After two years’ successful trading Adderbury’s not-for-profit community food market has been able to make four awards to village organisations.

Further to sponsoring Party in the Park in June, the Market has now helped Adderbury Scouts to buy a new catering tent, Christopher Rawlins School to buy new stage lighting, and Adderbury Institute to buy new tables. Cheques were handed over at the November Market.

Adderbury Institute treasurer Sandra Larner expressed her delight with the award: “The Institute Committee would like to thank the Food Market for their donation towards some new folding tables. The Food Market is a popular event – long may it continue”

The Market plans to make more awards later in 2016.

The market offers a rich mixture of stalls, with constant changes to the variety – vegetables from John Anson’s Sandford smallholding, Adderbury’s own honey, locally distilled gin, the bread van baking on the spot, hot suppers from Smart Cookies of Adderbury, and now beautifully crafted Adderbury Christmas arrangements and wreaths.

Stallholder Rob Babij of the Meat Joint, who has been supporting the Market from the start, loves to be there every month: ‘‘It’s a great community event, and very well supported, so it’s good news for us stallholders and the people of Adderbury and surrounding villages.”

The next Market is on Thursday December 17 from 6pm to 8pm, where there will be a cornucopia of festive fare, some scrumptious supper and a well-stocked bar – plus a bit of Christmas entertainment.

Photo: Adderbury Community Food Market chairman Nick Fennell presents a cheque to Sandra Larner of Adderbury Institute, watched by John Mann of Adderbury Scouts, Phil Goldsworthy head of Christopher Rawlins Primary School and Sarah Demirtges of the school’s PTFA