Over Village Market (OVM) was founded in October 2015 by a group of award winning local food producers in order to showcase local food and craft artisans.

This community driven enterprise has attracted a growing number of customers and stallholders since it began. It is run on a voluntary basis with profits donated to local charities. One beneficiary was Over Day Care Centre who received a £300 cheque to provide services for older, frail and often socially isolated people in the community.

Co-founder, Mark Webb of ORB bakery explains the ethos of OVM, “We are all passionate about local food and products having been a part of our artisan community, attending farmers markets and supplying local community shops.

“We had seen first-hand the growing interest in knowing where your food comes from and buying from local artisans and crafts people, which is why all of our stallholders must come from within a 30-mile radius of Over. We also wanted to support suppliers by creating a hub in this area where they can sell their goods.”

OVM has around 15 – 20 different stalls at each event with a combination of regulars and occasional attendees giving a wide range of things to buy including preserves, ceramics, fruit and vegetables, flowers, chocolates, cheese, handmade jewellery, meat, cider, homemade cards, children’s books and handmade candles.