5 Fun Forest Challenges for 2014

We love the local food and produce of the New Forest and would like to help you to discover more of it yourself.  So why not have a go at our five challenges?  

1.   Eat….Buy and try a local product from your local farm shop or farmers market 

2.   Grow….Grow something you haven't grown before. 

3.   Pick….Pick some fruit from a tree in your garden, a local Pick Your Own farm, or from the hedgerow.

4.   Cook….Cook a dish from local, seasonal ingredients. 

5.   Explore….Follow a Food Trail. The Food Challenge currently has two walking trails that celebrate local food and outlets around the Forest area.

Download the '5 Challenges' document here

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Welcome to The New Forest Food Challenge

This is a New Forest Transition community project. We're aiming to support local producers and farmers, get more people growing their own food and add strength to local communities. For more info click here
We've introduced some 'challenges' for you as we head into 2014....that are designed to help you explore more about the local food and produce on offer here in the New Forest......

Check out the details below!

If you're new to this kind of site click here for info on how to get started

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nut bushes

Posted by Sue Cole in Free Stuff Mar 13, 2014. 0 Replies

Offered: Tomatillo seeds

Posted by Viv East in Free Stuff. Last reply by SarahF Jan 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Milford Food Trail

Posted by SarahF in Products Jan 7, 2014. 0 Replies

What's New.....

Julia Worthy is now a member of The New Forest Food Challenge
Jan 7
SarahF updated an event

Christmas Fair - Hoburne Bashley at Hoburne Bashley

December 7, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
The Food Challenge will be having a stand at the Christmas Fair at Hoburne Bashley on the Sunday.Come and find our stall, we'll be promoting local food and producers.Also, we'll be making recycled Christmas Decorations, come and have a go.See More
Nov 30, 2014
Thought For Food posted by SarahF
"Lymington Garden available for sharing. Call emily on 675612"
Nov 28, 2014
Thought For Food posted by Woodgreen Community Shop
"Now on sale in the Shop, our recipe book: "Locals' Food!". 38 recipes contributed by the shop's customers, staff and local suppliers."
Nov 25, 2014

2014 Challenge Groups

"FoodTalk"...information, questions, ideas, reviews

Food Composting

Posted by Chris Townsend on June 5, 2014 at 16:03 2 Comments

Hi Folks

Does anyone know anyone who can best advise on the 'on site' composting of food waste...cooked and uncooked... for a moderate kitchen producing a binload of waste every few days or so...rat proof, non smelly etc but also…



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