Markets in Oxfordshire with an Indie Focus
The good old farmers market – for 100s of years they’ve been the staple for many market towns and villages across Oxfordshire, plus the city centre too. But they’re no longer just farmers selling fruit, veg and meat – they’re veritable powerhouses of Oxfordshire based indie businesses that enable you to get the much needed essential produce alongside craft gins, gelato, wine, plastic free refills, freshly baked breads and street food.
They’re also the place to meet producers and indie business owners face to face – to chat to them about their products and get to know them to the point they’ll have your weekly order ready for collection without you even needing to ask…
So, have you visited one of Oxfordshire’s markets recently? Because if not, or if you’re looking to visit a different one, here’s our guide to the best ones to visit to experience some of Oxfordshire’s brilliant indies.
NORTH PARADE MARKET
2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10am – 2pm
North Parade Market has quickly become one of the most highly regarded markets in the area. With organic and artisan producers from the local area who bring life and colour to this wonderful central north Oxford avenue.
EAST OXFORD FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday, 10am-1pm – East Oxford Primary School
Find veg, fruit, meat, chicken, eggs, olive oil, cheese, butter, milk, chilli sauces, wine, gin, pickles, pies, cakes, takeaways, and Dutch-themed takeaway café, plus eco coffee pods locally made artisan soaps, organic teas’ and second-hand books!
WOLVERCOTE FARMERS MARKET
Every Sunday, 10am – 1pm
The Wolvercote Sunday market serves the community and visitors by providing fresh, affordable and ethically sourced food as well as a place to meet, eat and socialise with friends and neighbours. It provides a free marketplace for local producers and crafts people and offers fresh vegetables, eggs and baked goods, and regular stalls selling a variety of foods, household products and crafts.
SUMMERTOWN FARMERS MARKET
Every Sunday, 10am – 2pm – East Oxford Primary School
Right in the heart of Summertown is this wonderful, local market. You can find fresh, local, and some organic quality produce including meat, vegetables, cheese, gin, wine and street food. Lots of our independents frequent this market and you’ve got the great chance to visit some bricks and mortar ones too – from galleries to cafes to restaurants.
10am – 4pm
Visit this lovely farmers market outside the library in Botley.
Woodstock Farmers Market
1st & 3rd Sat of the month, 08.30am – 1pm
Fresh, local, seasonal produce on sale outside Woodstock Town Hall.
1st Sat of the month, 08.30 – 1pm
Preserves, goats cheese, handmade soaps plus essentials. Outside the Orchard Centre.
ABINGDON FARMERS MARKET
3st Sat of the month, 08.30 – 1pm
Held in the Market Place alongside beautiful Old County Hall. Sample and savour the fresh produce of the local district.