That’s right, its just two days away, and we are delighted to see the market continue to go from strength to strength. Last months’ celebration of 8 years trading right here at Oakwood Clock yielded a record turnout for the market which was the biggest compliment we could have received and a great testament to the markets’ place in this community. Thank you once again for your continued support!
As always, your favourite regular stallholders will be here this Saturday morning bringing that fantastic produce with them; be it fantastic seafood from Yorkshires’ Coast supplied by Hebdens, or freshly baked Loaves from Kolos or the exquisitely fresh Organic Beef & Pork from Swillington Organic Farm, if there is something you enjoy treating yourself to then be sure to get down early before it sells out!
In addition to them, we have our guest stallholders all of whom have graced the market with their products before;
Mario Olianas – Returning to the market with his popular array of Italian favourites
Art of Mallow – Yummy Gourmet Marshmallows !
Woodside Farm Seasonal Fruit – Handpicked fruits of the season, this month bringing Strawberries, Rhubarb and Asparagus from their farm at Acaster Malbis
The Reliance – Well known city centre Pub & Eaterie once again providing Oakwood with their very own continental style cured Sausages.
In addition to the produce, there will be music – this time provided by The Woodhouse Ridge Runners offering up some classic easy listening.
REAP will be joined by the Leeds Cycling Campaign, while The Braiding Society are taking up this months craft stall.
Plenty going on and as always, we look forward to seeing you there!
I was good to see so many adults and children taking part in the walking treasure hunt.
The children’s prize was won by two children from Alwoodley and their Mum has collected it. Well done to them.
The adult prize was won by Peter Stagg who managed to get every question correct .Coincidentally Peter and his band will be playing at the June market so you will be able to congratulate him and enjoy his music both at the same time.
For those who may want to see the answers you can download them here.
Come down to the May market and share a piece of this wonderful cake made for us by Mark Shipway and Kham Mai of Cutting Cake Patisserie.
It celebrates our eighth birthday as if you could not guess.
Remind yourself of our past birthday cakes at Cakes through the ages.
A steel band, birthday cake, face painting, craft demonstration, walking treasure hunt, St Gemma’s hospice, advice on “Play Street” and “Playing out“, and a plant and seed swap – who can ask for more.
You can – we have lots of fabulous food from our regular stall holders plus guests with jam, cheese, foraged food made into lovely cakes and fresh local asparagus and rhubarb.
See you at the market tomorrow.
We thought you’d appreciate a bit of fun while you shop this month. So, we’ve arranged a Treasure Hunt – one set of clues for the children and another set for the grown-ups.
The rules for each competition are on the question sheet and you can one pick up at the REAP stall or print one off here.
Another first for Oakwood Farmers’ Market!
P.S. There will be a prize for each competition! Get hunting!
Continuing from the last market, there will be the chance to watch, learn and engage with local artists and craft workers.
This Saturday we welcome Keiko Harada who is a Japanese Calligrapher. Keiko has been practicing calligraphy for more than 50 years, and has taught calligraphy to children and mature pupils for many years.
Come along this Saturday and help us celebrate eight fantastic years. There will be something for everybody and a real party atmosphere!