Saturday 1st August, 10am-3pm
So much exciting news this week:
Brett & Bailey return (pictured) – the boys are back in town, well on their stall actually, so come down and treat yourself, you know you want to.
Mar de Olivas is another returnee this week. Find her in the courtyard, next to the Store Cupboard.
Local honey from bee keeper Mike Elliot, with his brand Chez Elliot. Find him between Hook Dairy and Capo Caccia.
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Safety on site
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). You’ll have to get your coffee on the triangle for now as Antenna cafe is not open yet – but watch this space.
Stalls this week
Cake news – Brett and Bailey return and say “We’re so happy to be back! It’s our first stall in more than four months, and we’ll be making up for lost time with a huge array of B&B summer classics and new favourites alike.
Cakes on the menu include Black Forest, Pornstar Martini, Eton Mess, chocolate Guinness, lemon and rosemary drizzle, and apricot and amaretto cheesecake. There’ll also be plenty of our pecan-studded fudgy brownies, moreish raspberry bakewells, cardamom knots, sticky buns, milk chocolate and orange cookies, and maybe some cool cups of our refreshing mint lemonade to wash it all down.
We’ve spent quite a lot of lockdown topping up our stock of handmade preserves, too. There’ll be plenty of pots of plum and rose (made just this week with Crystal Palace plums), apricot and vanilla, blackcurrant and bay, raspberry and violet, gooseberry and elderflower, and a limited run of strawberry and tarragon (we’ll make more before summer’s out). And our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade will be on the stall too.
Please note that we’ll no longer be accepting cash at the market – it’s card payments only with contactless preferred. 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. See you soon!”
Olives and Olive Oil – Mar de Olivas returns Mar says,”I hope you are all well. We are very happy to be back at the market this Saturday. Find me in the courtyard, next to the Store Cupboard. It will be great to see all of you again and please contact me if you have any special orders. We are bringing you our delicious range of Spanish olives and olive products, tasty and healthy products in the same bite.
Pitted manzanilla with: sundried tomatoes and piquillo peppers; Mojo picon sauce from the Canary Islands, a mild sauce made from cumin, oregano and mild paprika; Aji, a chilli pepper; stuffed with: gherkings, garlic, almonds or anchovies and marinated with lemon and thyme. Unpitted: chupadedos (mild taste); bravas (full of flavour); black organic olives. Other: If you don’t like olives don’t worry as we bring delicious lupini beans, pickled garlic and pickle aubergines.
Award winning finishing extra virgin olive oils: To celebrate our return to the market there’s nothing better that the best 3 Spanish evoo’s from this harvest according to Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture ( the most prestigious competition in Spain): Escornalbou gourmet Arbequina olive variety in Tarragona (Mature category), Olivapalacios picual variety in Ciudad Real (Green sweet category) and Suerte Alta a natural blend of hojiblanca, picual and picudo in Cordoba (Green bitter category which also won the special award of the competition). I’ll also have organic and non organic everyday extra virgin olive oil.”
Local Honey – Chez Elliot Find this honey from Bromley between Hook and Capo Caccia in the Courtyard.
Flowers – Clara Flora Grown down the road by Clare, cut the day before the market.
Snacks & hot food – Simply Tay Sarwat’s menu: SNACKS: Samosas – Bombay Chana Chaat NEW Aloo Tikki MEALS: Kati Roll (2 options – Chicken & Alu mix) – Lahori chicken with Rice – Alu Bengan Sabzi with Rice DRINKS: Punjabi Mango Lassi – Desi Chai
Hot food/deli – Comfort & Joy Salad, wraps, pies, scotch eggs, ready meals and more. Mags says “From this coming weekend, the shop will now be open from 3 pm on Saturdays only for any pre-ordered collections. Any other Saturday collections will be from our stall at Crystal Palace.”
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 Organics Organic veg, herbs and salad.
Fish – Veaseys Fish and shellfish, some of which is caught by their own boat on the south coast. You can place orders by calling 01342 822906.
Meat – Holly Farm Andy is now next to the fish stall. He’ll have, “Whole chickens, breast, drumsticks and thighs; Pevensey grass fed free range lamb; Holly Farm free range pork inc sausage and grass fed free-range beef.” Andy can take pre-orders on 07920 850 653 during the week.
Sardinian delicatessen – Capo Caccia We are very happy to welcome Antonio back after lockdown. He says “Marmilla, the popular fennel salami is back with a new spreadable pecorino in jar for the perfect picnic snack! The creamy bluecheese with pistachio and smoked & organic ricotta will be at the market too.”
Dairy – Hook & Son Hook are now in the courtyard. Raw and pasteurised milk, plus butter, ghee, yoghurt, yoghurt drinks, eggs and dairy beef.
Bakery – Bread Bread Wood fired sourdough, plus pastries and some cake.
Natural wines – Wine Scouts Natural organic and biodynamic wines from around the world. Pedro says, “Hi there! This Sat we will taste a perfumed and crispy white wine from Savoie in France, the Roussette Frangy Domaine Lupin. The flavours are reminiscent of pear, gingerbread, spice and honey with a touch of nougat and the mouthfeel is soft, mellow and off dry. In the winery some skin contact is allowed for richness of aroma, followed by a natural settling of the must, lees contact, and eventual bottling in April the following year. Most of the vines are about 25 years old. He always ferments with natural yeasts, and, unusually for the area, never de-acidifies or manipulates in any way his wines. This is elegance. Come taste!”
Vegan cheese – Palace Culture Vegan cheese, made by Mirko. Local delivery still available for those who need to stay at home.
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.
Cheese and charcuterie London Smoke & Cure Cheese and charcuterie, from Ross and his crew. Ross says, “We’re back this week after our short break and we cant wait to see you all again. Our man Callum is on the table and of course he’s bringing with him South London’s finest smoked and cured produce, true to form.
We’re heading into the last 4 weeks of our Summer smoked salmon pate so you may want to pick some of that up whilst it’s around. Partner that with some high welfare British charcuterie and and a slice or too of superior cheese and your weekend is sorted. You’ll be able to go to work on Monday smug in the knowledge that you made the most of the weekend.” PS If you’re unable to make it along to the market itself we’d still love to supply direct to your door. Just order online (londonsmokeandcure.co.uk) and use the code CPFOODMARKET at checkout for a little discount too. Till the next time! Team LSC.
Mid-week courtyard stalls & timetable
As well as trading on a Saturday, there are still some stalls trading in the courtyard during the week as follows:
Mondays 11-4.30 Wednesdays 11-6pm Thursdays 11-4:30pm Fridays 11-4:30pm Saturdays 10-4pm Sundays 11-4pm. Roots & Cycles. Eco shop. Refill washing and cleaning liquids, plus toilet paper, bamboo toothbrushes, soap and much more.Price and product list here.
Ongoing takeaways/deliveries from local stallholders
Cakes – Brett and Bailey Joe says “So happy to say that we’ll finally be back at the market from the 1st of August. I know we’re being slower to return than others, but we need to do what’s right for us and I promise we’ll be worth the wait. In the meantime, you can still order by the slice for free home delivery at www.brettandbailey.co.uk/
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.
Fruit season is in full swing and we now have new stocks of many new season compotes: Summer Fruit, Apricot, Gooseberry & Elderflower and new this week, our ultra low sugar Sweet Cherry (less than 5% added sugar). We also have good stocks of our signature full flavoured low sugar ketchups in stock for the BBQ ;season – choose from Spicy tomato, traditional tomato, spiced plum or brown. 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.comdeliver 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.”
Ready meals –Comfort and Joy
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