Do you have a favourite food that you buy at the market? If you had to choose what’s the one thing you would recommend to a friend? I would love to be able to share your comments on your favourite food that we sell. Drop me a line with 1. what it is, 2. why you like it, 3. your first name and 4. where you live. We will then make up labels which we can display on our stall.

A bit of an update following the brilliant Harvest Market last month. As a result of the nearly 100 feedback forms we had in we have decided to introduce the SESI refill station gradually from early next year for household detergents and wholefoods. On widening our meat range we are taking time to find the right supplier – we are still looking and I’ll keep you updated. In the meantime, if you did wish to order a turkey our nearest Butchers, Pills ( over on the Leys, have free-range birds available for £10.49 per kilo from Caldecott Farm (!turkeys/cghg) . They can deliver on 23rd and 24th to Sandford with no delivery charge.

I’m sorry to announce that we will not have Duck’s eggs for a while – we think the birds are taking a break for the winter. We still have lots of lovely hens eggs though – and remember you save yourself 10p if you bring your own box.

Next Saturday 5th December is our Christmas Food Market. There will be Ally with her Christmas cakes, puddings and mincemeat; LAM Brewing with their brilliant beers; Homemade Tastes Greek deli; two great jam and chutney stalls and the Oxford Cheese Company with a big range for your festive cheeseboard. Lots of ideas there for under your tree and on your table.

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 –
Grown in Benson without chemicals. Talk to Sam about putting in your Christmas veg box order too – ready for collection on Tuesday 22nd December. See below for details.

Mary’s Cards – Handmade cards and gift boxes.

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

Tuesday 22nd December, 5-7pm – Christmas order collection
You can order fruit and vegetables from the wonderful Ashtrees Farm for your Christmas lunch. Your festive veg box can then be collected from Talking Shop between 5-7pm on Tuesday 22nd December. We’ll also have mulled wine and mince pies available that evening to make the occasion an extra special get together. Pick up an order form from Sam at the market or email him for a form on ** (
. Final orders need to be in by midnight on Sunday 13th December.
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!