Saturday 29nd April
Veg, fruit, meat, fish, smokery, eggs, cheese, gluten free, wine, beer, olive oil, olives, pasta, vegan, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flour, rice, nuts, oil etc), eco cleaning refills, salads, cakes, pastries, preserves, lunch, coffee & food bank collection.
Asparagus season has arrived and you can find freshly picked, biodynamically farmed bunches at Brockmans Farm stall – and hurry while stocks last. Here’s a link to a Rachel de Thample Abel and Cole recipe of Indian Asparagus Salad.
We’re delighted to welcome a new free-from stall this week, Healthy Hedonist. Find raw chocolate, sugar free goodies and some gluten free.
We’re also really happy to welcome back Patchwork Farm and have truly locally grown produce available again. If you have any gluts from your garden/allotment please bring them in and swap for other local produce. If you’re on twitter, tweet about it using the handle @CPPatchworkFarm.
Guest stalls this week
Guest lunch – Indonesian – Ric and Rob’s Firehouse. Chicken sate wrap or with steamed rice or salad £6/7 – 48 hour Marinated chicken in sweet soy and spices, with mixed leaf and herbs, seasonal pickled slaw, Chai Seeds, Crispy shallots, homemade spicy peanut sauce, and homemade chilli sauce optional. Fried aubergine wrap; Tofu wrap or with steamed rice or salad (V) £6/7 – Fried Aubergine amp; Tofu in sweet soy n chilli with mixed leaf and herbs, seasonal pickled slaw, Chai Seeds, Crispy shallots, homemade spicy peanut sauce, and homemade chilli sauce optional. Vegetarian spring rolls (V) £3 – with mixed leaf and pickled slaw and sweet chilli dipping sauce,
Cakes – Brett and Bailey – they’re back thank goodness. “On this week’s cake parade you’ll find red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and glitterball maraschino cherries; gently spiced double carrot cake with white chocolate and carrot ganache; our favourite chocolate Guinness cake; raspberry and coconut cake; white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake; and a brand new blueberry butterscotch cake with tahini butterscotch frosting. We’re bringing a big batch of bomboloni filled with salted caramel and topped with chocolate ganache and smoky honeycomb; lemon meringue pies with preserved lemon curd and clouds of glossy meringue; moreish raspberry bakewells; peanut butter bars; and some incredible banana milk chocolate and walnut cookies (we’d forgotten just how good these are). Plus! Cardamom knots, pecan and white chocolate chunk brownies, jars of marmalade, and plenty of sticky buns. Missing the market? The Brett & Bailey online shop is always open.”
Free-from – Healthy Hedonist (NEW) Michele says, “I will be bringing a selection of traditional teatime favourite cakes and cookies but using unrefined sugar and natural sugars, and also a selection of raw chocolates (again traditional favourites – fruit and nut, bounty). Some will be gluten free (rice flour) – and I’ve used also spelt and wholewheat flour. But my main focus is on natural sugars and organic and using olive oil and coconut oil.”
Patchwork Farm – they’re back! Rhubarb, locally grown produce, and some veggie seeds. Everyone is welcome to bring in any gluts of veg – herbs – seedlings to swap.
Smoked Produce – London Smoke and Cure Ross says “This week we are definitely celebrating cheese! We’ve got new stocks of smoked cheddar that have been patiently maturing back at the smokehouse, a good handful of those beautiful little smoked Pie d’Angloys, and a bunch of freshly done smoked Camembert that you can eat as they are or bake them up so you can dip other lovely things in. Double dipping is encouraged! We’ve got a wide selection of cooked and cured meats – a little bit of something for everyone. And what’s more, 20% off all pastrami. It’s better value and there’s no change in full-on flavour. That’s what we call win-win! Organic, handmade streaky bacons will also be in attendance. And we use only the best Gill Wing Farm pork so you know you’re getting nothing less that superb quality. If you want to know more about the little smokehouse that’s right on your doorstep, do come down to find out more. See you all tomorrow x”
Wine – Wine Scouts Hi! This week it’s Picpoul time. We’ll open a bottle of the delicious, mouthwatering Château de la Mirande Picpoul de Pinet, from a tiny French appellation that is on the rise. A clear, light gold in colour. Fresh aromas of peaches, apricots and citrus fruits. The texture is very crisp with lovely acidity. The flavours are of stone fruits, white flowers with a dash of lemon and lime. Very bright and cleansing finish. Serve with linguine of crab and chilli, moules mariniere or a simple new potato salad.
