Slow cooked mutton? Peretta cheese? Serve with Volcanique wine? or raw milk? Chocolate clementine cake to follow? Choose your own menu at this week’s food market….

Saturday 9 November Crystal Palace food market Haynes Lane off Westow Street / top of Bedwardine Road Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm


Lunch – Lucknow 2 London Nida says “We will be dishing up our much loved slow cooked mutton, it’s been on the stove for about 12 hours! Cooking up too our butter pulled chicken it’s getting as popular!! Also making spicy aubergine a favourite for the veggie lovers! Served with mum’s special lentils and rice.”

Vegan – Afrikoko  West African street food from Setondji.

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.

Visiting stalls

Vegan cheese – Palace Culture  Mirko says “Will have our cream cheese range and kimchi and sauerkraut from our friends @bottlebrushferments.”

Olives – Yellow Sunshine Marinated olives, antipasti, and Turkish delight from Wase & Elham.

Preserves – Fruition Preserves  Wendy says “It’s been a very busy month in the Fruition kitchen. For us preservers, Autumn is the time to make preparations for Christmas. I’ve been using lovely Autumn ingredients and squirreling away delicious treats for the festive season. My delicious light, fruity, boozy, no-added sugar, no-fat Xmas puddings are all done and will be available at my next Crystal Palace date on 7th December. Place your orders at this weekend’s market. I’ve also been preparing my special range of Cheese Condiments; my mighty Quince Jelly, Fig Relish and Red Onion Marmalade, which will all be available this weekend. And hot off the stove today our special tangy Cranberry Sauce laced with orange and port. We’ll also have our full range of low-sugar fruit compotes, low salt and sugar ketchups and of course our very special Granola with Almonds and Raisins. As always ours tasters will be aplenty; so pop down and say hi.”

Olive oil – Elia Olive Oil  George says “This Saturday we will have our award winning oil in 500ml, 750ml and 5litre quantities. In addition, we have freshly picked wild Halkidiki oregano in 20g resealable jars. The aromatic fragrance of these herbs, along with our oil of course, will enhance the flavour of your favourite Mediterranean dishes!”

Vegan chocolate – Gemini Chocolate  Single origin bean, no-refined sugar vegan chocolate made by Sam.

NEW STALL Candles & health products – Bee Crafts  Candles, bee health products, lip balm and more.

Croydon Council – Come along to chat with them.


CakesBrett and Bailey  Joe says “We’ll have matcha cherry cake with white miso buttercream (we promise), double carrot, our first chocolate clementine cake of the year, chocolate Guinness, raspberry and pink peppercorn cake, and one final fig and honey cheesecake.

There’ll also be fat cubes of sticky parkin due to popular demand, lemon and rosemary drizzle, our classic salted chocolate brownies, peanut butter bars, pumpkin pecan pie, milk chocolate and orange cookies, sticky buns, cardamom knots, and a choice of pear and nougatine or cherry amaretto bomboloni.
As so many of you have been asking, we can reveal that our Great Taste Award-winning luxury Christmas puddings will be back on the stall from the 16th November, so there’s just one more week to wait (and they’re definitely worth waiting for). You’ll be able to reserve yours online from the middle of next week.
Also, just to let you know that we’re closing next week’s order books a day earlier than usual, so if you need a whole cake next weekend please get your order in by Tuesday night.”

Pastries – Levain Bakery Pastries, Portuguese custard tarts, doughnuts.

PastriesBread Bread Top-notch wood-fired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton.


Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard  You can pay by card or cash. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  We are also open on Wednesdays from 2-7pm and Sundays 11am-4pm.

Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia  Artisan organic Sardinian food from Antonio, who’s based in East Dulwich.  He says “This Sat it’s all about our drank vegetarian pecorino,
Smoked unpasteurised fiore sardo, Matured goat cheese, Aged mozzarella and gluten free myrtle berries salami. 

Capo Caccia cheese of the week is peretta. Tasters available on the stall. Peretta is a spun soft compact cow’s milk cheese with milk from animals raised in free stabling. The characteristic shape is a typical “pear” with a head and has a golden, glossy, thin smooth pale yellow rind and a straw-coloured. The paste is elastic and uniform with a sweet and delicate buttery flavour and lactic aroma.

Our Peretta comes from Pattada where the mountain pastures are rich in vitamins and beta carotene and all those enriching healthy ingredients are absorbed within the milk made by their free range cows.  It can be eat fresh or roasted, accompanied with vegetables, seasoned with honey or melted in a warm soup like Zuppa Gallurese, a thick bread soup.”

Fresh pasta  Pasta di Grazia   Full range of handmade Italian pastas and sauces.

Smokery – London Smoke & Cure Made by Ross & his team in their custom-made smokery in Streatham.

Bread – Levain Bakery  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.

Bakery & pastries –  Bread Bread   Top-notch wood-fired sourdough bread and pastries, made in Brixton.


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 “Hello! This Saturday I will open a pure, natural red wine from Côte du Forez in the Loire Valley, France. La Volcanique from Cave Verdier-Logel has a convincing lick of black fruits on the nose, especially dried blackcurrants, and nuances of morello cherries, laced with hints of juniper and bay. The palate feels sweet and ripe, set against a dry concentration rather than anything confected or too flashy. It feels full, savoury and beautifully tense, and is full of juicy, pebbly fruit. Côte du Forez is a new appellation in the eastern Loire, located in the Auvergne. Verdier-Logel’s “Volcanique,” named for the volcanic soils of the region, is 100% Gamay. Fresh, lean, delicious. Come taste!”

Produce this week

Vegetables, fruit & herbs – Brambletye Fruit FarmBrockmans & Wild Country Organics  All organic or biodynamic.  Check out this blog about Brambletye.

Fish – Veasey’s  Full slab from their own boats and others.  To order, email or phone on 01342 822906.  Check out this blog about Veasey’s.

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

Eco products, beauty, artists & makers

Eco products & refills – Roots & Cycles  Eco products and refill washing liquids, shampoo, castille soap and more.  Becks says “We now have refillable face cream and face masks in stock.  Come prepared with your small jars.” Also open Wednesday & Thursday (2-7pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm).  

Original illustrations – Images Delmar  Dylan sells original illustrations and also runs a picture framing service.

Upcycled clothes & homewares – Ghadah Vintage Ghadah says “We have few additions to our winter collection. We love the colour of autumn 🍂 leaf so we have decided to customise denim jackets that can make you feel warm and pretty at the same time.”

Candles Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, also in the Roots and Cycles walkthrough.

Local art & craft stall – Palace Makers   At Palace Makers this Saturday we will have a wide variety of handmade work from local artists and craftspeople including, screenprints, cushions, t shirts, candles, coasters, cards, bags and purse. Come along and see if anything takes your fancy.

Local artists and makers. Palace Makers is 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 come along on a Saturday to have a chat or 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

News From Crystal Palacewe 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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