• Welcome to The Village, Market Harborough

  • A community hub with café, independent retailers, community fridge and more
  • The Village Kitchen Cafe

  • Community café with tasty vegan food
  • Community Fridge

  • A place to donate food and take what you need
  • Donate to The Village CIC

  • Help us to fund our work with the community
  • Room Hire

  • Hire our fantastic Community Room
  • Refuse, reuse, refill

  • Sustainable shopping made easy

Welcome to The Village, Market Harborough

A community hub with café, independent retailers, community fridge and more Find out more

The Village Kitchen Cafe

Community café with tasty vegan food Find out more

Community Fridge

A place to donate food and take what you need Find out more

Donate to The Village CIC

Help us to fund our work with the community Find out more

Room Hire

Hire our fantastic Community Room find out more

Refuse, reuse, refill

Sustainable shopping made easy Find out how
A photo showing the main room at The Village with seating, homeware, gifts and The Paint Pottle

Sustainable Shopping and the Community

Explore our EcoVillage

Good things happen here

Reduce food waste

In the UK 6.6 million tonnes of household food waste is thrown away every year (wrap.org.uk). Alongside this people are living in food poverty and feeling the cost of living crisis.

We have set up a Community Fridge with Hubbub as part of their network of over 300 fridges.

Please come and donate your sealed in-date food that would otherwise be going to waste and please take what you need - for free.

Community Fridge
Photo showing Chana Masala and Salad

Delicious food from The Village Kitchen

Market Harborough's first solely vegan café. Serving up tasty breakfasts, stews, soups, salads, savoury snacks and homemade cakes - reducing food waste and keeping prices affordable is a priority.

We have free WIFI and lots of seating inside and outside in our courtyard with plenty of space to meet friends and family or to set up and do some work.

With filter coffee for only £2 (with a free refill), a great selection of teas, oat milk or cow's milk, wine by the glass, beer or cider it's a lovely place to spend some time.

The Village Kitchen
Photo showing the Kindness Board where people can pay it forward

Supporting The Village

The Village is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company ran predominantly by volunteers.

We work with and support the community by providing affordable food, education at schools, a space for events, Community Fridge, accessible garden, a base for the Market Harborough Fixers, pay-it-forward initiaves and a hub for local independent businesses.

But we need your help to keep doing this and have set up a fundraising page. We are so grateful for any donations received, big or small - thank you.

Fundraising details

EcoVillage Events

  • Wednesday Yoga Sessions with Nicola
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  • Calligraphy Workshop - MORE DATES COMING SOON!
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  • Macrame Workshop
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  • Spring Fair - Saturday 20th April 2024
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Shop plastic-free

Shopping with us means saying goodbye to single-use, and we couldn't be prouder! Visit us to start your eco journey, one switch at a time.

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Village life moves at quite the pace, no sleepy settlement here! Keep up-to-date with the latest news, events and all the shenanigans by following us on Instagram. Yep, even eco-living still has shenanigans. @ecovillageuk

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Opening hours

If you want to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle and support super-friendly local businesses then you should check out the EcoVillage. They sell everything from Braybrooke Beer to delicious home-cooked Indian food. Don't forget to pack a few empty containers before you visit!

Gary Joy (Google review)

Such a lovely place, everyone trading there is so friendly and helpful. Such a lovely range of sustainable products and also a lovely outdoor café! We also had Mistry Kitchen food from their outdoor street van which was incredible - will definitely be coming again!

Hannah Gardner-Javid (Google review)

If you like fresh food including vegan gluten-free cakes then this place is for you. Along with lots of eco-friendly products and warm welcoming staff, it would be a shame to pass by this place without stopping in for a gander. The coffee is good too... 😁

Rien Sharp (Google review)