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Food & Drink

Fox to reopen this week

06 March 2024

The Fox is due to re-open on Friday 8th March after a closure lasting exactly one week. The new operators run two north London pubs, the Victoria Stakes in Hornsey and the Gipsy Queen in Kentish Town.

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Firs Farm Community Hub gets off to a busy start

23 February 2024

The long awaited Community Hub at Firs Farm opened its doors to the public for the first time on Friday morning, providing food, drink and a warm welcome for visitors to this attractive and family-friendly area of grassland, trees, hedgerows and by now well established wetlands.

Refurbished pub commemorates Palmers Green Triangle's much missed tree

05 July 2023

A 'grand launch party' this Friday, Saturday and Sunday featuring live Irish music will celebrate the reopening of one of Palmers Green's few pubs, now renamed in memory of a much missed local tree.

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Hop along to PG's latest pop-up

20 June 2023

Following a 'soft launch' last weekend, Muswell Hillbilly Brewery will have the official opening of their Palmers Green pop-up taproom this Friday at 5pm, when DJ Eric will be in charge of the music

Muswell Hillbillies moving in

07 June 2023

Muswell Hillbillies will be moving into PG in June and July, bringing with them their home-brewed liquor and squatting in a brightly painted building just off Green Lanes

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Off to market with the Family Bike Club

10 May 2023

As has been the case on second Sundays for a good few years, on 14th May the Food Gatherer will be running a farmers' market at Forty Hall Farm. But a novelty this month will be a new climate-friendly and family-friendly way of getting there. The Family Bike Club is organising a ride up to Forty Hall from their base next to Enfield Chase Station, using a quiet low-traffic route and led by a highly experienced cycling instructor and cycle ride marshal.

Come to the aid of Enfield's special vineyard

19 April 2023

After three bad harvests in a row, caused by disease and poor weather, the award-winning and previously successful Forty Hall Vineyard is in trouble and has launched a fundraising appeal. It 'cannot survive another year without monetary support' and needs to raise £85,000 to pay for equipment and resources to protect its vines from disease.

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Yasar Halim fined for persistent hygiene and pest control breaches

29 March 2023

Yasar Halim Supermarket and its owner have been fined a total of £74,000 for breaching hygiene, pest control and contamination regulations.

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Cooking course for teenagers starting this month

01 March 2023

The charity Cooking Champions is launching a 12-week cooking course for teenagers, starting on 15th March and described as perfect for anyone who wishes to find out about a range of different cuisines.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2023

22 February 2023

Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 27th February to 12th March. In Enfield, the annual campaign will be launched by the Mayor, Cllr Doris Jiagge, at the Co-op Food Store in Lancaster Road, where there will be a raffle held in support of several charities. So what is Fairtrade? Bill Linton explains.

The Fox: Offering a warm Irish welcome from January?

30 November 2022

Notices displayed in the windows of the Fox on Wednesday, announcing its reopening in January as part of the Akw Pubs/Whelan's chain and advertising for staff, had disappeared by 4pm.

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Christmas cooking sessions with Cooking Champions

17 November 2022

A chance for some hands-on Christmas cooking lessons at Cooking Champions' brand new kitchen in Ponders End. Suitable for kids and adults. Profits help fund Cooking Champions' invaluable work to feed the hungry.

Distilling sixty years of civic engagement

21 October 2022

Sixty years ago a society was set up with the aim of preventing the demolition of some Georgian houses on Southgate Green. Houses and society are both still in existence, and a specially commissioned artisan gin, named after a famous local tree, has been created to celebrate the anniversary.

Coming to the rescue: The Cooking Champions Community Kitchen

07 September 2022

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money for a community kitchen designed to alleviate the cost-of-living crisis. It will allow Enfield residents to cook meals using ingredients, equipment and advice provided for free.

Summer delights in the park

13 April 2022

The Friends of Broomfield Park are creating another summer to remember with a kaleidoscope of events featuring music, theatre, family events, a food festival and much more - something for everyone. Broomfield Summer Festival runs from June to September, using the 'Broomfield Bowl' - a former bowling green repurposed for live outdoor events.

A special menu to help Ukrainians

08 March 2022

Cooking Champions are raising money for Ukraine through a special Ukrainian menu on Friday 11th March. Available at the cafe in St Peter's Grange Park (9am to 2.30pm), by takeaway or at a special fundraising event in the evening, also at St Peter's.

Playing (and paying) fair at the shops

14 February 2022

This year's Fairtrade Fortnight starts on 21st February. Bill Linton explains what it's all about.

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Back next week - cooking lessons for kids

05 January 2022

Cooking Champions cooking lessons for kids (8-11 and 12-15) restart next week in Grange Park.

Cooking lessons for kids, taught by champs

28 September 2021

A new series of cooking lessons for kids starts next month in Grange Park, taught by the amazing local community interest company Cooking Champions. Students will learn how to prepare a range of different foods and dishes while picking up cooking skills that they can use more widely.

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Core Blimey! Ten years of Forty Hall Farm Orchard

23 September 2021

Val Dyer from the Forty Hall Farm Orchard volunteers' group invites readers to help celebrate the orchard's tenth anniversary at its Apple Day on 10th October.

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