Listed below are local producers and suppliers whose products have featured at The Pantry markets up to now. Some of them ran their own stalls, some supplied products for us to sell in the General Store. Our aim is to offer products sourced within the local area, although we make an exception if the product has a local connection – e.g. if it is made by a relative or friend of someone who lives in the village.
We’re keen to feature as many locally sourced and locally made products as possible at our seasonal markets, to keep them fresh and interesting. If you’d like to be considered for a future market, either as a stallholder or to supply your products wholesale for us to sell, please email Francesca.
Zena Ashdown: Bespoke handbags and baskets.
Blue Hydrangea: Handmade and upcycled pieces using both recycled and sustainable materials to produce beautiful, unique furnishings and jewellery.
Aurora Jewellery: Collections inspired by classical and vintage jewellery as well as ethnic influences.
Jennie Bosher: Handmade decorations and cards, knitted cushions and toys.
Bradshaws Farm Ice Cream: Ice cream made from fresh milk from their family herd of Holstein-Fresians in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire.
Michelle Bridges: Handmade quilts, cushions, draught excluders, door stops,
Brightwell Bees: Viv and Steve Moll are beekeepers based at Brightwell cum Sotwell, with beehives in the surrounding South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire villages.
Brightwell Vineyard: Producers of high-quality English wines, which frequently win medals and awards at national and international competitions. The 14-acre vineyard is situated 1 mile north of Wallingford.
Bucksum: David Newman provides local, high-quality salad and vegetables to restaurants, including Waddesdon Manor and Le Manoir. He also has a small farm shop open to the public near Long Crendon.
Carrie Crafts: Cas Mortimer’s retro sweet inspired jewellery, soaps, candles & shabby chic gifts.
Kathy Chalk: Individually designed decorative glass pieces, large and small. Kathy uses recycled glass to make bottle clocks, spoon rests and delicate roundels. Her more complex pieces involve combinations of fused glass, paint (as in stained glass) and sometimes incorporate chemicals and enamels for a variety of effects. Her pictorial landscapes are inspired by the contours and colours of the Leicestershire countryside.
Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oils: Grown in the Chilterns, the oil has a delicious light nutty flavour and is rich in omega 3, 6 and 9. No artificial flavourings or preservatives, high in vitamin E. Ideal for dressings and marinades, roasting and stir-frys.
Chiltern Natural Foods: A small but growing company based near High Wycombe, offering great-tasting premium natural confectionery and snacks. You won’t find a single E number or artificial additive in their recipes, only raw ingredients combined with spices and natural flavouring.
CiCi-CoCo: Award-winning artisan food company based in Cuddington. Giuliana Cortese uses locally sourced ingredients to make Italian dishes, inspired by regional recipes collected from family and friends across Italy, for you to serve at home.
Common Leys Farm: Home produced pies, sausages, burgers, terrines.
Cornfield Bakery: A family-run independent craft bakery, founded in Wheatley in 1972 and now also in Thame, making real bread in the traditional way – no additives and with wheat almost exclusively grown in Oxfordshire.
Crudges Cheeses: Artisan cheesemakers based in Kingham, near Chipping Norton, Karen and Roger Crudge make a range of semi-hard and soft cheeses using locally sourced milk from Jersey cows in Gt. Rollright. The goat milk is sourced near Abingdon and the sheep milk near Stratford-upon-Avon.
Debbie’s Home Cooked Food: Debbie produces ‘proper’ home-cooked food using local ingredients with no additives, E numbers or preservatives. She sells at farmers’ markets and will deliver to customers’ houses. She offers a bespoke service to her clients, including catering for special dietary requirements and providing smaller complete meals. She can also organise and cater for private parties, from fork buffets to hot meals.
Penny Duncan: Textile and mixed-media pictures and cards printed from them.
Event and Party Essentials: Lots of exciting and fun things to make your party a success – balloons of all shapes and sizes, face paints, masks, glitter, costumes, party tableware.
Fish 4 You: High-quality fish, plus a range of gourmet food products, delivered free to your door.
Flooseymoo Jewellery: Caroline King’s handmade silver & semi-precious gemstone jewellery
Forever Living: Aloe vera products.
Gaia Products (Vasiliki Ntavertzani): Real Greek pine honey and thyme honey, from bees kept by Vasiliki’s family in Delphi, and handmade Greek specialities. 07772 454 411; firstname.lastname@example.org.
GladBags: Handmade bags for all occasions, created by Alison Court entirely out of recycled, reclaimed and rescued fabrics.
Peter Goss: Local butcher offering a good range of traditional, quality meats and poultry all sourced from local farms.
The Hat Hire Company: Started in 2004 by Jenni Walker, who now stocks over 260 hats and fascinators in her Launton studio. She also sells seasonal fashion accessories and contemporary jewellery, hand finished and from renewable sources wherever possible.
Horton Accessories: Chris Cox offers fine-quality accessories for ladies, gentlemen and the home.
