GOOD TASTE CHEESE PUNS / HERE’S THE BUZZ ON THE FOOD MARKET – BEES, CHOCOLATE….AND A GLIMMER OF CHRISTMAS / SCRAP METAL DEALER JAILED FOR 15 MONTHS
GOOD TASTE CHEESE PUNS
GOOD TASTE on Westow Hill are putting some very cheesy jokes on their notice board.
Lines from films and songs include ‘I feel the need – the need for cheese’ (Top Gun) and the Phil Collins hit ‘I can feel it coming in Gruyere tonight’.
Tweet yours to @GoodTasteFood.
FLASHBACK TO MAY 2013, opening day of the new food market at Haynes Lane.
One of the stallholders was Mootown cheese (as in Tamla Mootown) (Leicesterme, Leicesteryou, Leicesterday?).
*Other items on the (Tamla) Mootown label: I was made to Gloucester (also by Stevie Wonder); Let’s get Stilton by Marvin Gaye; I’ll say Forcheddar my love (Jimmy Ruffin);
And on other labels: Churn to Stone by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra); It don’t come cheesy by Ringo Starr and the Three Degrees classic Wensleydale see you again (on the Philadelphia label – honest). News From Crystal Palace May 2013.
To which can now be added Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Cheesers ‘Gouda get you into my life….’
HERE’S THE BUZZ ON THE FOOD MARKET – BEES, CHOCOLATE….AND A GLIMMER OF CHRISTMAS
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
Food bank update: Collectively, we’ve donated approximately 350 meals to our local food bank. Thanks everyone!
Haynes Lane Courtyard
Veg, fruit, eggs, storecupboard refills, cleaning product refills, raw, vegan, salads, juices, bread, pastries, organic beauty products & CP calendar.
Brambletye has moved to the courtyard: Need your fix of apple juice, eggs or veg? Find Brambletye in the courtyard, next to Chas’s bread, The Grain Grocer’s storecupboard refills, and Love Bites and their organic vegan soup, salad, juices & munchies .
The Unofficial Crystal Palace Calendar: Funny stories, a certain famous lost cat, local faces… the palace calendar for palace people. Available here!
Raw/vegan/super good for you from Love Bites: Kale and sprouted lentil soup, tonics, elixirs, wheatgrass shots and fresh 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. Check out their superfoods – Raw Cacao, Maca Root, Bee Pollen, Chia, Turmeric & plenty more – ask in store. Stock up in the breakfast corner – its time for wintery porridge oats + gluten free options like ‘chia buckwheat porridge’ or our famous ‘Raw Granola. We have loads of spices + loose teas like chamomile, green, rooibos & chai. Not forgetting Bread Bread’s organic loaves.
Neals Yard Remedies Organic: Beauty products, gift sets and advice from Sarina.
Antenna Car Park
Local honey, fruit, veg, fish, meat, cheese, eggs, hot lunch, deli, milk, cakes, gifts, coffee, gluten free, preserves, story telling.
Kids: Come along to a feast of tales from The Man from Story Mountain. With storytelling clients including The Barbican Children’s Library, The British Museum and Glastonbury Festival, you will be enchanted by the tales you hear. First story starts 11am, then on the hour, last story starts 2pm. £1 per child.
Lunch from Makasan: Malaysian beef rendang, Malaysian vegetarian nasi lemak, Vietnamese grilled pork patties, Vietnamese chicken skewers.
Local honey for sale: Beekeeper Kirsty says “Mark & I are both with the Croydon Beekeepers. Mark’s bees are on a big allotment in Thornton Heath, my lot are on Heaver’s Meadow round the back of Selhurst Park football stadium. These are both typical London sites: the bees will have spent spring/summer foraging mainly on the plants in the allotments; mine have also got Selhurst Park railway depot (which is unexpectedly leafy) and the railway embankments along with a little strip of water meadow, they love wild flowers (aka weeds) like brambles, dandelions, clover, rosebay willowherb etc and also blossom from trees (lime, horse chestnut, apple); plus they’ll have visited any nearby gardens that were tempting enough to make it worth the journey. So the honey’s a proper mix of south London forage, usually from within a 1.5km radius of the hives (they can fly further, but only if they have to or if it’s really worth their while). Last year was really bad for the bees (it just rained constantly) but this year’s been very good, lots of sun & good growing conditions, they’ve done well.”
Gluten free/dairy free/yeast free from Elvira’s Secret Pantry: Cakes: courgette-orange, pumpkin-chocolate, nutty brownie, blueberry loaf, banana loaf. Savoury tarts: tomatoes-olives, spinach-leek, mixed vegetables, mushrooms. Vegetable soup and specialty bread loaves. Vegan options also available.
Fish: Dan says “It’s been an unsettled week this week but after changing the net ring size on the nets we are getting some real large sea bass and cod, which is great but this does mean we do not have many of the smaller normal size bass you would normally see. Another larger local boat still has quota for plaice so there will be a few lovely large plaice available. Please view this link for more on how the quota system is – not fair for us small boats.”
