HOVINGHAM Village Market has been crowned winner of the Yorkshire Region Enterprise Award by the Countryside Alliance.
Known as the Rural Oscars, the Countryside Alliance Awards are now in their seventh year of celebrating the characters, skills, traditions and enterprise of the countryside.
The awards are nominated by the public, with each business put forward by a supportive customer.
Simon Hamlyn, CA regional director for the North of England, said: “Hovingham Village Market is something rather special.
It is a community market and cafe run entirely by volunteers on a not-forprofit basis.
“More than 100 volunteers are part of the market, which is impressive in itself, but what has happened here is remarkable – the project has not only brought people together, it has also given the many exceptional local food producers, farmers and growers in the area an outlet.
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