KICC held an ‘Overtake Watchnight’ service in the cinema building at 25 Church Road on New Year’s Eve. Posters advertising the event featured three psalmists and a choir. Bromley council have been asked for a comment on the event but have yet to respond.


…say the water pipe replacement works are due to finish on 31 January. These works were not related to the leak which affected basements between the Sparrowhawk pub and Your Move estate agents on Westow Street, added a spokeswoman.


Saturday 7th January

If you’ve had an email with an invoice from us, please don’t open it – we’ve been hacked. We’re still in the process of sorting it out (thank you Tim Sharville) so please be patient with emails etc.

On a happier note, the market is back up and running this Saturday and we might be able to help you with any food resolutions you may have made.  All our farm fruits and veg are organic or biodynamic and freshly picked for the markets – so much better for juicing than their supermarket counterparts. And if you’re trying to be more eco, then most of our farms are in Kent and East Sussex and our other products are made locally, helping to reduce your carbon footprint.  Here’s to a healthy 2017!

Guest stalls this week

Return to Shashamane: lunch

Gluten free – Eat Me Baking We’re delighted to welcome Ann to the market with her gluten free stall.  A coeliac herself, she knows how to create tasty free-from food.  She is making “Lemon bread with a Lemon Glaze; Lemon bread with Lemon Icing and Lemon Zest; Pull-apart Apple Bread; Chocolate Bread; Banana Bread; Chocolate Cake; Bundt Cake; Ricotta and Raspberry Breakfast Cake; Peach and Blackberry Tarte Tatin; Apple Tarts; Pomegranate Chocolate Thins with Lemon; Coconut Oil Cookies; Lemon Cookies; Peanut Butter Cookies; Ginger Nut Cookies; Gingerbread Cookies.”

Lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia says “Here is my menu for this Saturday – chickpea salad with wakame seaweed; kidney beans with cardamom seeds and fresh tarragon; butter beans toasted with seeds and herbs; lentil masala stew with coriander; mexican cabbage salad with herbs, chillies and onion; winter cabbage stew; butter beans puree; polenta chips with rosemary; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pommegranates.  I can’t wait to be back!”  All Emilia’s food is vegan.

Calendars – get yours on Patchwork Farm It includes local growing and foraging tips as well as seasonal recipes.

Cheese – Capo Caccia Antonio says, “I am bringing a new 20 days matured organic pecorino cheese called cacciotta, hard goat’s cheese, wild fennel salami and fregola, lovely artisan pasta to make a nice hot soup with vegetables and seafood. :)))”

Weekly stalls – courtyard site

The Store Cupboard: Herbal salts

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “Stock up on our range oforganic nuts and yummy dried fruits, including cranberries, dates and mango and don’t forget our amazing range of herbs and spices. We’ve also got a great selection of handmade teas and salts from as little as £1.95, mulling spice bags for wine, cider or apple juice and some beautiful glass teapots and infusers.  And we also stock refill eco cleaning products.”

Bread & patisserie –  Claude’s Boulangerie and Patisserie Dwight says “As we had a little selection of seeded we wanted to come up with a new one – we’ve named it the Wheat Seeded.  It made of 30% organic rye flour from Shipton Mill, 20% organic Wholemeal flour same supplier. And 50% White flour from France Moule Bie.  This is a light brown bread, ideal for breakfast with its seeds (sunflower seeds, linseed).  Please come and try it guys a let us know your feedback.”

Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.

Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site

Lunch – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs.

Lunch – Meru Galettes Gabriel says “Our new galette is Emmental, artichokes, mushrooms, spinach, fresh herbs and chilli sauce. And of course all our other galettes and crepes too.”

Cakes – Brett & Bailey  No cakes this week – the boys are having a well earned break – but they’ll be back on the 14th.

Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.

Brockmans – Jason says “Happy new year!  So it’s almost business as usual for January with the frost and rain but it’s not looking too bad at all.  Romanesco cauli’s and purple sprouting broccoli are top of my list followed closely by Blue Ballet and Red Kuri squash.  Sadly no oranges or lemons this week but they will be back next week with the first of the seasons blood oranges.

