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

What's New.....

SarahF posted an event

Lisa's Larder at Aubrey Farm, Keyhaven Road, MOS

September 19, 2014 at 10am to September 20, 2014 at 3pm
We are open this weekendFriday 19th and Saturday 20th September10am - 3pmFor keyhaven lamb and other local meats.Lots of selection of other local produce.New products to try too, come and say hello. See More
SarahF commented on SarahF's blog post 'New Forest Cookery School - Spring Term Courses'
"Cornelius, hi These are courses run by Brockenhurst College. I can't seem to link directly to their website, but here is their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/NewForestCookerySchool You might well want to contact Brock College Adult…"
Cornelius Veakins joined Richard's group

Challenge - 'Cook'

Cook a dish from local, seasonal ingredients. The main ingredients being local and seasonal. Check out newforestproduce.co.uk for lots of recipe suggestions.See More
Cornelius Veakins commented on SarahF's blog post 'New Forest Cookery School - Spring Term Courses'
"Hi, Are you interested in adding barbecuing, cold and hot smoking and everything to do with outdoor cooking to your courses? Would be more then happy to discuss and see if I can be of help. Regards   Cornelius Veakins"

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…


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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