Saturday 3 December
Meat, fish, veg, fruit, eggs, cider, cheese, cured meats, vegan, butter, raw milk, bread, store cupboard refills, eco cleaning refills, salads, cakes, pastries, preserves, lunch, gifts, coffee, food bank collection.
Every Saturday in December is a Christmas market so we can cater for as many stall-holders as we can, and give everybody the chance to stock up for Christmas, no matter which market you can get to. Open 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec and 24 Dec. We will be closed on 31 Dec only, reopening on 7 January.
Alongside all our weekly stalls, you’ll find lots of local artists on Handmade Palace, a different preserve stall each week, smoked food from London Smoke and Cure, cheeses from Capo Caccia and Brindisa, local honey, vintage clothes, natural wines, craft beers, chocolates, and lots of Christmasy things like wreaths and decorations.
These stalls are taking Christmas orders:
• Gill Wing Farm can cater for all your meat needs, Andrew raises turkeys (which you can see in the picture further down), geese, chickens, lamb and pork himself, and the beef comes from a nearby farm in East Sussex, he also has wild venison and more. You need to get an order form on their stall and hand it in. These orders must be in by the 17th of December.
• Veaseys can see to all your seafood needs.
• Get your puddings and cakes at Brett & Bailey, or if you need free-from, Elvira’s Secret Pantry or Owl Kitchen.
• Ross is also taking orders for smoked food and there will be cheese and alcohol stalls every week.
Here’s the Christmas orders page with all the details. PICK UPs will be on the Christmas Eve market. Don’t miss the Christmas concert at St John’s on Friday 16th December from the London Mozart Players, where the market’s Simply Tay will be serving mince pies and mulled wine. Book your tickets here.
Guest stalls this week – Antenna Cafe site
Guest lunch – Simply Tay Tayyaba is making us “Veggie samosas, Ginger chicken curry, Spicy fish curry, aubergine & potato curry. Served with rice and daahl.”
Gluten free – Eat Me Baking NEW STALL Ann is cooking up “Lemon bread with a Lemon Glaze; Lemon bread with Lemon Icing and Lemon Zest; Pull-apart Apple Bread; Orange Bread; Chocolate Bread; Chocolate Chip Yogurt Bread; Banana Bread; Chocolate Cake; Red Velvet Cupcakes; Cardamom Cupcakes and Lemon Mousse Frosting; Bundt Cake; Ricotta and Raspberry Breakfast Cake; Blueberry Breakfast Cake; Peach Yogurt Cake; Peach and Blackberry Tarte Tatin; Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Tarts; Apple Tarts; Pomegranate Chocolate Thins with Lemon; Salted Caramel and Chocolate Popcorn Bars; Coconut Oil Cookies; Lemon Cookies; Peanut Butter Cookies; Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies; Ginger Nut Cookies; Coconut Cookies; Gingerbread Cookies; Yorkshire Puddings.”
Chocolates & raw vegan cakes – Blowing Dandelion Pretty chocolates and raw vegan (also gluten free & refined sugar free) truffles & cakes. All handmade in Palace by Michaela.
Preserves – Fruition Preserves This is the last time Wendy will be with us before Christmas. She says “I’ll have Christmas Limited Edition Specials – My special homemade xmas puddings: light, fruity and boozy – made without suet, fat or any added sugar (fruit sugars only) and lashings of Marsala Wine and Brandy; Homemade Cranberry Sauce with orange and port; Fig Relish; Quince Jelly; Cheese Condiment Sets (1xQuince & 1x Fig as above); Membrillo.
Compotes – (Sold singly or in special 2 x300ml xmas gift sets) Plum & Cinnamon; Plum & Vanilla; Gooseberry & Elderflower; Summer Fruit; Apple & Lemon; Apricot; Sweet Cherry. Ketchups – (Sold singly or in special 2 or 3 230ml xmas gift sets) Traditional Tomato Ketchup; Spicy Tomato Ketchup; Spiced Plum Ketchup; Brown Sauce.”
Guest stalls this week – courtyard site
Cheese & cured meats – Capo Caccia Antonio says “I will see you tomorrow with our range of organic pecorino and gluten free salami.”
Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia makes “chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; hot lentil masala stew with coriander; hot mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; winter cabbage stew; hot butter beans puree; roasted seasonal squashes with caraway seeds; hot spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pomegranates.” All vegan, some heated. Mix and match as you like.
Cider – L’Atypique James says “I’m rocking up with a full range of cidre, NEW L’Atypique fruit liqueurs, Calvados and FREE gift packaging.”
