Crystal Palace Food Market is a Crystal Palace Transition Town project.  It is a community not-for-profit market, managed by Karen Jones and Laura Marchant-Short, who run the market with the help of a dedicated small team and lots of local volunteers.

Any profits made are used to support Patchwork Farm, Crystal Palace Transition Town, small local businesses and charities

Our aim is to create community resilience through… 

Supporting small sustainable farmers – all the produce stallholders are organic, farming without harmful chemicals and keeping animals traditionally.  Most are tiny farms close to us in Kent & Sussex, and could not survive without trading at farmers’ markets.  They also help to ensure we do not lose our traditional farming knowledge.

Supporting local food producers – Most of the cooked food stalls are very local – i.e. Comfort & Joy (Church Road), cake makers (all from SE19 – almost all start ups), and honey from within a few miles.  As well as encouraging skills and keeping money in our community, this also keeps down the petrol used, and our carbon footprint.

Promoting local growing – Patchwork Farm has 4 community growing gardens around the Triangle. They sell their produce alongside that of neighbouring allotments & gluts from peoples’ back gardens. The stall is weekly – come and join in! Some of the profits raised at the market are used to pay for maintaining and expanding these budding growing projects.

Promoting community – we have a community stall for schools/scouts/charities/community groups to use free of charge. Just come and ask.  We also welcome any local people who wish to try something out.

Creating local employment  for stallholders, local growers & the market crew.  We also hope the market brings in more trade to all of the other independent shops & markets in CP.

Traders:

Brockman’s / Weekly
Biodynamic fruit, veg & juice from Kent & organic fairly traded fruit & veg

Wild Country Organics / Weekly
Organic vegetables & salads from Cambridge – “Best tomatoes in the UK”

Brambletye Biodynamic Fruit Farm  /  Weekly
Biodynamic fruits from extensive orchards  in East Sussex – orchard eggs (from hens than run around them) & vegetables, juices, honey & jams

Patchwork Farm  /  Weekly
Fruit, veg & herbs from our own gardens & allotments in SE19/SE20 + and much more – gardening advice, grower hub, volunteer opportunities. (A Transition Town project)

Hook & Son /  Weekly
Raw organic milk, butter, cream, ghee (and sometimes rose veal) from this prize winning dairy in Kent – Farmer Steve Hook stars in the film “Mooman”, which tells the story of his relationship with his dairy herd.

Capo Caccia  /  Weekly
Sardinian produce from small organic farms.  Find cheese, charcuterie and lots of other goodies.

Gill Wing Farm  /  Weekly
“Properly” reared meat from tiny organic, biodynamic and sustainably run farms in Kent & East Sussex. Often rare breed & always delicious. Find venison & pates sometimes as well.

Veasey & Sons  /  Weekly
Sustainably caught fish from our prize winning fishmonger (much of the fish is caught off the south coast in their own boats).  “Fish the way it should be, fished the way it should be.”  Fresh oysters are also served at a makeshift oyster bar running alongside their stall

Bread Bread  /  Weekly
Artisan baker from Brixton, who sell their organic loaves at The Grain Grocer.

Comfort and Joy   /  Weekly
Andrea’s lovely SE19 deli stall – lots of salads, vegetarian tarts, sausage rolls, wraps, olives offering a great hot & cold selection for lunch as well as takeaways.

Cafe Thing   /  Weekly
Volcano coffees, artisan teas, bagettes, cakes and a licensed bar – get a glass of wine to go with your oysters or a nice beer to chill out in the sun – and the coffee’s great too.

The Store Cupboard   /  Weekly
Organic, unpackaged grains, cereals, nuts, teas, dried fruits, seeds, spices, herbs, oils, vinegars & eco cleaning products. Formally the Grain Grocer and now run by Sarah Garcia.

Levain Bakery   /  Weekly
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.

Brett & Bailey   /  Weekly
Our very own Crystal Palace baker boys Mat & Joe with their delectable baked goods.  Organic flour, dairy, eggs & fair-trade products always.

The Wine Scout   /  Weekly
Well sourced organic/biodynamic wines from tiny producers served up by the lovely Pedro Etchegaray

Rotating stalls – check “This week in the market”

Owl Kitchen / Alternate weeks
Home baked savouries & sweets from South Norwood resident, Mel Whitlock, who is a coeliac herself.  Gluten free not taste free.

Elvira’s Secret Pantry / Alternate weeks
Artisan Italian bakery specialising in sweet and savoury treats free from gluten, wheat, dairy and yeast from Sydenham resident Elvira

Bickertons / 2nd Sat
Preserves, nuts, vinegars, sea salts from this lovely Shirley couple

Imogeni / 1st Sat 
Homemade pickles & jams from SE19 resident Imogen Filby

Blowing Dandelion / Occasional
Beautiful handmade Chocolate from SE19 resident

Tiger Spring Teas / Occasional
Fresh aromatic teas blended in South Norwood by Nigel himself

Alcohol (rotating) check “This week in the market”

Late Knights Brewery / 1st Sat
Penge artisan brewery, and brewer of the Crystal Palace Transition Town Palace Pint  (ask at Patchwork Farm how to join in)

Clarkshaw’s Brewery / 2nd Sat
Small microbrewery from East Dulwich run by the lovely Lucy – Gorgon’s Alive, Hellbound IPA, Phoenix Rising, Strange Brew No 1,

Gipsy Hill Brewery / 4th Sat
Microbrewery in Gipsy Hill with great sounding beers – Southpaw, Dissident, Beatnik

Le Grappin / 3rd & 5th Sat
Hand crafted wine from Burgandy from Forest Hill couple Andrew and Emma Neilson, who make the wine themselves

The Wine Scout / 2nd Sat
Well sourced organic/biodynamic wines from tiny producers served up by the lovely Pedro Etchegaray

Others

Love Bites / Summer
Raw vegan food, all organic & fair-trade ingredients, juices & potions from Crystal Palace resident Samuel.

Local Honey / When available
Croydon beekeepers, Bromley beekeepers, Mark Stott, Kirsty, Nik Devlin

Plants/Flowers/Gardens

Palace Potting Shed / Seasonal
Bits for the garden

ClaraFlora Flowers  / Seasonal
Locally grown English Cut Flowers.  Seasonal, scented bouquets and wedding flowers.  Contact:  info@claraflora.co.uk

Bees and Beans / Occasional
Elmers End honey & bee-friendly plants

Opening Hours

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Saturday

10am-3pm

Sunday

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