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Crystal Palace Food Market

Crystal Palace Food Market is held every Saturday on Haynes Lane from 10am-3pm. It has risen to fame quickly and has recently made the final three in the 2015 BBC’s Food and Farming Awards. It’s the product of the Crystal Palace Transitional Town project and a great example of how a market can bring together community and promote local talent and independent prosperity. Each week you’ll find artisan food stalls, local fresh produce, and Handmade in Palace, which features arts and crafts from local creatives.

It’s a not-for-profit market with a real desire to build and nurture the Crystal Palace community. Other great things about Crystal Palace Food Market include:

– 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.  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.

– 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.