If you’re looking for a way to use up the calories from all the delicious produce at Oakwood Farmers’ Market, we might just have the answer.

Our parent organisation, REAP, has kindly given us details of a walk in LS8 and the surrounding woods.  The route will take you through paths familiar and unfamiliar via the ginnels and paths that add to the charm of Roundhay and Oakwood.  Full details are on the map which you can access and print off by clicking here or on the picture below.  Hope to bump into you on the way!

Ginnel Walk and Woods Walk Pic

Well we certainly had fun last year when the Roundhay Ukulele Group played for us.
The good news is that they will be here again on Saturday 16th August, so come down and be entertained.  Jenny will be happy to chat to you, and tell you how you can get started playing the ukulele or maybe join her classes (no strings attached).

You can always remind yourself of last year’s performance by revisiting our Oakwood Farmers’ Market Movie; they start playing 10minutes and 26 seconds from the start.

Ukulele Group 2

AMA Logo June 2013

Come and meet the About My Area team at Oakwood Farmers Market on Saturday 16th August to register for your free e-newsletter and be entered into a prize draw to win a £40 voucher for the new bar and restaurant “The Woods” in Chapel Allerton.

About My Area is the website that tells you what’s on in the Roundhay and North Leeds area.

Not-for-profit groups can put information on About My Area for free – from toddler groups to tombola, football to flower arranging. So if you’re doing it, and want other people to know, AboutMyArea can help you do it. They already work closely with Roundhay Live to support local groups.

Alternatively, if you have a business that would like to get in front of this large and loyal audience, with unlimited editorial to enable you to get your message across, come and speak to the team to find out how affordable this can be, or contact fran@aboutmyarea.co.uk.

I’m told that AboutMyArea has around 60,000 views per week so people can reach a large north Leeds audience easily.

If you would like to know more before coming to the market, go to http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/West-Yorkshire/Leeds/LS8 and read articles about clubs, groups, events and other information about Roundhay and the surrounding district.



Yorkshire Rapeseed

Just weeks after being awarded a ‘Commendation for Excellence’ in the Small Business category at the prestigious Red Ribbon Awards for family businesses, our friends at Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil have won a national farm produce award.

Their new Oak Smoked Oil, won the Cooking Oil category in the coveted GBF Farm Produce Awards 2014.

The GBF Farm Produce Awards are the Great British Food magazine’s first ever food awards and are designed to showcase the skilled, passionate, and often unsung, artisans behind Britain’s finest speciality food and drink.

Commenting on the awards, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil’s Jennie Palmer said: “We’re clearly enjoying a lucky streak! We faced tough competition and were thrilled that our newly launched smoked oil won favour with the judges.”

The new Oak Smoked Oil is hand crafted and smoked over oak and apple wood for a fuller flavour. It’s perfect for roasting vegetables, dressing salads and pasta, or great as a dipping oil with crusty bread.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil is used in Michelin starred kitchens, including the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton, and all products are preservative, GM and gluten free and are suitable for vegetarians.


Many of you will have bought excellent beef products over the years from our own Keith Gascoigne of Yorkshire Highlanders. As you can see from all the rosettes he proudly displays on his stall, excellence is something that is important to him.

What you might not know, however, is that Keith has a Royal connection. Keen viewers of BBC’s Countryfile programme will know that one of their farmer/presenters, Adam, has just completed his search for a suitable Highland Bull. Adam’s bull, Eric, had to be retired and the bull he finally replaced him with was from Her Majesty the Queen’s Balmoral Estate herd. He is known as Archie!

Archie’s father is none other than Hamish Mhor of Achllachey and owned by Keith Gascoigne!

So, now you know that when you buy from Yorkshire Highlanders, you’re in Royal territory. If it’s good enough for the Queen

P.S. No need to curtsy or bow to Keith! But if you’re interested in knowing more, just ask him.


Red Stawbery Drawing

What could say summer more than a plate of delicious strawberries picked fresh from the field direct to your market? East End Nurseries are with us this month, so make sure you visit Alison’s stall early – these flavourful fruits are always a winner with our customers.

Dave and Friends will be lifting our spirits with their selection of medleys. Let yourself go and join in! There’s bound to be something you know. Why not pick up a coffee from Café 2U whilst you’re at it?




If you have every driven along Gledhow Valley Road and just enjoyed the wonderful natural scenery, you may have marveled that you are so close to a major city center at the same time being in a place of natural beauty.

Gledhow valley woods are magnificent and thanks to The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods we have champions who wish to protect them.

Come down to the market this Saturday  19th July and chat to them.


This the Roundhay Live Stall hosts Footloose Dance School.

Come down to the market and speak to Katie or Amie about booking some lessons. They will be happy to give you all the steps required to enrol.

Amie Katie






With the weekend scheduled to be a good one, we know many of you will be bringing out the barbecue.  Tantalize your neighbours with wonderful aromas – all courtesy of our regular stallholders.  What about starting with some fish or pate from Jim of  Hebdens of  Whitby; followed by a succulent steak from Keith of Yorkshire Highlanders ; or sausages from Jo at Swillington Organic Farm; or a homemade steak  pie from Jane Boocock of Country Pies; fresh salad and veg from Vicky of Whiteleys finishing up with a plate of sweet strawberries from  April of Woodside Farm and some cheese and biscuits from Lincolnshire Poacher.  If you’ve room, Bruce Salt always has delicious pastries.    What time would you like me – should I bring a bottle?


This month we are delighted to welcome, for the first time on our market, Gusto Italiano.   Mario will be bringing his delicious homemade Italian food which we know you will love.  We also welcome old favourites, Sawley Kitchen, with their scrumptious biscuits and Woodside Farm, who will be bringing the last of this year’s asparagus crop as well as strawberries and rhubarb.