Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who come to last week’s superb Christmas Craft Fair. It was so great to see the café buzzing and such an amazing range of local people’s skills on display.

We’ve just received two exciting deliveries here at Talking Shop today for this Saturday’s market. The first was a crate of apple juice from Waterperry Gardens. After months of just having Discovery apple juice we now have an incredible seven varieties available. Some will be familiar – Russet and Cox, others less so. Who has heard of ‘Greensleeves’ or ‘Howgate Wonder’? We are so lucky to be able to try such an amazing range of apple juices. The second delivery was from Steve of Brightwell Bees. If anyone missed their amazing beeswax candles last week make sure to have a look on Saturday. A brilliant little present made by the people that produce our honey.

Finally, Talking Shop’s fantastic Lunch Club is looking for volunteers to help on Wednesday 2nd December. It can be in the morning or afternoon. If you are already signed up have a look at the ‘3 rings’ rota to add yourself in. If you are not yet registered as a volunteer or would just like to join for lunch contact 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). Let the team know by 29th November so they how many to feed!

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 – Lovely Winter veg: Leeks, Celeriac, Beetroot, Salad, Spinach, Kale, Cabbage green, Roasting potatoes, Baking potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Squash, Pumpkin, Red cabbage and Swede. Grown in Benson without chemicals
Honor’s Cakes – Available on our General Stall – homemade and raising money for charity
Simply Foods – Tasty Filipino snacks
Potter’s Pantry – Homemade jams and chutneys made with allotment produce

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!