Are you feeling festive yet? Its less than two weeks until the big day and our final market of 2016 returns this Saturday at 9.00 so there is still time to pick up those festive treats. Remember we are only here 9 a.m to 12.30

All our regular stallholders will be here (with the exception of Autumn harvest Mushrooms who cannot make it) whilst this months guest stalls have a locally-produced sweet theme to them and are all returning favourites;

The Art of Mallow will be offering their unique, hand-crafted gourmet Marshmallows. See their website for examples of their lovely




Bloom Bakers are returning to offer their wonderful homemade German & Dutch themed cakes & biscuits, have a look at what they do here


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Melanies Handmade Chocolates are back with their luxury handmade Chocolates which are made using imported Belgian Chocolates, an ideal stocking filler! You can of course learn more about Melanies’ offering here

The REAP Gardening Group will not be here for the months of December and January.

For those of you still needing one, there will be Christmas Trees for sale underneath the Clock. Also, our local carol singers will be in attendance again, giving a festive feel to the Market.

Don’t miss it!

Many thanks to all who came down to the market last Saturday, we hope you enjoyed it and picked up what you wanted! Our final market of 2016 will be our festive market on Saturday 17th December. Keep an eye on here for updates of what we have planned. See you soon!

Our final update before the November market introduces our newest permanent stallholder, albeit a familiar face. Mario Olianas joins the market this Saturday, having guested at the Market several times in the past year, but now he is here on a permanent basis and in light of the popularity of his homemade Italian products which include award winning homemade cheeses ( to the best of our knowledge the only artisan cheeses made in Leeds at present) continental style cured meats, freshly baked breads and extremely moreish desserts, we are delighted to welcome him to the Market!

You can learn more about Mario here, or simply come and pick up some of his excellent produce at Saturday’s market. See you then!



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img_3984img_3987img_3983Remember, November Market Day is coming up, one week on Saturday (19th) so now would be a good time to start writing your list of items or treats that you would like to order for collection at the December market for Christmas.

Another returning guest that we are pleased to welcome back to Oakwood is Reliance Charcuterie. Those familiar will know that The Reliance is an interesting, well established gastropub on the Northern edge of the city centre. They also produce their own continental style cured meats in house in their own bespoke curing room. You can learn more about them here

Put Saturday 19th November in your diary as it is the penultimate market of 2016 and your chance to order produce to collect at the December market, so make your list now! One of our guest stalls for this market is a regular and a favourite, Pextenement Cheese.

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Founded in 2008, the Pextenement Cheese Company aims to produce high quality handmade cheeses solely from the organic milk produced by Pextenement Farm.

The Cheese Company is situated in Calderdale, West Yorkshire at Pextenement Farm, high on the hillside at Eastwood above Todmorden. extenement are no strnagers to Oakwood Farmers Market having guested at the Market many times before. Check out their more about them and their excellent products at their website


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We are delighted to welcome local band Muttonchops to play at our October Market this Saturday.

Formed in the late 60’s they have successfully been playing a variety of popular music from the 1930’s and 1940’s in a bright and cheerful jazz style at major venues around the UK including the northern club circuit, cabaret clubs and pubs.

Although they are local they have played all over the world including playing the 3d’s, that is, Denver Dubai and Durban. You can make that five D’s if you include Darlington and Doncaster.

Local Oakwood resident, Richard Muttonchops has also played professionally with Chuck Berry, The Beverley Sisters, The Carl Denver Trio, The New Vaudeville Band, The Crickets, Duane Eddy and lots of other 60’s bands

So let’s hope you don’t have to “Button up your overcoat” and that the weather is on the “Sunny Side” with “Blue Skies” when you come down to the market this Saturday and enjoy the music.




Autumn is well & truly here now and so is the next Farmers Market, this Saturday 15th October 9am to 12:30pm. Playing live this Saturday, Jazz music by MuttonChops.

New and Regular Guest Stalls:

Veggie/Vegan Meals – Kosmo Cooks
Really Good Bread – Leeds Bread Coop
Local fruit jams and cordials – Seasonal Larder

Kosmo Cooks
Proving veggie and vegan food is also for meat eaters wanting food that is “utterly delicious, satisfying and intriguing”. Created by Jennifer – 20 years a vegetarian. There will be some gluten free options. Grab and go boxes have been shortlisted for Delicious Yorkshire Taste Award 2016 (come early to avoid disappointment).

Leeds Bread Coop
Ever popular slow cooked bread. Volunteer with them or buy tickets to one their pop up restaurant events.

