FOOD MARKET / OVERGROUND FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED plus news in briefs and other events….


Wetherspoon’s are still working with the planners on the Grape and Grain, Anerley Hill which has been closed since last November, a company spokesman told News From Crystal Palace this week…….Missing pussycat Bibi returned home at the weekend……and from China Daily: Chinese billionaire dreams of rebuilding London’s historic Crystal Palace By Bo Leung in London | China Daily UK | Updated: 2018-02-02 (In which billionaire Ni Zhaoxing ays he still wants to rebuild the Crystal Palace…..)

Saturday 3rd February

Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, ferments, raw milk, butter, vegan, cakes, gluten free, bread, pastries, preserves, olive oil, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee & food bank collection

Guest lunch – Ricochez   Rico is making “Shredded lamb flatbreads with mint salad and Bloody Mary ketchup or sausage rolls baked hot & fresh at the market.”

Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane Emilia is making us “New sweet – raw vegan carrot cake. 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 – Meru Galettes Sweet crepes or savoury buckwheat galettes.

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

Ferments – Terra Ferments Justin says “Our first batches of 2018 are in! We’ll be there with our trio of favourites – Kimchi, turmeric kraut, and salvadoran curtido – plus a couple new treats. Some of you got to try the first micro batch of our Chipotle hot sauce, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive! So it’s now a permanent addition to the team. Also coming along, brand new, old-style lacto fermented wholegrain mustard. It’s a delicious mustard fortified with unpasteurised organic apple cider vinegar. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure   Ross says “Okay then good people of Crystal Palace, cancel your Saturday appointments in the city, grab your cotton tote bag and get yourselves down to London’s friendliest market cause we and the other traders have got some true delights for you. Always considerately sourced and priced with value in mind, there’ll definitely something to make your day or improve your meals through the week.

On our table this week we’ve got some brand new, super delicious cheeses including those amazing raw milk Innes goat logs, a brand new Colston Basset Stilton and an amazing Gorwydd Caerphilly that’s good enough to make you cry.

There’ll be a few new additions to the meat slate, including some super spicy Nduja, Italian Coppa and locally made Perinelli salami alongside our own hot smoked duck breast and dry-cured organic bacon.

And for the fish lovers amongst you there’ll be some sumptuous hot smoked Scottish salmon (sweet, moist and smokey) as well as our own sashimi-grade cold-smoked salmon and a few tubs of salmon pate. Looking forward to seeing you down there.”

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard   We have toasted wheat flakes back in store! Dearly missed and now ready to make your breakfast crunchy again.  Also, we’ve been featured in this blog about Where to food shop with less packaging. Join the zero waste revolution!

Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “I’ll have all the normal top quality products chicken- breast drums thighs, Pevensey Marsh grass fed lamb, merguez, Sussex 33 day matured beef topside and triple mince, beef sirloin, rump, some great fillet, shoulder of pork, leg loin, steaks, venison sausages.”

Fish – Veasey’s   Contact us on or by phone on 01342 822906.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Antonio says “On Saturday I’ll have pre-sliced gluten free cured ham, spicy and Myrtle salami. Smoked ricotta, Pecorino Fiore Sardo, olive oil and Sardinia sauces.”

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.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “Have you stopped pretending to be on that post-Christmas diet yet? Yes? Good. Fall off the wagon in style with matcha cherry cake with white miso buttercream, chocolate Guinness cake, pistachio cheesecake, double carrot cake or a slice of Rhubarbra Streisand. We’ll also have blueberry streusel, peanut butter bars, salted chocolate brownies and peanut butter milk choc chip cookies.

You can also expect plenty of sticky buns, semlor and cardamom knots, plus plenty of things in pots – choose from strawberry and rhubarb, apricot and vanilla, plum and rose, or pear and ginger jams, or pick up some homemade lemon curd or a jar or two of our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade. Return your cleaned-out jar, complete with lid, to us for 10% off your next one.

Missing the market? Remember that the Brett & Bailey online shop is always open – just get your order in by Wednesday night to collect from the following Saturday’sstall.  See you soon!”

Bread – Levain Bakery Ciabatta, ciabattini, walnut and raisin bread, olive bread, 5 cereals, green olive bread sticks, Danish rugbrod, tomato and oregano, Paillassou, pain de Meteil, spelt, Kentish flute, belle pavot, white loaf, wholemeal load, focaccia, rye sour, cottage cob. Chris Masembe and his team at Levain Bakery have a simple philosophy; to make artisan breads to the highest possible standards. All breads are sourdoughs, and are made using their own sourdough starter, a labour of love which they have kept going since they first started the bakery.  Find Orlo or Kuba on the bread stall in the Courtyard.

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

Eco Products – Roots & Cycles  Cosmo says “Whilst it seems like not much is changing with us big things will hopefully happen in March so watch our space.

In the meantime we are pleased to start stocking Mooncups. For those who don’t know these are the original, trusted, soft silicone menstrual cup. Have a look onlineand see what you think of them as they have a really useful website and resource site.
See you at the market.”

Retro Images – Images Delmar

Shawls & jewellery – Anoushka

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

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.

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)

Dates for this year’s annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival in its new home in Crystal Palace park have been announced.
“After a wonderful 2017 festival and a successful crowdfunder to complete its funding, we are so happy to be able to announce that the festival will return in 2018 on 11 – 17 June 2018!” say organisers.”The FREE Crystal Palace Park festival event will take place on 16 June 2018 and we are working very hard already to make it even bigger and better than before.”There will be more exciting events coming to Crystal Palace Park in June 2018 so keep an eye out for our announcements as we develop the programme!”Festival week, 11 – 17 June 2018, will see of a myriad of fun events organised by local arts organisations, traders, pubs, venues and community groups. “We love our community and want to support it as much as we can so we offer an extensive marketing platform for these lovely events.”The festival is produced by a local social enterprise, the Crystal Palace Festival Group CIC, set up for the benefit of the community. “We are an independent organisation and we fundraise all year round to deliver the festival.” (Source: Crystal Palace Overground Festival)


Crystal Scientifique (a monthly science evening)
Antenna Cafe, Haynes Lane (entrance at the top of Bedwardine Road)
8pm Tuesday 6 February 2018
Free entry, cash bar, no need to book.

The scale of things. Speaker: Mike Fairbrass

The Scale of Things is a book to entertain, inform and engage you with amazing facts morphed by scale and graphically illustrated. We want to reach into your mind and make bits of it boggle as you picture and percolate the joys of science and understanding conveyed in a new way.

Mike Fairbrass is a writer and creative consultant. The former Head of Modelmaking and Photography at Richard Rogers’ practice, his models have been exhibited around the world.

He has written for The Architects’ Journal, taught at The Royal College of Art and run educational workshops at The Design Museum, The V&A and The Royal Academy of Arts. “Mystic” Mike is also the Virgin Radio UK official (satirical) astrologer.


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