Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Market last week and made it such a success. All 100 of our feedback forms were snapped up, much lovely food was tasted and we now have loads of really helpful info about what people would like to see in the shop. I’m now talking to our suppliers and guest stalls – old and new – about how we can adapt what we offer at the market to reflect this feedback. Watch this space for updates on when SESI Refills will start, a wider range of meat and more!

There’s a NEW STALL at this week’ market. Simply Foods to Go are a Filipino family from Witney who have brought the flavoursome fare of their homeland to Oxfordshire. Empanadas with fillings such as Spicy Beef, Roast Pork, Chicken Curry, and Spinach-Ricotta-Mushroom as well as Steamed Dumplings and Steamed Buns await.

We have Ally’s Kitchen back with old favourites such as brownies, tiffin and spiced toffee apple cake plus some Christmas essentials like Christmas pudding and mincemeat. Let her know if you would be interested in ordering a Christmas Cake – its not too early to start getting prepared. Ally usually has dairy free and no gluten products available but please talk to her about other dietary needs – we all deserve a treat and she will do her best to be creative! Ally also bakes for events and produces delicious brownies by post which make great gifts. Contact her by email ally.green1@btinternet.com (mailto:ally.green1@btinternet.com) to place orders.

Finally, as a result of local concerns about the diminishing bus service through Sandford and Littlemore a petition (https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/better-buses-for-littlemore) has been set up to collect people’s views. Poor public transport can lead to social isolation and inability to access vital services: something close to Talking Shop’s heart. Local residents have asked us to make available this petition (https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/better-buses-for-littlemore) for anyone who wants to make their voice heard on this issue.

Enjoy the market!

This week’s guest stalls:

Ashtrees Farm – As well as their usual assortment of great-tasting, good-value veg t
hey’ll have their mixed salad bags this week – full of variety, including a mix of purple, frilly, peppery, and crisp leaves.

Simply Foods 2 Go – Tasty Filipino food

Ally’s Kitchen – Delicious cakes

Available every week:

* Newspapers
* Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
* 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
* Local yoghurt and butter
* Bibijis curry sauces

Dates for the diary
Public Meeting, Oct 15th (TONIGHT), 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.

Ashtrees Farm Visit, Saturday 24th October, 3pm

Come and visit the farm where Sam and Juliet grow your veg. Regular volunteers Nanda and Anne had a great time when they visited a few weeks ago – read about it on our ** blog.   (https://talkingshopsandford.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/a-trip-to-ashtrees-farm/)
Email ** news.talkingshop@gmail.com (mailto:news.talkingshop@gmail.com)
if you would like to come along.