THE market which was first established in 2000 is set to return for a grand re-opening after it was forced to shut in March 2020 under government lock down rules.

The market will once again offer locally sourced items such as fresh, seasonal fruit and veg, honey, hand crafted gifts and more.

The market which generates around £1500 towards the village hall is run by the markets team of volunteers Claire, Diane, Janet and Sue who bake a selection of cakes each month to be served with coffee.

Julie Trotter, founder of the market said: “The Ampfield Market sadly closed its doors after the last Market on March 7th 2020, due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We are all very excited about welcoming you back and celebrating a new beginning together.

“We have decided that the Market will reopen on Saturday 4th September 2021. We will make every effort to ensure that your visit is Covid safe, but we would be grateful if you would please wear a mask for the safety of others."

It will resume its usual time and dates, first Saturday of every month between 10am and 12pm excluding January and August and will be held at Ampfield Village Hall, SO51 9BJ. Parking and admission is free.

Julie added: “I still have a waiting list, but if you would like to rent a table in the future or would just like more information, then please contact me via”