EYNSHAM COUNTRY MARKET is part of the network of Country Markets Ltd operating in England, Wales and the Channel Islands. Eynsham is one of more than 300 country markets in the organisation. Oxfordshire has six markets and in Eynsham we have about 40 active suppliers coming from Eynsham itself, Appleton, the Hanboroughs, South Leigh, North Leigh, Barnard Gate, Freeland, Aston and Standlake.
Contributors range from home cooks (all with up to date Food Hygiene certificates) to craftsmen and women, fruit and vegetable growers, bee keepers or egg suppliers. Some support the Market on a regular basis with seasonal produce while some come just occasionally, bringing chrysanthemums in autumn for example, or cabbages in spring. ECM reflects the true seasons of the year, champions local skills and produce - and cuts food miles.
So come along to St Leonard's Church Hall between 9:00 and 10:30 on a Thursday morning from February to December and you will find our stalls selling a great display of seasonal home made goods - cakes, breads, tarts, savouries, cookies, local eggs, honey, jams, chutneys and marmalades. In season find locally grown fruit, root and green vegetables, posies of flowers, herbs and plants ready for planting out. Find something for supper, the freezer or for vegetarians. The hand-crafts section includes beautiful greeting cards, needlework, wooden and knitted goods and, also in season, willow garden plant supports.
ECM now supplies produce on a regular basis for local community outlets under the ‘Cooks of Country Markets’ label so customers unable to reach our market can purchase some of our products at a more convenient time.
Eynsham Country Market’s queue at opening time is famous across the village, cheerful in any weather. Perishable produce is often sold within 15 minutes but orders for collection later can be taken. Many of our shoppers like to stay for a coffee or tea and slice of cake. For the first Thursday of each month our participating home cooks prepare a ‘tasting’ of selected goods - a chance to sample before deciding what to buy.
Thinking of a special occasion or gift? Consider a Country Market hamper and ask us about this service. For this or other queries (perhaps you could be interested in joining the team in some capacity?) please contact us.