Saturday 25th November
Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, raw milk, butter, smokery, olive oil, vegan, natural wine, bread, cakes, pastries, preserves, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee & food bank collection.
As we move towards the end of the year, we’ll be listing the local places that are asking for our help. First up is Brixton and Norwood Foodbank. Manager Elizabeth says, “We’re having another of our supermarket collections on the 30th November and the 1st/2nd December to help restock our shelves and provide food for Christmas. This is going to be essential as our figures out this week show we have had over 1000 additional clients in first 6 month compared to last year and so we are feeding lots people. Come and volunteer for 2 hours to help us fill all the slots. We’re hoping some of those on your social media might also be able to help. If in next few days you are able to share this would be amazing. Sign up here to volunteer at the Tesco Streatham and here for Brixton Acre Lane store. Find all the ways you can help here.” Find collection points in Sainsburys and at the food market every week.
Salvation Army Upper Norwood has started their toy and paper appeal – details here. They are holding wrapping events from the 4th of December – details here. Lorraine says, “If you are able to donate to our 2017 toy appeal by purchasing a new toy for a family in need, please drop it into the Salvation Army on Westow street, Crystal Palace or into Papagaio toy shop (opposite) we will be collecting all through November. Thank you, your support is greatly appreciated.”
Lunch – Chilli Brothers The Schnitzel: Lightly crumbed chicken fillet served with our very own artisan chilli sauce & condiments. Great British: Schnitzel served with bacon, hispi cabbage, sauteed onion, topped with melted cheese & redcurrant relish. Swiss: Schnitzel served with raclette cheese, mushrooms, pickles, sauteed onion & Swiss condiments. Tropical: Schnitzel served with bacon, pineapple, cheese & our own Scotch mist bonnet sauce. Thai: Schnitzel served with fried onion, spicy peanut sauce, rocket & coriander. Don’t worry, they will have their amazing coconut and chilli sauces for sale too.
Breakfast & lunch – Meru Galettes They’re back!
Vegan lunch – Two Little Tarts Savoury: Falafel tarts with the option of plain humous or a seaweed humous . Sweet: Pb cookie dough tarts . Choc mint tarts . Carrot cake tarts . Mini salted caramel tarts . Ginger and chocolate balls . Christmas pudding balls . Lemon and blueberry polenta loaf . Cherry almond and orange polenta loaf . Spiced apple muffins
Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.
NEW STALL Nut Blends Gabriella says, “Our mission is to change the way people think about sugar and provide a naturally delicious alternative in every spoonful. We currently have four flavours – Perfect, Indulgent, Golden and Praline Nut Butter. Each recipe is unique in texture and taste and we take pride in using high-quality ingredients that are sourced specifically for their rich and delicious flavour. Plus, we do not believe in adding any artificial ingredients: no “healthy” sugars, no agave, no coconut nectar, no honey, no fruits, no salt, no oil – nothing.”
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard We now take card payments! No minimum amount, 30p charge. Thoughtfully sourced – buy by weight – refills – no waste. Teas – grains – herbs – spices – rice – dried fruits – nuts – olive oil – vinegar – and munch munch more. BYO containers – #nowaste.
Local honey – P. Honey As well as his honey, Percy is bringing “a load of lovely cosmetic products made by my family’s beekeeper friends in France… shampoo, toothpaste, creams, lip sticks, soaps and all sorts all natural all made from magical bee products such as bees wax, propolis, royal jelly and honey. I washed my hair with the honey and bamboo shampoo – it’s sooo soft, and I smell like summer.”
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “I’ll have sausages big and small, lamb merguez, pork belly, chops, shoulder, escalopes. Beef fillet, sirloin, rump, mince, diced. Lamb, leg, shoulder, chops, neck fillet, mince. Chicken, whole, breast, drumsticks, thigh, wing tips. Pheasants. Bacon. Chorizo.” Christmas orders being taken too. Christmas orders must be written in the book at the stall. Please text/ring Andrew on 07920 850653 to place any other orders.
Cheese & Charcuterie – Capo Caccia Find prize winning Antonio in the courtyard.
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic raw milk and dairy, from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels. They’ve just been featured on Channel 4, “A Year on the Farm” – check it out here. NEW on the stall is organic Labneh – middle eastern inspired yoghurt – find it alongside their divine ghee, raw cream and butter.
