FOOD MARKET / GRAIN GROCER / LOVE BITES AMONG URBAN FOOD AWARDS NOMINEES / MARKET NOMINATED FOR TIME OUT LOVE LONDON AWARDS / NO LIVE MUSIC AT GRAPE AND GRAIN WHEN IT BECOMES A WETHERSPOON’S / ROCKMOUNT SCHOOL GETS GOLD AGAIN / YOUR POLICE, YOUR SAY – POLICING ROADSHOW COMES TO SOUTH LONDON
FOOD MARKET / GRAIN GROCER / LOVE BITES AMONG URBAN FOOD AWARDS NOMINEES
Crystal Palace Food Market – along with two of its regular stallholders The Grain Grocer and Love Bites – have all been nominated for the freshly launched Urban Food Awards.
The awards are part of London Food Link, whose aim is to campaign for a healthy, sustainable and ethical food system in the capital.
“We are very honoured to have three nominations out of a total of 80 from our little market” said a food market spokeswoman.
Asked about their reaction to being nominated Wade, who runs the Grain Grocer with his wife Tara, said: “We were really surprised, but super happy. “Its great that the market and Love Bites both made the nominations too. “It feels like we are all on the same path.”
Wade says the Grain Grocer, which has only been going since February, is “all about refills, reducing packaging; organic, natural ingredients & eco cleaning products. “We have a wide range of products that are all certified organic and healthy too.
“And we absolutely love the market. “It’s a great social day and has really helped us feel like part of community. “The market is a special one with a great ethos, lovely stalls and amazing customers. “Saturdays are so much more than a day’s work.”
Love Bites, which has been up and running for just four months, is a market stall run by Samuel (as chef) and his wife Lai-Si “who does the administration side of things.”.
“We serve local, homemade food which is organic, gluten free, vegan and raw” says Samuel. “We want to introduce a nutrition awareness, educating about the health benefits as well as showing people that healthy doesn’t mean flavourless.
“We are honored and delighted to be nominated. “We love sharing with the community the food we make with so much love” he added.
To register your vote, please go to http://www.sustainweb.org/jelliedeel/vote/ The vote closes on the 31st October.
Enterprises that get the most votes in each category will be shortlisted for Urban Food Routes’ panel of expert judges.
Finalists will be contacted in early November and winners will be announced in December at a shindig at Whole Foods Market in Kensington and celebrated in a feature in The Guardian and the February-April issue of The Jellied Eel magazine.
IN ADDITION to being nominated for The Jellied Eel awards, Crystal Palace food market have been shortlisted for the Time Out Love London awards.
“We’re honoured” said a food market spokeswoman. “We wish everyone in Palace well in the competition.” Voting ends at 11:45pm on Monday 27 October. That’s in two days!
THIS SATURDAY AT THE FOOD MARKET – GIPSY HILL BREWERY…RAINBOW TROUT…HALLOWEEN CERAMIC PAINTING FOR KIDS…
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
Competition! We’re giving away a brunch for two in La Petit Bouchée on Sunday the 9th of November. Anita Clare-Field sources much of her produce at the market and this is a way for us to say thank you and to offer our customers a unique experience.
To enter the draw, all you have to do is sign up for the newsletter at the market. If you’re already signed up, you can just sign up for the draw – so everybody’s welcome. Find the sign-up sheets on the Patchwork Farm stall. Winner will be announced on November 4th.
Haynes Lane Courtyard
Storecupboard refills, cleaning product refills, raw, vegan, salads, juices, bread, pastries, organic beauty products.
Raw / vegan / super good for you from Love Bites: Menu is coconut curry with mushrooms, kale & veg over cauliflower rice. Pepper stew with courgettes kale chilli and ginger. The three tonics. Lq gold, vitality & cacao. Maybe chocolate. Juice and very limited supply of wheatgrass & juice!
Chas & Momo: Bread, brioche, baguettes, (ludicrously good) brownies, and other baked tings.
The Grain Grocer: Storecupboard refills. BYO bag or bottle for a discount.
Neals Yard Remedies Organic: Sarina on the organic beauty and health products stall will be running a raffle tomorrow (£2 pounds for each entry). All proceeds will go to the lovely musicians from our buskers spot, who entertain us for free each week.
Antenna Car Park
Beer, fruit, veg, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, hot lunch, deli, milk, cakes, gifts, coffee, gluten free, preserves, storytelling & kids crafts.
Kids: Spooky stories & face painting with Shinta from Once Upon a Storytime.11-2pm. Ages 2.5 – 7 years. Donations welcome.
Kids: Beth from Handmade Palace with Halloween ceramic decoration painting (£2) and tile making (£5) activities to entertain your little ones (and you big kids too). 10-3pm.
Gipsy Hill Brewery: Brand new local brewery with two ales (bottled Southpaw amber ale) & another to try at the stall. They’ll also have some Late Knights ale for sale.
Boat news from ‘Le Belhara’: It’s been a windy one again this week which brings more round fish and a smaller selection of flats so expect plenty of bass, mackerel and mullets on our slab. Herring are beginning to show on the south coast for all those asking for them we may have some in the morning. The weather for this week is more of the same with gales expected to be strong out at sea. We have increased our net size to find larger bass so now available to order are 2, 3 & 4kg sea bass – not cheap but worth it!
Some of what’s on the slab: Fresh… rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, grey mullet £7.95kg, organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, Sussex Sea Bass – priced on size £16-18kg, whole plaice £7.90kg, cod fillet £16.95kg, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, Cornish hake fillet £18kg, whole fresh mackerel £7.50kg, Scottish salmon fillet £19kg, monkfish goujons £2.30/100g. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, Cornish mussels £6kg, large black tiger prawns £2 each, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g. We will have plenty of smoked and ready to eat bits too! Please remember you can place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906 by email and on Twitter @FishmongersFR.
