eat local, grow local
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
Spice n Easy chutneys
Goodalls Strawberries and
Hill Farm Apple Juice
are all attending the Lymington Spring Fair at Priestlands School on Saturday. Come along and join in the fun... Loads of other local stalls too including recycled jewellery, children's clothing, cosmetics, kids storytelling and face painting.
Also, come and see the famous Priestlands pigs in the beautiful walled garden. Come and meet the bees and chickens too!
Added by SarahF on May 15, 2012 at 14:20 — No Comments
Have you heard about Future Farms?
Its a project based in the village of Martin, in the North of the Forest. I have just cut this from their website -
"Futurefarms is a co-operative, set up in early 2004, whose purpose is to grow food within the parish of Martin in Hampshire, for sale to the people who live there. We are a non-profitmaking enterprise - all proceeds from the sale of our food are used to cover…Continue
Added by SarahF on February 27, 2012 at 0:01 — No Comments
We popped into the Fisherman's last night, after a stroll around the sea wall. It still had a good selection of local food including Jennings (top of the High Street) bread, Loosehanger cheese and Hampshire watercress.
The Fishermans is one of the local Fullers pubs and they all have a selection of local foods. A couple of people I have spoken to, like the Alice Lisle up near Ringwood, but I haven't been there. Have you? Any recommendations?
Added by SarahF on July 19, 2011 at 17:25 — No Comments
Hordle feeding Hordle -
I have just come back from a quick visit to Hordle Lane Nurseries (Hordle Lane, oppo the church) with a variety of local and british food. Gina and Paul are continuing to grow their own salad leaves, vegetables, eggs and fruit bushes and trees, but have also branched out and have various other food and local items in their shop.
You'll find locally produced jams and chutneys, Hampshire milk, wood items and other local crafts.
Added by SarahF on May 25, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments
Duncan and I went out, as it was our anniversary, and popped down to the Mayflower in Lymington. I don't recall seeing local food on the menu before, however was pleasantly surprised. There were IOW burgers and sausages on the main menu, and also New Forest Biscotti with the chocolate pot! Biscotti, by their very nature are very hard, and it wouldn't have suited everyone, however, never one to say no to chocolate, and still with my own set of enamels I really enjoyed it. May be a…Continue
Added by SarahF on May 25, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments
The Food challenge has booked a couple of stalls over the next few months, and it would be great if you could help out for a couple of hours at one of them?
Milford Food Market Sunday 17th April 10am – 3pm Milford on Sea, Village Green
Greener Living Show Sunday 8th May 10am – 4pm Sandy…Continue
The weekly newsletter asked what we are up to...?
Well, in the garden I am on a big slug removal drive! I am also deciding on which seeds to plant this year. I have some raspberries, loganberries and blackcurrants I want to plant out this weekend, and really, looking for some more time to do everything in!
On the local food front, have a nice bottle of NF cider to open later this evening...
What about you?
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OK back to food, this week hazelnuts. We are still picking blackberries that are starting to recover and get a second wind after the long dry spell earlier, but it was a Hazelnut that almost hit me and landed at my feet that reminded me
Prove that permaculture techniques and biosphere research highlights a new perspectives for local organic food production in self-sustainable northern European cities.…
Added by Vincent Walsh on September 24, 2010 at 14:27 — No Comments
After finding local produce on the menu of the Fisherman's Rest in Lymington, (a great burger by the way) I have started to add another symbol to the map, to pin point pubs and restaurants that serve New Forest produce - its a knife and fork!
Take a look at the map, and tell us about other pubs, hotels and restaurants that serve luscious local food!…Continue
Added by SarahF on September 2, 2010 at 9:21 — No Comments
Have you being trying to buy local food? Reasonably priced and of good quality?
Having problems accessing land to grow your own food?
We are hoping to raise some of the issues of buying and growing local food and also start to find solutions to those issues.
On Thursday 30th September, with the backing of the NPA, District Council and a few other local names,…Continue
Added by SarahF on July 6, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments
Here at Food Challenge HQ we are really interested in hearing from local food producers.
We would love to hear some of the issues that are preventing you from producing/selling more local food to local people?
Do you have problems with land availability? Transportation and delivery of your product? Publicity and Marketing? Supply of products? Local Demand, markets and shops? Regulations and planning?
Please let us know, we want to start to collate…Continue
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