eat local, grow local
National Vegetarian Week is a great opportunity to promote your locally grown and locally made produce.
Newspapers and radio will be looking for local angles and local stories to put a local spin on the Ntaional Vegetarian Week story.
There has been a massive rise in interest in vegan diets and plant based foods. Vegfest UK who organise the Massive National Vegetarian Week Party in …Continue
Added by Tony Bishop-Weston on May 16, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
I am delighted to announce that Spice ‘n’ Easy has been nominated in this year’s Hampshire Life Food & Drink Awards and I am hoping to make it on to the short list of finalists. To help in this endeavour I would be most grateful if you would add your voice to the nominations received so far. This takes a little time but if you enjoy Spice ‘n’ Easy produce and can find a moment it would be much appreciated;
Added by SarahF on April 22, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments
Can you help us?
The Food Challenge have booked a stall at the New Forest Spring Fair on Sunday 5th May.
We will running a very activity led stall, with lots of seed planting, poem writing and pot making.
We have the stall booked from 9 am - 5pm and would like to split that into 3 shifts of 3 hours.
If you would like to join us on the…Continue
Added by SarahF on April 19, 2013 at 18:16 — No Comments
I tried the cheese from the Fernhill Cheese Company and went back for more! Soft, creamy and fresh, the children liked it too. Worth stopping at their stall at Lymington Saturday Market just opposite St Thoma's Church.
Added by Margaret K Marsh on April 9, 2013 at 10:42 — No Comments
The bumblebee Conservation Trust has set up this on line tool, to see how bee friendly the flowers in your garden are?
Added by SarahF on January 29, 2013 at 12:32 — No Comments
Does anyone know of any place within a reasonable distance of Brockenhurst where I can buy raw milk?
Added by Tony Bishop-Weston on January 22, 2013 at 15:49 — No Comments
Here are links to a couple of very useful articles that have just been posted on the Vigo Press site:
Added by Richard on January 9, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
Food for Thought in Ringwood, and the greengrocer in Angel Court, Lymington
Added by Kevin Danks on December 11, 2012 at 13:05 — No Comments
We are struggling here at Minstead with a cook off on long term sick leave.
We are looking for someone to cook for us…starting in January 2013.
21 hours per week helping in a busy study centre; cooking breakfasts, preparing sandwiches for lunch and baking the odd tasty cake for 30 hungry children!
No previous formal catering experience…Continue
Added by SarahF on December 10, 2012 at 17:20 — No Comments
I popped into Lymington yesterday, and dropped by the Greengrocer in Angel Court. Natasha has only had the business since August this year, and has a good range of fruit and veg - all clearly marked where it has been grown.
I spoke to Natasha for a while and she is keen to promote local food:
Based on the A337 Milford turning, down the hidden road with the Water Gardens on, is the Granary Kitchen.
The Granary Kitchen run a cookery school, but also offer private dining. They are members of the New Forest Marque (so use at least three locally sourced products)
The next course is:
Monday 3rd December - Christmas Ideas - Main, deserts and sides 9.30 - 4.30pm £100
For more details see their website,…Continue
Added by SarahF on November 15, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments
Ahem. That's the Good Food Cafe, LYNDHURST... http://goo.gl/maps/xA1Fw
Added by Kevin Danks on November 5, 2012 at 20:21 — No Comments
I've added the Good Food Cafe in Lymington http://goo.gl/maps/xA1Fw and updated the entry for New Forest Biscotti (which is now operating from the Good Food Cafe).
Added by Kevin Danks on November 3, 2012 at 20:42 — No 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 (£7.50 each), pear, plum and greengage trees (£9.50 each) and blackcurrant bushes for £5. We're happy to take orders from surrounding areas as well as Southampton. For more info and to download an order form, visit:…Continue
Added by Richard on October 31, 2012 at 11:57 — No Comments
Just been googling to find out about some edible hedgerow plants, and came across these linking websites.
Worth a browse, and quite fancy a edible mushroom course too.
Added by SarahF on October 27, 2012 at 7:38 — No Comments
It seems that New Forest farmers are not the only ones suffering from changes in Government subsidy and new laws governing food production as well as tighter purses and higher expectations of retailers.
However one does wonder whether a good PR consultant may have been well worth while investment for the Scottish Beef Industry. Their latest mission apart from asking for an extra 10% in subsidies is to attack the Scottish Forestry Commission over it's latest treeplanting…Continue
Added by Tony Bishop-Weston on October 23, 2012 at 22:45 — No Comments
Dear All members of the New Forest Food Challenge
Love Local – Hampshire, an eco-community venture
I have a stall at the Winchester Friday Market and I am looking for local products to sell on behalf of producers/growers. It is experimental and will continue until Christmas to gain experience and learn lessons. This initiative is born out of my experience of engaging the public selling jam for WinACC , and building awareness of WinACC at…
Added by SarahF on October 11, 2012 at 14:12 — No Comments
and 4 new entries http://s.coop/foodmap . Can anyone suggest some more?
Added by Kevin Danks on October 1, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments
Updated the links to the Producers' Markets page on the National Park website for Lyndhurst and others. Added an entry for Everton Nurseries monthly market http://s.coop/evertonmarket, which appears to be the new site for the former Keyhaven/Milford market
Added by Kevin Danks on September 28, 2012 at 12:23 — No Comments