Olives – Mar de Olivos “I will bring some olives, extra virgin olive oil, chocolates with extra virgin olive oil and olive pate. I will give a free 100ml bottle of extra virgin olive oil for those who spend more than £6 and I’ll have got 18 bottles to give away.”
Ceremonial Chocolate – look out for this Peruvian raw cacoa – full of antioxidants.
Art and Crafts – Palace Makers If you’d like to get involved in this weekly market stall please pay us a visit and have a chat.
Shawls and jewelery – Anoushka’s back again
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
Cheese – Capo Caccia Hola, black truffle cacciotta, cow and sheep’s milk blue cheese, aged smoked ricotta, saffron Pecorino, gluten free cured sausage marinated in red wine, pork cheek guanciale and lots of love! 🙂
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Tea time at The Store Cupboard: This week our lovely glass tea infusers are reduced in price. Made from toughened glass & dishwasher safe. Mugs reduced from £19 to £15 and tea pots from £21.50 to £16. While stocks last. Back in stock: bioD laundry liquid, fabric softener and washing up liquid. Friday opening: Can’t make Saturday, don’t want to queue or simply fancy a peaceful browse? We are now open every Friday from 11am – 4pm. You can order in advance by email and pick up from us Friday or Saturday. Click here for the order form.”
Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; Mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; polenta chips; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad. Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries, made in SE London. See Trisha on the stall.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch & Deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.
Lunch – Meru Galettes Sweet & savoury galettes and crepes. The new special galette is caramelised onions, slow roasted tomatoes, cheese, salad, seeds and chilli.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew tells me this week he’ll have chicken (whole, breast, thighs & drums); Sussex beef – topside, sirloin, minced, steak and diced steaks; sausages; chops; wild garlic sausages; kofta; bacon – streaky and back; Pevensey marsh lamb – chops, minced, leg and shoulders.” Please ring Andrew on 07920 850 653 to place your Easter meat orders.
Brockmans – Jason says, “New season asparagus and lettuces are the star offerings this week. Other new lines include cucumbers and vine tomatoes though in limited numbers. The recent warm weather is great if you are out and about in shorts and sandals but a nightmare if you want to plant crops.
Also at markets you will find
spring greens, broccoli, spartan apples, purslane, sorrel and parsley, beetroot, kale (limited), spinach, leeks, chard (limited), carrots, 2 varieties of potato, onions, mushrooms, eggs and much more, bananas, lemons and other exotics at Venn St, Crystal Palace, Brockley and Primrose Hill. For news, tweets & photographs go to : Brockmans Farm
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any way. Taste the difference.
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Hey all, some lovely lovely fish coming up so far this week as we are seeing some Summer fish coming in now. We hope to have Mackerel, Garfish, Red Mullet, Sea Bass and loads of Prime Flat Fish! Also the Brown Crab are very full at the moment so grab a whole one and spend some time picking out the meat for a brilliant meal! Expect to see the following on the slab – Brill, Turbot, Plaice, Soles, Dabs, Flounders, Black Bream, Cuttlefish, Squid, Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Organic Salmon, Cod, Haddock, Dressed Crab, Sushi Quality Tuna, Swordfish, Raw Prawns, Loads of smoked fish AND MORE! If you know you want anything, you could pre-order it with us either by email on [email protected] or by phone on 01342 822906.”
Locally made art & crafts – Palace Makers (previously called Handmade Palace)
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Permaculture Garden in Merton – we love this from our friend Steve Topple at The Canary about May Project Gardens in Merton.
Transition Network – click here for our wider network’s April news.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They currently need washing up liquid, clothes washing powder, tinned carrots, UHT custard and tinned meat (not pork). Latest drop off (Tuesday 18th April) 31 kilos. Total donated so far 1390.7kg.
News From Crystal Palace – we 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.