I’m Japanese: Japanese-born Momo cooks traditional Japanese family food using locally sourced, organic, free range ingredients. She also offers workshops for maki sushi and Japanese cooking.
Islip Mill Honey: Set and clear local honey.
Jacobs Field Lavender: Toiletries made from extracted oils produced from lavender grown in Jacobs Field in Islip, Oxfordshire. This venture is an inspiring example of ‘land share’, bringing together like-minded people who own land with those who would like to share and cultivate it for a greater good. Profits are given to local charities; local schoolchildren come to learn about growing veg, and there are beehives producing honey.
Jillicious: Based in Kidlington, Jill McEachern specialises in making tasty, homemade preserves with seasonal, local fruit and veg. She began by making them for family and friends, and her jams, chutneys and relishes have gone on to win several local awards. Jill also sells handmade tea cosies, made from wool and buttons sourced from charity shops.
Jim and Jules Big Adventure: Excellent quality chutneys, jams, curds and marmalades, made in small batches with as many of the ingredients as possible locally sourced and handpicked on sunny days.
Just Biscuits: Once tasted, never forgotten. A selection of handmade biscuits, freshly baked by Jilly Lydon from Stoke Mandeville, made with all butter and other good-quality ingredients and winners of six Great Taste Awards (2006).
Kim’s Jewels: Kim Elliott, who lives in the village, sells handmade glass jewellery, along with other costume jewellery, scarves and accessories, all reasonably priced.
La Petite Fabrique: Sylvain Mengel is a French pastry chef with a Diploma in Patisserie from France, who offers a range of biscuits, tarts and other homemade goodies. He has recently moved to Oxford from Australia, where for more than six months he has been selling his delicious patisserie products at farmers’ markets.
The Littlecote Soap Co.: Formed by Elaine Stavert after moving from a tv career in London to a Buckinghamshire farm. The company is renowned for its high-quality ethical products made from natural ingredients used in imaginative ways, producing traditional recipes with a contemporary twist. Her products include the innovative ‘Gin and Tonic’ range as well as more traditional soaps and bath bombs.
The Little Orchard Co.: In 2007 Jo Dakin and Tony Harrison planted their own orchard, near Banbury. It now produces small quantities of cider apples, juicing apples and soft fruit, used with fruit picked from other little orchards in Oxfordshire, Warwicks and Bucks, to make Thorn Brook Cider, apple juices and fruit liqueurs.
Little Shop of Cheese: Small family business based in Buckinghamshire, specialising in selling British cheeses. Wide variety, from favourites, such as Black Bomber cheddar, to lesser known cheeses from artisan dairies.
Debbie Mac: A professionally trained hair and make-up artist based in Piddington, Debbie offers a hair and make-up service. She has worked in film and TV, so not only can she make you look fabulous, she can also create a range of special effects that are frighteningly realistic!
Made by Mums: Located in Haddenham, Lucy Brooke offers seasonal lines of jams, chutneys and confectionery.
Made in Wendy’s House: Wendy Sommerford’s handcrafted items.
Natural Bread Co.: Hand-crafted artisanal breads and cakes baked from locally milled flour using traditional techniques and slow fermentation. Run by food writer William Black and his wife Claire Véry, the company is dedicated to producing authentic, tasty loaves.
Needle & TED: Vicky Hedger’s handmade tablet and ereader cushions.
Colin Nicholls: Functional domestic pottery that is simple, beautiful and safe in the dishwasher and microwave.
Oliphant & Pomeroy: Using locally sourced milk and cream Elizabeth Prior creates delicious and flavoursome artisan ice cream bites and covers them with Belgian chocolate. Hand-made in rural Buckinghamshire, this ice cream confectionery is made only from natural ingredients and flavourings.
Open Air Foods: Artisan cheese, home-marinaded olives and other unique items.
Oving Dexter Beef: Exceptionally tasty and tender beef from a small herd of around 70 Dexter cattle totally grass-reared on a farm in Oving, Buckinghamshire.
Oxford Cheese Company: Starting as a cheese shop in Oxford covered market, in 1995 the company began production of Oxford Blue, a cheese in the tradition of Stilton but with a creamier consistency. College White and Oxford Isis are full-fat soft cheeses; Isis has a honey-washed rind. Oxford Blue and College White won awards at the 2012 British Cheese Awards.
Oxfordshire Ales: Award-winning Marsh Gibbon craft brewery, using traditional brewing methods and the finest ingredients, including spring water historically known for its healing properties and drawn from the local village spring at Stump Well.
Nicola Jane Pantaleo: Back in Oxfordshire after 10 years in Italy, Nicola uses the art of textiles to create unusual handmade clothing, accessories and home decor that reflect her own personal style and call on her architectural background.
Parslow Apiaries: John Parslow has been running beehives in Bucks for over 30 years with the help of his wife and son. 300 hives produce 10 tons of honey, which is processed in an ancient shed and a few small metal units on the farm in Bledlow.
