Wednesday market news

We had our first ‘mini market’ on Wednesday and it was lovely to see a good amount of people come down. The more people that visit us on Wednesdays, the more stalls we will be able to offer on that day – this is good for everyone!

We’re now open every Wednesday 2-7pm, in the courtyard of Haynes Lane, with the following stalls. Brockman’s Farm sell organic & biodynamic veg, fruit & eggs; The Store Cupboard are open with organic refills by weight; Bread Bread have a small range of woodfired bread and Roots & Cycles look forward to you bringing your containers to refill your washing and cleaning liquids.

Mother’s Day present ideas

  • Lunches this week
  • Lunch & deli – Comfort & JoyHot tasty wraps, salads and those famous scotch eggs plus takeaways – curries, lasagne and more.  Great picnic food to take away.
  • Guest lunch –Zongo Ghanaian street food.  Helen says “We will be serving up Ghana style Chicken, spicy roast vegetable and black eye bean stew, jollof rice, salad garnish and fried plantains. Also, we will be having our first supper club at Brown and Greens on the 4th May!”

Vegan lunch– Return to Shashamane  All the usual delicious filling lunch options from Emilia.

  • Cakes – Brett and Bailey Joe says “We have a couple of comebacks this week – expect the return of our Easter special, the Speckled Egg Cake, with duck egg blue buttercream, rich chocolate sponge and layers of golden caramel. You’ll find it next to our strawberry and clotted cream cheesecake (because we just can’t wait any longer for a taste of summer).
  • Also on the menu there’ll be raspberry and pink peppercorn cakematcha cherry cake with white miso buttercream, double carrotchocolate Guinness, blueberry streusel, raspberry bakewells, and all our other usual favourites including salted chocolate brownies, peanut butter bars, triple chocolate cookies, silky custard tart, sticky buns, semlor, and cardamom knots.
  • This week we’ve also made a very limited run of our strawberry and rhubarb jam – come and collect your jar while stocks last (and maybe a jar of our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade too).
  • Need a whole cake? Order online by Wednesday nightsto collect from the following Saturday’s market.  See you soon!”
  • Gluten-free– Simply Tay  Tayyaba says “I will have lots of gluten free & vegan in one cakes as requested by so many customers.
  • Vegan carrot, Vegan lemon, Vegan gf pumpkin cake, gf beetroot chocolate, Vegan gf Chai almond cake, Lemon raspberry, Gf Energy balls vegan gf.”
  • Pastries – Levain Bakerypastries, Portuguese custard tarts, doughnuts.
  • Pastries– Bread Bread Croissant, pain au chocolat, pain au raisan, almond croissant and much more.
  • Visiting stalls
  • Hot Sauces– Chilli Brothers Nathalie says “We will be back with our wonderful artisan crafted chilli sauces. Come and try our delicious condiments Orange & Ginger, Fuji Apple & Yuzu & Berry’s Chipotle Glaze. All you need for your Mother’s Day hot or not hot, we have got everything for everyone”
  • Olive oil and olives– Mar de Olivos Mar says “We bring to the market this Saturday our yummy Spanish olives either marinated by myself (mojo-picon, spicy, sundried tomatoes) and Spanish marinated (chupadedos, bravas, piri-piri) and marcona almond. We also bring some products that can be a nice Mother’s day gift, chocolate with extra virgin olive oil with different flavours, award-winning extra virgin olive oil in a nice packaging or a lovely ceramic bowl for olives or snacks. We bring a special product from Malaga my home land; “Avocado honey” whcih is made by the bees from the nectar of the avocado blossom in la “Axarquia”, a beautiful part of the world,Why you don’t come and try it? Looking forward to seeing you all.”
  • Preserves –Black Garlic  Michael tells me he’s made “Spicy relish, organic peanut butter, black garlic.”
  • Community– RSPB Paul says “Our visit is aimed at inspiring members of the public to ‘Give Nature a Home’ whilst sharing the amazing work of the RSPB.”
  • Groceries
  • Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Anna says “We have a box of glass jars that customers kindly donated – please help yourself to them when you shop. For free, of course, but we do not take responsibility for the state of the jars.
  • Our bread is now sold by the bakers themselves. You’ll still find it at the market (with a much bigger range) but not as part of the Store Cupboard anymore.  Bread Bread’s new pitch is in the lower market, next to Brockmans Farm.
  • You can pay by card or cash. Follow us on InstagramTwitteror Facebook.  We are also open on Wednesdays from 2-7pm.”
  • Bakery & pastries–  Bread Bread   Woodfired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton.  Find Bread Bread in their new spot in the lower market, next to Brockmans Farm.
  • Cheese & charcuterie– Capo Caccia  The best of Sardinian food.  Antonio says “Spring is coming and we’ve just received an organic creamy ricotta cheese for making a tasty salad or to add to your pasta and new dishes. For the meaty people, the guanciale is back for a glorious carbonara pasta or to melt on top of your eggs for a breakfast of champions!”
