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It’s our special Christmas Craft Fair this Saturday. It’s gonna be a bumper market with ten extra stalls, including six fantastic crafters. This is a great chance to stock up on gifts
nice and early that you will not find anywhere else.

Our local food producers will have some great gift options too.
Steppin Stones have some special festive flavours of jam with added cinnamon for Christmas and some new chutneys including pumpkin with orange and green tomato with lime. Ian of Chillies 2 U has even managed to make some decorations for you out of dried chillies! Talk about ingenuity! Whilst Ally’s Kitchen will have brandy mincemeat as well as her usual fab selection of cakes. And on our own stall, alongside all our delicious local food, we’ll have Brightwell Bees lovely beeswax candles and honey gift sets.

Whilst we are looking ahead to Christmas I also wanted to let you know how you can pre-order through some of our traders. It may seem early but pre-ordering is a huge help to our small-scale producers in the run up to Christmas – it helps them plan their stock as well as avoid wastage. If you can, please do consider ordering from some of our traders. Have a look at the website here ( for more info.

Have a look below to see all that we have on offer at this week’s market – including those wonderful Ashtrees vegetables. Bring your friends and family, empty bags, full wallets and some early festive cheer! See you on Saturday.

This week’s guest stalls:

Anne’s Gifts – cushions, toys, gift tags & tree decorations
Moo and Meow – decopatch side tables, blanket bags, bunting, Christmas wreaths and decorations
Mags Cuttle Pottery – hand thrown ceramics
Talking Shop Knit & Stitch – Sandford’s own talented crafters
Jayne Moore – upcycled lavender bags and handmade cards

Ashtrees Farm – Celeriac, kale, spinach, chard, salad, roasting potatoes, baking potatoes, carrots, onions, squash, leeks, cooking apples, sprout tops, beetroot, red cabbage, savoy cabbage, swede, parsnip, cauliflower
Ally’s Kitchen – Delicious cakes
Steppin’ Stones – jams and chutneys raising money for The Porch homelessness centre
Chillies 2 U – great chilli sauces and amazing chilli Christmas decorations!
Make. Do. Mend – clothing repairs service

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 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

​On the first Wednesday of every month at the village hall, ​from ​12.30,​ we serve up a delicious two course lunch. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new people. To find out more and to book yourself in, get in touch with Elaine on 01865 395771 / ** (
. ​It’s £6.50 (including tea or 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!