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Jim Rubenstein

Oxford residents enjoy a chili lunch for MOON Co-op Market, held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Oxford’s chili ‘Scene’

February has become “Chili Month” in Oxford. MOON Co-op Market’s annual chili lunch is Saturday, Feb. 17, between 11.30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Oxford’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at the corner of Walnut and Poplar Streets. Oxford Kiwanis Club’s chili supper is Thursday, Feb. 29, between 5 - 7 p.m. at Talawanda High School.

Miles Dumyahn and Jim Rubenstein at MOON Co-op Market's table at Chocolate Table at the Oxford Community Arts Center.

Earth Friendly Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate is synonymous with Valentine’s Day: It’s the day when people send messages of love with cards and flowers — and with chocolates. This year, why not show your love for both your sweetheart and planet Earth by giving Earth-friendly chocolate? 

Harkrider’s colorful squash is sold on Saturdays at the Farmers Market Uptown and every day at MOON Co-Op Market. It is grown at his and his wife Sharon’s farm, Stoney Hedgerow where he grows and harvests year round.

Weird squash and colorful eggs

On Saturday mornings, you can find Craig at the Farmers Market Uptown. He’s there every Saturday year-round, in the summer heat and the winter cold. Craig and his wife Sharon have a farm outside of town called Stoney Hedgerow. This time of year, they have really weird-looking winter squash and multi-colored eggs.