5 Fun Forest Challenges for 2015

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

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Thought For Food posted by SarahF
"Ceps, Shrubs and Rock’n’Roll' - Wildcook Foraging book by Milford Forager, Garry Eveleigh. Fantastic photos, 50 receipes www.wildcook.co.uk"
Sep 18
Thought For Food posted by SarahF
"Late summer rain has helped the blackberries and sloes. I normally make bramble jelly and sloe gin - do you have more inspiration? thanks"
Sep 16
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Sep 16
Richard updated an event

Ashurst and Colbury Apple Day at Church Rooms, Christ Church Colbury

October 3, 2015 from 10am to 2:30pm
The Ashurst and Colbury Community Group are holding their annual Apple Day on 3 October. The three community Apple Presses will be available for anyone who wants to juice apples from their garden and apple themed games and activities will be…See More
Sep 15

2015 Challenge Groups

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

Looking for a food hygiene qualification?

Posted by Alison Howard on March 23, 2015 at 16:27 0 Comments


New Forest Training for accredited Food Hygiene and Nutrition courses in the Lymington area 

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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