  • Fresh pasta Pasta di Grazia – Full range of handmade Italian pastas and sauces.
  • 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 Kuba on the bread stall in the courtyard.
  • Smokery –London Smoke & Cure. Ross says “All produce is made and prepared in our new smokehouse just down the road in Streatham. Give me a call on 07837 838 241 for any questions or pre-orders. We’re always happy to talk produce and ideas, or just to have a general chat about life and all its wonder. Look forward to seeing you down there.”
  • Wine
  • Natural wines – Wine Scouts. Organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe.  Samples always offered by Pedro who is a font of wine knowledge.
  • He says “Château Mourgues du Gres Les Galets from Costières de Nîmes in southern France: deep purple red colour, warm nose of black and red confit fruits and cassis on the palate with liquorice and dried herbs. Delicious!Predominately Syrah from younger vines, with Grenache, Mourvèdre and old vine Carignan making up the final blend. Mourgues du Gres’ vineyards have been certified organic since 2011, and the overall management is carried out by hand. Very good served at room temperature during the colder months, it can also be lightly chilled as soon as it gets warmer. Come taste!”
  • Produce this week
  • Fruit and veg– Brambletye Fruit FarmBrockmans & Wild Country Organics  All organic or biodynamic.  Check out this blog about Brambletye.
  • Meat –Gill Wing FarmAndrew says “For Mother’s Day I’ll have lots off top quality meats, sausage and poultry… and me!” (cheeky!)
  • Full range of sustainably farmed meats from East Sussex.  Meet the farmer and butcher Andrew on the stall.
  • Fish –Veasey’s  Full slab from their own boats and others.  To order, email info@veaseyandsons.co.uk or phone on 01342 822906.  Check out this blog about Veasey’s.
  • 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 during this difficult time.
  • Local growing projectPatchwork Farm  Reopening soon.  Are you a grower or have a fruit tree in your garden?  Bring your gluts so they don’t get wasted.  Do you like local fruits and veg?  Come and see what’s on offer and pay what you want.
  • Eco products, beauty, artists & makers
  • Eco products– Roots & Cycles. Eco products, refills and recycled lights.  Roots and Cycles is now stocking dishwasher powder.  Check out their newsletter here.
  • House of Funky Junk –As the name says!  Alex & Clementine say “We want to help reduce the amount of waste in the world that is destined for landfill so we source and repurpose items that deserve a second life to create beautiful and unique items, such as: Vintage Clothing, Lighting, Soap Dispensers, Homewares, Storage Jars, Home Decor among other one-off items.”
  • Hats –by Venus  One off designer pieces.
  • Candles Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, also in the walkthrough.
  • Jewellery and shawls– Nou MoonBeautiful collection of original Indian fare sold by local Anoushka.
  • Beauty Flore Naturals  Natural beauty products made in SE19.  Meet the maker Flore on the stall.  She says “We offer a varied selection of skin and body care items that are safe on your skin. Using natural and organic products is one of the easiest ways to make you look good. They are gentle on your skin and offer a maximum health benefits.
  • We don’t make products that just look and smell good. We do what we do because we are passionate about nature and her ability to heal the body and mind.  Treat your mum, wife, and sister this mother day you won’t regret it.”
  • Original illustrations –Images Delmar   Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service. Check out his cards – your mum might like one.
  • Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers.Jakki says “Palace Makers are looking forward to returning this week with a stall full of lovely locally handmade art and craft. Come along and see if anything takes your fancy.”
  • Part of  Transition Town and open to Artists, designers, makers and craftspeople who live in the local and surrounding areas. If this sounds like you or someone you know, and you/they might like to be part of this weekly stall, please contact us via our Facebook page here.
  • 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.
  • Other stuff
  • Crystal Palace Transition Towninformation
  • The Foodbank– Details at https://norwoodbrixton.foodbank.org.uk/  Total donated so far 1598kg.   We also collect donations for The Hygiene Bank. All donations of sanitary products, soap, shampoo, nappies and more are welcome.   Queen from The Hygiene Bank says “When people are in difficult situations and it’s between food and hygiene it’s the hygiene they drop.  No one should have to go without washing or sanitary products.”
  • 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 @CPFoodMarketor join us on Facebook.



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