eat local, grow local
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:
Have you visited Rosie Lea Tea Shop in Brockenhurst this summer? I went once with my children for a cake and hot chocolate, and once with my husband for lunch. Their cakes are absolutely delicious! Difficult to choose just one!
Also, if you have been down to Keyhaven and Milford recently, you may have spotted some black sheep in the fields. Either up Lymore Lane, or down by the 'crabbing bridge.' These are the sheep of Simeon Morgan Farming.
So, what do Rosie Lea Tea Shop and…Continue
Added by SarahF on August 31, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
The County Council now sources a range of meats and apple juice from Hampshire, as well as over 10,000 cabbages and 600,000 free-range eggs annually. School caterers HC3S have increased the value of produce they source locally by around £1million.
The County Council is helping to put more local produce on the public sector plate by encouraging other councils to follow its lead in buying local.…Continue
Added by SarahF on July 30, 2010 at 15:55 — No Comments
Can you help us?
We want to map all the local food producers/outlets/places in the New Forest. This might be someone who just sells the extra eggs and honey at their front gate, a farm shop, a jam producer, or even - if you know of any - a fruit tree, where the fruit /nuts/quinces/crab apples, just go to waste every year - on common land?
It would also be great to map some local resources: any experts out there, who we can call upon for advice? Any land that you…Continue