We are really happy to welcome some new local talent this Saturday. Terra Ferment makes natural lacto ferments such as kimchi and sauerkraut in South Norwood.   Sesame City makes tahini based products in Thicket Road, and GoDo NaturalMarzena makes 100 per cent natural cosmetics in kraft paper packaging, all handmade in Crystal Palace.

We are so lucky to have so many talented people in our community.

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 – Jerky Fridays Patsy is making “Rice and peas, plain basmati rice, jerk chicken, jerk pork, curry mutton, ackee and salt fish, callaloo (v), fried dumplings and fried plantains.”

Breakfast & lunch – Meru Galettes They’re back!

Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “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; coriander chimmichurri sauce; quinoa salad. Hot – butter beans puree; spicy sauce with cayenne pepper; lentil tikka masala stew.”

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

NEW STALL Ferments – Terra Ferments Natural lacto ferments – kimchi, sauerkraut & more from a South Norwood couple.  Justin says, “”Organic, natural fermented pickles, sauces and slaws, preservative free and packed full of yum! Global flavours made local.”

NEW STALL Tahini – Sesame City Rab says “Tahini has come from a rich history of different cultures and has developed over thousands of years. It is incredibly versatile and can be used as a ready to eat dip or dressing, as a cooking or baking ingredient, to make curries, cookies and can enhance pretty much anything you can think of.”  All varieties are vegan and gluten free. Made in Crystal Palace.

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 bring taken too.  Please text/ring Andrew on 07920 850653 to place any orders.

Fish – Veasey’s  Dan says “It’s been a lovely calm, clear and cool week and that is great for fishing. That means we will have some lovely local bits.  Prime flat fish and glistening round fish will be adorning the slab, we will have plenty from our smokehouse too!  Plus – Fresh Sussex Cod Fillet; Whole Gurnard; Sussex Mackerel; Fresh Squid; Line Caught Bass; Large King Scallops; Cornish Mussels (Absolutely perfect at the moment).  Because of the change in temperature the quality of the fish is amazing. Come down and see for yourself.”  Recipe for a good Kedgeree: HERE   Place your pre-orders with us either by email on or by phone on 01342 822906.

Cheese & Charcuterie – Capo Caccia Find prize winning Antonio in the courtyard. He says “I’ll have ash salami, brand new smoked ricotta, Sardinian pies panadas, matured goat cheese and aged smoked Pecorino Fiore sardo.”

Raw Dairy from Hook & Sons

Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook & SonOrganic 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 – Mar de Olivos Mar says “I am going to do a 20% off in the extra virgin olive oil because the new harvest will be very soon in the market. Apart from that I will have the chocolate, tapenade and ceramics.”

Smoked goodies – London Smoke and Cure  Ross says “We’re back to full strength this week with an amazing deli offer. We’ve got some wonderful cheeses for you, including more of that Lincolnshire Poacher which just seems to disappear every week. We’ve also got a brand new batch of our upgraded Smoked Morbier and a table full of other fine English and French gems.  Smoked Salmon pate is back in stock but in limited supplies so come early if that’s your bag. Also on stall will be rare smoked duck breast, smoked chicken and a new batch of the award winning smoked cashew butter.  Looking for something for Christmas? We’ve got a selection of great value hampers, whole sides of London’s best smoked salmon, vouchers and classes.  Check out our brand new website.  It’s choc a block with new offers.  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.

Preserves – Imogeni Made in Crystal Palace by Imogen. New this week – blackberry & apple jam and chilli jelly.

Gluten free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry  Elvira’s mince pies made the Independent – Indy Best Buy gluten free mince pies. This week Elvira is making us “Sweets – Apple and blackberry tart, NEW plum and chestnut tart, (V) chocolate hazelnut and cherry sandwich cake, pumpkin and chocolate cake, carrot and pistachio cake, (V) strawberry jam/hazelnut chocolate tartlets. Savouries – asparagus and artichoke flan, NEW butternut squash, roasted fennel and mushroom flan, potato, broccoli and kale flan, peas and courgette flan, spinach and leek flan, tomato and olive tartlets, (V) tartlets selection, sausage roll.”

Natural wine – Wine Scouts Pedro says “This Sat we’ll continue opening natural winter warmers. The organic red wine Gravillas Sous Les Cailloux from Minervois in Southern France: this is a delicious, savoury dark-and-red-fruit-filled blend of Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Counoise, Grenache Noir and Terret Gris. Juicy and spicy. Yum!”  Pedro takes online orders too.

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.

Christmas with Brett & Bailey

Cakes – Brett & Bailey   Joe says “This week we’re getting into the spirit and bringing along our luxury handmade Christmas puddings – available in three sizes – which feature a decadent mix of vine fruits, figs and cranberries. We soak them in fine Pedro Ximénez sherry, before folding them into our traditional pudding recipe with plenty of warming spices, and then giving each one a long, slow steam. We then feed them with liberal glugs of aged VSOP calvados, before wrapping them beautifully, all ready for Christmas. We also have a very limited number of puddings that have been matured for a minimum of 12 months for an outstanding flavour – look out for the ones wrapped in black and bronze.

Meanwhile, our handmade Christmas cakes feature bourbon-soaked figs and cherries, plenty of pecans, and delicate spice. Once baked, they’re given regular splashes of even more bourbon to get it (and you) into the Christmas spirit. Choose a cake topped with shimmering glazed fruits and nuts upon a fine dark chocolate slab, or a version with more traditional marzipan, royal icing and charming robin decoration. View the range and order in advance at   This weekend’s cakes include Top Banana, chocolate Guinness, double carrot, plum crumble, apple and salted caramel, and a rich baked mocha cheesecake. We’ll also have peanut butter bars and peanut butter cookies; pumpkin pecan pie; sticky buns; cardamom knots; homemade preserves; and plenty of stollen swirls – named among London’s best Stollen by About Time Magazine.  Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open.  See you soon!”

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

Chilli sauces – Chill Brothers  Nathalie says” We bring you award winning artisan crafted chilli sauces & condiments, hot fruit syrups & organic coconut oil infusions.  Orders for Xmas gifts boxes now being taken.“

Shawls & jewellery – Anoushka She’s back!

NEW STALL Organic beauty products GoDo Natural Marzena says “100% natural cosmetics in kraft paper packaging, what make my products unique.  All my cosmetics are handmade in Crystal Palace. They are created using only natural, and mostly organic ingredients. My products are vegan and I am fighting against animal testing.”

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 Jakki says “This week at Palace Makers we’ve gone a bit Christmassy. Don’t want to worry anyone but there are only six 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.”

Signs – Reclaimed Republic Made in Croydon from reclaimed materials.

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 on 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  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.

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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