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May
4
Fri
Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The St Nic’s local produce and craft market is back! Every Friday morning between 11am and 1pm there will be stall in the little garden at the top of Stert Street (in the church if wet) selling fresh veg, local eggs, home-baked cakes and preserves, plants, seedlings and flowers.

Go early to get the best selection!

Even more important, if you have any produce to sell, you can do so at the market provided you collect the money and any unsold items promptly at 1pm, and donate 10% of the takings to St Nicolas Church funds. To join the happy band of producers, email Gilly Osborne ongho@dial.appleinter.net.

We are very happy to support this well-established venture bringing excellent, incredibly fresh local food right into the centre of town. Please help make it a success!

 

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May
5
Sat
Talking Shop @ Sandford
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Talking Shop’s Market & Cafe

We sell delicious local produce and run a great cafe every Saturday morning from 9am to midday in the Village Hall, Sandford-on-Thames.

The Saturday Market & Cafe was started as a fundraiser and as an opportunity to investigate the market, to work with and to build up a team of volunteers and to learn about running a shop of sorts.

The Market is run completely by volunteers – we have a pool of about 60 people involved and about 15 work on any Saturday morning to run the market.

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  • Fantastic fruit & veg, grown without chemicals, from Ashtrees Farm in Benson
  • Great local pork from Jane and Mark Cooper
  • Fresh bread and pastries from Cornfields family bakery, Wheatley
  • Local jams, honey, sauces and apple juice
  • Great English cheeses
  • Yoghurt from Woodlands Dairy in the Cotswolds
  • Butter from Netherend Farm

Guest Pitches

We have space for several additional guest pitches. We charge a £10 pitch fee, you keep your takings. We’re always excited to invite new people to join us. If you are an independent local producer, professional or not, and you are interested in selling through the market please do get in touch – email on orders.talkingshop@gmail.com or call on 01865 774661.

East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market is a small, friendly local market which can provide the staples for your weekly shop, all from sources within 30 miles of Oxford: bread, eggs, milk, vegetables, cheese, various meats, refills for cleaning supplies – as well as a range of other products such as jewellery, clothing and secondhand books.

It has been running since August 2006, and is a non-profit making organisation, run by a committee and a group of volunteers.

We are passionate about the market and what it sells. We actively source food from within 30 miles of Oxford and encourage community stalls run by local residents. We also offer Fairtrade produce from further afield and try to make sure it comes to us by land or ship. Further details are available in our Market Manifesto.

The market has a cafe which runs each week selling delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes and fair-trade teas and coffee. This is a lovely place to meet up and take a break from shopping.

Become a fan of the market on Facebook – see our East Oxford Farmers’ Market Facebook page.

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Farmoor Birdwatching Open Day @ Farmoor Reservoir
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Farmoor Birdwatching Open Day @ Farmoor Reservoir  | Cumnor | England | United Kingdom

Join us at Farmoor reservoir to celebrate local bird life with Oxford Ornithological Society. Activities include birdwatching tours, bird ringing demonstrations, moth identification, RSPB and Barn owl stalls and nature crafts and activities. Free event and free car parking on site.

May
6
Sun
Nature Conservation Day @ Aston's Eyot
May 6 all-day
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We’ll be working for, and with, the Friends of Aston’s Eyot to open up a large nettle-infested glade. The plan is to mow and rake the denser swaths of nettles; but to pull or dig them out where they’re in competition with less vigorous but more floriferous plants.

We’ll provide all the tools and training and no previous experience is needed. Just remember to bring a packed lunch and wear old clothes and stout footwear.

Under-18s are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You don’t have to tell us that you’re coming – either meet us at one of the minibus pickup points in Oxford:

1) Outside the Lamb and Flag Pub on St. Giles at 9.20am

2) Outside Tesco on Cowley Road at 9.30am

or meet us at the task site itself if you prefer. We’re normally back in Oxford before 5pm.

South Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ South Oxford CC
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The South Oxford Farmers and Community Market is a weekly market selling ethically-produced local, seasonaland/or organic food and non-food goods. ‘Local’ means produced within a 30-mile radius of Oxford: ‘produced’ means containing a significant quantity of local ingredients and labour.The market is held in South Oxford Community Centre every Sundays from 9.30am to 12pm.

Making food shopping a much more personal experience!

Come this sunday and meet our vendors!

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OxGrow Work Party @ Hogacre Common Garden, Oxford
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

oxgrowWe meet every Sunday afternoon to garden together, share a cup of tea and cake, learn about growing and take home fresh fruit and veg.

In the darker months of the year (Nov-Apr) we meet from 12-4pm on Sundays and when the days are longer (May-Oct) we meet from 1-5pm on Sundays and from 5-8pm on Wednesdays.

Our garden is free to access and we welcome people of all levels of experience to share the space in an inclusive and supportive environment.

Just drop in on the day, or contact us to find out more on mail@oxgrow.org or by visiting https://www.facebook.com/oxgrow.

 

May
8
Tue
Mindfulness course @ The Mix, Wantage
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mindfulness course @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom

This course includes the central elements of the internationally recognised Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programme developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, combined with compassion meditation, readings and group discussions. All welcome – no experience necessary, just a commitment to some manageable regular home practice.

6 evening sessions (8th, 15th and 22nd May, 7th (Thurs), 12th, and 19th June) and practice day Sun 10th June 10am -4pm.

May
9
Wed
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Stonehill Community Garden @ Stonehill CG | Drayton | England | United Kingdom

We now have weekly gardening, building and growing days to begin creating a vegetable garden which will be open to community groups and individuals who are keen to be outdoors, live closer to nature, learn and share skills and make new friends. Tea and homemade soup will be provided!

Join us as we work together to turn a patch of field into an ABUNDANT GARDEN for many to enjoy! We’re in early days of the project and we welcome input, interest and ideas because there are tons of exciting things that could happen here . . .

We welcome people from all backgrounds and all ages. Whatever your experience, there’ll be something for you to enjoy!

Please get in contact if you have accessibility issues or are in need of specific support: darla@stonehillgardens.co.ukrichard@stonehillgardens.co.uk

Jonathon Porritt Inspiring People at the North Wall @ The North Wall Arts Centre
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jonathon Porritt Inspiring People at the North Wall @ The North Wall Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

Part of the ‘Inspiring People’ Series of Talks
Jonathon Porritt
Rediscovering the Green Movement
Wednesday 9th May, 7.30pm
Tickets are free to school groups, £5 for students and £10 for the general public

Jonathon Porritt is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on environmentalism. In 1996, he co-founded Forum for the Future, the UK’s leading sustainable development charity. He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the Green Party, and spent nine years providing advice to Government Ministers as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission.