Mar
24
Fri
Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand!

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Local produce market @ St. Nicolas Church, Abingdon
Mar 24 @ 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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Jericho Cultivate Stop
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jericho Cultivate Stop @ Oxford | United Kingdom

Jericho Stop

We bring you you local, ethical and delicious fresh produce in our VegVan every Friday at our Jericho stop and the walton street end of Little Clarendon street. We work with local, growers, farmers and producers to collect the best food the county has to offer and bring it right to your local area. We stock fresh fruit and veg from a selection of local and organic farms, brownies from Barefoot Kitchen, apple juice from Waterperry gardens, organic, free-range eggs from FAI farms in Wytham and more. Visit us this week to see what’s new.

Mar
25
Sat
Lambing Weekend @ Earth Trust
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
Lambing Weekend @ Earth Trust  | Little Wittenham | England | United Kingdom

Our annual Lambing Weekends are back! Come and join us down on the farm…

As well as the ewes and their lambs, there’ll be pigs, piglets, cows, calves, goats and kids! Plus:
– ‘Meet the farmer’ talks
– Tractor and trailer rides (weather permitting)
– Bale climbing
– Sheep hunt and quiz
– Make a pompom sheep or farmyard finger puppet, then join in story time
– Drop spinning wool with The Outside Dyers or candle rolling with Brightwell Bees

Refreshments available from Poem Tree Cafe and Emma’s Ewesful Acres BBQ.

11am-4pm each day (last admission 3.30pm).

On the gate: £6 adult, £4 child, £16 family, free for Friends.
Online: £5 adult, £3 child, £13.50 family (incurs a booking fee). Online sales close at 5pm the day before the event, after this you will need to pay on the gate.

Please note: pregnant women and those who are immunocompromised are advised not to enter the lambing shed; see our website for full health and safety information.

Talking Shop @ Sandford
Mar 25 @ 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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  • Newspapers
  • 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.

Headington Cultivate Stop
Mar 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Headington Cultivate Stop @ Oxford | England | United Kingdom

Headington Stop

 

We bring you local, ethical and delicious fresh produce every Saturday from our market stall at our Headington stop outside Barclays Bank. We work with local, growers, farmers and producers to collect the best food the county has to offer and bring it right to your local area. We stock fresh fruit and veg from a selection of local and organic farms, brownies from Barefoot Kitchen, apple juice from Waterperry gardens, organic, free-range eggs from FAI farms in Wytham and more. Come down and see what’s new this week.

Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand.

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Didcot Freecycle/Swapshop @ Orchard Centre outside Sainsbury's, Didcot
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Regular freecycle/swapshop stall at Didcot Saturday market.

 

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East Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ East Oxford Primary School, Oxford
Mar 25 @ 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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Moth Morning @ Farmoor Reservoir
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us at Farmoor to identify moths that (hopefully) have been caught the night before at Farmoor Reservoir and the Nature reserves. Only enthusiasm needed, feel free to stay as long as you want/can. If you are interested please email/call me so I have an idea of numbers.

Oxford Vegan Festival @ The Kassam Stadium Conference & Events Centre Grenoble Road, OX4 4XP Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

The first OXFORD VEGAN FESTIVAL

VIP entrance 10am
Standard entry 10:30am

A Farplace Animal Rescue charity event

The festival will feature approximately 120 stalls, live cookery demos, talks, films and workshops. The venue is easily arrived at by public transport and has 1000 free car parking spaces.

Banbury CAG Give or Take and More @ RVS Cornhill Centre
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, 25th March where you can give away or find reusable items for free.

For the Give or Take, please bring Clothing, Books, Cd’s, gardening wares, household items, toys and small electricals.

Sorry, we CAN’T accept the following items:
White goods (fridges etc)
Large furniture/bulky items
Broken Items
(For large items, bring a photo or note card and we’ll advertise it on our display board. Alternatively, you can offer it on Banbury Freegle and someone will collect it for Free! www.freegle.in/banbury

There is no requirement to bring or take anything, you can just come along for a chat and join in the fun!

We have additional stalls and activities including Freegle It Live, CDC Recycling Team, Energy Savings, Upcycling, Food Surplus Cafe, Seed Swap, Composting Advice and more…

Refreshments and lunch available (Donations Pay as You Feel)
FREE entry

Barracks Lane Seed Swap & Share @ Barracks Lane Community Gardens
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and swap and share seeds.  Learn more from Oxford Permaculture.  Refreshments, music, seeds and information.   More details to come!  12 noon – 4pm.  Suitable for all ages.

Incredible Edible Spring Working Party @ Outside Hook Norton Health Centre
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm

This is our first working party day of the year. We will be building an apothecary / herb garden outside the local health centre and constructing beds elsewhere in the village. There will be jobs such as helping construct raised beds, shovelling soil and compost, planting, laying membrane and path surfaces, putting in water butts and building a tool store. A plentiful supply of ‘tea and biscuits’ will be provided. In the evening there is a chance to meet in the Sun Inn for a social get together. If you are interested, do get in touch.

Puppet show fundraiser March 2017 @ Florence Park Community Centre
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Puppet show fundraiser March 2017 @  Florence Park Community Centre | England | United Kingdom

It’s going to be a fun filled family event that will bring joy to your heart and keep the little ones entertained. Starring Emma Boor from Wild Boor Ideas.

“The Tree Top Restaurant – Visit Emma’s restaurant where all the animals come for lunch. She serves treetop delights such as sycamore sausages, juniper jelly and oak leaf ice cream”

The Cafe will have cakes and savory snacks.

Entry only £3.50 per child.

The Tree Top Restaurant – Puppet Show @ Florence Park Community Centre
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s going to be a fun filled family event that will bring joy to your heart and keep the little ones entertained. Starring Emma Boor from Wild Boor Ideas.

Earth Hour
Mar 25 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Earth Hour

WWF started Earth Hour in 2007 to unite the world and make a stand against climate change. Today, Earth Hour is the world’s largest environmental movement for the planet that involves 178 countries and territories worldwide.

Earth Hour is more than an hour-long event. Our purpose is to empower an interconnected global community to achieve tangible environmental outcomes for our living planet.

Did you know?
The “Plus” sign on the Earth Hour logo symbolises that the campaign is beyond just 60 minutes.

 

Celebrate by switching off all non-essential lights between 8:30pm-9:30pm

Mar
26
Sun
South Oxford Farmers’ & Community Market @ South Oxford CC
Mar 26 @ 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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Broken Spoke Open Bike Workshop @ Oxford
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

However big or small your bike-related issues are, get yourself down to our open workshop. We’ve got a fully stocked community tool chest (so you don’t have to spend a fortune on a tool you’ll use twice), lots of lovely bike stands and friendly mechanics to give you a hand.

We keep a stock of all the parts that wear out regularly and we also sell secondhand parts, so if you’re looking for a deal (or something slightly rare), we might have just the thing!

 

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Incredible Edible: Design your edible space course @ OxGrow at Hogacre Common Eco Park
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Discuss and learn the basics of how to design your own space.

Attendance on the Introduction to Permaculture course and/or Forest Garden Design is advised.

  • Learn how to map and assess your own space.
  • Learn a systems approach that can be applied to any site, any size.
  • Design your own edible space

By the end of this course you will have a basic knowledge of how to map and design your own space and have a design to take home.

Contact courses@oxgrow.org to book.