This week at the market

Saturday 16 November

Organic veg, fruit, fish, meat, eggs, raw milk, butter, vegan, smokery, natural wine, bread, pastries, olives, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, beauty, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee.


Lunch – Zongo 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.  Pick & mix in a box, wrap or tub.  This week Emilia will also make a 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 Snacks – Simply Tay THOSE samosas and shahi chilli paneer & Bombay chana chaat.

Visiting stalls

Local honey – Bromley Beek. Local honey from Beckenham Place Park.

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.” 

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

Olives – Mar de Olivos  “I am bringing my usual tasty menu of  olives and other delicacies from my homeland Andalucia:  delicious olives chupadedos, (aka finger-licking olives), brava olives, black organic empeltre olives and manzanilla olives (that I marinate every Saturday before the market) eithe spicy, mojo-picon sauce from the Canary islands, mild flavour with piquillo pepper and sundried tomatoes or stuffed with anchovies and marinated with fresh thyme, lemon and extra virgin olive oil.

In addition to these, I’m bringing pickled eggplants, sun-dried tomatoes, queen olives and lupini beans as well as my collection of organic extra virgin olive oils made with different olive varieties: 

  • “Finca Duernas” evoo from organic arbequina for those wlikekes mild oils with fruity notes of banana and almonds
  • “Unico” evoo from organic picual  with notes of tomato on the vine.
  • “Finca la Torre” evoo from biodynamically grown hojiblanca olives, a robust oil with notes of green grass and almonds, with a nice peppery finish,  

They are all full of antioxidants and vitamins and go really well with other products from the market such as vegetables, meat or fish.   Or why not drizzle them on your salads, pasta or even use them for dipping?  And don’t forget about the chocolate made with extra virgin olive oil in different flavours, which make an original Christmas present. I’ll also have those famous organic Marcona almonds finished in organic extra virgin olive oil, which are a must-have for your tapas!  And come and try the raw, unfiltered and unpasteurised “Avocado Blossom Honey”  that’s produced in Malaga, my hometown. It’s a dark amber, robust and creamy honey with a gorgeous rich flavour like molasses…you’ll love it on toast with Arbequina extra virgin olive oil!  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”

Vegan cheese – Palace Culture  Mirko says “Will have our full fermented cream cheese range plus we’re going to be offereing live “kick-ass kimchi” and “super sauerkraut” from our friends @bottlebrushferments.  Come quick because it all sells out.”   


Gluten-freeOwl Kitchen “Mel’s bringing carrot cake, chocolate brownies, sausage rolls, mini quiche, raspberry frangipane tarts, lemon and raspberry sandwich, coffee and walnut cake, vegan brownies, vegan peanut butter squares, vegan and sugar-free lemon and poppyseed loaf.”

CakesBrett and Bailey  “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Or close enough, anyway. Join us at our lovely local food market as we launch this year’s Christmas range. 

Our Great Taste Award-winning luxury Christmas puddings are packed with figs, cranberries and Pedro Ximenez sherry, and finished off with a good glug of VSOP calvados to properly get them in the Christmas spirit. We’ll also have some luxury Christmas cakes with a decadent mix of fruits, soused with bourbon, and topped with either nuts and fruits on a fine dark chocolate slab, or a blanket of marzipan and royal icing (there’s a perky robin decoration too). They’re all handmade with high-quality ingredients and we certainly haven’t scrimped on the booze, so it’s no wonder we sold out of everything over two weeks before Christmas last year. Don’t wait too long to pick up yours. And if you can’t make it to this Saturday’s market then you can reserve in advance at

We’re also bringing plenty of sweet stuff by the slice including Top Banana, pear and prosecco, pistachio and honey, double carrot, chocolate Guinness, blueberry lemon cheesecake, lemon and rosemary drizzle, a choice of gianduja or raspberry ripple boms, mint choc chip cookies, cardamom knots, sticky buns, pecan-studded brownies and peanut butter bars. 
There’ll also be our full range of homemade preserves including a strictly limited run of our two Christmas specials – blueberry and bourbon, or cherry and amaretto.
Need a whole cake next weekend? Order by Wednesday night at and collect from Saturday’s market.” 

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. Suggestions for this week.
Starter:  Organic Pecorino and gluten free Nonna salami
Main: Organic toasted fregola and smoked swordfish
Sides: Mullet roe bottarga and carasau bread
Sweet:  Row Eucalyptus honey

Cheese of the week: Semimatured organic Pecorino – made with organic unpasteurized raw whole milk from Pattada, Northen Sardinia. it’s aged from 60 to 90 days. The texture, which can be white or slightly straw-coloured, is hard and compact with sparse holes and an aromatic fruity taste. The aroma is typical of sheep’s cheese with notes of wool, dry wood and aromatic herbs. On the palate, it’s buttery with good notes of toasted hazelnuts.  Come and taste on the stall.

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.  Pedro says, “Hello! This Saturday we will taste a beautiful, organic red wine made by one of the leading female winemakers of the Languedoc in Southern France, Lidewij van Wilgen. The Terres des Dames La Dame Rouge is a pure and concentrated wine made with Grenache, Carignan and Syrah grapes. Expect a delicious combination of prunes, cherries with leather and rosemary hints. And a very velvety mouthfeel. Lidewij, a successful marketing executive in The Netherlands, started a new life in 2002 when she moved with her 3 young daughters to France to become a winemaker. The vineyards were restored, the wine cellar renovated and the main house rebuilt. From 2012 certified organic principles are applied to both viticulture and vinification. Come taste this beauty!

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 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 have refillable face cream and face masks in stock.  Come prepared with your small jars.” 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. 

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.

Handmade Soaps – Echoes of Velvet Jo says, “I’m a Christmas Eve shopper but, for those of you with better organisational skills, there will be a few Christmas ideas sneaking onto the stall this week, as pictured.   And, as always, I’m up for a chat about soaps and bath bombs and how to make them – the pros, the cons and the downright infuriating parts!!”

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers   At Palace Makers this Saturday we will have a wide variety of handmade work from local artists and craftspeople including, screenprints, cushions, t shirts, candles, coasters, cards, bags and purse. Come along and see if anything takes your fancy.

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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