FOOD MARKET: ON WHICH STALL CAN YOU FIND JUST SIX JARS OF FIG AND POMEGRANATE JAM TOMORROW? (and the figs are Crystal Palace-grown)

During this (until recently!) very dry, hot summer, British farmers have been having a hard time.  Brockmans are up against it at the moment and we ask you to join us in supporting them.  Perry Court is a small farm that has been run by the Brockman family since the early 1950s – in fact Kent’s first organic & biodynamic farm. Over the generations the family has worked hard to build the business and improve the soils and crops to today’s high standards. Now in the third generation, Patrick and Grainne run Brockmans Farm Produce with the fourth generation of the family close behind and learning the ropes.

Brockmans have stopped stocking imported produce for the mean time and will solely be stocking Kent grown produce. They are the first stall as you come down Haynes Lane. Hannes will be there to serve you.

Guest lunch – Meru Galettes They’re back! Naturally gluten free buckwheat galettes with a range of fillings, or sweet crepes for kids (or big kids).

Guest vegan lunch – Addis Taste Noera is making “Mixed veggie box served with couscous, rice or injera. (Chickpeas, spinach, lentils and mixed vegetables).  Mixed salad box.”

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

Snacky lunch – Ricochez 3 types of sausage rolls from The Sausage Roll Sanctuary – handmade, free range.  The Classic, Chilli Jamboree, Smokey BBQ – take your pick.

Local honey – Mark Stott From Mark’s bee friends within 4km of the market.

Cakes – Brett & Bailey  Joe says “We’ve been taking advantage of this week’s cooler weather to get ahead with our luxurious selection of handmade preserves. Not only have we prepared scores more jars of old favourites strawberry and rhubarb, and apricot and vanilla, but this Saturday will see the return of our peach and prosecco jam too. As an extra special treat, we’ll also have just six jars of our luscious new fig and pomegranate jam, made with figs grown in Crystal Palace – thank you to Smash Bang Wallop for sharing their surplus. This won’t last long, so head down early.

In other news, this weekend finally looks cool enough for us to bring some boms with creamy fillings – choose from raspberry ripple or pistachio cream. You’ll find them on the stall alongside the return of our fig and honey cheesecake, white chocolate and strawberry gateau, bellini cake, cherry bakewells, new gluten-free raspberry lemon drizzle, vegan chocolate lime, and (goes without saying) lots of sticky buns, cardamom knots, salted chocolate brownies and triple chocolate cookies. We’ll probably have some mint lemonade on hand too.  See you soon!”

Flowers – Claraflora  Fresh British flowers, grown in Croydon, arranged in beautiful posies.  Meet the lovely grower Clare too.  This week Clare has rudbeckias in shades of yellow & burgundy, zinnias, statice and amaranth. So lots of bright colours!

Chocolates – Gemini Chocolate Sam says “Our ‘Coco’ bar won a Great Taste award!”

Indian clothes & jewellery – Nou Moon From Anoushka.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia   Antonio says “Our Saturdaymenu is looking good with artichokes, bottarga, pane carasau and young goat cheese as a starter. organic gnocchi and fregola sarda pasta as mains. Sharing platters made with a selection of our organic Pecorino sheep milk cheese, tris of blue cheese and gluten free salami. All the flavour pumped up with our premium extra virgin olive oil from North Sardinia.”

Medicinal herbs & CBD – Eat Moringa  David says,”Hey there! Be blissful! Be peace and other than that, everything’s the same my end!  Moringa, coconuts and Cbd products! Namaste.”  Visit our website, facebook or 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.

Clothes – Angel Warrior   Colourful clothes From local Kerry.

Community stall – LiKa Family Fostering  Jamie says “I’m a social worker that works for LiKa Family Fostering, a small fostering therapeutic fostering agency based in Croydon. We are recruiting potential foster carers across south London. We offer a space where potential carers can meet, ask questions about fostering and share information.”

Chilli sauces – Chilli Brothers Nathalie says “We will bring a wonderful selection of our artisan crafted chilli sauces & more. BBQ tonight? Don’t forget your chilli sauce.  See you there!”

Soaps & bathbombs – Echoes of Velvet Jo says “Got the chance to get away? Take a solid soap bar with you- no issue with liquids, no leakage, no disposing of the bottle. Win, win and win again!

Natural wines – Wine Scouts  Pedro says “Ciao! This Sat I will open a beautiful, organic white wine from Molise in Central Italy. The Rami from Di Majo Norante has delicious aromas of citrus blossom, bitter orange and pine nuts ( unmistakably Italian!). On the palate, it is medium-bodied and refreshing with flavours of fresh apples and pears. The finish is slightly spicy. Pure summer joy. This delightful white is a blend of 90% Falanghina and 10% Fiano from 8 hectares of vines grown by Alessio di Majo in the small village of Martarosa. Come taste!”

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure  Ross says “With the weather returning to more civilized levels we’ll be getting our full range of cheeses out again and we’ve taken special delivery this week of a number of crackers. Included in this will be some fresh Cornish Yarg, a stunning creamy Stilton and a return of the beautifully savoury Isle of Mull Cheddar. Oh, and don’t forget the softs – the Livarot at the moment is exceptional.

Alongside that we’ll have a more than hefty range of British and European charcuterie as well as some limited packs of our Sashimi-grade smoked salmon. Everything you need for a tasty picnic or informal sharing dinner.

The following week we’re taking a brief summer holiday before the heavy work for the run up to winter starts. Do make sure you stock up and we’ll see you again on the 25th.  Any questions or pre-orders call Ross on 0783 783 8241.  Keep on cheesin’!”

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 Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Meat – Gill Wing Farm   From farmer & butcher Andrew.  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.  Comprehensive slab from their own boats and some bought in.  Smoked range as well.

Butter & other dairy – Hook & Son Organic dairy from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels.

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  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 Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics  All organic or biodynamic.

Eco products – Roots & Cycles. Eco products, refills and recycling lights from talented maker Cosmo.

Original illustrations – Images Delmar  Dylan says “Images Delmar will be back on Saturday September 1st with our gallery and framing solutions in The Walkthrough.”

Local art & crafts – Palace Makers  Jakki says “This week we will have a whole stall full of locally handmade art and craft including hand stamped cards by Postcode Hero, local landmark screen prints by Red Faces Prints, crocheted items by Lime Green Lizzy, bags and purses by Dust & Roses and jewellery by Rebel Yeah!

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.

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.”

(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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