Yorkshire was once the world centre for wool spinning.  Saltaire boasted the longest spinning looms in the 19th century world.  Today it is a World Heritage site and right on our doorstep.  This Saturday, local artist and craftswoman Nick Claiden will be demonstrating the ancient art of spinning, using a variety of different techniques and fibres.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to have a go and find out how little is needed to take it up as a hobby!



Car Share comes to the Reap Stall this Saturday!  We can’t promise you’ll have the witty and hilarious experience shown on the hit BBC show –  what we can promise is information about car-share and lift-share schemes i.e. alternative ways of travelling by car while reducing the costs and carbon emissions of private ownership.




The Roundhay Live Stall this Saturday, is delighted to  host  a team of researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Bradford.  They  will present information about a research project entitled “Leeds Parks: Past and Present”.   On the stall there will be posters discussing the history of Roundhay and other parks in Leeds, a balloon tree for children, and a ‘memory tree’ where park users can leave notes about their experiences and hopes for the park. They will also be talking to people about the project and the park. Further details about this exciting project can be found on their website, which also encourages people to upload their photographs of parks in Leeds: please see  https://leedsparksproject.wordpress.com/

The team comprises Dr Anna Barker, Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bradford; Dr David Churchill, Lecturer in Criminal Justice, University of Leeds; Professor Adam Crawford, Director of the Leeds Social Sciences Institute, University of Leeds; and Dr Nathan Booth, Research Assistant, University of Bradford.



“Strum, sing and have fun” is the group’s motto.

Well, even if you’re not actually in the band, you can still sing and have fun.

The Roundhay Ukulele Band  always bring a feel good factor to the market and they will be playing between 10.30 am and noon.

If you cannot wait till Saturday, listen to some of their music here  or  see them playing at the market on our video (you will have to wind onto about 10 minutes twenty seconds).

Inspired to join Jen and her group?   Come down to the market and find out – no strings attached!


Hurray! Its market time again! 9.00 Saturday 16th July at Oakwood Clock.
Fingers crossed it will stay dry but lets not hold our breath for that…

Tomorrow’s guest stalls include;

That Old Chestnut, showcasing their 100% Vegan cakes

Fresh Chutneys from Natalie St John

and as in June, Woodside Farm Fruits will be here again, having already ‘picked for you’ the fruits from their pick your own farm.

Artists and Craft workers

Each month a different artist or craft worker will attend the market to share their passion. This month we have Margaret Chalmers who will be making simple felt pieces using sheep’s wool

REAP Gardening Group
The REAP Gardening Group will be at the Farmers’ Market as usual. As well as working on the Edible Bed, the group will be showing you how to keep your plants well watered whilst away on holiday and have some useful tips on successful composting

From 10.00 The Woodside Ridge Runners will be providing the music!

As usual, our permanent stall holders will be bringing Oakwood, their fresh outstanding and produce

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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.

8th BD Tomorrow

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.

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