A Christmas market at Cogges Farm this Sunday

December 13th, 2011 by J-P Leave a reply »

Cogges Manor Farm is having a Christmas market this Sunday (December 18) from 10am till 2pm. There’ll be free entry, and among the attractions will be:

  • Mulled wine and mince pies from the Manor Farm’s kitchen
  • Craft stalls selling stocking fillers, jewellery and Christmas decorations
  • Food stalls selling cakes, cookies, Indian & Chinese food, bread and cakes, spices and much more
  • Exclusive Christmas wreaths, hand-made by Cogges volunteers

There’ll also be carol singing by the Voice Box choir, and the Ducklington Morris will be doing a traditional mummers play. And rumours have it that Santa Claus himself will be paying the farm a visit, but only for the good girls and boys.

There’s been a manor house in Cogges since the 13th century, but more recently the farm and its buildings were used as a farming museum curated by Oxfordshire County Council. Since last July, it’s been run by a combination of a charitable trust and local volunteers, with the intention of providing models for sustainable living and local sourcing, and even ultimately having a smallholder maintain the site.

As the trust and volunteers together begin to develop the site to its full potential, they need your help and support. Even if you don’t have time to volunteer, you should come along – on the last full weekend before Christmas – and see if you can bag a nice present for a relative! And maybe even catch a glimpse of Santa himself….

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