Deddington Farmers' Market

The centuries-old tradition of a Saturday market in Deddington, which ceased in 1830, has been revived – and it’s been thriving since the new millennium. It was the winner in the South East region in Country Life’s “Britain’s Favourite Farmers’ Market 2006” competition. It was also joint runner-up for the 2005 and 2006 National Farmers’ Market of the Year Award. The market featured once again in Rose Prince’s book The Good Produce Guide 2012. The market’s founder, Charles Newey, was honoured posthumously when the National Farmers’ Retail and Markets Association (FARMA) awarded him with its “Community Spirit Award for 2006”. The market has also been a finalist in the Banbury Guardian’s Community Awards as Rural Project of the Year and Community Group of the Year in 2005 and 2006.