This week at the market

 

Saturday 25th May 

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.

Hook and Son have just received the news that they will be able to sell their raw milk again soon, once a few formalities are sorted out.  Their tenacity and hard work have finally paid off.  YAY.

We’re so happy to welcome Claraflora back to the market.  She grows all her own flowers just outside Croydon and has been with the market for many years.  Claire has overcome some major health challenges in the last year but her beautiful flowers just keep on coming.  

Our fledgling Wednesday mini market is open every week, 2-7pm.  Click here for the updates each week.


Lunch


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 Food – Simply Tay Sarwat is making us “Fish or chicken curry + daal with rice. Vegan sweet potato curry + daal + rice. Plus her famous vegan samosas.

Vegan lunch – Benin Bronze. SAVOURY.Peanut stew, Benin-rice & plantain. Sourdough floatbakes with avocado grilled sweetcorn, pineapple and jelpeno with coleslaw. SWEET Banana dumplings. NEW:  Fresh Drinks

 

Cakes


Cakes
Brett and Bailey
who say, “It’s our last trip to the market until the 8th of June, but don’t worry – we’re going (temporarily) out with a bang.

Expect a huge range of scrumptious couture cakes including blue velvet, strawberry fizz, coconut and raspberry, double carrot, chocolate Guinness, and a sensational strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake.

We’ll also have our first apricot and pine nut bakewells of the summer; salted chocolate brownies; sticky salted caramel cookies; peanut butter bars; silky custard tart; cardamom knots; sticky buns; and a choice of bomboloni with gianduja (think Nutella but 100 times better) or raspberry ripple fillings.

Catch us while you can. And if you need a whole cake to collect from the market on the 8th June, please order online by 6pm on Wednesday 5th to avoid disappointment. See you soon!”

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

PastriesBread Bread Croissant, pain au chocolat, pain au raisan, almond croissant and much more.
 

Visiting stalls

Olive Oil – Elia George says, “We’re back this Saturday after missing our usual 2nd weekend of the month slot. As per usual, our Greek organic EVOO from our family farm will be available in 500ml, 750ml and 5L quantities. We’re also excited about the return of our wild oregano which has just been brought back from Greece and is available in 20g glass resealable jars. Both full of antioxidants and polyphenols.  See you there!”

Fermented Cheese – Palace Culture Mirko’s at Borough Market today, but Alex will be manning the stall for him.

Olives and more – Yellow Sunshine   Olives, Turkish delight and baclava.

Chocolate – Gemini Chocolate Single origin award winning chocolates from West Norwood. 

Hot sauces – Chilli Brothers A great range of chill and other sauces handmade by Roger and Nathalie.


Groceries

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.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Antonio is away in Sardinia this week, back next.

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure  Ross 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.”

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.

Bakery & pastries –  Bread Bread   Wood-fired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton. 


Wine

Natural wines – Wine Scouts   Organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe.  Samples always offered by Pedro who is a font of wine knowledge.  Pedro says, “This Saturday i’ll open a beautiful, organic white from Limoux ( one of my favourite spots in the Pyrenees, in Southern France ). The Domaine Les Hautes Terres Blanc: full fruit on the nose with scents of nuts, fresh almond, acacia flowers, hawthorn and broom. A pure, lemony style opens up on the palate with notes of white flowers and fresh cream. 8 hectares, 400 metres above sea level, calcareous soil. Natural vinification and a touch of oak. What could go wrong? Delicious, or, as producer Gilles Azam says: “Ç’est l’incontournable de l’été!” – It’s the must of the summer!


Produce this week

 
 
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. HERD NOW ALL TESTED TB NEGATIVE – RAW MILK BACK V. V. SOON AFTER A FEW FORMALITIES.  PATIENCE AND TENACITY PAY OFF.
 
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.  New in stock  – refillable shampoo, conditioner and castille soap.  Organic, vegan and all produced in London.  Just bring your containers and fill up.  2 pence a ml. Check out their newsletter here.H

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

Jewellery & Clothing – Nou Moon

Upcycled stallHouse of Funky JunkAll things funky & junky, preloved & reloved! Vintage & retro clothing upcycled & handcrafted home decor.  

Beauty Flore Naturals  Beauty products made in SE19.

Original illustrations – Images Delmar   Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service. He says “Sets of cigarette cards and illustration ephemera galore this weekend at Images Delmar in the Walkthrough- We may also be piloting a state of the art umbrella rental scheme should it start raining unexpectedly!”

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers   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 – PLEASE NOW DROP AT SAINSBURY’S Details at https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/  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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