Maxi Jazz of Faithless joins fundraiser line up!
The fabulous Mr God is DJ himself joins us to support the 2017 Crystal palace Overground Festival at our fundraiser on St Patrick’s Day 17 March in Anerley Town Hall!
We are so excited to have Maxi join Lol Hammond of the Drum Club, Chris Coco and DJ Prime Cuts from the Scratch Perverts – pretty happy with this line up 🙂

We hope you can join us in support of the 2017 festival – with tickets just £15 we think you will agree this is very good value! Doors at 8pm until 1:30am with a full bar provided by the fabulous Alison from Domali!

Many thanks to our lovely sponsor Shepherd Neame

To access the following links please go to: crystalpalacefestival.org/

We are busy fundraising for our big move of the park event to Crystal Palace park on 17 June as well the wider festival across 12 – 18 June

You find details about the event here on Facebook and buy tickets. Please do like and share the event with friends to help support us further – we would be ever so grateful!

If you are not a Facebook user then please click here to go directly to the ticket sales page in Eventbrite.

For some Maxi Jazz love and memories – here’s Faithless playing Insomnia at T in the Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mko7RpS8Nxo

Look forward to seeing you on the dance floor! Love the CPOF team  (Source Crystal Palace Overground Festival)


Saturday 25th February
Congratulations to Joe Duggan, who co-chairs Crystal Palace Transition Town. He’s been nominated for the WWF Earth Hour Heroes Award! The award ceremony is this coming week – we’ll keep you posted!

Want to find out more about transforming local economies from the roots up?  Come along to REconomy L.I.F.T. (Local Innovation For Transitioners)from 1:30 to 6pm on Saturday 25th Feb (after your shopping in the market!) in Kennington. Karen & Laura will be speaking about the market, plus loads of other folk will be presenting about their own initiatives.

In other news, we have a new stall coming for a trial this week. Lots of you have asked for pulled pork or the like. Try The Street Pig’s smoked ribs, Moroccan pork & lamb meatballs  & vegetarian option halloumi in brioche – let us know what you think.

Guest stalls this week

The Street Pig: Ribs

NEW STALL Guest lunch – The Street Pig  BBQ Applewood smoked pork ribs with a celeriac slaw (full pig); Moroccan pork and lamb meatballs with a lemon and herb couscous salad and toasted pitta bread (half pig); Halloumi in a brioche bun with a lemon mayo mixed with spinach, tomato and cucumber (no pig).

Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making us “Carrot cake, sausage rolls, brownies, peanut butter squares, sugar free dairy free beetroot torte, vegan banana chocolate loaf, apple cake,bakewell tart, caramelised onion & extra mature cheddar mini quiche and lemon drizzle sandwich is back!”

Olive oil & more – Mar de Olivos Mar is bringing us “Olives with different dressing: chupadedos, bravas, with red pepper and sun-dried tomatoes, hot and spiced; Olive pate; Extra virgin olive oil from the new harvest just produced at the end of 2016; Artisan chocolate made with extra virgin olive oil.”

Cheese – Brindisa’s Cheese Cave Rupert says “Our cheeses this week will be: Goat – Luna Negra, ash coated raw and fresh from the Gredos mountains, Cabra del Tietar- ripened in Balham.
Sheep – Pastura with Truffles, thistle rennet silky Cañarejal and semi Curado Manchego Villarejo.
Cow – Rey Silo – buttery raw milk cheese from Asturias, Mahón – raw milk Menorcan cheese rubbed in olive oil and pimentón.”

Creative All Sorts: Christine’s jams & more

Preserves – Creative All Sorts Christine says “I’ll be warming up the last of this chilly winter with a lovely Spiced Plum Chutney, Strawberry Red Wine Jam and the last of the Spiced Plum and Port Jam for a while. Not to mention a Pickled Kale and White Onion that will work wonders in a winter salad. It’s so moreish that one customer ate half the taster jar at my last market! For pancake day, I have Cardamom Sugar and Lavender Sugar.

Plus a supporting cast of loads of other tasty treats, including a super fruity Berry Jam for the little ones. Oh – and some Rosemary and Lemon salt. And… well, I’ll be bringing lots of things – come and have a tour around my taster jars!”

Potato chits – Patchwork Farm stall Thanks to Tim from Spa Hill Allotments.

Weekly stalls – courtyard site

The Store Cupboard: Gipsy Hill Herbs teas & glass infusers

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Sarah says “This week’s Ingredient of the Week is wholegrain spelt flour: recipes, info and free samples at the stall & on our Facebook page.

Did you know The Store Cupboard is also the new home for Gipsy Hill Herbs hand blended organic herbal teas and salts? We also have some very beautiful and practical toughened glass tea infusers that are perfect for brewing a herbal cuppa.  And finally, don’t forget that we are now open from 11am to 4pm every Friday.”