Paul’s Cards: Phoenix Christmas and birthday cards, stationery and gifts.
Pea Green Designs: Alex, who lives in Piddington, offers an eclectic variety of home accessories and gifts, from ceramic tealight holders to reindeer hides.
Penny’s Ponchos: A selection of children’s ponchos handmade by Penny Hepburn from Oakley. These bespoke items will keep any child warm and snuggly – available in various designs and sizes from age 6 months to 6/7 years.
Photopurity: Portrait photography by Phil Hawley from Launton.
Piddington Cottage Garden Plants: Plants grown by Maggie and Tony Pearce, mostly propagated from plants in their own garden in Piddington.
Polkadot of Winslow: Lisa Wright creates delightful handmade goodies, specialising in handpainting wooden signs, canvases, hearts and boxes. She also produces a range of cards and prints, and sells her gorgeous wares, together with vintage finds, from her shop in Winslow.
Poppy Louise Cards: Young Chilterns artist Poppy Reid is interested in paper craft, particularly ‘cut outs’ – intricate designs, often featuring hidden words or quotes. Poppy offers both cut out cards and cards she screenprints by hand from the cut outs. Larger, personalised cut outs make uniquely special gifts.
Quince Products Ltd: Based in Watlington, the company was established in 2005 by Colin and Elspeth Wainwright after Elspeth decided to restore the quince to the British table. Having won many food awards, their products delight food writers, chefs and consumers everywhere. We have a selection of their handmade quince jellies and marmalades as well as their specialist fruit cheeses – versatile products that can be used with cheese, meats and in puddings.
Ridgeway Brewery: Seasonal beers, including their IPA ‘Bad Elf’ (4.5%) and ‘Very Bad Elf’ (7.5%), ‘Santa’s Butt’ Winter Porter (6%) and ‘Reindeer Droppings’ (4.75%).
William Rolls Ceramics: Salt-glazed earthenware ceramic sculptures inspired by nature.
Rosemary’s Jams: Made by our own Rosemary Cox. Using local fruit where possible, Rosemary has put together a tantalising selection of jams and jellies – her rosehip jelly is not only delicious but also good for you. It’s packed full of Vitamin C and studies have shown that rosehip can be effective in reducing pain from arthritis.
St George’s Gelato: Fresh Italian-style ice cream made in small batches in Haddenham using simple, natural ingredients – starting with fresh milk, cream and sugar –that is low in fat and sugar and free from artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Seriously Sweet: Shellie Gray’s selection of sweets and gifts.
Shaken Oak Mustards: What started as a hobby, making mustards for friends and family, has become a thriving business, based in Hailey, near Witney. Bruce Young’s mustards quickly won acclaim followed by Great Taste Awards and inclusions in regional food guides. He uses only the finest ingredients, wherever possible from local sources, and no artificial components, colouring or preservatives.
Shalotte: Three members of the same family, who make beautiful and original luxury copper jewellery, silk jewellery and accessories, creative decorative art dolls and cushions.
James Soden: Oxford-based photographer specialising in natural history, James offers a range of high quality prints, cards and other products. Passionate about conserving the environment and protecting wildlife, he uses photography to aid the appreciation and celebration of Britain’s wildlife and natural legacy.
Springhill Farms and Gardens: A regeneration project that is developing an educational centre and revitalising the extensive farms and gardens resource at HMP Springhill. Their focus is on education, training, rehabilitation and community engagement. Fresh, locally grown produce and garden gifts … for sale locally.
Liz Tagert: Kitchen wares and home goods.
Thermomix: Demonstration, with tasters, of machine that weighs, cuts, kneads, stirs and heats – in one pot.
Upton Smokery: Located just outside Burford, this family business run by Chris and Vix Mills specialises in smoked meat, game and fish, using high quality, traceable raw materials that are smoked by traditional methods. Several of their products were awarded gold medals in the 2012 Great Taste Awards.
Usborne Books at Home: Amanda Corking sells a range of children’s books.
Vale Brewery Co.: Real ales traditionally brewed in Brill, using only the highest quality natural ingredients, floor malted barley and whole cone hops.
Violet’s Allsorts: Homemade candles, bath body scrubs, bath oils, bath bombs and soaps.
Waddesdon Deli Company: Founded in 2008 as an artisan sausage company, also specialising in home cured and smoked produce and cheeses, the company is committed to affordable quality and good, honest, home-cooked food.
Richard Walker Photography: Mounted and framed prints, cards and calendars.
JM Walman (Quality Butcher): Located in Launton and owned by John Walman, whose passion for his craft and enthusiasm guarantees award-winning meats and homemade products.
Woodstock Fudge Company: Delicious homemade fudge using traditional methods and ingredients.
Ann Winsome: Crafts
XT Brewing Co.: Born in 2011 at Notley Farm, Long Crendon, the brewery was created by Russ and Gareth to produce a range of eXTremely tasty beers with a modern twist. All the beers are brewed using traditional methods but on the most up to date equipment.