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......

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Spring Fair - New Park Brockenhurst at New Park, Brockenhurst

May 4, 2014 from 9am to 6pm
The Food Challenge has a stall at the Spring Fair. Offering a free seed planting activity to children, and the 2014 list of New Forest Producerst to the adults. Come and find us there.The New Forest Spring Fair is going to be a fun packed day for…See More
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TREEmendous's Fruit Tree Sale

Posted by Richard on December 30, 2013 at 20:00 0 Comments

Transition Southampton's TREEmendous project is offering people the chance to buy fruit trees at reduced prices. This year there are 3 varieties of apple tree on offer (£8 each),…

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We like cheese!

Posted by Margaret K Marsh on November 23, 2013 at 9:48 0 Comments

I tried the cheese from the Fernhill Cheese Company and now I am hooked! Soft, creamy and fresh, the children liked it too. Worth stopping at their stall at Lymington Saturday Market just opposite St Thoma's Church. Have you tried their little…

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