Our regular weekly stalls in pics.
Saturday 9 December 10-3pm
Did you find the secret cafe last week? Antenna have a new cafe, in a new spot. Go through the couryard next to the old cafe, and under the metal stairs. You’ll find them in there making really good coffee – just on Saturdays to begin with. Happy days!
Quite a few of our stalls take Christmas pre-orders. Ask at each stall how to go about this. For the meat and fish in particular it’s essential to preorder.
Speaking of Christmas, there’s some lovely pressie stalls in this week. Local tween Audrey makes the beautiful wreaths pictured above, plus artist Joe will be drawing portraits. Crystals make a lovely gift, or how about a jar of festive preserves from Ralph at Stuff in Jars? We wouldn’t forget our four legged friends – Katie from Pooch Shed has them covered.
We get asked about local honey a lot – beekeeper Thomas joins us for the first time. Plus Emilia Return to Shashamane will be serving wholesome vegan lunch, and next door at Free the Gallery there’s more pressies at their Wonderfully Wonky Gift Market.
Saturday 9 December: OPEN
Saturday 16 December: OPEN
Saturday 23 December: OPEN (including pre order pick ups)
Saturday 30 December: CLOSED
Saturday 6 January: OPEN
VISITORS & CAFE
Pretty festive wreaths Made by 11 year old Audrey. She’s been coming to the market since she was a toddler, and it makes us very happy to offer her a stall for her handmade dried flower wreaths. Beautiful for christmas, but her designs will brighten your home at any time of year.
Local honey New stall from beekeeper Thomas. He says “We are a growing beekeeping and ecological conservation company with an apiary two miles from Crystal Palace Food Market in Kent House, along with sites in Northeast Surrey and Northwest Kent. We strive to raise our own honey bee queens and colonies. Occasionally, additional strains of live bees are introduced to expand genetic diversity. However, these are only ever sourced from breeders in the UK, or collected as local swarms. All colonies are treated with miticides to limit the possible spillover of parasites and pathogens to native bee species. As managed colonies of honey bees have the potential to outcompete local species of solitary and eusocial pollinators, we offer saplings of flowering tree species such as dogwood and hawthorn to landowners in the vicinity of our apiaries to enrich the available supply of nectar and pollen. When packing our products we aim to avoid the use of single use plastic and use materials that can either be recycled or composted.”
Portraits Local artist Joe says “I’ll be doing fast portraits, have a range of originals and lots edition prints for sale & booking larger commissions in time for Xmas.”
Return to Shashamane Wholesome vegan lunch made by Emilia.
Pooch Shed 100% natural dog treats & eco toys from Katie.
Stuff in Jars festive preserves made by Ralph. He says “We have Christmas specials including mincemeat and cranberry chutney. We’ll have giftboxes. And we have a new seasonal special of toffee apple and brandy jam.”
Talking Crystals Ethically sourced crystals from local Rebekah.
Antenna Cafe is open again! Under a new guise, and in a new spot. Go through the courtyard next to the old cafe, under the metal stairs, and you’ll find them in there making really good coffee. The beans are from Antenna’s own Ron – as well as being a rock god, he’s now a coffee man. We love Antenna. <3
Next door at Free the Gallery, you will find their Wonderfully Wonky Gift Market. Sat & Sun, 11-5.
Return to Shashamane Wholesome vegan lunch made by Emilia
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. Big congratulations to Andrea who creates the food for this stall (pictured here) for securing and moving successfully to new premisses.
Simply Tay Pakistani food from Tay including ‘those samosas’, pakoras, lassi drinks and much more.
CAKES, PASTRIES, BREAD
Cakehole Our 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 click 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 “This Sat we have a new raw milk blue cheese with a truly hearty flavor that take you back to the farm in Sardinia. The guttiau snacks and our popular pork tenderloin filetto, lean, tender with a sweet aftertaste.”
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 “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! This weekend we will open two natural wines coming from French regions surrounding Switzerland, Jura and Savoie.
The white Juravinum Chardonnay from Jura has delicious aromas of citrus, pear, green apple, and blossom and a complex palate with medium body and a refreshing minerality in the long finish. This is made in the topped off, non-oxidative method ( in the barrel, empty space is topped up, a process called ‘ouillage’.) It reminds of the straight-forward and highly enjoyables wines from Mâcon in Burgundy.
The Mondeuse Rouge Bruno Lupin from Savoie is a rare and beautiful wine. The nose is a mix of healthy forest fruits, like red cherry and raspberry, orange peel and a tingle of graphite. The palate has black cherry and pepper, with a smokiness that grows on the finish, transforming into something herbal and minty. The grapes come from half a hectare of 60-70 year old organic Mondeuse ( native from Savoie) vines, and are fermented naturally in the Lupin cellar. This wine is aged for nine months in used barrels acquired from his friends at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Bruno’s style is particularly elegant. Someone once described it to me quite accurately: “If Mondeuse were Pinot Noir this is what it would taste like.”
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.