Hovingham Village Market has been awarded the Duke of York’s community initiative award. The chairman of the market Professor Martin Bell received the award from the Duke at a ceremony at the Magna Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

The award was given in respect of the commitment and dedication for all the volunteers who make the market a success.

The market, is on the first Saturday of every month except January, with two in December.

Each market day there is a community café run by different local group, such as the church, the Friends of Hovingham School and the bowls club, and the proceeds go to increase their funds.

There are many prize-winning stalls including Haxby Bake House (winner of Yorkshire Life food and Drink Awards 2014), Yorkshire Rapeseed oil (Great taste Two star award 2013), Puckett’s Pickles (Great Taste Award 2014), Sawley Kitchen (Winner Best Food Producer Flavours of Herriot Country Awards), Cedarbarn Farm Shop (Yorkshire Post and Deilciousyorkshire Awards 2012 nominated for 2014 finals), Derwent Presserves (winner best jam or preserve Beverley Food festival) and Stall Smokehouse.

Mr Bell said: "All of these stallholders and many others bring their special talents to our market, which makes it so special. A big thank you to all our stall holders, our volunteers and to our shopper who support the market."