This week at the market

Saturday 21 September

Organic veg, fruit, vegan cheese, fish, eggs, raw milk, butter, vegan, smokery, natural wine, 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.


LunchZongo Ghanaian street food from local brother and sister team. Ghanaian chicken stew  – seasoned pieces of chicken cooked in a spicy tomato sauce (GF); Ghanaian spinach stew – a warm spicy stew made with ginger, tomatoes and hot peppers (Vegan); Jollof rice; Fried plantain.

Vegan lunch – Return to ShashamanePick & mix in a box, wrap or tub.  This week Emilia will also make savoury sauce with aubergines. quinoa with roasted peppers, aubergines tomatoes and onions.

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.

Hot snack – Simply Tay She’s back with her delicious vegan samosas.


Visiting stalls

French deli stallLe Hamper Carefully selected & high-quality, delicious French delicatessen products.

Hot sauces – Chilli Brothers Nathalie says “Chilli Brothers are back after what seems far too long. Always a bargain going and Tim sorted us the best organic Scotch Bonnets ever…come down and try what we have made with them🌶❤️😋

Flowers – ClaraFlora Grown by Clare in Croydon. 

Free from bread –Maria Elizabeth’s Kitchen  Maria says “We’ll be bringing our Date & Walnut Loaves, Apple & Almond Loaves (made with organic apples), Savoury Seed Loaves, Raw Vegan Chocolate & Raspberry Truffles, plus our NEW Banana & Pecan Loaves.”

Olives – Mar de Olivos  “I’m bringing a big menu to celebrate the warm weather, before the autumn arrives:  delicious Spanish olives chupadedos, (aka finger-licking olives), brava olives, black empeltre olives and manzanilla olives (that I marinate myself early in the morning on the day before the market) spicy, mojo-picon sauce from Canary island, mild flavour with piquillo pepper and sundried tomatoes or stuffed with anchovies and marinated with fresh thyme, lemon zest and extra virgin olive oil.  In addition to these I’m bringing artichokes, sundried tomatoes.

Boost your immune system for this winter with some award-winning Spanish extra virgin olive oil from just £3, I have plenty on offer made from different varieties (mild, medium and robust taste). I have always different bottles open for tasting, come and ask me for some advice. They are full of antioxidants and vitamins and go really well with other products from the market such as vegetables, fish, meat or why not drizzle it on any salad or use for dipping? And don’t forget about the chocolate with extra virgin olive oil in bars, with different flavours. I’ll also have those famous Marcona almonds roasted with a little bit of salt, which are a must have for your tapas!  I’d also like to invite you to come and try the raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised “Avocado Blossom Honey” that’s produced in Malaga, my hometown. It’s dark amber, robust and creamy honey with a gorgeous rich flavour like molasses…you’ll love it! .Remember that you can bring your own container for the almonds or olives, if not we are happy to serve them in our deli cup made from veggies (our personal contribution to reduce the use of plastic). See you on Saturday. Mar”



Gluten-free – Owl Kitchen is back with carrot cake, chocolate brownies, sausage rolls, apple frangipane tart, lemon and raspberry sandwich, vegan brownies, vegan peanut butter squares, vegan chocolate cupcakes, sugar-free lemon cake, vegan banana courgette cake 

CakesBrett and Bailey. “You’re in for a real treat this week. We’re bringing a brand new pear and prosecco cake layered with juniper-poached pears and pear and vanilla jam; fig, chocolate and pistachio gateau with a swirl of organic honey; raspberry and pink peppercorn cake (you really MUST try this one if you haven’t already – the buttercream is super-special); strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake; chocolate Guinness; double carrot; plum crumble cake; and lemon and rosemary drizzle.

There’ll also be a choice of creme Catalan and pear and nougatine bomboloni; salted chocolate brownies; blackberry bakewells; sticky buns; cardamom knots; peanut butter bars; and triple chocolate cookies.

We’ve also been jamming away again this week and will be introducing our limited edition white peach and prosecco jam, and (finally!) our new strawberry and tarragon jam to the stall this weekend. Find them on the stall next to our plum and rose jam, apricot and vanilla jam, and our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade.

There’s no need to thank us, we’re generous to a fault.  Need a whole cake next Saturday? Make sure you order online by Wednesday night to avoid disappointment. See you soon!  See you soon!”

Pastries – Levain Bakery Pastries, Portuguese custard tarts, doughnuts.

PastriesBread Bread Top-notch wood-fired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton.


Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  You can pay by card or cash. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  We are also open on Wednesdays from 2-7pm and Sundays 11am-4pm.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Artisan organic Sardinian food from Antonio, who’s based in East Dulwich.  “We’re slicing more smoked swordfish and we’ll have a special offer on our bluecheese. Myrtle salami is back and our traditional pasta, organic fregola and malloreddus will be at the market too :)”

Fresh pasta  Pasta di Grazia   Full range of handmade Italian pastas and sauces. 

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Made by Ross & his team in their custom-made smokery in Streatham.

Bread – Levain Bakery  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.

Bakery & pastries –  Bread Bread   Top-notch wood-fired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton. 


Natural wines – Wine Scouts   Organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe.  Samples always offered by Pedro, who is a font of wine knowledge.  “This Saturday I’ll open a bottle of the beautiful white wine Diamantakis Vidiano from the island of Crete in Greece. This wine brings a refreshing nose of pear, honeysuckle, white blossom and lime. It’s clean and pure with crunchy apple, quince and citrus fruits and hints of pepper while a good level of acidity balances well with the oily texture. The food-friendly, intensely flavoured Cretan grape Vidiano has been revived on the island over the past 5-6 years. It’s delicious. Come taste!”

Produce this week

Vegetables, fruit & herbs – Brambletye Fruit FarmBrockmans & Wild Country Organics  All organic or biodynamic.  Check out this blog about Brambletye.

Fish – Veasey’s  Full slab from their own boats and others.  To order, email [email protected] or phone on 01342 822906.  Check out this blog about Veasey’s.

Butter & other dairy – Hook & Son RAW MILK BACK ON STALL Organic dairy from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels.


Eco products, beauty, artists & makers

In the walkthrough:  Eco products & refills – Roots & Cycles  Eco products and refill washing liquids, shampoo, castille soap and more.  Becks says “We now stock biological laundry liquid, natural baby balm and natural deodorant sticks.”  Also open Wednesday & Thursday (2-7pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm).  

Original illustrations – Images Delmar  Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service.  This week Images Delmar will be inaugurating our new art book and graphic novel bookcase in our Gallery – as a librarian of 12 years this is a real honour for our curator Dylan, who will be picking some extraordinary titles for the shelves! We are also offering our framing service and selection of artwork, curios and ephemera as usual!

Candles Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, also in the Roots and Cycles walkthrough.

In the market itself:  Kids clothes – Y Kairos Pretty upcycled clothes made by Snezana.  Come and see her winter capes (pictured), made from recycled coats.  

Beauty Flore Naturals She’s back. 

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers  Local artists and makers. Palace Makers is 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 come along on a Saturday to have a chat or contact us via our Facebook page here.

Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.  Click here for a little peek inside.
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.

Other stuff

The Foodbank – PLEASE NOW DROP AT SAINSBURY’S Details at  Total donated so far to the market 1598kg.   Don’t forget The Hygiene Bank. All donations of sanitary products, soap, shampoo, nappies and more are welcome.   Queen from The Hygiene Bank says “When people are in difficult situations and it’s between food and hygiene it’s the hygiene they drop.  No one should have to go without washing or sanitary products.”

News From Crystal Palacewe 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.

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