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

Local Food Events

What's New.....

SarahF posted an event

Future farms - Martin at Martin Village Hall

October 18, 2014 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Dear AllWe are having a tasting of some locally made bread in the hall this Saturday morning which may be available to order in the future. There will be some granary and some wholemeal.We also have fresh chickens this week and lots of fresh veg…See More
Oct 16
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Oct 14
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Abundance Lymington at Across Lymington and SO41

October 14, 2014 from 9am to 2pm
Abundance Lymington - Harvesting fruit trees for the communityDo you know a fruit tree whose fruit goes to waste each year?Do you want to help pick local fruit?Do you know a local group or organisation who can use fruit?Then why not join Abundance…See More
Oct 14
Thought For Food posted by Cornelius Veakins
Sep 28

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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