Charlbury Green Hub

POP-UP COLLECTION: Veg Box from Styan Family Produce from outside Charlbury Community Centre

Saturday 18 July 2020 14:00 to 15:00

Order deadline midnight Wednesday (actually 7am Thursday if you get up early enough!) for collection the following Saturday.  Order your box from and pay online. Also available on the website are Bibury fish, JoJo's farm milk, Stainswick Farm oils and dressings, Charlbury honey, preserves, free-range eggs and a selection of Smarts Cheeses.

Check your email on Sat morning for your collection timeslot in the afternoon. To enable the safe collection of the pre-ordered boxes, there are 10 minute timeslots for up to 14 people to collect from 7 different collection points alongside the Community Centre organised by surname (name used for the order). Notifications are sent out on Saturday morning by email to everyone who has ordered a box. Please keep your 2m social distance and ensure only one person at each collection point at any time.

Items ordered will all be in your box EXCEPT the pre-ordered FISH which needs to be collected from the Bibury Fish Farm van which will be on site and the pre-ordered MILK which needs to be collected from the insulated box in the shade of the big sycamore tree. If you have just ordered fish or milk without any fruit or veg then there won't be a box or a timeslot and you can collect your items anytime between 2-3pm.

Please bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box and please return egg boxes and apple juice bottles for reuse - there is a national shortage of egg boxes.

To reduce contacts maybe arrange to collect for friends and neighbours.  if you are doing this please email and provide details so we can group your boxes together in the shade of the big tree by the entrance to the community centre for collection any time 2-3pm rather than have a specific timeslot.

House-bound and need your box delivered? Call the Community Centre on 01608 811878 or if engaged try 01608 819253 (weekdays only) or email your request to These boxes will also be under the shade of the tree and can be collected the pre-arranged volunteers any time 2-3pm rather than a specific timeslot - BUT WE NEED TO KNOW THE SURNAME USED FOR PLACING THE ORDER SO WE CAN LOCATE THE BOX FOR COLLECTION BY THE VOLUNTEER.

Normally Styan come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months, but now we are lucky they are making up veg boxes for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon. There is a £6 box of a seasonal vegetables without potatoes and optional items like asparagus, broad beans, peas, spinach, salad bags, spring onions, beetroot, cucumber, new potatoes, pink fir apple potatoes, strawberries, gooseberries, and Worcestershire tomatoes grown using heat from a biomass boiler. 

See CharlburyCAN Instagram for favourite recipes using seasonal food throughout the year and for tips to avoid food waste. Use #charlburyCAN etc hashtags to share your own favourites.

Dairy Kefir grains - available free of charge, please email uk to request some and bring a very small jam jar of milk to take some grains away.

SESI Refills - if you are urgently needing refills for SESI household detergents then please email uk and arrange to drop off your clean empty bottles on Saturday afternoon outside the Community Centre. These will then be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday afternoon.

Looking for local food supplies? Check out useful summary of local food suppliers

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.