious sauces & condiments, some hot some not.”
Vegan cheese – Palace Culture Mirko says “I’ll have my usual organic coconut cheese spreads. Plus smoked carrot lox + dill special: truffle and black pepper. And – goaty style nori, goaty style paprika chili, goaty style truffle and activated ash.”
Olive oil and olives – Mar de Olivos Mar says ” I am bringing delicious Spanish extra virgin olive oil made from different varieties (mild, medium and robust taste), as a special offer I will give a 10% off on the oils from the last harvest and I will bring some newly produced. If you are an olive lover I would like to invite you to taste a new range of sweet olives as I would like to know your opinion. Apart of this I am bringing my delicious and popular Spanish olives marinated specially for you. See you on Saturday at the market and fingers crossed with a lovely and nice weather!”
Storecupboard refills –The Store Cupboard Organic refills by weight, bring your own containers. You can pay by card or cash. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Did you know we are also open on Wednesdays? From 2-7pm. Anna says, “And we now stock organic tamari sauce on (so bring your own bottle) as well as creamy organic cashew and almond butter in glass jars.
Bakery & pastries – Bread Bread “Lots of specials on the bread table this Saturday. Andreas from BreadBread will be there to talk about the bread, to introduce (with samples) some new breads and sweet pastries.”
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia Antonio says “This Saturday the organic creamy ricotta cheese is back with the fermented casu marzu! The famous Sardinian maggot cheese and organic aged pecorino. New in the meat family: smoked speck! And new season extra virgin olive oil.”
Fresh pasta – Pasta di Grazia – with their full range of handmade pastas and sauces.
Bread – Levain Bakery Chris Masembe and his team at Levain Bakery have a simple philosophy; to make artisan breads to the highest possible standards. All breads are sourdoughs and are made using their own sourdough starter, a labour of love which they have kept going since they first started the bakery. Find Kuba on the bread stall in the courtyard.
Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Ross says “All produce is made and prepared in our new smokehouse just down the road in Streatham. Give me a call on 07837 838 241 for any questions or pre-orders. We’re always happy to talk produce and ideas, or just to have a general chat about life and all its wonder. Look forward to seeing you down there.”
Natural wines – Wine Scouts Away until late February.
Produce this week
Meat –Gill Wing Farm Full range of sustainably farmed meats from East Sussex. Meet the farmer and butcher Andrew on the stall.
Butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic dairy from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels. Please note, for the next couple of months, Hook will not be able to sell raw milk. Please click here for full details. We hope you join us in supporting the farm during this difficult time.
Local growing project –Patchwork Farm Reopening next Spring. Are you a grower or have a fruit tree in your garden? Bring your gluts so they don’t get wasted. Do you like local fruits and veg? Come and see what’s on offer and pay what you want.
Eco products, beauty, artists & makers
Eco products – Roots & Cycles. Eco products, refills and recycled lights. Roots and Cycles is now stocking hand-rolled incense and 6% CBD oil from EatMoringa.
Shawls and jewellery – Nou Moon Anoushka’s back for a while before she’s off again.
Candles – Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, also in the walkthrough.
Beauty – Flore Naturals Natural beauty products made in SE19. Meet the maker Flore on the stall.
Original illustrations – Images Delmar Find original illustrations and framing service from local grafiti artist, Dylan Doodleman.
Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers back late February. Part of Transition Town and open to Artists, designers, makers and craftspeople who live in the local and surrounding areas. If this sounds like you or someone you know, and you/they might like to be part of this weekly stall, please contact us via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Palac
News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.
Save Central Hill Community – support our neighbours & find out more about the proposed demolition of the estate, and how it would everyone in the area.
Our neighbours – Antenna Studios Music, dance, performances, practice, recording & more. Also loads of great classes and the best coffee in the Palace.
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.