The Pantry sets a trend

Just as we were finalising arrangements for our new community stall at the summer market, I read yesterday (here) that in Thame, a nearby town, ‘South Oxfordshire District Council has provided £1,545 to the Thame Market Co-operative to allow the group to buy a new market stall for local community use. The stall … will provide a permanent area for local producers, community groups and nearby entrepreneurs to display and sell products to the general public.’

Well, how cutting edge are we, then? We just thought it would be a terrific way to make sure that all parts of our little village benefit from The Pantry project, and suddenly we seem to be in the vanguard of a whole movement. Well done, Piddington!

Anyway, the discussions about the community stall were in full flow last night, at the village hall AGM, so it should be a really tempting table. Piddington bakers are renowned for the deliciousness of their cakes – I have no doubt that several villagers are already earmarking their favourites: W’s delectably moist ginger cake, maybe, or M’s heavenly almond cake … you know who you are, ladies! And, of course, there may also be contributions from participants in the Piddington Bake Off.

So, if you want to be in the trendiest spot this summer, forget Wilderness and Cornbury – just head to Piddington, and feel cool and ever so slightly smug.


Author: Hazel at The Pantry

I live in a small Oxfordshire village, and am writing a blog for The Pantry, a community project to provide the village with a place to meet and to buy locally made and sourced products.

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