Olive oil – Apulia Organic extra virgin olive oils, homemade artisanal pasta (made with the best local varieties of organic wheat such as ‘Sanatore Cappelli’) and other Apulian traditional specialieties, such as vegetables in olive oil, pasta sauces and baked products.
Smoked goodies – London Smoke and Cure Check out our brand new website. Ross says, “We’re definitely getting warmed up for Christmas now and so we’re starting to feel all warm and fuzzy. Here’s some festive things worth knowing:- Pre-orders: We’re currently taking pre-orders and giving a 10% discount for all orders over £60 placed by 9th December. Wowzers! Talk to Ross on the stall or call 07837 838 241. Gift Ideas: This year we’re offering a range of foodie based gift options. Here’s a selection – small and large luxurious hampers, smoked food and bacon lessons, vouchers, cheese boxes, cookbooks, whole sides of salmon, bacon subscriptions or even something tailored and bespoke. Make your friends and loved ones happy! Collection: We’ll be available at every market through to Christmas. You can collect all produce at the market up to the 23rd December or if you’d prefer, collect from the smokehouse in the Triangle. This week at London Smoke and Cure we’ve got some brand new cheeses including that famous Montgomery’s cheddar which many of you will know. We’ll also have some wonderful fresh Pastrami and we’ve got a special on Smoked Mackerel pates. We sold out on a lot of produce last week so come early if you’re after something special. See you down there x” For any orders/parties call Ross on 07837 838 241.
Preserves – Creative Allsorts Christine says, “I really like the last November market, when it finally starts feeling like Christmas! On my table this week you’ll find gently spiced jams, jellies and marmalade, spicy chutneys and pickles, handmade apple cider vinegar to use in special salad dressings and my lovely, healthy vegetable stock paste for your stews, soups and gravies. To ward off winter dry skin and chapped lips there will be Body Scrubs and Lip Balms. I will also have some gift boxes of 3 x 110ml preserves available. Or if you want to make up a mix and match hamper of regular sized jars, I’ll have gift bags and tissue paper available for a small fee as well. And don’t forget – I can take card payments, so you can get a few presents without any excess running around for change or standing in the queue at the cash machine! See you Saturday (with extra layers and possibly a hot water bottle!)”
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen
Bread & patisserie – Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Bread & pastries and brownies, all made in SE London. Come and see Orlo or Kuba on the stall.
Shawls & jewellery – Anoushka She’s back!
Eco Products – Roots & Cycles Cleaning refills, reusable bamboo coffee cups, all sorts of compostable and recyclable kitchen and bathroom products and NEW plastic free toothbrushes with refillable toothpaste (spearmint & fennel). BYO containers – #nowaste here. Cosmo says “Extending our zero waste credentials a little further we cycled off to Leyton today to visit Funky Soaps. They offer package free, vegan, fairly traded and made in London Soap!! We can now offer you by the bar or gram for general soap, shampoo, conditioner and dog shampoo. Body wash refills to follow.”
Recycled lamps Roots & Cycles – beautiful lights made from thrown away things – Cosmo’s an electrician with an artist’s eye – come and browse.
Retro Images – Images Delmar Dylan says “Introducing the Images Delmar ART BOOKS and COMICS shelf! Images Delmar brings you a great selection of Marvel and DC comics and publications at a fraction of their rrp on our New ‘A B C’ shelf! Visit us in the walk through for a great selection of these and art books including Maurice Sendak, Dave McKean, Betty Boop and Fashion Titles, as well as a selection of Street Art and Graffiti Publication.”
Local art & crafts – Palace Makers Everything on the stall is handmade by local artists, craftspeople and designers. Come along and check it out. Palace Makers is a community stall and is part of Transition Town. If you would like to be part of this weekly stall please contact us via our Facebook page.” Palace Maker Guest – Bitsy Bobs – Rubber stamps and festive bits.
Signs – Reclaimed Republic Made in Croydon from reclaimed materials.
The Foodbank – collection point at the market every week. They are running low on: tinned fruit, washing powder, pre made custard, cereals. Thanks in advance. More details at https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/ Latest delivery 21.4kg. Total donated so far 1580kg.
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.