FANCY RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF YOUR ROAD? Some people already are!
The Norwood Society’s latest project ‘MyHouseMyStreet’ continues to grow.
Locals are now researching the histories of the following roads:
Coopers Yard / Froggatt’s Cottages off Westow Hill (left of Iceland store)
There will be further meetings on Sunday on April 29th and May 20th at 2 p.m. in Upper Norwood Library for anyone wishing to have support with research and to access resources available in the library.
We are happy to meet with people at alternative times if you let us know. (Source: Norwood History)
The photo above is Brockmans Farm – the new season’s kale growing nicely under crop covers.
CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET Saturday 28th April
Organic veg, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, butter, vegan, cakes, ferments, bread, pastries, fresh ground coffee, smokery, preserves, olives, natural wine, store cupboard refills (herbs, tea, flours, rice, nuts, oils), eco cleaning refills, eco house supplies, salads, wraps, lunch, coffee, local art & crafts and food bank collection
A message from Hook & Son “Thank you Crystal Palace for your support! We hope to be up and running with our organic, grass-fed, single herd pasteurised milk very soon, unfortunately not for this weekend. However we will have: butter, ghee and dairy beef available.”
Guest lunch – Ricochez West Norwood based Richard is serving up shredded lamb in flatbreadswith mint salad and Bloody Mary ketchup. The lamb is farmed on the Romney Marshes giving it that extra flavour.
Lunch – Meru Galettes Made by Gabriel and Michelle. Did you know the galettes are naturally gluten free?
Lunch & deli – Comfort & Joy Hot tasty wraps, salads and those famous (enormous) scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.
British flowers – Into the Wild Jenny says “We have British tulips grown by Smith and Munson based in Lincolnshire and the first of the British Ranunculus along with spring blossom. Come along and support the British flower growers.”
Local honey – P Honey Raw honey from Percy’s bees.
Cakes – Brett & Bailey Joe says “The spring collection is in full swing – come and try a slice of raspberry and lemon cake with white chocolate and pink peppercorn buttercream; blueberry and lemon curd bakewells; bomboloni with pistachio cream or raspberry ripple fillings; or a generous slice of our baked white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake.
We’ll also have Top Banana cake with salted dulce de leche and banana milkshake buttercream; salted chocolate brownies; double carrot cake; chocolate Guinness cake; moreish triple chocolate cookies; cardamom knots and sticky buns. We’ll also have plenty of peanut butter with a layer of thick milk chocolate ganache, salted caramel and plenty of salted peanuts. Heaven.
All this and plenty of jars of homemade jams and lemon curd, Great Taste Award-winning marmalade, and copies of the South London Cook Book featuring yours truly.
Need a whole cake? Take a look at the Brett & Bailey online shop, and have your order in on a Wednesday to collect at the following Saturday’s market. See you soon!”
Gluten free – Owl Kitchen Mel is making us “Sweet – carrot cake, brownies, luscious lemon and raspberry sandwich, flourless chocolate lime drizzle cake. Savoury – mini quiche and hopefully…fingers crossed,sausage rolls. Sugar free – sticky date and apple cake. Vegan – banana and courgette cake, cherry and almond brownies, peanut butter squares, chocolate avocado cake.”
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia Antonio says “This Saturday we’ve a tris of blue cheese: Ovinforth Bluesard and Crablu plus a brand-new one only for Crystal Palace customers. A new entry! Chilli goat cheese yep! On the meat side, truffle salamino, ash salami and red wine cured sausage, plus our traditional pasta fregola and pane carasau.”
Preserves – Creative All Sorts Christine says “My Little Piccalilli family is growing! The Classic Perfect Piccalilli and Romanesco Cauliflower based Pick-a-Lily Savage have been joined by Chillililli! The addition of green & red chillies gives the classic gingery mustard sauce a warmth without a trace of uncomfortable burn. The addition of apples to the mix adds a lovely lightness.
Lots more jammy-ness too – including three kinds of strawberry jam and a return of Lemon & Juniper Marmalade. Almost forgot – Pickle season is on! This week I have red onions with a twist of lime and pink & black peppercorns pickled in red wine vinegar. Hope to see you there!”
Chilli sauces – Chilli Brothers Nathalie says “We have some wonderful artisan sauces & vibrant chilli fruit condiments for these lovely summer afternoons & evenings. Works with charcuterie, cheese, salads, marinades, dips, dressings, and desserts. Come down for some local discounts!”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm They’re back! Marina says “Make new friends, learn new skills, Join the Patchwork Farm crew! Volunteer on our stall at the market – 2 shifts to choose from 10:30 to 12:30 OR 12:30 to 2:30. Volunteer once or every week, suit yourself. Click here for the rota details.
