GOING TO THE FESTIVAL? LOTS OF PICNIC FOOD AT THE MARKET!

Saturday 16th June

DISCOUNT CODES at the Attic Arts Club – pop up theatre (with bar) in the Library. Exclusive discounts for the remaining shows this week, including family friendly ones at the weekend. Don’t miss out – get your discounted tickets here.  

Lots of picnic food this week at the market.  Get your shopping done early, grab yourself some picnic food and avoid all those queues at the festival!

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Flowers – Into the Wild – seasonal British flowers from Jenny. “Fresh from a week at Berlin school of flowers “Into the Wild” brings you bespoke hand tie bouquets – each one unique and made solely of British grown flowers. This week we have the last of the seasons peonies and lupins alongside alliums, fresh mint, alstroemeria and honeysuckle.”

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

Lunch vegan – Return to Shashamane  Get a takeaway homemade vegan meal for the festival. “Salads & sauces – chickpea salad with lettuce & cashew dressing; 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.”

Cakes –Brett & Bailey  Matt will be on hand with a berry-laden Victoria sponge, chocolate Guinness cake, white chocolate and passionfruit cheesecake, sticky buns, cardamom knots, triple chocolate cookies, raspberry ripple bomboloni, blueberry and lemon bakewells, salted chocolate brownies, and maybe a raft of peanut butter bars too.  Meanwhile, Joe will be on Brett & Bailey’s stall at Crystal Palace Festival if you’re off to let your hair down for the day. See you soon!  Need a whole cake? We’re booked to capacity this weekend and next – get your orders in early for Saturday 23rd June at the Brett & Bailey online shop.  See you soon!

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Cheese and charcuterie – perfect for a picnic. From Antonio “We’re bringing a beautiful range of cured meat including the wild boar salami and pre-sliced #topnotch pork loin Mustela. Aged Pecorino with lovely piquant ending. Goat Blue cheese. Premium quality extra virgin olive oil. Raw honey and all you need for the perfect picnic at the Crystal Palace Festival.”

Ferments – Terraferment  Justin says “As promised, our smokey and spicy Chipotle Hot Sauce is back! Gorgeous on everything, this spicy little number is made with fermented smoked jalepeno peppers and great way to liven up your breakfast lunch or dinner. All the regular vegetable ferments will be here too, come say hi!”

Ferments – Palace Culture Fermented vegan cashew ‘cheese’, made by Mirko.

Ferments – Black Garlic  Michael says “I will bring some raw food beetroot and chia seed crackers along with the black garlic.”

Olives – Mar Olivas Perfect for picnics.  Mar says “We have a new eco friendly packaging to take our fab Spanish olives to the Crystal Palace Festival.  Come and try our new spreadable chocolate with olive oil, cheese in oil, or grab a unique present for Father’s Day.”

Dance kit and more – Perfect Circle  A special stall for Miss April’s students.

Medicinal herbs & CBD – Eat Moringa David says, “Hi, we provide Moringa Powder, Moringa capsules, Moringa Oil, Moringa Tea, Moringa Seeds and Moringa Cosmetics –  health supplements and superfoods that will help to keep your body mineral rich and vibrant! As well as our Moringa products, we also have Ashwaghandha, natural incense and so much more! Moringa is known as The Tree of Life, because of its amazing benefits! So come and try some Moringa today and share it with your loved ones”.  Visit our websitefacebookor Instagram.

Local growing project – Patchwork Farm 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 says a big thank you to all his customers as always for their continued support….he tells us he’s got his Ethiopia down to 11 mins 22 seconds now in the drum…whatever that means we’re not sure….he says though it just keeps getting fruitier and fruitier….in an apricot way!

Natural Wines – Wine Scouts Pedro says, “Summer is around the corner, so this Sat I’ll open a bottle of the mouthwatering Collestefano Verdicchio de Metalica. Made with organically farmed grapes, this delicious white opens with aromas of citrus blossom and white stone fruit. The tangy, medium-bodied palate offers a lovely depth of flavours that include juicy tangerine, lime, white peach, bitter almond and mineral. Fabio Marchionni has become something of a cult winemaker. Come taste it!”

Natural Beauty – Florenaturals Crystal Palace resident Flore says ” I make handcrafted soap, body butter, body cream, bath bombs, shower gels, body scrubs and more.  All the products are made using pure organic Shea Butter from Ivory Cost in West Africa and other natural ingredients.  Florenaturals produce items in small batches using traditional methods.  This ensures the freshness of the precious antioxidants in the natural oils, butters and extracts.”

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure   Away this week, back this week.

Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  Unpackaged organic whole foods, herbal teas & spices sold by weight. We love people who bring their own containers. You can pay by card. Follow us on InstagramTwitter or Facebook.

Meat – Gill Wing Farm   From farmer & butcher Andrew. This week Andrew will have Sussex grass feed beef –rump, sirloin, rib eye, mince, top side; Pevensey Levels grass feed lamb – legs, shoulders, chops, best neck, mince; Home farm grow pork – chops, shoulder & sausages; Chicken – breast, thighs, drums and whole. If you have any special requests, or want to pre-order (especially whole chickens, they go quickly), you can text him on 07920 850 653.

Fish – Veasey’s  To order, contact us on info@veaseyandsons.co.uk 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.

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 loaf, 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.

Fruit and Veg – Brambletye Fruit FarmBrockmans & Wild Country Organics  All organic or biodynamic.

Eco Products – Roots & Cycles   Cosmo says “Roots and Cycles is up to its same old up cycling tricks, lighting up your life with wood, glass and metal and repairing any broken lights you might have. Pop in and have a chat.”

Original illustrations – Images Delmar  Dylan says “Images Delmar is happy to be displaying a great range of original artwork, rare prints and collectibles, original Crystal Palace ephemera and beautiful posters this weekend! Come and peruse!”

Local art & crafts – Palace Makers Away this week, 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.”

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.
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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 arewhat 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.

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