Plus – rainbow and regular carrots; Savoy and Jan King cabbages; apples and pears; kale; spinach; lettuces; celery; baking potatoes; celeriac; onions; leeks; mixed salad; 3 types of squash; golden and globe beetroot; eggs and much more.”

Brambletye – Stein says “In the new year we will be pruning every Wednesday until spring with a large group, if anyone is interested to come and learn and experience the outdoor life please contact us.  Have a good weekend.”

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!”

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 joints, chops, sausages, sausage meat, chops and poultry and munch more.”

Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organically produced in Kent, unprocessed in any way.

Veaseys: Paul showing a little friend how to fillet fish

Fish – Veasey’s are back to normal this week.  Dan says “January is a great month for fish as many people are looking to eat healthier and of course fish is a great option. The cold weather is also great for us as the fish are in pristine condition when we land them and that means they are even fresher!

We will have some nice local fish such as – Lemon Sole, Dover Sole, Plaice, Channel Whiting, Cod, Red Gurnard, Red Mullet.  And also this week Nick will be serving someHOT smoked salmon chowder to warm the cockles of your heart.  It will be great to be back!. X Dan & the team.”  To order call 01342 822906 or

Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe

Crystal Palace Transition Town – December newsletter now out.

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 20 December) 55.8 kilos(!).  Total donated so far 1174.7kg.  Keep it coming …. January is a hard time for many.

News From Crystal Palace – we love this local news page from our friend, journalist Jerry Green.

Save Central Hill Community: support our neighbours

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.

New community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre.  There’s lots going. Check out their facebook page for all the goss.

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.

Follow us on twitter @CPFoodMarket or join us on Facebook.

CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.

Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.

“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”

West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market.  Their shopping list  – which changes every so often. – can be found at  

(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)

“PARIS, PARIS – WE’RE ON OUR WAY TO PARIS” – Fancy cycling there for St Christopher’s hospice?
St Christopher’s hospice in Sydenham celebrates its 50th birthday this year – and to celebrate they are going to Paris!

We are looking for cyclists to take on our London to Paris in June 2017, whilst raising funds for the hospice. This cycle takes you through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France. You’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War I until you reach Paris, undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth. The sense of achievement you’ll experience will be one you’ll cherish forever – the Eiffel Tower awaits you.

How fit do I need to be?

You don’t need to be a fitness fanatic to do this challenge. The majority of people will be just like you and will not necessarily have done anything like this before. However the fundraising team and the experienced tour reps will be on hand every step of the way to provide training advice so you get maximum enjoyment from the challenge.

So go on, be one of our 50 cyclists, celebrating 50 year’s of St Christopher’s. This is the first time we have ever done a bespoke challenge and we promise it will be an unforgettable experience. 42 riders have already signed up. (Source: St Christopher’s hospice website)

St Christopher’s was delighted to welcome Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra to the hospice in Sydenham on Wednesday 14 December.  The Princess is patron of the hospice and visits every year at Christmas.

Her Royal Highness was greeted by Morgan Jones, chairman of St Christopher’s board and St Christopher’s joint chief executives Heather Richardson and Shaun O’Leary.

On arrival, the Princess was shown one of the floats that St Christopher’s is creating to take part in London’s New Year’s Day Parade, representing the borough of Lambeth. The float is the height of a double-decker bus and celebrates St Christopher’s 50th anniversary in 2017 with the theme of ‘Pegasus and The Circle of Life’.

Her Royal Highness saw the finishing touches being made to the float, which has been lovingly created by patients, staff, supporters and volunteers at St Christopher’s.

Her Royal Highness was then taken on a tour of the wards by Anne Nash, matron of the inpatient unit, where the Princess met with patients and spoke to their families.

The Princess then joined over 100 invited hospice supporters, friends and patients in the Anniversary Centre, where the Princess spoke to guests over tea and cake.  (Source: St Christopher’s hospice website)


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