eat local, grow local
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 Simeon Morgan Farming have in common?
A: They have been nominated for the Hampshire Life - Food and Drink Awards and both just won their categories...
The awards – regarded as the Oscars of the local food and drink industry - celebrate the finest produce that Hampshire has to offer and give valuable recognition to producers, growers, suppliers and hospitality venues. The winners are:
Tea shop of the year –
Lisa Morgan, from Simeon Morgan Farming, said: ‘It is great that our customers have taken the time to nominate us for this award and we are so pleased to have won. We get a tremendous sense of pride selling our meat and love to hear how much it has been enjoyed! We are passionate about supplying a high quality product, promoting animal welfare, and educating people about food production and farming in the Forest.’
Rachel Rabbetts, co-owner of Rosie Lea tea rooms, said: ‘We are ever so grateful to our customers for their support and we wouldn’t be here without them. It is wonderful to win such a prestigious award after being open for only nine months.
‘The New Forest is a wonderful place for local produce and we are lucky to have so much on our doorstep.’
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