P. Honey: Percy and his honey

As we move towards the end of the year, we’ll be listing the local places that are asking for our help.


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.

“Please come and volunteer for two hours to help us fill all the slots.  “We’re  hoping some of those on your social media might also be able to help.”

(Please see news story which follows this item. Thanks. Ed.)


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 – Intoxique Nigerian street food.  Anuli makes her food ‘not spicy’ and you can buy little pots of chilli sauce of various heats to spice it up to your liking.  Jollof Rice (V+, GF, DF) £3,  Fried Plantain (V+, GF, DF) £1,  Akara – bean fritters(V+, GF, DF) £2,  Chicken thighs  (GF,DF) £2, PUFF PUFF (contains wheat and dairy) £2.

Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.

Smoked goodies – London Smoke and Cure Ross says, “We’ve got a brand new website up and running. It’s choc a block with new offers so do check it out – londonsmokeandcure.co.uk. And we’re also taking the first of our Christmas orders so if you’ve got something in mind for your big celebration do come and talk to us about it.”  For orders/parties from this Crystal Palace smokery call Ross on 07837 838 241.

Fermented – Thirsty House Kombucha As well as their bottled flavours, this week Elizabeth & Shirley are also bringing mulled turmeric & ginger kombucha. Click here for more info, plus the recipe.

Preserves – Creative Allsorts Christine says, “I’m emptying my cupboards to make space for Christmas Preserves and so will have a “End of batch, old labeling” sale basket on my stall this week – all jars in the basket will be £2 each and if you dig around you may well find some old favourites. No further discounts will apply to sale items.

Now, because you will have saved a few £££ on sale items, you’ll be able to stock up with some of your other favourites! Amongst others, there will be Spiced Apple Jelly to put away to go with Christmas Gammon, Strawberry Red Wine Jam (because you’re worth it), luscious Lime Pickle, handmade Apple Cider Vinegar, Spiced Pear & Date Chutney, as well as my popular body scrubs.  See you Sat!”

Honey – Percy’s Honey As well as his honey, Percy tells me he’s 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.”

Chilli sauces – Chill Brothers  Coconut oil based chilli sauces in a wide range of flavours. My current favourite is the Scotch Mist – scotch bonnet, lemon, lime and ginger.

Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making us “Carrot cake, chocolate brownies, vegan chocolate avocado cake, sugar free dairy free purple velvet torte, vegan courgette and banana cake, vegan peanut butter squares, new recipe sausage rolls, luscious lemon and raspberry sandwich, individual goats cheese and roasted red pepper quiche, custard tart, marrow and pecan cake with maple syrup frosting.”

Cheese & Charcuterie – Capo Caccia Find prize winning Antonio in the courtyard. He says “We’re bringing to the market our range of organic sheep’s milk Pecorino, Vegetarian red wine Pecorino, gluten free tenderloin Filetto, pork cheeks guanciale and wild fennel salami.”

Natural wine – Wine Scouts  Pedro says “I’ll open a beautiful, organic red wine from Tuscany. San Ferdinando Ciliegiolo Rosso: Ciliegiolo, meaning “cherry-like”, is usually reserved as a blending grape. Bottled on its own, it shows remarkably bright, crunchy red fruits and fresh acidity. San Ferdinando’s version comes from 1.7 hectares of vineyards at 320m, facing south-southeast. Fermentation occurs spontaneously and the wine ages on its lees for 5 months. No fining and a very light filtration. Only 10,000 bottles produced in 2016. YUM!”  Pedro takes online orders too.

Olive oil -Elia Olive Oil Greek olive oil, herbs and more from George and his family.

Non-food guests – Palace Makers – locally made arts & crafts, Bitsy Bobs  rubber stamps & bits, & Echoes of Velvet handmade soaps in all shapes and sizes.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey   Joe says “Once Bonfire Night is out of the way, it begins to feel festive in the Brett & Bailey bakery. OK, OK, we’ll be honest – round our place it started in September, and we just can’t wait any longer to bring back a couple of Christmas favourites, including our stollen swirls (named London’s best stollen by About Time Magazine) as well as a chocolate clementine cake with chocolate bourbon ganache and home-candied peel. You’ll find this last one on the cake parade with a pear and maple cheesecake, double carrot cake, chocolate Guinness cake, ginger and caramelised orange cake, and an apple and salted caramel cake.

We’ll also have pumpkin pecan pie, peanut butter bars, sticky buns, milk chocolate and orange cookies, cardamom knots, and a batch of sticky cider gingerbread with caramel apples.

You’ll also be able to get in early and pick up one of our premium Christmas cakes or luxury puddings, including a very limited number of extra-special, 12 month matured puds. As some of you might not yet be too delighted by the thought of Christmas shopping, I’ll hold off on giving you the full spiel on them until next week.  Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open. See you soon!”

Meat – Gill Wing Farm Now taking Christmas orders. Please talk to Andrew on the stall. Please text/ring Andrew on 07920 850653 to place any orders.

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

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.

Fish – Veasey’s   Recipe for a good Kedgeree: HERE   Place your pre-orders with us either by email on info@veaseyandsons.co.uk or by phone on 01342 822906.

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  Special this week: Dried mango strips. Little rays of sunshine, a nice healthy treat. Full of vitamin C to boost your immune system.  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.

Eco products – Roots & Cycles  ECO products: 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 “It’s the 1980’s again with Images Delmar’s selection of original handpainted illustration from published Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget, Scooby Doo and Signed TRAPDOOR pen and ink strips! New encyclopaedia posters also now in stock! Come and find a unique gift amongst our great selection of original artwork and discuss our new in-house framing service.”

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.

Local art & crafts – Palace Makers Jakki says “This week at Palace Makers we’ve gone a bit Christmassy. Don’t want to worry anyone but there are only seven Saturdays left until Christmas. We will have festive decorations, Christmas stockings and of course gifts for you and your nearest and dearest. 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.”

Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.  Click here for a little peek inside.

Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe

Market Table Supper Club with Rachel de Thample Rach says “The Market Table’s back next Saturday for a special ‘Smoke & Cure’ themed feast. The evening will commence in the fairy light-lit courtyard of London Smoke & Cure, where you’ll get to meet the man creating all the magic (Ross Mitchell), peek inside his smokehouse, learn about the different smoking processes and nibble some of his favourite products. We’ll then head to Antenna Cafe for a three-course feast.  Sat 18 November 2017, 19:30 – 23:00.  Book here.”

Crystal Palace Transition Town

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.

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


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