Our regular weekly stalls in pics.
Saturday 25 November 10-3pm
The Christmas lights are up
A big thank you is in order for the ‘Light up the Palace’ team for all their hard work in raising over £17,000 to fund new festive lights and secure Croydon Council’s commitment to install and store the lights every year as well as for installing a sparkling community Christmas tree at the top of Belvedere Road. The 36 lamppost lights were lit up one by one on Thursday evening following a packed event at Westow House involving brass band, festive treats and a children’s treasure hunt. The run up to Christmas has truly begun.
Local author signing books
We are also very excited to welcome local author Graham Whitlock to the market, who says, “The Crystal Palace Chronicles are rollercoaster adventures time-travelling back to the heyday of Victorian Crystal Palace, and Saturday is your chance to get personalised signed copies of the trilogy by myself, Graham Whitlock.
Our guests this week are:
- Return to Shashamane Vegan pic and mix
- Akara Cakes Vegan cakes
- Stuff in Jars Locally made preserves
- Graham Whitlock books – Crystal Palace Chronicles
- ClaraFlora Grown down the road by Claire
- Pooch Shed Proper dog treats
- Crystal Moon Jewellery and Crystals from Rose
- Eat Moringa David with his eclectic range of items
- Next door at Free the Gallery, you will find a number of artists trading as Mellow Market.
Just a gentle reminder to start to get your Christmas orders in to avoid disappointment.
VISITORS THIS WEEK
Pooch Shed Proper dog treats
Graham Whitlock books – The Crystal Palace Chronicles author will be signing his trilogy on the stall this week only.
ClaraFlora Grown down the road by Claire, dried and fresh flowers, artfully arranged.
Stuff in Jars Locally made preserves from Ralph, who says, “We’re back with old favourites and festive specials including cranberry chutney and piccalilli. And we’ve got gift boxes, so come and get your early Christmas presents or treat yourself!”
Eat Moringa David with his eclectic range of items
Return to Shashamane Vegan pick and mix from Emilia
Simply Tay Pakistani food from Tay including ‘those samosas’, pakoras, lassi drinks and much more.
Comfort & Joy Deli stall with pies, scotch eggs, sausage rolls, hot wraps and a varied selection of interesting salads. Also find a range of meals to heat at home.
CAKES, PASTRIES, BREAD
Akara Cakes Vegan cakes. Lauren says, “We’ll have Salted Caramel Cake & GF Choc Cake, Classic Banoffee Pie and Brownies. Also some festive favs like Gingernut Biscuit & Spiced Apple Cake.” Order festive vegan cakes in person at the market, email or on the socials up until the 16th December.
Cakehole NEW weekly cake stall Find them next to cheese. Set up and run by husband and wife team Alex and Lara, they trade exclusively in South London markets.
Bread Bread Sourdough, rye, foccacia, olive sticks, croissants & other pastries, cinnamon buns, cake and more. As well as their wide array of breads, you’ll also find lots of sweet treats, including cakes.
Veaseys fishmonger See Nick & one of his daughers, either Jemima or Tallulah, on the stall. The Veaseys boat, Le Belhara operates out of Eastbourne daily. Check out their great recipes here. CHRISTMAS ORDERS HERE.
Holly Farm butcher All the usuals from farmer/butcher Andy and his trusty companion Connor. ASK CONNOR ABOUT CHRISTMAS ORDERS.
Hook and Son 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
Peterson’s organic fruit and veg Organic fruit and veg from Kent. Find them in the courtyard. Farmer Janis and his two sons Oskars and Lauris run the farm near Canterbury.
Wild Country Organics Veg, salad and herbs, all organic, and all grown in unheated greenhouses 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 Big Cheese Antonio & King Salami Eddie. Antonio says “Halo Gallo and the big return of guanciale and pistachio blue cheese at the market! Also red wine and black pepper pecorino will be there to hug you.” OFFER – 20% ONLINE ORDERS BEFORE 1ST DECEMBER.- CLICK HERE.
Pasta di Julia Pasta and fresh pasta sauces homemade at Wild Country Organics farm, using leftover organic vegetables and herbs whenever they can.
London Smoke & Cure From their smokery in Streatham plus a comprehensive range of cheeses. Ross says “Have you tried our smoked Montgomery cheddar? As the name suggests, it’s a Montgomery cheddar (the best farmhouse cheddar – full stop!), that we smoke ourselves at the smokehouse… so you cannot get this cheese anywhere else, and even Jamie Montgomery himself has given it his seal of approval. Come give it a taste, you won’t believe your tastebuds. ALSO – Xmas pre-orders now available online (londonsmokeandcure.co.uk). We will be over capacity again this year for smoked salmon so please secure some if you want some and please do sign up to our newsletter if you haven’t already. Cheers all.”
The Wine Scout Naturally produced wines from around the world, sourced by Pedro. He says “Hello! It’s Nouveau week so we will taste the first wines of the year. The white Grains de Raisin Jo Nouveau Landron 2023 from the Loire in France is a light-bodied, young and mineral forward Muscadet. Expect green apple, citrus, lemon and peach flavours with hints of white flowers and cantaloupe and some sea salt. So pure!
We will also try the Beaujolais Nouveau 2023 from Jean-Francois Debourg. This beautiful Bojo stands out with its intoxicatingly ripe aromas of wild strawberries and undertones of cinnamon, autumnal spice and forest floor. Lifted and supple in texture as intended, this is straight up party juice that’s best served chilled. The grapes come from Jean-Francois’ family estate in South Beaujolais and underwent natural fermentation in whole-bunches with nothing added and nothing taken away.”
ASK PEDRO ABOUT CHRISTMAS ORDERS.
On the food side Wholefood refills, by weight. Buy as much or as little as you need. Nuts, grains, seeds, pulses, dried druit, teas and superfoods, oils and much more.
On the kitchen/bathroom side Refill washing and cleaning liquids, plus toilet paper, bamboo toothbrushes, soap and much more.
All products in our shop are sourced as locally as possible, environmentally conscious, have zero plastic packaging, are from small companies, are organic, (where relevant), vegan and cruelty free, built on trust.
We have a couple of stalls on Thursday too
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.
9:30-5pm The Walkthrough 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. Eco household refills, locally hand made natural beauty products. Plus recycled paper, plastic free toilet paper, soap and much more
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.