Weekly stalls – courtyard site
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Lots of treats in store: Beautiful and practical – Glass Tea Infusers and Teapots to make tea time a real treat; Hot Mulled Elderberry and Apple Juice and mulling spice bags; new Gipsy Hill Herbs salts & teas; Olive Oil Refills; Vegetarian Mincemeat tasters, recipe and ingredients; Delicious Breakfast Truffles. It’s just like Christmas!” For more updates, like them on Facebook or follow them on twitter.
Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Away this week. Back next week.
Lunch – Meru Galettes Gabriel tells me the special galette this week is “Raclette cheese, rockito peppers, free range egg, red onion and fresh herbs.”
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Come and collect a luxury Christmas cake or pudding, and a selection of treats for afternoon tea while you’re here. We’re bringing chestnut cheesecake dusted with fine, Fairtrade organic cocoa; our glamorous “White Christmas” cake – a Cointreau-drizzled confection with lashings of white chocolate buttercream, and adorned with sparkling spiced cranberries; chocolate clementine cake with home-candied peel; apple and salted caramel cake; double carrot cake; sticky date cake (put it in your microwave for just a minute to get an almost-instant sticky toffee pudding); and wedges of pumpkin pecan pie (as featured in Time Out, Metro and About Time Magazine).
Plus! White chocolate, cranberry and clementine cookies; bags of Christmas cookies with crystallised ginger and cloves; our favourite brownies with pecans, white chocolate chunks and fleur de sel; sticky buns; stollen swirls; and our full range of scrumptious homemade jams.
Fancy doing some of your own Christmas baking this weekend? Take home a jar of our special recipe luxury mincemeat, with fruit steeped in chestnut ale and a generous glug of brandy. And if you’re shopping for somebody else, then a bag of our handmade Turkish delight will make the ideal stocking filler (should it make it all the way to Christmas Day untouched…). Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!”
Brockmans – Jason says “Apart from not having as much Chard as we would like and a slight reduction on the amount of Spionach we have the very cold weather hasn’t affected us too much. Broccoli and purple Sprouting are worth a special mention as are the Brussel Sprouts though everything is looking good.
Plus – Jerusalem Artichokes; Savoy and Jan Kings; Red and White Cabbages; Apples; Rainbow Carrots; Spinach; Lettuces; Celery; Baking Potatoes; Cucumbers; Onions; Leeks; Tomatoes; Aubergines; Courgettes; 3 Types of Beetroot; Eggs and much more.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts. Christine says “Now is a really good time to jump in and do a shift at the Patchwork Farm Stall. With the cold weather there’s not much produce coming in at the moment, so it’s a good time to dip your toes in the water (not literally I hope!), learn the ropes and have a chat to some of our lovely customers. The shifts are from 11am until 12.30pm or 12.30 until 2pm, although you’re welcome to stay longer. You’re welcome to bring along a friend or two – the more the merrier!” Email Christine to find out more.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Meat produced sustainably in East Sussex and Kent. Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks. This week Andrew tells me he has “lots and lots of goodies for Xmas – joints, chops, sausages, sausage meat, chops and poultry and don’t forget to order your Xmas fare.” Click here for Gill Wing Farm Christmas order information.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent.
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Hello all. This weeks fish – A plethora of south coast goodies will be on offer. We have Sea Bass, Cod, Bream, Plaice, Lemon & Dover Sole. Some lovely shellfish too with super fresh Oysters (2 varieties), Mussels & Clams. It’s also Squid season so depending on today’s fishing we should have a good quantity of it.
Fish-mas orders – Order soon to avoid disappointment. We have everything available from Scallops to Smoke Salmon. Paul will be at the market on Christmas Eve to give out your orders. To order call 01342 822906 or email [email protected] Cheers!”
Orders can be taken over email, by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail. Veasey’s will do everything to accommodate your seafood needs. Check out their recipes here.
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe
Crystal Palace Transition Town – December newsletter now out.
Westow Street roadworks are affecting the shops on the street. Please support our local businesses while the road digging business is going on.
Job at local homeless centre – Spires say “Looking for a job in a small but fantastic charity?
We are recruiting! We’re looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Office Manager to join our team. If you, or someone you know, is interested please check out our Guardian ad”
Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir Meets every Wednesday at the Paxton Centre. All voices welcome.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. Latest drop off (Tuesday 1 November) 6.2 kilos. Total donated so far 1077.9 kilos.
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. Also, hear about the recent awareness raising night held at Domali.
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.