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

October 2018          Oakwood Farmers’ Market

This Saturday 20th October, 9-12:30 at Oakwood Clock for the local, the informative, the tasty, the community run Oakwood Farmers' Market. Music from Headingley Voices Community Choir. 

REAP AGM is at the same time as the market 11-12:30pm, get your shopping done before then.

Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP) is holding it's Annual General Meeting, at Sylva Cafe Bar (next door to the market). Sat 20th October.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Informal bit is 11-12, formal bit starts at 12 noon.

Guest Stalls this month:

Seasonal Larder - Cordials and jams made with local fruit - find them on Facebook

Yorkshire Dhama - Syrian cheese

That Old Chestnut - Vegan Bakery

Melanie’s Patisserie and French Bread


Every month our Regular stall holders offer:

  • meat joints, burgers, chicken, bacon, meat 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
Everything is produced locally and is fresh, organic, seasonal and/or free range. Let us know if there is a stall you'd like to see. Example stalls

Feedback on Twitter or Facebook about all our stalls to help us decide which stalls the community wants. This is a community run market, not for profit.

REAP Gardening Group
REAP Gardening Group will be at Oakwood Farmers’ Market this month for the AUTUMN PLANT AND SEED SWAP. Bring along your cuttings, divisions, collected seeds and spare plants and swap with your gardening neighbours to try something new. And join our growing community! 

Well also be working on the OAKWOOD EDIBLE BED to continue the harvest and preparing for the change in the growing season. Come and chat to us and find out what we’re planting. 

Community Stalls

Friends of Roundhay Park will be selling their calendars (for 2019).

The market dates for 2018 are as follows 20th October, 17th November, 15th December. Every 3rd Saturday. More about the market

Green Tips for October
Go Vegan - Animal farming is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions globally. It is also the leading cause of deforestation, species extinction, ocean dead zones and water pollution.

Dates for your diary
It's the REAP Annual General Meeting, October market 20th October 11-12:30pm.
Roundhay Environmental Action Project (REAP) has lots of ways to be involved. From running the market, choosing stall holders, campaigning work, gardening support, awareness raising and networking. Ideas and comments are welcome. REAP is a very active community based group, any support is gratefully received no matter how big or small. Pop along to our Annual General Meeting to find out more, find us in Sylva Cafe next to Oakwood Clock from 11am on Saturday.
Local Cinema*
Did you know Oakwood has a not-for-profit cinema run by volunteers? It sells 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 is on Sat 20th October - Lady Bird.

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 Kari Walker for REAP members and anyone else interested in local, community and environmental issues in Roundhay and more widely.

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*These events are not organised by REAP
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