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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Charlbury Farmers' Market this Saturday

Oxfordshire food lovers are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Charlbury Farmers’ Market, in the historic Cotswolds market town of Charlbury, this weekend.

Charlbury Farmers’ Market, which has trebled in size since its inception, trades on the 2nd Saturday quarterly between 9am and 1pm on a central green in Charlbury known as The Playing Close OX7 3QP.

On September 10, shoppers can tuck into the Great Charlbury Breakfast, a sumptuous breakfast made with local produce from the market stallholders. People are advised to arrive promptly to be sure of securing a feast for a subsidised price of £2.

The joint founders and organisers of Charlbury Farmers’ Market are egg producer Nick Potter and honey farmer Geoff Burroughs, both of Charlbury, and businessman Roger Watts, of Milton-under-Wychwood.

Reflecting on the past decade, they say: “It’s amazing - Charlbury Farmers’ Market is ten years old! The first market took place in July 2001 with 10 stalls, of which five are still with us. Since then, the market has grown steadily and today we now have 30 stalls on a regular basis. Everyone is invited to the Great Charlbury Breakfast in the superb setting of The Playing Close, so please come and join us!”

Three breakfast options will be available, a breakfast bap of egg, bacon and sausage; a vegetarian breakfast bap with egg, mushrooms and tomatoes; a continental style breakfast will feature local preserves, honey and fruit. Apple juice will also be served. A separate stall will provide teas and coffees.

Stalls still trading at Charlbury Farmers’ Market after 10 years are:
Bensons Apple Juice
Callow Farm Products
Halcyon Honey
Lees Rest Free Range Eggs
Shaken Oak Mustards

Charlbury Farmers’ Market is administered by Thames Valley Farmers’ Market Co-operative Ltd ( The 10th anniversary celebration will see the organisers ringing the historic ‘Charlbury Market bell’ and saying a few words about Charlbury Farmers’ Market, with a cake-cutting ceremony at 11am. Additional attractions on the day will include musical entertainment.