CHARLOTTE BRONTE’S BIOGRAPHER…..BBQ WEATHER – AND BOOK A TRIP TO THE BEEHIVE!
Norwood Society local history’s next talk, on Thursday 19th May at 7.30 at the Upper Norwood Library, Westow Hill, SE19 1TJ, celebrates the bi-centenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.
Winifred Gerin: a writer’s life from Norwood to Howarth, presented by the author Helen McEwan, and concerns Gerin who was an important biographer of the Bronte family.
Gerin spent her childhood on South Norwood Hill and Helen has recently published a biography of Winifred and her interesting family.
“This talk is of interest to not only those with an affection for the Brontes but also those concerned with local history and the people of the past who made Norwood” said a spokesperson.
Their research group is still meeting at the Upper Norwood Library on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10am. “We were pleased to be assured by the archivists of Lambeth and Croydon that they intend that the Library’s local history collection is maintained for local people to continue to use. “Also an assurance that Lambeth Archives at the Minet is still very much ‘open for business’.”
BBQ WEATHER – AND BOOK A TRIP TO THE BEEHIVE! (At Crystal Palace food market – where else)
Snow last week, brilliant sunshine this week! It’s definitely BBQ weather. Burgers from Gill Wing Farm, brioche buns from Chas & Momo, chutney from Imogeni, rosé from Le Grappin, honey beer from Hiver, deli bits from Comfort & Joy, salad from any of our veg stalls… Sorted. Vegetarian? Ask the guys on the veg stalls which vegetables grill well on the BBQ.
Plus, the kids can join our friends from the RSPB in making apple feeders.
Guest stalls this week
Lunch: Simply Tay
Guest lunch – Simply Tay Home made curries and samosas. This week Tayyaba is cooking up “Veggie samosas filled with chickpeas & potatoes, Ginger chicken, Channa [chickpea] masala, Fish curry. Served with rice all daahl.”
Chocolates & raw vegan truffles – Blowing Dandelion Single origin chocolates made in SE19.
Kids – RSPB kid’s activity Join the crew making apple bird feeders.
Local honey – Bromley beekeeper Ilone Navarro-Weitzel. Plus beeswax candles and beeswax for making your own cosmetics.
Handmade pasta – Pastificio Mansi Emanuela is making “Pasta – Sun dried tomato, mozzarella and basil ravioli; Celeriac, capers, leek and kale halfmoon; Gnocchi; Tagliatelle; Mushrooms, smoked pecorino and chestnuts; Spinach and ricotta ravioli. Sauces – Tomato or pesto.”
Capo Caccia: cheese
Cheese & more – Capo Caccia Antonio is bringing us “Organic young pecorino cheese, and 3 weeks matured sheep milk ricotta, aged goat cheese crabu, back fat gluten free lardo & pork loin mustela.”
Preserves & more – Imogeni Homemade preserves and pickles from local Imogen Filby.
Gluten/dairy/yeast free – Elvira’s Secret Pantry “Cakes – lemon polenta, jam tartlets, carrot & pistachio, pumpkin & chocolate, vegan & sugar free seeded energy bars, vegan chocolate & cranberries, caraway seed & almond. Savoury tarts – tomato & olive, spinach & leek, mixed vegetable, vegan selection.”
Cakes – Sweet Carolina Homemade cakes and biscuits.
Le Grappin: Bring your bottles to refill.
Wine – Le Grappin Emma says “Rosé Returns! We are very excited for the forecast of ROSÉ WEATHER on Saturday! Perfect timing for the return of our yummy Beaujolais-Villages Rosé, it’s more tasty and gulpable than ever… we’ll have refills, #Bagnums and chilled for your afternoon in the sun.”
Beer – Hiver Beer Simon tells me “Matt will be back with the usual cheeky grin and plenty of ice cold beers for you to pick up for you BBQ. We’ll also be offering you the chance to book a trip to our bee hive experience where you can get hands on with the bees that make our London honey. Find out more here.”
Lunch – Comfort & Joy Deli stall selling salads, pies, wraps (hot or cold), pies from Andrea.
Vegetables, salad, herbs & fruit – Brambletye Fruit Farm, Brockmans & Wild Country Organics.
Brockmans – Jason says “New lines this week include mini cucumbers and rhubarb from the UK and imported peaches and nectarines. The purple sprouting broccoli is super sweet and so is the tunnel grown kale and spring greens. Plus – Cauliflowers, mixed salad, carrots, parsnips, apples, red & white cabbage, herbs, golden & globe beetroot, leeks, onions, purple sprouting & regular broccoli, bananas, kiwis and other exotic fruits, eggs and much more.”
Local growing project – Patchwork Farm (a Crystal Palace Transition Town project). Find seedlings for your growing projects. Get your copy of 21 stories from Transition book – where the market & Patchwork Farm are featured.
Fish – Veasey’s Congratulations to the wonderful Veasey’s for their win in the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2016. We are so so lucky to have a fishmonger of such quality at the market every week. Check out their website here and check out their boat here and recipes here. Orders can be taken over email [email protected] by phone 01342 822906, via dm on twitter @fishmongersFR or even by Royal Mail.
Fish news from Dan, “Great news – our smoke house is finally up and running! We’ve been smoking mackerel, local rainbow trout and salmon. We are using all-natural oak chips and apple wood from Brambletye Fruit Farm, using different brining methods and marinades.
Meat – Gill Wing Farm Come along and meet farmer/butcher Andrew, and hear about his farm on the Kent/Sussex borders. As well as his usual range, Andrew tells me he’ll have “breaded pork escolapes, chorizo balls, really nice 33 days hung beef, some burgers and special sausages for the sunshiny days coming up this week.”
Raw milk, butter & other dairy – Hook Dairy Here’s an interview with farmer Steve about raw milk, price wars & the Moo Man movie. The cows have been let out into the fields for grazing over the Spring and Summer. This means the milk becomes sweeter and sweeter as they eat the fresh grass. It also means happy cows.
Chas & Momo: Brioche BBQ buns
Bread (& naughty brownies) – Chas & Momo Sara says “So this week we’ll bring our week’s special dark rye San Francisco sour dough. Baked at a lower temperature for longer, giving it a sweeter caramel aroma. In addition to this, we’ll have the pleasure to introduced our new black pudding & apple sausage rolls. And because this weather is screaming barbecue, we’ll have extra brioche buns, mini brioche buns and hotdog brioche buns!”
Storecupboard refills – The Grain Grocer
Locally made art & crafts – Handmade Palace
Cafe – our friends at Antenna Cafe.
Collectables market – our neighbour market Haynes Lane Market, a treasure trove of collectables.
The Foodbank – Latest drop off (Tuesday 19 April) – 6.9 kilos! Total so far 860.6 kilos.
Brixton Pound are hiring – details here.
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.
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CRYSTAL PALACE FOOD MARKET bottom of Haynes Lane / top of Bedwardine Road. Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm.
Now on two sites – the normal Antenna car park site and also in the Haynes Lane market courtyard.
“Meat, vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, bread, cakes, salads, hot foods, the Cafe Thing, coffee, tea, pastries, cheese, dairy and munch munch more.”
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. Their shopping list – which changes every so often. – can be found at
(The above is copied from an email; which mentions various links – for full links please go to the market website – Thanks)