Meat of the week: See Jayne on the Jacob’s Ladder stall for 20 per cent off organic Montague farm legs of lamb. Get some nice autumn veg in and make a lovely roast.
Lunch from Ate Street Food: We wanted to wish Steve & Hilary a very happy first birthday – it was one year ago they started trading (in our market, as it happens!).
Back to the menu… the new vegetarian slider went down well last month, so it’s back – broccoli & feta fritter served with a tomato salsa. Three choices for the vegetarians now and three for the meat lovers!
Pulled pork, pulled lamb, braised ox cheek, grilled paneer and quinoa and cannellini bean burger, plus lime, lemongrass and ginger drink. Each one has it’s own toppings & accompaniments.
Halloween gluten free / dairy free/yeast free treats from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Carrot-pistachio cake, courgette-orange cake, nutty brownie, chocolate-pear cake, blueberry-lemon loaf, banana loaf and more cakes! Savoury tarts: spinach-leek, mushrooms, mixed vegetables (vegan also available). And sundried tomatoes-olives bread.
Handmade Palace: Gifts made by local craftspeople. This week includes jewellery from £5, prints from £20, upcycled bike part sculpture from £35, crochet bags from £20. Cards & wrapping service available too.
Patchwork Farm: Produce grown in SE19 and very close by. This is wheelbarrow feet, not food miles! This week’s harvest includes Patchwork salad, chard, cavolo nero (yum) and the last of our tomatoes. Want to get involved? Join the facebook group to find out about growing, land shares and becoming a ‘Friday farmer’.
Wild Country Organics: Adrian has asked me to pass on his thanks to everyone who voted for them in the Soil Association award.
Palace Pint NEW DATE: The Palace Pint is already available at Beer Rebellion. Hop growers / Palace Pint members please come and celebrate the brew from Tuesday the 28th October from 6pm at Beer Rebellion, opposite Gipsy Hill Station. Brixton Beer will be joining us again this year and will also bring their brew. Lots of beer to be drunk please join us!
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Halloween ceramic crafts with Beth. 10-3pm
Spooky story telling and face painting with Shinta. 11-2pm
Gipsy Hill Brewery Local booze HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Reiki For a donation / trade of your choice HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Neals Yard Remedies Organic beauty products HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe
NO LIVE MUSIC AT GRAPE AND GRAIN WHEN IT BECOMES A WETHERSPOON’S
There will be NO live music at the Grape and Grain when Wetherspoon’s take it over, a spokesman for the pub chain has confirmed to News From Crystal Palace.
The spokesman said a future planning application could include some hotel rooms to Wetherspoon’s design and style and could result in more rooms than previously there.
The spokesman denied rumours that Wetherspoon’s had acquired the neighbourting Cadence cycle centre next to the pub, which stands at the top of Anerley Hill.
Wetherspoon’s acquired the pub in April in a £1.9 million deal. Chartered surveyors AG and G, who sold the pub, said then that the new landlord has the right to terminate the lease by giving notice at least a year before the break date in September 2016. Otherwise, the lease expires in December 2021.
ROCKMOUNT SCHOOL GETS GOLD AGAIN
ROCKMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL in Upper Norwood have been awarded a Gold Star by Transport for London – for the second year running.
They are among 42 schools in Croydon borough who have this year been accredited with TfL STARS awards (Sustainable Travel, Active, Responsible, Safe).
More than a quarter of Croydon schools have been recognised for tackling road safety issues and helping children travel more safely.
Singled out for special praise were two Croydon teachers, Pamela Jacques of Atwood Primary School in South Croydon, and Annette Johnson of David Livingstone Academy in Thornton Heath.
They received the school travel plan champions special recognition award.
Both schools, along with Rockmount, were also awarded gold level STARS awards.
Two schools from Croydon took silver and the remaining 37 received bronze awards, meaning the number of schools accredited has more than doubled from two years ago when Croydon had 20 schools awarded STARS status.
Cllr Kathy Bee, cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “This is a great achievement by all the schools involved.
“Being STARS accredited means a school is managing traffic and congestion, and also helping children stay fit and healthy by making it easier and safer to walk or cycle to school.
“Now our aim is to support 60 schools to achieve bronze or higher by the end of the next academic year.” (Source: Croydon council press release)
YOUR POLICE, YOUR SAY – POLICING ROADSHOW COMES TO SOUTH LONDON
The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the Metropolitan Police Service are visiting the south London boroughs of Greenwich, Croydon, Bromley and Lewisham in October, November and December.
They plan to talk about the progress made against the Police and Crime Plan and to hear local peoples’ views on policing in the capital.
Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Assistant Commissioner Helen King and local Borough Commanders will be in:
Croydon on Tuesday, 4 November at the Croydon Conference Centre in Surrey Street. Doors open at 6pm, and the event starts at 6.30pm.
Bromley on Thursday, 11 December at the Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close. Doors open at 6pm, and the event starts at 6.30pm.
Lewisham on Tuesday, 16 December at Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, Catford. Doors open at 6pm, and the event starts at 6.30pm.
Progress has been made over the last year with crime in London now falling faster than the rest of the country – down by six per cent in 2013/14. However, challenges remain and it is right to not only showcase local success stories but to continue the conversation with Londoners where further changes need to be made.
For more information, and to register for this event please visit the MOPAC website.