Apple, Cider & Beer Festival!

It is our Apple, Cider & Beer Festival this Saturday! We will be staying open right through from 9am-2pm with:
* apple pressing: bring your apples and sterilised bottles to make delicious juice
* apple bobbing!
* From 12noon: pulled pork rolls (made with Coopers Pork of course!), with homemade apple sauce in a Cornfields bun – just £3 each. Also lovely homemade veggie burgers.
* loads of extra food and craft stalls
* free beer and cider tasters with Hitchcox Cider, Lam Brewing and more

Finally, don’t forget our online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TGBVNMY. There is prize draw to win a fantastic food hamper too!

Saturday Market guest stalls:

Sandy (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) Lane Farm (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) : Fruit and vegetables – grown without chemicals.

Ally’s Kitchen – Delicious cakes & puddings

LAM Brewing – Beers brewed in Sandford

Natalie Ellett – Beautiful things from our talented local crafter

Country Bunches – Flowers from Lizie

Sew & Sew – craft by May Wylie

Statues 4 Gardens

The Face Place – Facepainting

Fudgilicious – great fudge

Volunteers wanted!

In preparation for our doors opening through the week later on in the year, we’re looking for some more volunteers to add to our brilliant team. Have a look at the volunteer page on our website to find out more about the roles. If you’re interested, or would like to know more, please get in touch: volunteer.talkingshop@gmail.com

Also, please do spread the word to friends and family who might want to get involved!

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Flowers, cakes and the chance to win a hamper!

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We had a fantastic Food Surplus Cafe on Wednesday. Around 50 people enjoyed an incredible, gourmet range of amazing salads – all made from food that would have otherwise gone to waste – and all dreamt up by the team. The nest one is on 19th October.

A very welcome new stall at the market this Saturday: Lizie of Country Bunches will be bringing her beautiful, rustic bunches of blooms from her Toot Baldon garden. They are always gorgeous and much less than you would pay in a florists.
We now have our new café lead in post – Beth McAllister has lots of fantastic experience in catering and local food and we are very lucky to have her involved. Beth is keen to get feedback and ideas on the cafe side of the project and has made a survey asking for your thoughts. You can do the survey online here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TGBVNMY. Or, if you’d prefer a printed version, there will be one coming around with the next leaflet. There is prize draw to win a fantastic food hamper!

 

Food Surplus Café next Wednesday

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At this Saturday’s market we have the usual great range of homemade sourdough bread (who liked the new leek and potato loaf?!), cakes, scones as well as brilliant local cheese, pork, fruit and veg and more.

Next Wednesday 21st September we have the Food Surplus Café here, from 1-2.30pm. It is always a great meal and a great crowd so come and join us, pay what you can, for a delicious meal made from food that would otherwise go to waste.
Don’t forget! Save your apples and your bottles ready for our very exciting Apple, Beer and Cider Festival on 1st October. And if you have any eating apples you can donate let me know as we are making Toffee Apples here the week before ready to sell on the day.

Saturday Market guest stalls:

Sandy (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) Lane Farm (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) : Fruit and vegetables – grown without chemicals.

Potter’s Pantry – Homemade jams and chutneys made with allotment produce
Mary Drage cards – Handmade cards

Spoke Shop – Sandford’s bike repair team

Café Menu:
On Fridays our café offers hot and cold drinks, great homemade cakes and scones plus a different soup each week and amazing sandwiches made using fab local ingredients.

On Saturdays our Market Café serves the best bacon and egg bap around, pastries, DIY toast, fresh coffee, teas and juice.

Available every Friday and Saturday:
* Newspapers
* Bread from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
* ‘Sandford Sourdough’ baked here in the village
* Homemade cakes and scones
* Milk from Cotteswold Dairy (http://www.cotteswold-dairy.co.uk/)
* Free range eggs from Beechwood Farm and organic eggs from FAI in Whytham
* Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
* Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
* Great English cheeses
* Lovely yoghurt and butter
* SESI refill washing-up and laundry liquid
* Local beers
* Selection of wines from the Oxford Wine Company
* Our full corner shop range of basic goods (everything from beans to biscuits!)

Change of the season

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As the leaves start to fall and the mornings get chillier it feels right to look ahead to the autumn. The apple day market has become a fantastic annual event here in Sandford. This year on Saturday 1st October we are turning it into an Apple, Beer & Cider Festival which will run through til 2pm! There will be pulled pork rolls with apple sauce (using meat kindly donated by Coopers) as well as tasty homemade veggie burgers. We will have apple bobbing and beer and cider tastings from local producers. We will also of course be providing the opportunity for everyone to have a go at pressing apples into delicious juice. If you have apples start saving them now and start saving your glass or plastic bottles too (glass is good if you want to pasteurise your juice; plastic if you want to freeze it).
This week at the market Sandford’s own Sourdough baker-in-residence, Robert Rodrigues, is giving us a new speciality loaf to reflect the change in the seasons. Out goes Honey & Lavender (although still available if you pre-order) and in comes a Leek and Potato loaf. Robert says it goes brilliantly with soup. There will be tasters so make sure to pop by the general stall to try.

