We are very pleased to welcome Restore from their Littlemore base to this week’s market. They will be bringing some cakes on Saturday: Chocolate brownie, German apple cake, Sticky toffee pineapple cake, Lemon and ginger cookies and White chocolate and cranberry cookies. As Diane says, ‘Restore is working towards a time when people with mental health problems are fully empowered to live meaningful lives. Our mission is to provide recovery and coaching support to people with mental health problems whilst working with the whole community to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.’

And if that is not enough sweet treats for you Christina of Potters Pantry will have her Lime & Fig / Pineapple & Coconut  and Orange & Ginger cheesecakes as well as her excellent jam. Yum!.
Finally, we will not have a veg stall this week as Ashtrees Farm have now moved on to their new life in Scotland and we are in the process of arranging a replacement. Fresh vegetables should be back on the market menu next week.

NEXT WEDENESDAY: Join us for our first Sandford Food Surplus Café – 12.30-2.30pm. Pay what you want. A delicious lunch made from surplus food.

Enjoy the market,

This week’s guest stalls:

Potter’s Pantry – Homemade jams and chutneys made with allotment produce

Simply Foods to Go – Filipino Fusion food

Mary Drage cards – Handmade cards

Restore – Homemade cakes and info

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 and ‘Sandford Sourdough’ baked here in the village.
* 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
* SESI refill washing-up and laundry liquid


Dates for the diary
Friday Café

Every Friday at Talking Shop, 10am-2pm. Lunch from 12 midday.

Food Surplus Café: Wednesday 23rd March. Café open: 12.30-2.30pm. Volunteers needed for shifts between 9.30am-3.30pm. Shifts can be as long or short as required. Email richard.talkingshop@gmail.com to find out more or register your interest.

Knit and Stitch: Every Monday, 10am-12 noon, here at Talking Shop. Join this friendly group to work on your existing project and learn new skills alongside others. The group welcomes men and women, of all ages and all abilities, who enjoy or would like to learn a variety of crafts. Current members enjoy knitting, crochet, patchwork and applique. There is always help on hand. The group are also thinking about doing an evening meet up. More details to follow. If you would be interested in this email claire.merritt@hotmail.co.uk.

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 /
** ekimber@talktalk.net (mailto:ekimber@talktalk.net)
. ​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!