This week marks the third of our bumper Christmas markets with lots of extra stalls outside and inside selling everything from Christmas trees to local cheese, flowers to bread, chillies to chocolate, eggs to cakes, jams to hemp, takeaway snacks to photographs, books to beer, antiques, and our usual array of local organic veg and meats.  We also have live music to entertain you while you shop!

Why not join us for shopping then stay for food in Ingrid's Bistro.

AND Don’t forget our last market for 2016 on 24th December where there’ll be Veg, meat, cheese, bread, flowers and wreaths, chocolates, hemp goods, takeaway food, and Cafe Asia.

Stalls this week

Sandy Lane Farm - seasonal, fresh, local organic fruit & veg, lamb & pork
Bibury Trout Farm - local trout; fresh & smoked plus some lovely pate's & tarts
Coopers Oxford Pork - selection of local free-range pork, sausages & bacon
The Cotswold Curer - award winning British Free Range Charcuterie
Willowbrook Organic Farm - organic chicken & lamb, eggs, free range beef & local honey
Crudges Cheese - award-winning local organic cheeses made using goat, sheep & cows' milk
Hilary Squire Flowers - wreaths & wreath making items (cones, seed heads, etc), freshly picked Winter posies & dried flowers
Oxford Christmas Company - Christmas Trees grown in Oxfordshire
Orchard Cottage Cider Company - delicious cider made from Chalgrove apples
LAM Brewing - local hand-crafted quality beers from a tiny brewery in Sandford on Thames; cans of NYK, their flagship overhopped American style IPA, cans of Rye Not? IPA 6.2% ABV sold per can or box, plus fabulous Christmas Present combinations are available in LAM giftbags
SESI Food & Detergent Filling Station - refilling empty containers for fairtrade, organic dried foods; household detergents & hair-care products
North Aston Dairy - organic local cream, yoghurt, & fresh beef from a two year old, 100% pasture fed organic cow with a wide variety of steaks, stews, joints & mince available
Natural Bread Company - handcrafted speciality breads
Oxford Delhi - Indian curries & snacks
Mediterranean - lovely falafel, houmous, snacks & sweet treats
Blissful Italian - freshly made Italian foods & sweet treats
Home Baked by Annabel - delicious homemade cakes (inc. gluten-free)
Chocsford - handcrafted fair trade chocolates
Plantation Chocolates - hand crafted chocolates
Chillies2U - locally grown chillies, sauces & marinades
Hempen - Hemp massage & essential oils, Hemp seeds, Hemp seed oil, Hemp-leaf tea
Brynmoor Conserves - award-winning jams, conserves & chutneys
Wildman Environmental Learning - wildlife gardening books & CDs
Martin Stott - The Cowley Road Cookbook: culinary tales & recipes from Oxford's most eclectic street'
Shot at an Angle - Local photographer William Mankelow selling both framed and mounted prints of his own work from around Oxford and beyond
Threads & Stitches - handmade cushions, bags, purses & bunting. All using gorgeous stylish fabrics
Mrs B's Antiques - antique jewellery & vintage household goods
Appeal for Syria – cold soup in 500ml glass jars (veg from North Aston Organics), cooked at Willowbrook Farm. Home-made creams/balms with organic ingredients & home-grown comfrey. Hand-made cards & Christmas gifts
Jason's Book Box - second hand books

Market Café: Ingrid's Bistro   

  • Chorizo egg rancheros
  • B.L.T Bap
  • Leek and potato soup
  • Feta cheese and spinach Frittata
  • Mango compote with vanilla yogurt
  • Banana Bread
  • Chestnut cream and Chocolate Torte

Market News

Sandy Lane Farm are taking Christmas orders for collection at the 24th December market -  Christmas Veg Box and ham. Pick up an order form at the 17th December market or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and collect on the 24th.

Don’t forget SESI’s last stall for 2016 is 17th December – they’ll be back on 7th January 2016.

Community News

Lost for a gift idea for someone who loves fashion: how about a donation to our very own 'Sewing Maria's project, she's just posted a JustGiving page to raise money to support local people with basic sewing skills who are in financial hardship by providing them with sewing equipment and training and be part of her Dorcas Dress Project. £5 will buy a necessary box of pins, £25 could buy a steam iron, £50 a full sewing box and £150 a first sewing machine.  If you'd like to help then please go to this link - if you're buying this as a gift, ask and she'll send you a little certificate to demonstrate your donation.  You may recognise the dresses, Maria has bought to our markets a few times over the last few months.  The dress is one size yet fits anyone size 6-26, and has been specially designed so they can be made in remote parts of the world with limited resources.