Saturday Market guest stalls:

The Clays Market Garden: Fruit and vegetables – grown without chemicals.

Ally’s Kitchen – Delicious cakes & puddings

Make. Do. Mend. (http://www.mariaskoyles.co.uk) – Clothing repair service
Porch Preserves – Jams and chutneys

Café Menu:
On Fridays our café offers hot and cold drinks, great homemade cakes and scones plus a different soup each week and amazing sandwiches made using fab local ingredients.

On Saturdays our Market Café serves the best bacon and egg bap around, pastries, DIY toast, fresh coffee, teas and juice.
Available every Friday and Saturday:
* Newspapers
* Bread from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
* ‘Sandford Sourdough’ baked here in the village
* Homemade cakes and scones
* Milk from Cotteswold Dairy (http://www.cotteswold-dairy.co.uk/)
* Free range eggs from Beechwood Farm and organic eggs from FAI in Whytham
* Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
* Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
* Great English cheeses
* Lovely yoghurt and butter
* SESI refill washing-up and laundry liquid
* Local beers
* Selection of wines from the Oxford Wine Company
* Our full corner shop range of basic goods (everything from beans to biscuits!)

Open today, lovely market tomorrow

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We are back open today, from 9.30am right through to 4.30pm. Great sandwiches, homemade soup (today’s is Courgette, Potato and Cheddar) and some very tempting looking Chocolate Muffins baked right here on the premises.

Tomorrow’s market has all the usual range of great local food plus our corner shop stock (everything from beans to biscuits!) and the wonderful Ally’s Kitchen is back again with her ever-changing and ever-super cakes, brownies and puds. Don’t miss out.

Saturday Market guest stalls:

Sandy (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) Lane Farm (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) : Fruit and vegetables – grown without chemicals.

Ally’s Kitchen – Delicious cakes & puddings

Café Menu:
On Fridays our café offers hot and cold drinks, great homemade cakes and scones plus a different soup each week and amazing sandwiches made using fab local ingredients.

On Saturdays our Market Café serves the best bacon and egg bap around, pastries, DIY toast, fresh coffee, teas and juice.

Available every Friday and Saturday:
* Newspapers
* Bread from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
* ‘Sandford Sourdough’ baked here in the village
* Homemade cakes and scones
* Milk from Cotteswold Dairy (http://www.cotteswold-dairy.co.uk/)
* Free range eggs from Beechwood Farm and organic eggs from FAI in Whytham
* Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
* Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
* Great English cheeses
* Lovely yoghurt and butter
* SESI refill washing-up and laundry liquid
* Local beers
* Selection of wines from the Oxford Wine Company
* Our full corner shop range of basic goods (everything from beans to biscuits!)

Closed this Friday, Open on Saturday

spoke-shop-may-2014We are very sorry but the shop and café will be closed this Friday 26th August due to staff holiday. Fear not though, the Friday café will be back open again as usual with great homemade sandwiches, soups, cakes and more next Friday, 3rd September, 9.30am-4.30pm.

The market will be open as usual on Saturday, 9am-12noon. You can get your bike fixed, try one of Ally’s wonderful cakes or puds, stock up on delicious local food and enjoy breakfast in our ever popular market café. In particular, for anyone that has not tried our Sandford Sourdough bread look out for a new £3 loaf this week. Our garden by the village green is particularly lovely right now so make sure to have a wander round and maybe even take your morning coffee under the shade of the big trees.

Saturday Market guest stalls:

The Clays Market Garden: Fruit and vegetables – grown without chemicals.

Ally’s Kitchen – Delicious cakes & puddings

Spoke Shop – Sandford’s bike repair team

Banana ice cream and lavender bread

honey etcThere was yet another delicious Food Surplus Café here this Wednesday. If you missed it the next one is on 21st September (and every 3rd Wednesday of the month).

Tomorrow’s weather forecast may promise rain but we promise to give you a taste of sunshine with our one ingredient banana ice cream (the one ingredient is bananas!). Come and try it in our Friday Cafe (9.30am – 4.30pm) and find out how to make it here (http://www.oneingredientchef.com/one-ingredient-ice-cream/) .

Then on Saturday we have the usual great range of brilliant local food and drink at the Saturday market – including the Lavender and Honey bread that proved so popular last week from Sandford’s own sourdough baker, Robert Rodriguez. We will also have our fantastic resident baker, Anne Pitson, joining us on a stall with a selection of sweet treats baked on site here today. Choose from blueberry muffins, lemon drizzle and madeira cake!

Saturday Market guest stalls:

Sandy (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) Lane Farm (http://www.sandylanefarm.net/) : Fruit and vegetables – grown without chemicals

Anne’s Cakes: Homemade cakes including blueberry muffins, lemon drizzle and madeira cake

Potter’s Pantry – Homemade jams and chutneys made with allotment produce

Threads and Stitches – Hand crafted lampshades and pillows