It's the start of the Oxford Pumpkin Festival! More below.

This Saturday we have our usual wide range of fruit, veg, meat & eggs; cheese from Crudges Cheese, fresh raspberries from Sotwell Manor Fruit Farm, fresh local chilies from Chilies2U, and yummy treats from Plantation Chocolates and Shand's Cakes, plus the usual selection of of takeaways and market café by ULH Catering. We also welcome back Punam and her wodden printing block; what's more, Punam will be running a printing workshop.

Outside

The Clays Organic Market Garden - seasonal, fresh, local organic fruit & veg
Tiddly Pommes - superb pressed apple juice from local fruit
Willowbrook Farm - free range chicken, lamb, beef, organic eggs & local honey
Crudges Cheese - range of cheeses hand made by ethical & sustainable cheese makers known personally to award winning Crudges
Sotwell Manor Fruit Farm - sumptuous soft fruits
Simply Foods 2 Go - Filipino Fusion food
Hand carved wooden printing blocks from Punam - plus a printing workshop (just this week)

Inside

SESI Food & Detergent Filling Station - refilling empty containers for fairtrade, organic dried foods; household detergents & hair-care products
North Aston Dairy - local organic milk, yoghurt, cream & ice cream, plus fresh organic rose veal
Natural Bread - handcrafted speciality breads
Mediterranean - lovely falafel, houmous, snacks & sweet treats
Raffaele Pepe - delicious Italian & Japanese food
Salad Daze - healthy salads to take away
Shand's Cakes - homemade tasty cakes & treats
Chillies2U - locally grown chillies, sauces & marinades
Plantation Chocolates - award winning chocolates from Plantation Road

Market café: ULH Catering

Authentic Jamaican food, hot drinks, breakfast, & cake, & spice kits to take home.

Market News

pumpkins

The Oxford Pumpkin Festival is back again for its 5th year!

Did you know that about 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin end up in the bin each year? Championed by Good Food Oxford, the Oxford Pumpkin Festival is trying to make this the time of year when we celebrate the humble pumpkin and encourage people to eat, rather than discard, their Halloween pumpkin’s flesh. Check out what else is going on and get some of their free pumpkin tips & recipes here.

Willowbrook Farm, in association with the Wilaya Trust, are running a series of Winter Workshops - using one's heart, hand and mind. Discover how engagement with crafts (such as growing food or raising animals) helps to integrate intelligence with responsibility, and mind with body. See their newsletter for more details.

Plus there are still tickets left for their Pumpkin carving workshop this Sunday!