FOOD MARKET IS GROWING!….SECOND EDIBLE BUS STOP ON THE 322 ROUTE(or: Never mind the bollards)….HEALTH AND LEISURE CENTRE OPENING DATE POSTPONED
Come and hang on with us on the longest day of the year – new season summer fruit & veg, kids activities, live music & gramophone records, fresh flowers, face painting, guest Lebanese cake stall, stone baked pizza for lunch, lots of preserves, sugar free choccies, new tea stall and munch more.
The market is growing! Check out our additional site in the Haynes Lane market courtyard – the Grain Grocer will be there every week, plus you can sit at this lovely little hub, grab a coffee and a little cakey treat.
Kids: Brooke from Little Supernovas with her special brand of action adventure storytelling for kids. 11:15-11:45. £1 per child.
FIFA World Cup Panini sticker swap table: from 10-11:30am.
Recipes: Lovely summery salads – great with a BBQ.
(Haynes Lane courtyard) Guest cakes from Maya Bakery: strawberry & rosewater vegan cupcakes; orange blossom & apricot leather vegan cupcakes, gluten free almond cake with raspberries & white chocolate buttercream; gluten free coconut squares with white chocolate ganache & orange blossom pistachios; vegan pistachio & baklava slices; gluten free chocolate, peanut & salted caramel flapjacks. Hope that sounds tempting enough!
(Haynes Lane courtyard) Store cupboard refills from the Grain Grocer: Visit Wade & Tara in their new spot.
(Haynes Lane courtyard) Coffee from Antenna Cafe’s new stall.
Hot lunch from Forno Viaggante: Stone baked pizza, made fresh to order.
Potions, pickles & preserves from Heaven Preserve Us: Anita-Clare & Caro are back and they promise they’ve made more jerk marinade! Also this week, chilli jam, Thai marinade for fish & chicken, fiery harissa, chilli pickle, BBQ Sauce, quick fig chutney, house vinaigrette; limeade; strawberry & amaretto jam; strawberry, Pimms & lime jam, orange, ginger & whisky marmalade, lemon, ginger & whisky marmalade.
Flowers: Sunny blooms from Claraflora.
Meat of the week: 20 pc off gluten free pork sausages.
Patchwork Farm: Locally grown salads, herbs and Imogen’s lovely jams & chutneys.
Gluten free from Owl Kitchen: sugar free beetroot cake, vegan lemon cake, chocolate caramel shortcake, sausage rolls, mini cheese & onion quiches, sugar free banana cake, etc
Kathy’s Herbs: Organic herbal teas, with a focus on health giving properties.
Chrissi’s Raw Chocolates: We welcome Chrissi back with her healthy chocs.
Fish: Fresh… rainbow trout cleaned £3.50 each, organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for a tenner, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, swordfish steaks £2.60/100g, whole lemon sole £14.50kg, whole sea bass medium £15kg, whole sea bream £12.50kg, whole plaice £6.95kg, halibut fillet £2.50/100g, hake fillet £17kg, Dover sole £25kg, monkfish goujons £2.50/100g. Super Seasonal… wild Scottish sea trout £9lb, UK squid £1.90/100g, samphire grass £1.30/100g, Sussex pot caught lobster £11.50lb, crab claws £5lb. Smoked… naturally smoked haddock £16.95kg, oak roasted kiln smoked salmon £2.50/100g, cold smoked sliced salmon £3.50/100g, Manx kippers £1.50 each, whole smoked mackerel £5 each, smoked mackerel fillets £3.50 per pack. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.25 each or 6 for £7, Cornish mussels £6kg, large tiger prawns £2.25 each or 5 for a tenner, small tiger prawns £2.20/100g, Shetland Isle scallops £3.60/100g, dressed crabs £6.50 each or 2 for £12.
Handmade Palace: Loads of great locally made presents, ranging in price from pocket money upwards.
Two new stalls next week: organic baby food and raw/vegan goodies, plus the Overground Festival comes to town.
West Norwood Food bank collection: every week at the market. This is their shopping list – which changes every so often.
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SECOND EDIBLE BUS STOP ON THE 322 ROUTE (or: Never mind the bollards)
A bus route of ‘edible bus stops’ is taking shape as a second edible garden opens on a neglected patch of land in south London.
The Native Edibles and Wild Flower Community Garden in West Norwood is the second such garden to open along the route of the 322 bus – dubbed the ‘Edible Bus Route’.
The garden’s hard landscaping was funded by Lambeth Council and the Mayor of London’s Pocket Park scheme. It is being launched with a community planting day on Saturday June 7th 11am – 2pm attended by celebrity gardener Chris Collins. It will showcase Native and Wild flower planting as funded by Kew Garden’s ‘Grow Wild’ programme.
Makeala Gilchrist, a founding member of the Edible Bus Stop project, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our second landscaped garden. With another starting to plant in Crystal Palace, we’re now well on our way to achieving an Edible Bus Route right through Lambeth.
“At The Edible Bus Stop we believe in the power of green over grey to transform how a neighbourhood looks and feels and to enable community cohesion and pride.”
“Neighbours get to know each other while planting, sharing skills or a smile and everyone can enjoy watching the garden grow.”
“We are told we are an inspiration to many other groups around the country and abroad. Our success relies not only our tenacity and creative skills as a project team, but also the dedication of volunteer gardeners who tend the gardens. We’re always looking for more of them! We’ve also been very fortunate that we started life in Lambeth, as the council have been very proactive in helping us make it happen.”
The first Edible Bus Stop was founded in March 2011 and has proved hugely popular with local residents since it was re-landscaped and opened in May 2013. The project also has a young garden at Crystal Palace bus station – the end of the 322 bus route.
The West Norwood garden is also known as the ‘Hoopla’ Garden. Designed by Edible Bus Stop’s Creative Director, Will Sandy, a series of circular planting rings are laid over existing bollards resembling a game of hoopla. The stone plaque marking the site whimsically announces “Never mind the bollards, here The Edible Bus Stop’s Native Edibles and Wild Flower Community Garden”
HEALTH AND LEISURE CENTRE OPENING DATE POSTPONED
Lambeth council have expressed their disappointment that the opening of the new West Norwood Health and Leisure Centre has been postponed.
“The new building will of course be home not just to a brand new swimming pool, gym and other leisure facilities but also to a range of dental and health services.
“The developers have nearly completed commissioning and testing all the various specialist systems and equipment to ensure the centre is safe and everything works as it should – all of which has taken longer than planned.
“We know how much people in West Norwood are looking forward to using the new centre and promise that it will be open as soon as possible.”
For further information about membership, please go to the GLL website http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/west-norwood-health-and-leisure-centre