This month Sandford’s Saturday Market and Cafe is two years old. It’s been a fantastic time and the future is looking really good. The project is a great success in bringing people together over great local produce: we get over 100 people through the door in just 3 hours most Saturdays, volunteers give 80 hours a week to run things and we have built a brilliant network of local suppliers.

Come and join us for a bit of a party this Saturday. Bring your friends. We’ll have all of our usual delicacies and the cafe, plus some new stuff:

  • Salami and chorizo from The Cotswold Curer for sale on the General Stall
  • Brightwell Bees Meet Viv and find out more about their incredible bees
  • Decorate our Birthday cake Kids, pick a colour and help to build our huge cake of cakes
  • Smoothie Bike Everyone, pedal yourself a delicious start to the day
  • Wall of Hands Add your print to the Market’s Birthday card  


a Pig Roast 

Mark and Jane Cooper will be out the front with their delicious meat to sell and with a pig roast ready to feast on from 11am.

Worth noting that they did a pig roast for international chefs at Le Manoir on Monday 22nd April..

A note about it from Jane

“Raymond Blanc welcomed the Relais & Chateaux Grands Chefs as well as Visit Britain, The Sustainable Restaurant Association, various international journalists and media to celebrate British produce by holding a ‘Farmers Market’ at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.  We were invited to be a part of the celebration and showcase our Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs by doing a pig roast for the informal walking lunch. We were delighted to be involved alongside many larger producers; the pig roast was photographed, tasted and enjoyed by about 200 chefs and guests.”

Don’t miss out!! Remember you can pre-order meat as usual. Orders to Jane for pork asap – Tel 01865 340935 / Email and to Roly and Camilla for lamb (as soon as you can and definitely before Thursday) – Tel 07776 393072 / Email

OFS Free Range Chickens 
We’ll have some whole free range chickens from The Old Farm Shop’s Harwell farm this weekend. They are fresh this week (alternate weeks fresh / frozen). Do pre-order through us on this email if you know you want one (£10 for a delicious 2.2kg). 

Chillies 2 U 
Ian Paxton is with us again with his chillies, chilli oils and sauces. Stock up!