This Saturdayyohurts is our bumper Harvest Market – just look at all those stalls! There’ll be loads of free tasters – and feedback forms so you can tell us what you like, what you don’t like and what you’d like to see in the shop. Fill in the form and you will be entered into our free prize draw – there’s a £50 cash prize or hamper of local goodies up for grabs!

It is really important for the future of the market, café and shop that we have a good sense of what people want to be able to buy so do please take the time over a cuppa to fill in the feedback form. For a chance to win a prize it has to be handed in at the market – and the winner of the draw will be announced at 11.45am. Pick up your form (and info about becoming a member of Talking Shop) at the stall in the entrance.

There’s also some changes on our own stall this week. Bibijis curry sauces are back by popular demand – remember them? And we have two new egg suppliers. FAI ( are part organic farm, part world-class research unit – their hens live under trees in Whytham Woods and are so healthy they need no antibiotics – a rarity in egg production. Beechwood Eggs ( are a great price at £1.25 per box and come from their farm near Newbury where the hens are able to roam from dawn to dusk in pasture and natural woodland.

Have a look below for what else we have on offer at this week’s market – including those wonderful Ashtrees vegetables. See you on Saturday!

This week’s guest stalls:

Ashtrees Farm – Great tasting, well priced locally grown veg. New this week: the first of the celeriac – a root vegetable with a taste like celery, its delicious roasted or in soups and stew
SESI Refills – Refill your washing-up liquid bottle, your pasta container and more from this fantastic refill service. They supply fairtrade, organic and locally made products at competitive prices from bulk, to scales, to people’s own containers thereby cutting packaging and food waste
Woodlands Yoghurts – David is making the journey across the Cotswolds to join us
Homemade Tastes – Spinach & feta pie, Beef moussaka, Stuffed vegetables and more!
Steppin’ Stones – jams and chutneys made with fruit from the charity’s allotments and orchards. Apple Sauce too this week – perfect with Roast Coopers Pork.
Potter’s Pantry – Christina’s jams and chutneys and (first time this week) her amazing mini cheesecakes
Honor’s Cakes – Find them on our general stall. Raising money for Cystic Fibrosis
Natalie Ellet – A variety of handmade
cards, gifts, framed pictures and decorations
Make. Do. Mend. – Maria needs to leave at 11:30am, so come and collect/ bring sewing jobs down early so you don’t miss her
Spoke Shop – Bike repairs by our own skilled volunteers
Available every week:

* NEW! Free range eggs from Beechwood Farm near Newbury and organic eggs from FAI in Whytham
* BACK AGAIN! Remember Bibijis curry sauces? We’ve got them back!
* Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
* Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
* Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
* Great English cheeses and local butter
* Newspapers


Dates for the diary

Public Meeting, Oct 15th, 7.30pm

At Talking Shop, the Village Hall, Sandford-on-Thames, OX4 4YN. With great nibbles & drinks.

Updates on the past year, all the news about the year ahead and a chance to find out how you can join Talking Shop and why your membership will be so important.

Table Tennis

Every Tuesday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm in the main hall at the village hall. £3.00 entry fee per person per session; bats and balls will be provided. The sessions​ are​ led by Talking Shop volunteers​ and ​all profits go to the project.​

​Talking Lunch

​First Wednesday of every month. To find out more and to book yourself in, get in touch with Elaine on 01865 395771 / at the village hall, ​from ​12.30​ for a delicious two course lunch and a great opportunity to meet some new people.

​It’s £6.50 for a great two course lunch with tea and coffee if you’re not a member or £5 for members (plus £5 annual membership fee).

Booking essential so ​the team know how many to feed!