It’s a big day for Talking Shop this Saturday. After Clive did his first, very popular stint in the kitchen for the Sunday ‘Sandford Cafe and Tea Room’ last week (now open every Sunday from 11am – 4pm) our own volunteer café team are moving in! So this week you will be served your favourite bacon butties, coffees and pastries from Talking Shop’s own, purpose-built kitchen at the other end of the hall. Let us know how your find the new layout.

Homemade Tastes are coming to the market this week with their delicious moussaka, spinach pies, beans & chick peas & stuffed peppers. Most of their savoury dishes are vegetarian & gluten free. They are also bringing their fresh cakes for your coffee & lunchtime snacks. LAM Brewing is currently out of stock, so will not be at the market this week. They look forward to seeing you on 5th December.

On our own stall the new Bibijis curry sauces have been disappearing so fast we’ve already had to order more in. Make sure to give them a try for an easy midweek supper if you’ve not already. And another thing to remember is those egg boxes – bring your own and save yourself 10p per half dozen. That’s 10p which could be used for our Christmas Craft Market…coming up next Saturday with loads of festive gifts made by talented and creative people in the area.

And finally, Elaine & Anne of our monthly lunch club, Talking Lunch, are looking for new volunteers – so if you have an hour or so to spare the first Wednesday in the month contact Elaine as they always need more help to serve their Members. You are always welcome to have lunch as well for £5. Just let Elaine know beforehand (on 01865 395771 / ( they know how many to cook for.

Enjoy the market!


This week’s guest stalls:

Ashtrees Farm – We’re turning the corner into autumn so they’ve got lots of tasty autumn veg. As well as more leeks and savoy cabbage, this week the first of their squash will be on the stall – just look at those marvels – ask Sam for recipe ideas.

Homemade Tastes – Greek deli
No Ally’s Kitchen this week. She’s back next week.

Available every week:

Our Market Café serving the best bacon and egg bap around, pastries, DIY toast, fresh coffee, teas and juice.
* 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

Saturday 14th November – Christmas Craft Market
The perfect chance to find some great handmade gifts – many produced by people in the village.

Saturday 5th December – Christmas Food Market
Stock up on festive goodies from your favourite local producers.

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!