Saturday 20 April
News this week
Brett and Bailey. Joe says, “You can’t have Easter without hot cross buns. We normally keep ours just for ourselves – they’re that good – but this year we’ve decided to spread the love and bring them to the market for the very first time. Made with organic spelt flour, plenty of spice and citrus, and packed with juicy sultanas, these will get your Easter weekend off to an epic start. Come and get them while stocks last.
We’re also bringing our last Speckled Egg cake of the year, plus coconut and raspberry cake with ruby chocolate shards; chocolate Guinness cake; white chocolate and passion fruit cheesecake; and our first Eton Mess cake of the summer. There’ll also be a gluten-free lemon and rosemary drizzle, sticky buns, cardamom knots, peanut butter bars, triple chocolate cookies, salted chocolate brownies, slices of nutmeggy custard tart, and lots of jars of our Great Taste Award-winning marmalade (try a smear on one of those hot cross buns…) Need a whole cake? Order online by Wednesday nights to collect from the following Saturday’s market.”
Gluten-free – Simply Tay. Gluten-free cakes as well as vegan cakes.
London Smoke and Cure was started in a back garden in the Triangle by Ross, but we went to visit them in their spanking new smokery in Streatham, tucked away in an atmospheric cobbled back street opposite The Hideaway in Streatham, surrounded by busy units of every kind. Now a team of four, we were greeted by Ross (top left) and Simon (master charcutier) behind these big grey doors, which open up to reveal a fully functional modern smokery, complete with a cute loft office. We got to watch the salmon being prepared by Simon for smoking with juniper flavoured sea salt, got a tour of the temperature & humidity controlled area, which was full of maturing bacon, duck breasts and charcuterie, and checked out the myriad of other equipment necessary in a modern smokery. We also got to model their hats. Find London Smoke and Cure at the market every Saturday, with an extensive range of smoked and cured products as well as cheeses, and you might meet the other members of the team there, Ben and Jamie.
Lunches this Saturday
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.
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. Get tickets to their first pop-up supper club on the 4th of May at Green and Brown cafe. Tickets here.
Vegan lunch – Return to Shashamane Wholesome vegan pick n mix from Emilia. In a box or a wrap.
Snacks – Simply Tay samosas We think they’re the best – you can’t just have one.
Ferments – Palace Culture Fermented nut cheeses – all vegan.
Dog food – Scrumbles. Natural pet food. Jack says, “Calling all daring dogs and cool cats. Get your humans to introduce you to our gut-friendly recipes that will make your glossy coat and pretty poops the talk of the town!”
Spicy preserves – Chilli Brothers are back with their delicious selection of gourmet artisan crafted chilli sauces. Check out our wonderful condiments; Apple with Yuzu, Orange with Ginger and more flavours. All free from preservatives and 100% vegan.
Olive oil and olives – Yellow Sunshine Olives, baklava, Turkish delight
CBD & more – Eat Moringa David says “NEW COPPER CUPS in STOCK Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It is found in all body tissues and plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system. It also helps the body form collagen and absorb iron, and plays a role in energy production. Copper is considered an essential mineral for our body.
Ayurveda recommends storing water overnight in a copper jug and drinking it first thing in the morning for maintaining good health. The water stored this way is called ‘Tamra Jal’ and it helps to balance all three doshas (Kapha, Vata and Pitta.) The doshas are biological energies found throughout the human body and mind. They govern all physical and mental processes and provide every living being with an individual blueprint for health and fulfilment. The doshas derive from the Five Elements and their related properties. Love Copper “
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. Antonio says, “Our popular gluten-free cured ham is back with the oak wood smoked ricotta, organic pecorino and vegetarian sheep cheese arasolè, the olive oil the carasau bread and bottarga will be there too ready to join your Easter meals and make them even more amazing!”
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. (pic of boys smokery –>).”
Natural wines – Wine Scouts. Organic and biodynamic wines from around the globe. Samples always offered by Pedro who is a font of wine knowledge. Pedro says, “Hello! Tomorrow I will open a beautiful, organic red wine perfect for this weather. Domaine Ogereau Anjouée Rouge from the Loire in France. This straight blend of Cabernet Franc and Grolleau has a delightful cherry-red colour. Look for scents of damson fruit and stewed fruits. The palate is harmonious with notes of cassis and blackberries. The finish is elegant and refreshing. Uncomplicated, pure, juicy, playful. Ogereau is also a master at producing excellent red wines from the Cabernet Franc grape, all of which have a great capacity for ageing. Come taste!”
Produce this week
Meat –Gill Wing Farm Full range of sustainably farmed meats from East Sussex. Meet the farmer and butcher Andrew on the stall.
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 project –Patchwork 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. New in stock – refillable shampoo, conditioner and castille soap. Organic, vegan and all produced in London. Just bring your containers and fill up.
2 pence a ml. Check out their newsletter here.
Candles – Brand Candles. Handmade scented candles, bath bombs, bath salts and diffusers made in South Norwood.
Candles – Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, also in the walkthrough.
Jewellery and shawls – Nou Moon Beautiful collection of original Indian fare sold by local Anoushka (maybe it’s her birthday so she might be hungover.)
Childrens’ Clothes and more – Y-Kairos. Handmade sustainable one of a kind children’s clothing, with a focus on natural, organic and up-cycled fabrics.
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.”
Original illustrations – Images Delmar Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service.
Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers 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.
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.
Wednesday market news
We’re now open every Wednesday 2-7pm, in the courtyard of Haynes Lane, with the following stalls; Brockman’s Farm, who sell organic & biodynamic veg, fruit & eggs; The Store Cupboard with organic refills by weight; Bread Bread with a small range of woodfired bread and Roots & Cycles for refiling all your washing and cleaning liquids. And get a tea or coffee at the lovely Antenna Cafe.