Due to the closure of Braxton Gardens the monthly farmers market has moved to Everton Garden Centre. The times will be the same, 9am-3pm, on the first Saturday of the month, and we will still have the same excellent stalls and variety of New Forest produce. The market will be at the end of the car park, and well sign posted.
The markets have been doing well, with footfall up slightly at our regular markets, and a good turnout for the new Market at Plaitford. The continued support of… Continue
Added by Catherine Shutler on October 27, 2010 at 22:18 —
The last government bancrupted the country by rewarding the incompetance of city gamblers, this government's answer is to balance the books by stealing and sellling off the last few remaining assets that public have access to. The latest slash and burn govern - mental idea is to sell off the UK's forests
Perhaps we should start a charity -… Continue
Added by Tony Bishop-Weston on October 26, 2010 at 12:51 —
Embercombe is a 50 acre small holding on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is run by a charity and social enterprise established to champion a
way of living that celebrates the opportunities inherent in this
challenging time and that inspires people to energetically contribute
towards the emergence of a socially just, environmentally sustainable
and spiritually fulfilling human presence on earth
The Feast is "An exploration of the politics, poetry and… Continue
Added by Patrick Andrews on October 21, 2010 at 12:03 —
Hale Local Food Market is surely one of the finest examples of the essence of the New Forest Food Transition movement.
Hale is long way from my neck of the woods, so please bear with me for a bit of gratuitous New Forest pastoral - all photos were taken on the day (and in chronological order: towards, at, and returning from the market).
So starting with a wonderful journey through Ornamental Drive… Continue
Added by Stephen Tarling on October 17, 2010 at 22:30 —
The Local Food Summit last month focused on Possible Solutions to the existing problems with local food.
Below is a list of solutions that were talked about on the day, and put them under some main headings:
- More land for growing
- Increase Food…
Added by SarahF on October 17, 2010 at 17:00 —
I have just updated the map to include the monthly markets in Plaitford, Hale, Beaulieu, Lyndhurst, Sandy Balls and Braxton Gardens. It also now has a couple of places to eat out, where local food is served (see the knife and fork symbols).
Please let me know of any more local food outlets. They may be just a sign at the side of the road… Continue
Added by SarahF on October 16, 2010 at 20:03 —
Watermelons Lower Blood Pressure
Does anyone grow watermelons in the New Forest? You may have seen this story in the Telegraph.
Yet more evidence that we need to be eating more fruit and vegetables Continue
Added by Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutrition on October 16, 2010 at 0:30 —
I had a call from Stuart van Dam, Manager of the East Close Country House Hote
l after the Summit. He'd been called away at the last minute and couldn't make the event but he wanted to show me and Sarah Fawkes what they were up to on the local food front. So yesterday we visited and were hugely impressed with the whole set up.… Continue
Added by Richard on October 15, 2010 at 8:30 —
New Forest’s The Park Community Radio has been broadcasting as an internet radio station for a couple of years now. Listen to it by typing in www.thepark.fm to your browser and click on Listen Live. A recent newsletter has affirmed it will be broadcasting on FM:
“... We have spent many hours attending events… Continue
Added by John Pemberton on October 14, 2010 at 6:42 —
A New Forest Nutritionist's Tour of New Forest Weekend Farmer's Markets
We went on an eat local, grow local, buy local october-fest this weekend. We visited Sunnyfields organic farm Saturday producers market, Lymington… Continue
Added by Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutrition on October 11, 2010 at 13:00 —
Ok - so I was in Fairweathers in Beaulieu yesterday buying a pressie for my son's birthday and my eye was drawn to a bargain...a fruit picker device (see pic) - a mere £3.99
Aha I thought, just what I need. Our apple tree has delivered tons (well very nearly) of fruit this year. Most falls to the… Continue
Added by Richard on October 9, 2010 at 16:00 —
You may well be thinking what's a New Forest Nutritionist and nutrition got to do with farming sustainably and eating locally.
Of course it's got everything to do with it. We can fix production, supply, distribution, quality, sustainability, animal welfare by working closer together and more cooperatively, but nothing will change if consumers still buy their normal shopping… Continue
Added by Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutrition on October 8, 2010 at 15:30 —
Good news - I have just had verbal confirmation that the Agriculture Village has been approved by the local ward councillor this morning. His only comment was that any courses etc which were offered to the local community were also offered to local schools and Sure Start.…
Added by Vincent Walsh on October 6, 2010 at 16:30 —
Urgently needed - New Forest Food producers.
A chance to promote your delicious locally produced New Forest products before over 100 influential people at a Gala Banquet to be held in The Domus in the grounds of Beaulieu Palace House on the 24th October
.Message from Neil Bramley,… Continue
Added by Tony Bishop-Weston on October 6, 2010 at 14:00 —
There's a storm brewing and it all boils down to food.
On one side the merchant bankers and stock market traders have moved from on property to gamble on the price of food, factory farmers are cloning genetically modified animals for meat and dairy and the scientists are talking about meat grown in a test tube.The United Nations' report, Livestocks' Long Shadow, says we cannot hope to survive if we don't produce and eat food in a completely… Continue
Added by Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutrition on October 5, 2010 at 0:00 —
From the Summit, the questions was raised about selling food from allotments. See these (hopefully) useful pages/ documents from OrganicLea & StroudCo:
Added by Sara Osman on October 4, 2010 at 17:30 —
Hale Parish Council have given the go-ahead to run the Local Food Market on a regular basis, so it will be on at Hale Village Hall every 3rd Saturday of the month from now on.
There's a wide range of food and drink on offer - bread, pastries, cakes, meat, fish, cheese, pies, preserves, dressings, seasonal vegetables
& fruit, mushrooms, beer and wine...enough to make a real
contribution to reducing your…
Added by Richard on October 3, 2010 at 9:35 —
Fortunately the weather was better than the previous day (when I had been expecting to come across an old man with his family, a pile of gopher wood and two of every species of animal). I made an early visit to the Brockenhurst Farmers' Market, and also because we're out of main holiday season, things started less busy. So I had an opportunity to take some photos - whereas in previous months most of my photos showed the back of Mr and Mrs Grockle from Lancashire (and their… Continue
Added by Stephen Tarling on October 2, 2010 at 18:00 —
Great summit, we were certainly inspired by it all, thank you
Our 13 year old daughter has been set a school project of writing an article about something going on in her area. The winner at Priestlands school will get their article published in First News the national kids newspaper. I think New Forest Transition and the summit would certianly be interesting and relevant, do you know of anyone (including yourself perhaps!) who she could interview on the phone this… Continue
Added by Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutrition on October 2, 2010 at 10:48 —
Daily Mail says Beef is Good for the Planet
The Daily Mail seized the bull and the beef farmer by the horns and paid a special trip to interview the carnivores' saviour once they'd been tipped off by the Guardian's Eco 'Worrier' George Monbiot.
As usual the Daily Mail (and even flesh loving grudgingly pro vegan George… Continue
Added by Yvonne Bishop-Weston Nutrition on October 1, 2010 at 12:30 —