This week at the market



Saturday 23rd March  

Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, 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 and food bank collection.





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 – Benin Bronze Setondji is cooking up “Savoury Meals – Wholemeal Dumplings (Wheat) served with: Peanut Stew or/and Black-eyed Bean in 3 Chilli Sauce, Lime & Coconut Coleslaw + Benin Style Rice.  

Sweet Treats – White Dumplings (Spelt) served with: Toasted Coconut + Cinnamon & sugar or/and melted Dark Chocolate & Ginger.  Gluten-free options available. Plus new gluten-free pineapple, rum and coconut cake.


Cakes – Brett and Bailey. Joe says,”So excited about being able to serve cake from a gazebo again this week! To celebrate a Saturday without 50mph winds, we’ll have our new-look coconut and raspberry gateau with ruby chocolate shards. We’ll also have Top Banana cake, blueberry and lemon cheesecake, double carrot, chocolate Guinness, rhubarb crumble, raspberry bakewells, and our silky custard tart. 

We’ll also have all our usual favourites including salted chocolate brownies, peanut butter bars, triple chocolate cookies, sticky buns, cardamom knots, semlor, and jars of our award-winning marmalade. 
Need a whole cake? Order online by Wednesday nights to collect from the following Saturday’s market.

Gluten-freeOwl Kitchen Carrot cake, beetroot chocolate cake, courgette lemon and poppyseed cake, millionaire shortcake, key lime pie, lemon and raspberry sandwich, sausage rolls, vegan brownies, vegan peanut butter squares, vegan carrot cake.

Pastries – Levain Bakery pastries, Portuguese custard tarts, doughnuts
PastriesBread Bread Croissant, pain au chocolat, pain au raisan, almond croissant and much more.

Visiting stalls

Hot SaucesChilli Brothers is back with their delicious selection of gourmet artisan crafted chilli sauces. Check out our wonderful condiments – apple with yuzu, orange with ginger and more flavours. All our products are free of preservatives and 100% vegan suitable.

Raw ChocolateGemini Chocolate Handcrafted in West Norwood – single origin.

Olive oil and olives – Yellow Sunshine Olives, baklava and Turkish delight.

PreservesCreative Allsorts Locally made pickles, jams, stock and much more from Christine, who says, ‘I’m bringing a few special treats to market this week. The first is my Marvelous Muesli – lots of oats, seeds, nuts, cacao nibs and cinnamon, but no sugar, dried fruit or any other sweetener. I eat it every morning – it’s delicious with yoghurt and fresh fruit. BBQ Sauce is making a comeback in a bigger bottle, and my popular Plum Chai Jam and Chilli & Red Pepper Jelly are also back on the table. It feels like I haven’t been at the market for a-a-a-ges, so please come along and say hello :)’



Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  Anna says “Besides organic Tamari sauce, tahini and nut butter we are happy to introduce another new product that our customers kept asking for: yeast flakes (with extra B12), in bulk, sold by weight. Especially vegans will be happy, as it ups your vitamin B12 levels and adds a nice savoury, cheesy flavour to dishes.

We also have a huge amount of glass jars that customers kindly donated – please help yourself to them when you shop. For free, of course, but we do not take responsibility for the state of the jars.

Our bread is now sold by the bakers themselves. You’ll still find it at the market (with a much bigger range) but not as part of the Store Cupboard anymore.  Bread Bread’s new pitch is in the lower market, next to Brockmans Farm.

You can pay by card or cash. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  We are also open on Wednesdays from 2-7pm.”

Bakery & pastries –  Bread Bread   Woodfired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton.  Find Bread Bread in their new spot in the lower market, next to Brockmans Farm.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  The best of Sardinian food. Antonio says, “Truly excited about the coppa ham back at the market for a big reunion with the gluten-free salami family! The red wine & spicy sausages will be there too!! The aged pecorino cheese will be visiting as well to spend quality time with the saffron & black pepper brothers cheese, the blue cheeses cousins and smoked and aged ricotta sisters. The olive oil will make the day more juicy and gold!  See you there.”

Fresh pasta  Pasta di Grazia – Full range of handmade Italian 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 & CureRoss 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. Organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe.  Samples always offered by Pedro who is a font of wine knowledge, who says, “Hi there! This Saturday we’ll taste the new vintage of an old favourite of my list, the delicious, biodynamic red wine Ops Garnacha Loxarel from Catalonia in Northern Spain. Deep red in colour with purple hints, the wine has aromas of black and red fruits such as blackberry and raspberries, wild rose and herbaceous wild plants. The palate is fresh, balanced and full-bodied with lovely fruit notes. Aged in clay containers. Yum!”

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.  


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 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 projectPatchwork Farm  Reopening soon.  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 dishwasher powder.  Check out their newsletter here.

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

Candles – Brand Candles Handmade scented candles, bath bombs, bath salts and diffusers made in South Norwood.

Jewellery and shawlsNou Moon Beautiful collection of original Indian fare sold by local Anoushka.

Beauty Flore Naturals   Natural beauty products made in SE19.  Meet the maker Flore on the stall.

Original illustrations – Images Delmar   Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service.

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers. Away this week, back next week.  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 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 – Details at  Total donated so far 1598kg.   We also collect donations for 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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