FOOD MARKET: HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT! (Carrot / lemon drizzle / chocolate avocado / raspberry and pink peppercorn /white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake……)

Guest lunch – Chilli Brothers Nathalie says, “Hi all, the menu this week is marinated beef and chicken from Gill Wing Farm (meat supplier at the market), all cooked and served with our gourmet condiments and sauces.  Come down and be treated.”

Vegan lunch – The Good Karma Kitchen Freshly cooked vegan fare.

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.

Wine – Wine Scouts are back!  Pedro says, “Oh yes, The Wine Scouts are back! And we will celebrate opening a very Italian – and organic- red beauty: Iuli Umberta Barbera del Monferrato. A sun-splashed ripeness that rolls through soft tannins from blackberries into black liquorice and a smoky wisp of lapsang souchong tea, lingering like a very fine and fancy jam. Iuli is located in a small little town called Montaldo in the somewhat undiscovered region of Monferrato in Piedmont, in NW Italy. Fabrizio Iuli interferes as little as possible with the natural process of fermentation and ageing. He uses natural yeasts, and does not fine or filter the wines. Fabrizio says about his wines, “While each is different and has a unique personality – they all share the common characteristic of being ‘loyal and honest. And, may we add, so yummy!”

Olive oil – Mar de Olivas “Tomorrow – 20 per cent off #Spanish #extravirgin #oliveoil, loaded with antioxidants for strengthening and protecting the immune system. Come and grab yours.”

Gluten free – Owl Kitchen. Freshly made by Mel down the road: Sweet gluten free: Carrot cake, chocolate brownies, peanut butter squares, sugar free (xylitol) lemon drizzle cake, luscious lemon and raspberry sandwich, raspberry and almond slices, Bakewell tart.  Savoury:  Sausage rolls. Vegan: peanut butter squares, chocolate avocado cake, brownies.

Preserves – Creative Allsorts  Christine says, “Flavour of the week is my sticky, sweet, spicy carrot chutney. Great with cheese, superb on a chicken sandwich, the sweet carrots are balanced with garlic and chilli, before being flavoured with cinnamon and star anise. Both regular and small jars available.   Also new on the table, brand new batches of chilli & red pepper jelly, aromatic orange and bay salts, and lavender sugar scrubs.  Alongside all the usual favourites, of course.  See you Saturday!’

Ferments – Thirsty House Kombucha Handcrafted, small batch producer of amazing kombucha. Healthy, probiotic & raw. We’re passionate about what we produce. Come and have a taste.  SPECIAL – 4 bottles for £10.

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure  Ross says “We’ve got a huge selection of smoked, cured and deli products to help your weekend along and to nibble through the week. All produce has either been carefully produced or selected by ourselves with premium quality in mind. If you’ve never been down before just come along for the chat, the samples will be flowing.  Special offer – 10% off The ever amazing Kirkhams Lancashire cheese.

And talking of cheese, we’ve a beautifully curated table of cheese. We may be small but but we’ve got one of the best selections in South East London, all well priced and very very tasty. New on this week will be a Coolea, a surprisingly moreish Gouda style raw cheese from Ireland. And, stop the press, our own twice smoked cave-aged cheddar is now ready! Thanks to all for your patience in waiting for it.
Call Ross on 07837 838 241 for any pre-orders
Look forward to seeing you down there x

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 blogabout Where to food shop with less packaging. Join the zero waste revolution!

Meat – Gill Wing Farm   All the usuals, plus chilli sausage – a little hot and spicy just right for the big day on Wednesday.

Fish – Veasey’s  Dan says, “Okay so this week we have some lovely local Cod, Gurnard, Lemon & Dover Soles, Whiting, Plaice, Flounders, Brill, Monkfish, Skate (Ray) Wing and much more!  From our smokery & kitchenwe have Fisherman’s Pie Fishcakes, Kiln Roasted Smoked Salmon, Cold Smoked Salmon, Hot Smoked Mackerel, Fish Soups, Fish Pies & freshly cooked south coast Crab.  From Cornwall & Scotland we have some beautiful Hake, Organic Salmon fillets, Mussels, Clams & Oysters. Nick & Paul will see you all tomorrow, wrap up warm!!!”  Contact us on or by phone on 01342 822906.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Lots of new products coming in at Capo Caccia – check out their website for details.

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  “We’ve been busy developing some recipes this week, meaning there’s something new in store for you this Saturday – a show-stopping raspberry and pink peppercorn cake with lemon and almond sponge, fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, and plenty of white chocolate and crushed pink peppercorn buttercream for a splash of colour and some very subtle heat. You’ll find it on the cake parade along with white chocolate and passionfruit cheesecake (an oldie but such a goodie), chocolate Guinness, double carrot, chocolate noisette and rhubarb crumble.   You can also expect shortbread treacle tart with gooey candied lemons, cardamom knots, sticky buns, triple chocolate cookies, peanut butter bars, salted chocolate brownies studded with pecans and white chocolate chunks, and plenty of semlor with clouds of whipped organic cream.   We’ll also have pots galore of our homemade jams and marmalade. Need a whole cake next weekend? Check out at the Brett & Bailey online shop by 6pm on Wednesday and we’ll have your order freshly-baked and waiting ready at next Saturday’s stall.  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 “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 online and see what you think of them as they have a really useful website and resource site.”

Shawls & jewellery – NouMoon Anoushka says “Gifts for the people of your life find something extra special.”

Rubber stamps – Bitsy Bobs

Local art & crafts – Palace Makers  They’re back!  Jakki says “It’s time for Palace Makers to come out of hibernation and face the world again, everything on the stall is handmade by local crafts people.”

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 18kg. Total donated so far 1598kg.

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)


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