Lunch – Return to Shashamane  She’s back!  Emilia says “Here is my menu for this Saturday: 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 with rosemary; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad with linseed , basil and pommegranates. Hot – Winter Cabbage stew; 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 Tricia on the stall.

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

Weekly stalls – Antenna Cafe site

Comfort & Joy: Lunch

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

Lunch – Meru Galettes Away this week, back next week.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “On this weekend’s cake parade: Rhubarbra Streisandis back on tour; we’ll have apple and salted caramel cake, following its unforgivable absence last Saturday; plus double carrot cake; chocolate Guinness cake; and a rich and fragrant baked white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake.

We’re told that spring is in the air and, though we’re yet to be convinced, this will probably be the last outing for our winter streusel cake made with cardamom, cranberries and amber ale. There’ll also be shortbread treacle tart; indulgent brownies with Fairtrade dark chocolate and fleur de sel; peanut butter cookies; peanut butter bars; loads of sticky buns; plenty of semlor; and another batch of cardamom knots (nip down early doors if you want these, as they were all snaffled up by 11am last week).

Brett & Bailey: Rhubarbara Streisand

Plus! Great Taste Award-winning marmalade, and scrumptious preserves including apricot and vanilla, plum and rose, and our last two or three jars of pear and ginger. We may even bring along a couple of pots of homemade citrus curd for your Sunday morning toast.  Missing this weekend’s market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open.  See you soon!”

Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans: Some of the huge pile of new compost

Brockmans – Jason says “So the prep for the new season has started in earnest. From acquiring and then transporting the first 400 of what will probably be 1000 tonnes of compost to choosing and planting the first round of seeds and repairing machinery.  We have  planted a lot in recent weeks/months to help fill the inevitable and often called “hungry” gap. The field crops are coming to an end and what is left will then bolt (go to seed) and so there is a gap between the old crop and the new. Fortunately we have the multi-span and nine (unheated) poly-tunnels to keep us going.”

Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project), selling locally grown food from our community gardens & gluts.

Meat – Gill Wing Farm This week Andrew is bringing us “new season wild garlic sausages, some great beef sirloin, topside, triple minced beef – all Sussex beef.  Finest Pevensey marsh lamb, chicken (whole, breast, thighs & drums) lamb merguez sausages, pork sausages, and chops, chorizo,and bacon.”  Andrew butchers much of the meat himself – find him on the stall most weeks.

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

Veaseys: Fishy business

Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Windy windy windy as I’m sure you know!  It’s calmed down now so I know a few boats are out today [Friday] and tonight with late night landings. We should expect good amounts of prime flat fish and rounds such as – Turbo, Brill, Sole, Sea Bass and maybe a few Mackerel.  Along with our usual favourites, Organic Salmon, Our own Smoked Fish and fresh Shellfish.”  To order call 01342 822906 or email Info@veaseyandsons.co.uk

Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace  They’re back!

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe

Crystal Palace Transition Town – February 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 10 January) 16.2 kilos.  Total donated so far 1230.7kg.

Antenna Cafe: Great coffee

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.

New community arts space on Anerley Hill – The Paxton Centre.  There’s lots going on.  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.

Our Photography events start tonight!  Kicking off with Sydenham Film Club’s, The Salt of the Earth (Juliano Ribeiro Salgado & Wim Winders) 7.30pm at the Grove Centre.  £5 entry.  Free to members.  

On Friday 24th Feb 6.30pm – 8.30pm FREE Louise House/V22 Rear we launch the first of our exhibitions.  John Russell”s Sydenham Hill Woods.  Taken over 7 years of walking in the  nearby London Wildlife Trust, Sydenham Hill Woods, John uses a variety of techniques to capture this precious urban wildlife reserve. The exhibition explores issues around freedom, confinement and emotional wellbeing, the passing of time and the importance of contact with nature. The photographs link to John’s work on outdoor education and his belief in the importance of urban wildlife.

Take a look at our Sydenham Lens brochure for full details!

Saturday 25th Feb 11am – 2pm FREE Due to popularity we have moved the location of our Selfie Booth to Here for Good, Sydenham Road SE26 5EX.  Come and get your smile on in our Photo Booth, with props and assistance on hand to make the perfect portrait.   We have Zoe and the Facemakers to glam you up ready for your close ups!

A big thank you to Property World for supplying us with an abundance of balloons.  Fun for all the family.

And lastly, we are just putting the finishing touches to My Photo, Our Sydenham our photographic competition, pop into Kente Coffee Shop on Sydenham Road tomorrow to take a sneaky peak.

Contact us via lens@sydenhamarts.co.uk to book Paul Treacy’s SE26, A Photograhic Talk (1st March) and John Russell’s Woodland Photography Workshop (5th March) – limited spaces!

Due to demand our Urban Photography Workshop is now full.  (Source: Sydenham Arts)


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