Saturday 14 March
Veg, fruit, bread, cheese, meat, fish, cakes, pastries, eggs, juice, preserves, vegan cheese, smokery, charcuterie, store cupboard refills (nuts, grains, seeds, freshly ground coffee, teas, spices & more), cleaning & washing refills, eco store, original images, framing service, lunch, coffee and more.
We believe that farmers’ markets are a much lower risk places to shop than your average supermarket. You see, supermarkets are open for long hours each day and have hundreds, or sometimes thousands, of people passing through their enclosed spaces for longish periods of time, a kind of ‘cruise ship’ of retail. And then, of course, everyone’s pushing a trolley, which they touch with both hands, for a long time, before you start pushing it. Farmers’ markets, on the other hand, take place for just 5 hours, in open spaces, in the fresh air, with a far smaller number of people passing through, and much of the produce comes straight from the farms, not through numerous intermediaries. There are less surfaces and shelves for people to touch, and everyone brings their own bags (I hope you do, by now) and all the stalls are removed and taken away every week, leaving behind a clean site. Hand hygiene is also part of the training required to run a stall. You can, however, help minimise any risks by using contactless payment cards and by washing your hands before you come to the market, and by keeping your distance when at the market. Many of our stallholders depend on you for their livings, so please keep coming.
And now onto much more important things.
- Norwood and Brixton Foodbank are looking for all the help they can get – details here.
This week at the market look out for new 2 litre glass bottles on the milk stall, Hook and Sons. At The Store Cupboard nooch is back in stock, plus a fresh batch of Neil’s coffee. For lunch, Comfort & Joy will have their full range of salads, wraps and ready meals.
Vegan Lunch – Fat Hands Can.
Deli and wraps – Comfort and Joy Come and get hot wraps, salads, sausage rolls and so much more. Plus a selection of healthy ready meals, both vegan and non-vegan.
Hot snack – Simply Tay Snacks The best samosas, chilli paneer and bombay chaat.
Vegan cheese – Palace Culture Mirko says “We’ll have a fresh new batch of all our flavours and some semisoft cheese.”
Olives – Yellow Sunshine
Olive Oil – Elia
Handcrafted chopping boards (pictured) – Ross
Preserves – Winsford House
Gluten-Free – Simply Tay
Pastries – Levain Bakery Pastries, Portuguese custard tarts, doughnuts.
Storecupboard refills – The Store Cupboard Laura says “We have nooch back in stock! It’s a tricky one for us, because the minimum wholesale unpackaged order is 25 kilograms. With nooch being so light and fluffy, 25kg is such an enormous box we don’t have room to store it in our little shop. Thanks to fellow zero waster Tanya from BYO Tooting for ordering the nooch and arranging splitting it between three shops. Legend. Plus Brewtal Coffee back in stock.” Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. The Store Cupboard is also open Wednesdays 2-7 & Sundays 11-4.
Cheese & charcuterie – Capo Caccia. Saturday lineup: @The smokey sisters – Cow & sheep ricotta; Fiore Sardo; Salsiccia affumicata; Coppa affumicata. @The organic boys – Saffron pecorino; Pecorino peppe nero; Semi-matured pecorino. @The extra virgin olive oil quartet. @The goat, the cow & the sheep Bluecheese choir 😃
Fresh pasta – Pasta di Grazia Full range of handmade authentic Italian pasta and accompanying sauces.
Smokery – London Smoke & Cure From Ross’s 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 Pedro always has a great taster open on the stall of one of his organic or biodynamic naturally produced wines. He’s a true expert, so ask him anything you can think of about wine. Pedro says, “Hi there! This Saturday we will taste a beautiful organic wine from Catalonia in Spain, the Celler Comunica Vi del Mas Montsant. This Rhone-styled blend is a mid-weight red with Garnacha on the nose and palate – think fresh crunchy red berries- and a finish with the expansion and rustic spice of Syrah. It has a tight-knit structure that needs to open up for a bit – as usual with our wines-. Cotes du Rhone aficionados will love this. Come taste!”
Produce this week
Butter & other dairy – Hook & Son New 2 litre glass bottles! Organic dairy from farmer Steve’s closed herd on the Pevensey Levels. Raw dairy now back on the stall.
Eco and other stalls
Eco-products & refills – Roots & Cycles New dishwasher rinse aid. Eco products and refill washing liquids, shampoo, Castille soap and more. Also open Wednesday & Thursday (2-7pm) and Sunday (11am-4pm).
Kids’ clothes – Y Kairos Recycled kid’s clothing.
Original retro images & framing service – Images Delmar See Dylan in the walkthrough.
Candles – Kairos Moon Colourful aromatherapy candles, in the Roots and Cycles walkthrough.
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 classes, the best coffee in Palace and a great place to hang out.
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.