The Seasonal Larder
Using locally sourced fruit to create amazing creative cordials and jams. Great for Christmas presents or just spoiling yourself (try one of the cordials on ice cream!)

Regular stall holders sell a variety of groceries produced locally, including fresh bread, organic meat, bacon, gammon and highland beef, fresh fish (occasional lobster and crab), a huge variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, cheese and butter, pies and pastries, soups and sauces, juice and preserves.

REAP Garden Group
The REAP Gardening Group hosts our annual AUTUMN PLANT & SEED SWAP.   Bring along your cuttings and divisions, rhubarb offsets, raspberry canes, strawberry runners, etc and any spare seed you have collected (labelled) to exchange for something else to try in your garden. Plants for free – we’re also demonstrating how to take hardwood cuttings of fruit bushes.
Try something new in your garden. Join our growing community!

Information Stalls
Leeds Community Homes
Rob Greenland from emptyhomesdoctor will be promoting a Community Share offer to create 16 permanently affordable homes to rent and buy in the centre of Leeds. The launch is Mon 17th October in Kirkgate Market, it’s free but you need to register.

Friends of Roundhay Park (FORP)
FORP have their 2017 calendars for sale. Roundhay Park from the air.

Oakwood Trade and Residents Association (OTRA)
OTRA will be giving details out about the forthcoming Roundhay and Oakwood Festival starting 21st October, lots to get involved in.

The market dates for 2016 are as follows 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
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So it’s September – Back to school – Harvest Festival – Autumn on the way – Christmas shopping. Buy from local producers, this Saturday 17th September 9am to 12:30pm.

Regular stall holders include fresh bread, organic meat, bacon, gammon and highland beef, fresh fish (occasional lobster and crab), a huge variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables, free range eggs, cheese and butter, pies and pastries, soups and sauces, juice and preserves.

We also have Guest Stalls:
Italian Chef – Mario Olianas
Handmade Marshmallows – Art of Mallow
Charcuterie (Cured Meats) – The Reliance

Mario Olianas
Mario offers a range of pecorino cheese’s and cured meats. His speciality is pork meatballs, stuffed peppers, stuffed focaccia lasagne, parmigiana, canelloni, tasty Italian pizza, fresh Italian donuts and classic tiramisu, homemade ciabatta bread. The donuts are the most popular! You can get more acquainted at his cookery courses.

Art of Mallow
You never know when this stall is available next, so stock up now. Great for Christmas presents (if you need an excuse).

The Reliance
Using locally sourced rare breed pork from the farmers at Taste Tradition near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, the charcuterie is air dried and cured here in The Reliance’s kitchen. After weeks and months of careful, gentle curing and drying, the salamis, coppas, lomos & hams are ready for you to enjoy.

Artists and Craft workers
Each month a different artist or craft worker will attend the market to share their passion. This month we have printmaker, Chloe Smith working mainly with multi block lino cut and screen print. Her style is bold and colourful with an illustrative angle reflecting her life as a mother and the natural environment. She produces limited editions prints, cards and printed fabric.

Chloe will be offering drop-in printing activities suitable for children and grownups.  Produce your own relief plate using Safe Cut – an easy carve alternative to lino. Print on card using a mini portable press or wooden spoon. Have a go at screen printing onto fabric with nontoxic fabric ink. All materials provided. Come and have a go at printing.

Are you a local craft maker or artist and want to get involved? See link to apply.

REAP Garden Group
The REAP Gardening Group will be showing you our harvest at this month’s Farmers’ Market including how we deal with gluts of fruit and veg.  Come and see our jams, chutneys and pickles and taste how delicious they are!

For October’s market we will be holding our annual Autumn Plant and Seed Swap. Bring your excess cuttings, divisions, self seeders, offshoots and runners from fruit and veg such as rhubarb, soft fruits, herbs, annuals and perennials. Bring along seed you’ve collected, suitably labelled, to share with your community.  Exchange them for something new to try in your garden. Join our growing community!

Information Stalls
The REAP stall we will be provide information about Refuse and Recycling.  Reduce Reuse Recycle. It’s RECYCLING WEEK.

The Roundhay Live Stall, will host a new volunteering group that Marie Curie are setting up in North Leeds.

The market dates for 2016 are as follows 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December
You can download the leaflet at

It Is Tommorrow

Our Guest Stall this Saturday are Leeds Bread Co-op and Pextenament Cheese.  Beautiful bread, delicious cheese – now where did I put my glass?

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