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

November 2018          Oakwood Farmers’ Market

This Saturday 17th November, 9-12:30 at Oakwood Clock for the local, the informative, the tasty, the community run Oakwood Farmers' Market. 

STOP PRESS: We are finalist for Farmers' Market of the Year award from FARMA.

The Farm Retail Association (formerly FARMA) has announced that Oakwood Farmers Market is a finalist in the annual awards celebrating the best farm shops, farm cafés and restaurants, farmers’ markets, Pick Your Own farms and trade suppliers. They are the only awards that are judged by fellow farm retailers.

Guest Stalls this month:

Salt’s Catering - Sweet and savoury treats Facebook

Pextenement Cheese - Organic soft cheese from Todmorden

Melanie’s Chocolates - Handmade chocolates and cakes


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. Come and join our growing community! 

Well 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 Gledhow Valley Woods will promoting their work in the woods and selling their calendars, cards and the like to raise money to support their work.
Friends of Roundhay Park will promoting their work in the park and selling their calendars (for 2019) to raise money to support their work.

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

Green Tips for November
Reduce Packaging and buy only want you need 
Visit Seagulls ReUse - they sell "reclaimed" paint and have just launched their zero waste refill shop. Beeswax wraps (to replace foil and clingfilm), shampoo bars, toothpaste. Take your own bottles and fill washing up liquid, shampoo, conditioner, body soap and much more.

Get your dried goods from The Jar Tree in Leeds Kirkgate Market. Take a container, weight it, fill it, pay for it. Pasta, Beans, Pulses, Rics, Seeds, Muesli and more. 

Get your veg from Leeds Market, tell the stall holder you don't want a bag.

Dates for your diary
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 24th November - Ghost Stories.

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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