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 oakwoodfarmersmarket.com.