Oakwood Farmers' Market and Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP) News

September 2019 Oakwood Farmers’ Market

This Saturday 21st September, 9-12:30pm
at Oakwood Clock come and experience the joy of good food, coffee, grocery shopping
and the great Farmers Market community spirit

The music this month will be provided by
Tuesday's News


The market runs once a month, follow the link to the REAP Farmers Market web page for details of our regular stall holders who offer:

  • meat joints, burgers, chicken, bacon, pies and highland beef
  • fresh fish, eggs, cheese, butter and rape seed oil and honey
  • plants, flowers, fruit and vegetables.
  • soups, sauces and fruit juice.
  • bread, patisseries and pastries
  • Italian home made donuts and cannelloni
  • gluten free pastries
  • fresh parathas, chutneys, pakora, samosas
  • fresh coffee to drink now and to take away

Remember everything is produced locally and is fresh, organic, seasonal and/or free range. 

Swillington's Organic Farm will in future share a stall with their butchers Head Bangers and will be known as
SOF and Head Bangers


We have five Guest Stalls this month:

   Bloom Bakers
A North Leeds Bakery specialising in bespoke biscuits, fruit pies and cakes reflecting our North European Heritage.

Primal Cut Sausages
 Award winning artisan gluten-free hand made sausages from Ilkley.

Yorkshire Dama Cheese
Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese, handmade from cows milk sourced from Yorkshire.

Plate 2 Plate Compost 
Food waste collections and top notch compost

Pod & Petal is a small family owned business based in Yorkshire. Supplying unique hand-made flowers and floral accessories, with a speciality in dried flowers, they grow the majority of their flowers from seed in their cutting garden.


This is a community run market, not for profit.

 Roundhay declares a Climate Emergency
Leeds City Council declared a Climate Emergency in March 2019.  

REAP is leading the challenge to reduce the emissions of Roundhay.  In declaring the Roundhay Climate Emergency, REAP want to help the residents of Roundhay understand the importance of reducing their carbon footprint as well as the impact they can have on their own lives
Come to September’s Oakwood Farmer’s Market to find out how you can get involved in the Roundhay Climate Emergency and fill in a pledge card of actions. 

Come over and see what the Roundhay Craftivists are stitching on their fabric pledge footprints. Join in and stitch your own. Chat about the challenges of reducing our plastic use and trying to be more carbon conscious. Together we can share ideas and solutions.

REAP is adopting the old phone box on Lidgett Park Road by St Edmund’s Church. Get in touch with your ideas for how it might be used. Community information? Library? 

REAP Gardening Group  

The REAP Gardening Group will be at the market as usual harvesting and weeding our Oakwood Edible Bed. Come over and try some of the fruit and veg, chat about producing our own food and join our growing community. 


 The Big Banana Garden

   Progress is being made on the Banana Bed, follow the link to see what is being done and find out about working parties, if you would like to help.

You can still pick up a REAP lidded reusable bamboo cup
 for the subsidised price of £3.00



Community Stalls
This month will be
Leeds Cancer Awareness Project

“Leeds Cancer Awareness Project will be there to offer information and advice on early cancer detection through screening as well as signs/symptoms to be aware of and get checked out.  They will also be offering free blood pressure checks and advising on general healthy living’

Roundhay WI
Members will be at the stall to interact with visitors and distribute information about the Group. They will also be displaying 'Upcyled' items made by members 

  The dates for the market are here.

Every 3rd Saturday


Dates for your diary
Local Cinema*
Oakwood has a not-for-profit cinema run by volunteers. Selling great ice cream, popcorn and refreshments at affordable prices. There’s also a fully licensed bar and you can take your drinks into the auditorium.
Next film on Sat 28th September is


Events in Roundhay Park*
Once again, thanks to the Friends of Roundhay Park for this monthly round-up of events in the park.
  • Free Tennis Coaching (from age 5 to adults), tennis courts, last Saturday in the month, 2-4 pm.
  • Leeds Rowing Club, Waterloo Lake, weekend mornings
  • British Military Fitness Training, meet at Princes Avenue Car Park, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Friday and Saturday mornings
  • outFIT Fitness Training, meet at the Lakeside Cafe Car Park, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings
  • Roundhay parkrun (free, timed 5 Km, on Saturdays at 9 am), meet at the bandstand at the top of the Carriage Ride from 8:45. To be timed, register online at
  • Carnegie Brazilian Soccer Schools, on Soldiers' Field between Old Park Road and Princes Avenue, Saturday mornings
  • Roundhay Runners, meet at Princes Avenue car park, Thursday evenings at 7pm
  • Leeds Cycling Campaign - All the rides are sociable and supportive, aiming to get folk into cycling or helping people return to cycling. Easy and easy plus rides on Saturday morning 14-22 miles. Easy plus to Intermediate rides on Tuesday mornings 22-35 miles. Intermediate to Long rides on Sundays  35-80 miles.
To receive the monthly round-up of events that John Ferguson compiles for FoRP, contact:
The REAP eBulletin is produced by Judy Summerhill and Nick Claiden for REAP members and anyone else interested in local, community and environmental issues in Roundhay and more widely.

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