Saturday Market & Cafe Breakfast & shop with us or Join the team
Shop & Breakfast at our Market & Cafe, Saturdays 9am-midday
The market aims to provide good local produce at fair prices. We are a member of Oxford's Community Managed Markets and we believe that every community should have access to good local stuff. We buy and sell some produce ourselves so that you have it every week. We also have a couple of guest stall slots for local producers to sell directly.
Our cafe serves breakfast from 9-12: enjoy coffee from The Missing Bean, pastries, fantastic bacon / egg baps made with fresh local ingredients and more.
On our stalls get your weekend newspapers and...
Sandford Sourdough, freshly baked by Sandford's very own baker (& Talking Shop volunteer), Robert Rodrigues
a range of other fresh breads, from Cornfields family bakery in Wheatley
We started the Saturday Market & Cafe in April 2011. We have run it almost every week since. About 15 volunteers work in shifts from 7.30 to 12.30, opening to the public from 9.00 to midday every Saturday.
There are various different roles. You could join: Our set up team (the early shift before the customers come in). The cafe team (cooking or supporting in the kitchen and managing the dishwasher). Our market stalls' team (setting up, serving customers on the tills). Our packing away team (helping put everything away once the market closes).
Ideally people sign up for weekly or fortnightly. Here's how you could get involved:
early birds set up 7.30am to 8.30 am - 2 people to help the manager set up tables, arrange our newspaper, veg and bread stalls
serve on the tills, first shift 8.30-10.30, second shift 10.30 to 12.30 - 2 people to serve customers on our two tills
barista - 10.00-12.30 - 1 person
taking food and drink orders out to customers - 10.30-12.30 - 1 person each week
customer orders 8.30 - 11 - 1 person each week - picking, packing and invoicing customer pre-orders ready for collection
cooks 10-12.30 - 1 person each week - to cook up our famous bacon, egg baps
quick shift pack away - 12-12.30 - an extra, energetic pair of hands to help put the tables away
PLUS anyone who is up for being on the emergency rota for last minute calls to help on saturdays
All new volunteers shadow experienced team members to get started and our Volunteering Manager Fiona will keep checking in with you to see how it's going. We will let everyone know about upcoming opportunities for specialist training (including accredited Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene).
Anyone who is interested in getting involved is invited to come up to see the space and to have a chat about the project. That way we can see what you're interested in and how you might be able to get involved.
full training and support (including from a Duty Manager in your day to day work and from our Volunteering Manager to help you get the most of your involvement with Talking Shop)
a personal learning record (if you want to develop particular skills or confidence)
opportunities for training (for example, accredited food hygiene and safety, mental health awareness or first aid, physical first aid)
a friendly, supportive, inclusive and safe environment!
To apply or to ask any questions please email our Volunteering Manager Fiona Or pop into the shop, say hello and leave your details with the manager
Find us: at The Village Hall, Henley Road, Sandford, OX4 4XZ