Friday, 23 October 2009



Now BAFTA have recieved a nomination for an award.... The weirdest vegetable competition at the Croydon eco veggie fayre - this is BAFTA's entry - think you can do better than this ? Bring yours along on Sunday Nov 1st at Fairfield Halls Croydon

The Sunflower Squash

Only BAFTA could come up with something so stylish - we were expecting lots and lots of 3 legged carrots and tomatoes with protruberances.

This is a pleasant and colourful surprise entry to the competition and goes straight into the lead.

If you have something equally or even more outstanding then drop it off at Surrey Street fruit and Veg Market's Stand at Fairfield Halls on Sunday Nov 1st . Don't forget to attach your contact details.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

World Cancer Research Fund International

WCRF International Research; Expert Report; Report recommendations

5 a day mixed fruit and veg
Eat more of a variety of vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, and pulses such as beans.
Evidence shows that vegetables, fruits and other foods containing dietary fibre (such as wholegrains and pulses) may protect against a range of cancers including mouth, stomach and bowel cancer. They also help to protect against weight gain and obesity.

As well as eating your 5 A DAY, try to include wholegrains (e.g. brown rice, wholemeal bread and pasta) and/or pulses with every meal.

Sugary drinks, such as colas and fruit squashes can also contribute to weight gain. Fruit juices, even without added sugar, are likely to have a similar effect, so try not to drink them in large quantities. Try to eat lower energy-dense foods such as vegetables, fruits and wholegrains instead. Opt for water or unsweetened tea or coffee in place of sugary drinks.

meat red meats
Limit consumption of red meats (such as beef, pork and lamb) and avoid processed meats.
There is strong evidence that red and processed meats are causes of bowel cancer, and that there is no amount of processed meat that can be confidently shown not to increase risk.

Aim to limit intake of red meat to less than 500g cooked weight (about 700-750g raw weight) a week. Try to avoid processed meats such as bacon, ham, salami, corned beef and some sausages.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Find Fairfield Halls - 1st Nov Fayre

Find Fairfield

Here's how to get to Fairfield halls directions to Fairfield Halls by Train, by Bus, By road and of course a map on how to find Fairfield Halls

see you on the 1st November!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Too Few Americans Eating Their Fruit And Veg, CDC Report

87 % of American High School Students admit they eat less than 3 portions of fruit and vegetables per day. 68% say they eat less than 2 portions per day proking fears that avoidable chronic diseases such as Diabetes, heart disease and cancers will continue to rise as a new generation of McDonald/KFC/Pizza Hut customers follow in their parents footsteps towards ill health.

Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "These kids are setting themselves up for a host of painful preventable diseases in later life and huge problems for Government who will have to juggle the economic implications of a sick nation"

Yvonne will be targetting London's youngsters and their parents at The Croydon Eco Veggie Fayre on 1st Novemberat fairfield Halls. There will be 5 a day t-shirts, bags and 5 a day sticker charts to be won.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Top Tips - 5 A DAY

Top Tips - 5 A DAY

Just waiting on the 5 a Day Day Big Sunday Lunch menu from Fairfield Halls in Croydon for the launch of our 5 a Day day Campaign .

Watch this space.

The Green Dragon Pub has also agreed to put on a special 5 a Day Menu

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sky Vegetables For Croydon ?

Sky Vegetables - The Sky is the Limit!

Could this work in Croydon? There's no doubt we have more than our fair  share of rooftops, they  call Croydon a mini manhatten - would it work, could it work?

This guy's concepts sound solid talking up his environmentally friendly water preserving methods to grow foods that we all need more of.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Attack of the5 a Day Day Veg

The 5 a Day vegetables strike again in the heart of Croydon in Croydon's busy Whitgift Shopping Centre as part of the National Family Learning week activities. The 2 Carrots and helpers from helped children to make fruit kebabs with 5 different portions of fruit on. Croydon Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston was on hand to give advice about helping kids to eat more fruit and vegetables and how by eating more fruit and veg you can help to avoid being one of Croydon's thousands of Diabetics or residents dying unnaturally early of heart disease and stroke. The vegetables will also be appearing at Fairfield Halls on Sunday 1st November for the Launch of the 5 a Day Day campaign

YASUS AFARI in Croydon


Rastafarian poet Yasus Afari to appear in Croydon in supportof the 5 a Day Day Campaign and festival on sunday 1st nov

There will also be a 5 a Day Day peotry competition

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Munch Less Meat

Munch Less Meat

Still not quite there yet and the links don't all work but the Munch Less Meat website is finally up! London Sustainability leader Chantal Cooke from Passion for the Planet Radio had the rug pulled from under her feet after months of planning was made superflous by Sir Paul McCartney's mega launch of Meat Free Mondays.

Chantal has now launched her campaign as Munch Less Meat and she'll be at the Eco Veggie Fayre in Croydon explaining what it's all about.

Meanwhile Vegan MoFo 2009 launches today, a blogtastic affair co-ordinating over 350 blogs featuring delicious 5 a Day Day dishes originally started by PPK