On the slab: Fresh… local squid £1.80/100g, organic salmon fillet £4 steaks, sushi quality tuna loin £3.20/100g, local whole plaice **Short supply** £9kg, rainbow trout cleaned £3.75 each, Eastbourne cod fillet £15.95kg, sea bass fillets £3.50 each or 3 for £10, Cornish hake fillet £18kg, whole fresh mackerel £7.50kg, Scottish salmon fillet £19kg, monkfish goujons £2.30/100g, fresh Sussex squid £16.95kg, cod cheeks £1.30/100g. Shellfish… Cornish rock oysters £1.20 each or 6 for £7, fresh cut scallops £3.90/100g, Colchester oysters £1.25 each, 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 including dressed crabs and lovely whole crabs. Place an order or make a special request by phone on 01342 822906 by email and on Twitter @FishmongersFR.
Meat of the week: 20 per centof organic bangers for the bonfire (or cook them indoors and pretend!). Don’t forget their burgers for lunch too.
Handmade pasta from Pastificio Mansi: This week Manu’s making gluten free Gorgonzola and pear, goat’s cheese & beetroot, tortelloni Verdi, pumpkin & amaretti ravioli.
Cake parade from Brett & Bailey: Joe says “This Saturday’s B&B stall will combine two of our very favourite things – chocolate, and a glimmer of Christmas. Not only will we have the return of our chocolate clementine cake, but we’ll also have our spiced pear and chocolate cake, mocha cheesecake, our fine dark chocolate brownies, and our incredibly indulgent peanut butter bars with thick milk chocolate ganache. You’ll also get to be among the first to get your hands on a luxury B&B Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, or enjoy a nibble on one of our delectable stollen swirls. Elsewhere we’ll have cranberry, clementine and white chocolate cookies, double carrot cake, plum crumble cake, our GF five lemon cake, pumpkin pecan pie, apple and salted caramel cake, and stacks of sticky buns. We’ll also have our tempting range of handmade jams. Treating yourself has never been easier. 😉 Xx”
Preserves from Bickertons: As well as all their rubs, preserves and ridiculously tasty nuts, this week features three named chilli oils: Habanero, Chipotle & De Arbol all in 250 ml bottles.
Handmade Palace are having a Crystal Palace Subway exhibition and sale. You will also find jewellery, scented soap, ceramics, notebooks, dream catchers, upcycled bike parts sculpture and a huge range of greetings cards!
Brambletye has moved to the courtyard: Need your fix of apple juice, eggs or veg? Find Brambletye in the courtyard, next to Chas’s bread, The Grain Grocer’s storecupboard refills, Love Bites and their organic vegan soup, salad, juices & munchies and Late Knights’s booze this week.
Patchwork Farm: Loads and loads of apples this week – donated from the Secret Garden Centre. Produce grown in SE19 and very close by. This is wheelbarrow feet, not food miles! Want to get involved? Join the facebook group to find out about growing, land shares and becoming a ‘Friday Farmer’.
The market has been invited to sit on the board of the Lambeth Food Network (even though we’re technically in Croydon!) and we attended our first meeting earlier this week. It’s an exciting initiative to help Lambeth source its food more sustainably as a borough and to support local food businesses in every way it can. Next Thursday, the 13th November, they are running a FREE Food Business Networking Event at 5.30 in Lambeth Town Hall – Assembly Hall. Speakers will talk about business planning, sustainable sourcing and food waste, and existing food entrepreneurs will share the realities of running a food business. There will also be an opportunity to sign up as a food sector volunteer mentor. Food and entertainment will be provided and they’ll be lots of opportunity to network.
Next week: Want to learn about foraging? Wondering what lacto-fermentation is? Come along to meet Annie Levy and Chris Phyto and all shall be revealed!
Local event: Upcycled Christmas wreath making workshop with Untapped. All abilities welcome! If you bought a workshop as your gift for donating to crowd funding last year you are entitled to come for free or of course do come along to a session for the bargain price of £15. Mondays 10th, 17th, 24th of Nov and 1st and 8th Dec. 7.30pm-9pm. To book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Man from Story Mountain Story telling for kids & big kids
Local Honey Available on the Patchwork Farm stall
Unofficial Crystal Palace Calendar Featuring Seymour + lots of other local stories
Neals Yard Organic Remedies Beauty products HAYNES LANE COURTYARD
Handmade Palace Locally made arts & crafts
Buskers Paradise Live music in the market thanks to Steve Broe
SCRAP METAL DEALER JAILED FOR 15 MONTHS
A scrap metal dealer from Croydon has been jailed for 15 months for taking in stolen metal at his scrap yard, including stolen crematorium plaques that he then went on to cut up into small pieces in an attempt to disguise them.
He was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment for possession of stolen memorial plaques; three months imprisonment (each) for possession of a stolen bronze dragon statue, possession of a stolen statue of Christ and for disguising criminal property (cutting up memorial plaques) all to be served concurrently.
He was also sentenced to three months imprisonment for attempting to receive stolen goods (UK Power Network cable), which is to be served consecutively.