Local Seasonal Food

A very useful booklet 'Act Global Eat Local: a food directory for Oxford'has been produced by  Low Carbon Oxford North about local food suppliers.

Local Food Markets:

Country Markets:

Farm Shops & Farm Gate:

  • Charlbury Cafe & Deli is happy to talk to people about selling their spare garden produce in the shop
  • The Kitchen Garden PeopleWeekly salad bag and fresh picked vegetable share all year round (including asparagus in May) for signed up members, collection from Chadlington or delivery to Leafield, Finstock, and Charlbury
  • Church Lane Produce at Spelsbury (2 miles away) Front door honesty stall open every day, seasonal vegetables and eggs
  • Chadlington Quality Foods (3 miles away) sell Charlbury’s Bread Shed sourdough bread on a Tuesday and Friday and also sell spare garden produce.
  • The Market Garden shop at Mill Street, Eynsham (9 miles away) Own grown vegetables from Long Hanborough. Other locally produced, organic and ethical foods. Frozen local meat: pork from their own Sandy and Black pigs, beef from the North Aston dairy herd. North Aston milk. Local sourdough breads. SESI detergent refills. Faith in Nature toiletries refill. BioD refill. Bulk refill station for organic dry foods. Open Monday- Saturday.
  • Worton Organic Garden, Farm Shop & Cafe , Cassington (10 miles away). Own grown fruit and vegetables as well as organic supplies from London wholesale market. Own grown tulips and other flowers. Wood-fired oven sourdough bread made on the premises. Fermented foods made on the premises.  Open every Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.
  • North Aston Organics for vegetables and North Aston Dairy (11 miles away) Charlbury is not in their delivery area, but you can make a regular order and collect on a Friday or you can buy vegetables from the honesty stall at the farm. Dairy produce includes milk, cream, yoghurt, and ice cream and need to be ordered for collection every Friday on a regular basis. In the same village as Nicholson Nurseries' Garden Centre  & Yurt Cafe
  • Wyatts Farm Shop, Plant Centre, & Tea Room, Great Rollright (11 miles)
  • Daylesford Organic Farm Shop & Cafe (11 miles away)
  • Wykham Park Farm Shop , near Banbury OX16 9UP (14 miles away) for local and home grown produce, including Longhorn beef.
  • Cultivate Mobile Farm Shop Sunday morning at Summertown Market. Also order online for deliveries in Oxford on a Friday or for collection at Kidlington (11 miles away) on a Thursday.
  • Skylarks Organic Box Scheme based in the local market gardening counties of Hereford & Worcestershire and delivered to Charlbury each week

Local meat:

  • Cornbury Park Venison available August to January from Denshams Butchers in Witney (7 miles), also at Charlbury Farmers Market and other local Farmers Markets
  • Ditchley Farm, Charlbury (2 miles) Boxes of whole or half organic lamb from flocks of Highlander sheep available July to December. Boxes of organic beef from herds of White Park Cattle, Angus, and Simmental breeds available September to April. Email: mdhamiltonfarms@gmail.com
  • Litchfield Farm, Enstone (3 miles)  Boxes of whole or half lamb from black Hebridean sheep available January. Email: Email: nikki@litchfieldfarm.co.uk 
  • Chadlington lamb (3 miles) Boxes of whole or half lamb from Romney sheep available August to November. Email: hallam.d@hotmail.com
  • Willowbrook Organic Meat from Hampton Gay, near Bletchingdon, OX5 2QQ (11 miles away) also honey and Zaytoun products
  • Upton Smokery OX18 4LY near Burford (11 miles away) specialises in smoked meats, smoked fish, biltong and seasonings. Also Upton Firehouse restaurant open Friday-Sunday 12-4pm
  • Wykham Park Farm Shop , near Banbury OX16 9UP (14 miles away) for local and home grown produce, including Longhorn beef.
  • Rissington Hereford Beef Boxes from Great Rissington (15 miles away) for 100% grass-fed beef. Email: helndspooner@gmail.com or phone 07714 720640
  • Northmoor Beef Boxes from Rectory Farm, Northmoor (16 miles away)
  • Kite's Nest Farm  near Broadway (24 miles away) for 100% grass-fed beef

Local wine:

Oxfordshire farms producing asparagus available May/June:

Charlbury Big Apple Take-Aways:

Charlbury Sharevroppers popular fortnightly events on the Playing Close providing free apples, plums & pears from local gardens and orchards will be starting earlier than usual in 2019 so we don't lose the early varieties that are ripening earlier than normal because of climate change.

Sunday 25th August 2.30pm
Sunday 8th September 2.30pm
Sunday 22nd September 2.30pm
Sunday 6th October 2.30pm
Sunday 20th Ocotber 2.30pm
Sunday 3rd November 2.30pm

Oxfordshire Summaries:

19/04/19 - Call for Sustainable Food - talk organised by Sustainable Charlbury

04/06/18 - New methane emissions metric proposed for climate change policy A new paper published today has outlined a better way to think about how methane and other gases contribute to greenhouse gas emissions budgets. This is an important step towards evaluating the warming from methane emissions when developing strategies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. “We don’t actually need to give up eating meat to stabilise global temperatures,” says Professor Myles Allen of the Oxford Martin School who led the study (meat production is a major source of methane). “We just need to stop increasing our collective meat consumption. But we do need to give up dumping CO2 into the atmosphere. Every tonne of CO2 emitted is equivalent to a permanent increase in the methane emission rate. Climate policies could be designed to reflect this.”