This week at the market

Saturday 19 October

veg, fruit, fish, meat, 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, cbd oil, lunch, coffee.

WALK-THROUGH NEWS:  Sewing Blighter is our latest addition to the walkthrough,  joining her partner Dylan, who runs Images Delmar as well as a framing service, and eco-shopRoots and Cycles, who stock eco-beauty products and cleaning refills.  Asia (pictured) will be there all day with her sewing machine offering clothing alterations and repairs.  How good is that!  You know what they say, “reuse, recycle, repair.”  And now we can.





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 Shashamane. (pictured) Pick & 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 SnacksSimply Tay THOSE samosas and more.

Visiting stalls

Local honey – Mark Stott.

French Produce Le Hamper Carefully selected & high-quality, delicious French delicatessen products.  Juliette says, “I’ll be bringing some new duck liver terrines on Saturday. I also have new Corsican chutneys to go with my cheese and I will be presenting my limited edition Christmas hampers available with sparkling wine or champagne.”

Olive OilElia Olive Oil The oil comes from the local Koroneiki variety of olive, extracted by a method of cold press, which is followed by natural filtration, thus retaining all its flavour and nutritional value. With an acidity of less than 0.3% per 100g, the flavour is smooth and intensely fruity, and full of antioxidants. 

Free from bread – Maria Elizabeth’s Kitchen  Maria says, “Hello! We’ll be Crystal Palace Food Market on Saturday with our new and improved larger Savoury Seed Loaves, now with added courgette. They’re gluten-free, grain-free, low starch, yeast-free, sugar-free, vegan, & suitable for people following a keto diet. Now available to buy in slices.  

We’ll also be bringing along our:  Tahini Chocolate Brownie Cakes (made with organic tahini & organic cacao, just sweetened with fresh dates & organic bananas). Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, no added sugar. Now available to buy in slices.  Tahini, Fig & Walnut Loaves (made with organic tahini & organic figs). Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, no added sugar (just sweetened with organic figs and organic raisins). Now available to buy in slices.

If you would like to pre-order any food items (for collection from Crystal Palace Food Market on Saturdays), please contact me at least 7 days in advance by email [email protected] or speak to me in person at Crystal Palace Food Market.  Hope to see you on Saturday!”

Croydon grown flowers – Claraflora Grown in Addington by the talented Clare.

Olives – Mar de Olivos  Mar says, “This Saturday I’m bringing my usual menu of tasty Spanish olives and olive products and also some new products:

  • Organic Marcona almonds with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Organic black olives.  
  • Gilda Pintxo: a combination of a guindilla (Spanish green chilli pepper) an anchovy and an olive.  
  • Raw orange blossom honey from Malaga, it has a sweet and mild flavour and a light citrus fruity taste.

I’ll also have open for tasting a few different extra virgin olive oils:

  • Mild organic –  Finca Duernas oil made from arbequina variety from Cordoba.
  • Medium intense – Maquiz oil made in Jaen from picual variety with hints of green grass and tomato in a vine
  • Robust biodynamic – Finca La Torre oil made in Malaga from hojiblanca variety, with notes of herbs, green almonds and apples, very well balance and a nice peppery finish. It has been awarded 100 points in the prestigious Italian guide Flos de Olei.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FAMILIES:  As I would like to promote healthy eating amongst the little ones I am giving a free 250ml bottle of extra virgin olive oil special for kids to the first 4 families who come to the market and spend more than £20 with me.  See you on Saturday and don’t forget to bring Y.O.C (your own container).”

Hot saucesChilli Brothers The tastiest homemade chilli sauces with a flavour for every occasion. 


CakesBrett and Bailey  Join us at our lovely local food market for another helping of delectable, autumnal cakes and bakes – all made just a couple of streets away.

We’re bringing caramel pear cake, chocolate noisette, fig and honey cheesecake, raspberry ripple cake, chocolate Guinness, double carrot, lemon and rosemary drizzle, and some cider gingerbread with slices of locally-grown caramel quince. 
We’ll also have triple chocolate cookies, classic brownies with pecans and white chocolate chunks, peanut butter bars, pumpkin pecan pie, a choice of pistachio cream or dulce de leche bomboloni, and plenty of sticky buns and cardamom knots. 
Also, come and taste our selection of handmade preserves – choose from pear and ginger, strawberry and tarragon, white peach and prosecco, apricot and vanilla, plum and rose, and our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade. 
Need a whole cake? Order online by Wednesday nights to collect from the following Saturday’s market. 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.  Antonio says “This week we are bringing back our sweet and nutty ‘drunk’ pecorino made with Sardinian cannonau red wine, and our herby fennel seed and Myrtle leaf salamis are being rejoined by their spicy chilli salami cousin!” 

Come and taste the cheese of the week on the stall.  This week it’s ‘drunk’ Pecorino, or Pecorino Ubriaco, made with organic unpasteurized raw whole milk from Pattada, Northen Sardinia and aged from 60 to 180 days in the famous Sardinian red wine, Cannonau. This gives it a distinctive red rind and complex unique flavour.

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 we will taste a beautiful wine from a region that is catching a lot of our attention now, Calabria in southern Italy. The Cirò Rosso Classico Calabretta delivers bright cherry and fresh plum aromas and a palate full of dried currants, violets, licorice, and clay and calcareous undertones. It has vibrant, fine tannins. Gaglioppo is the grape of this solid, pulpy red. Exotic and 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

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. 

Need something altered or mended? – Sewing Blighter is your answer.  

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

Kids clothes – Y Kairos Pretty upcycled clothes made by Snezana.  Come and see her winter capes made from recycled coats.

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers  They’re back!  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

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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