Coffee – Brewtal Coffee Neil has told us he’s been asking his regulars at the Chocolate Shop to help sift his roasted coffee. He’s not worried about admitting that he got a little over excited about his new Ethiopian coffee [bless him] when roasting last week down at the Brewtal Roastery. He said he smelt his beans in the trier as they came good in the drum, and knew they were cooked perfectly. But instead of dumping them into his drying tray at the perfect moment, he pulled the wrong lever and emptied waiting raw coffee coffee into the drum with it. [Oops!] He can see the funny side of most stuff though and has said if you want to help sift some down at the stall this weekend he’ll give you a discount on your purchase.
Natural Wines – Wine Scouts Pedro says “Helloooooo! This Saturday I’ll open a beautiful, volcanic white wine from Hungary. The Hétszölö Dry Furmint: pear, quince and white peach combine with a dash of sage to give a pure, crispy and distinctive wine. Elegant acidity and minerality. The wine is already charming in its young age but has nice ageing potential too. Today all of the Hétszőlő’s vineyards are cultivated organically and the vinification is made with indigenous yeasts.”
Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Ross says “I’ll be back on the stall and I’m bringing a full haul with me to make your weekend extra tasty. Most excitingly there’ll be a new batch of amazing real pastrami in the smoker overnight so come early if you want it still warm. Alongside that we’ll also be bringing a full range of extra dry smoked bacon, some beautiful smoked fish and of course an amazing selection finest UK cheeses at some of the best prices in London.” Call Ross – 07837 838 241 for any pre-orders.
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Laura says “We’ve just unpacked our biggest ever delivery, so we are FULLY stocked with all the wholesome goodness. One of the reasons the order was so large is we’re now able to order more products in 25 litre bags, which means they come in sewn up paper rather than plastic. We’ve been working towards this for a long time. Yah!” Plus, you can pay by card.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Andrew says “I’ve got some amazing 42 days maturing steaks, tripled minced ground beef great for burgers, minute steaks. Lamb chops, legs ideal for butterflying, minced lamb for your burgers, koffta pork belly steaks, traditional sausages, wild garlic sausages, merguez, and nice plump chicken – breast drums and thighs.”
Fish – Veasey’s Dan says “Keep your fins crossed for some decent weather because we will have some more BBQ ready seafood, some stunning whole bream & bass. Fresh hot smoked salmon including a maple and black pepper glazed one. We will have plenty of dressed crab and some stunning tuna good enough to eat raw.” Contact us on email@example.com or by phone on 01342 822906.
Butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic dairy from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels. Please note, for the next couple of months, Hook will not be able to sell raw milk. Please click here for full details. We hope you join us in supporting the farm in this difficult time.
Update from Hook & Son – “Thank you Crystal Palace for your support! We hope to be up and running with our organic, grass-fed, single herd pasteurised milk very soon, unfortunately not for this weekend. However WE WILL HAVE: BUTTER, GHEE and DAIRY BEEF available!”
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.
Organic veg, fruit & herbs – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics
Eco Products – Roots & CyclesCosmo says “Roll up roll up and see what we have for you this week.
Unpackaged and ready for whatever receptacle you want to use.
Organic doves farm bread flour.
Food grade bicarbonate of soda.
Dead sea and geranium bath salts.
You can buy any amount you want and we will weigh it out for ya.
Save on plastic and save on price. We also sell white vinegar by the barrel so bring a bottle and fill up.”
Rubber stamps & craft materials – Bitsy Bobs From Rose.
Commmunity – Attic Art Club Speak to the crew to find out about “An exciting new Arts Venue in Crystal Palace from June 4th – 17th – 40 amazing performances to come and see!!” Check out the full programme here
Original illustrations – Images Delmar Dylan says “Limited edition numbered Moebius prints, only one available of each design… very rare and I feel lucky to be around them…. so much detail!!! It’s blowing my mind! Oh Moebius… were you born genius or abducted by aliens and injected with magic juice???”
Local art & crafts – Palace Makers Away this Saturday, back next week. Palace Makers is part of Crystal Palace Transition Town. If you would like to sell your handmade work at this weekly stall and you live in the local or surrounding area, we would love to hear from you. Contact us via our Facebook page, alternatively pop down to see us and have a chat.”
Recycled Art – Reclaimed Republic – Upcycled arts & crafts and unique signage.
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 will be back next week. Details at https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/ Total donated so far 1598kg.
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)