Looking forward to a top apple harvest this year. Really enjoyed testing the press so we know it works! Many Thanks R. & Sid. Now - make sure you come along & take part in the fun on Saturday 18th 10 - 3. More details on the Community Group stand at Ashurst Fete, & here nearer the time.
Added by Sue Ardern on August 27, 2010 at 20:07 —
Natasha Moore from Perfect Preserves will be demonstrating some of her favourite recipes at the Harvest VegEvent. Natasha will be doing the morning demo at 11am. Expect to see how to make 'Bread and Butter pickles ' (not at all dull but extremely yummy) an Autumn jam and Chutney - it's your chance to learn from a real expert.
Added by Richard Loader on August 26, 2010 at 10:16 —
Well, scarily, we have dipped our local produce and New Forest marque toes into the Producers Markets and come up mostly smiling - albeit a bit damp! Thank you 'mystery shopper' for a fantastic review of our Quiches from Braxton. We were really nervous and your review made all the difference believe me!! We managed to sell out and go home early from Braxton but have to confess that a rainy Lyndhurst the following fortnight was not so successful. The 'Producers' are a truly lovely crowd… Continue
Added by Jane Rose on August 24, 2010 at 17:15 —
Just a quick few notes because we've been busy:New Forest Goat Dairy Chive cheese from Sway
. That the New Forest Goat Dairy won the top accolade of ‘best fresh cheese’ for its fresh goat’s cheese with chives in the September 2009 British Cheese Awards is no surprise, but I didn't know that until after I'd tasted it and was researching. This is a superb creamy mild goat cheese with a tangy but not at all… Continue
Added by Stephen Tarling on August 22, 2010 at 14:00 —
Calendula Organics - coming to the Harvest VegEvent…
Added by Richard Loader on August 21, 2010 at 21:29 —
A chicken tractor is a bottomless, portable pen that fits over your garden beds. Just set it wherever you need help in your garden.
The chickens peck and scratch the soil to clean your beds, eat pest bugs and weed seeds. Best of all, they provide eggs and meat with that old-fashioned flavor. Chicken tractors have helped thousands of gardeners have better gardens and taken chickens out of factory farms and put them in the garden where they… Continue
Added by SarahF on August 18, 2010 at 9:30 —
I wonder if anyone can help me . I am trying to source milk as locally as possible - does anyone have any ideas where? I am in the Lymington area but work all over the area so can make a journey work probably!
Added by Angela on August 14, 2010 at 19:43 —
The good news is there's UK sweetcorn in Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop, Melons in the Hordle Lane Nursery and plenty of Farmers' Markets; and the bad news is there are grockles trying to park their car-and-caravan in a local car park and feeding cucumber sandwiches and fingers to the New Forest ponies.
Well the New Forest may have been new in the year 1079, but New Milton is probably only about 100 years old: the railway nearly came to Milton in the 1880s but missed, so the station was… Continue
Added by Stephen Tarling on August 14, 2010 at 18:30 —
Another running of the excellent Braxton Gardens Farmers Market on Saturday 07 August 2010 in Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea SO41 0TX. A farmers market with an emphasis on local produce - about 10 pitches.
Last month I had a very quick rushed look and made a few notes, seehttp://newforesttransition.ning.com/profiles/blogs/braxton-garden-farmers-market
but this month I was able to spend… Continue
Added by Stephen Tarling on August 8, 2010 at 22:30 —
If you haven't seen the brilliant New Forest Food Map take a look - click on MAP athttp://newforesttransition.ning.com/profiles/blogs/new-local-food-map
Sarah F. is doing a brilliant job.
The pins are colour coded: sky blue for shops and markets, mauve for honey and preserves, magenta for fruit and veg, yellow for dairy, mid-blue for bakery, brick-red for meat, green for drinks, and a fish and… Continue
Added by Stephen Tarling on August 7, 2010 at 9:30 —