Jun 27 2023

Fruits of the Forest

We enjoyed a lovely warm evening at The New Forest Fruit Company for our June member networking meeting. Sandy Booth and his team showed us around the farm, telling us how they grow the delicious strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and asparagus, including the techniques and science behind it all. Sandy was so knowledgeable and we all…

Jun 27 2023

All about bees

We thought we knew a lot about bees and honey – that is until we spent an afternoon with two of the Marque’s fabulous beekeepers! Staff members from the Marque and the New Forest National Park Authority learned all about honeybees and how delicious New Forest honey is made. Huge thanks to Marcus of Lakeside…
Trhree ponies and one foal standing around a tree

May 24 2023

Help protect the New Forest

You can care for the New Forest, its wildlife, and free-roaming animals by following the nine simple steps in the New Forest Code. The New Forest is a spectacular, yet fragile landscape – a working Forest with special habitats which are a haven for rare wildlife species. As you travel across the National Park you…

May 19 2023

Master butcher joins the Marque

An award-winning, sixth generation family butchers offering an incredible selection of local produce has joined the Marque. We wish a warm welcome to Sway Butchers, specialists in New Forest pannage pork, venison, beef, lamb and poultry, who are renowned for their prize-winning sausages, pies and BBQ products. Sway Butchers was established in 1976 and is…
Box of sauces and toppings in pots.

May 11 2023

Ice cream creations with a New Forest twist

Our newest member offers traditional ice cream bikes for hire and delicious sundae kits delivered direct to your home. Established in 2008 by Abbie Marsh, Brock Ice is the perfect choice for celebrations from weddings and festivals to parties and proms. Abbie serves ice cream creations from beautiful vintage style bikes and carts, using New…
Five people, the New Forest Sawmill team

May 9 2023

Upcycling local timber

We wish a warm welcome to our new member New Forest Sawmill, a leading supplier of timber including stunning, naturally edged slabs of wood. The sawmill offers a range of custom posts, beams, sleepers and cladding, and stocks a wide variety of timber ranging from oak and cedar to cherry, apple and tulip. The trees…

May 2 2023

Bring on the bunting!

We’ve spotted bundles of bunting and colourful flags cropping up across the New Forest in the run up to The King’s Coronation. The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort takes place at Westminster Abbey, London this Saturday. Are you planning to join a street party, heading to The Big…

Apr 28 2023

New Forest Monopoly launched

We are so excited to be featured in a special New Forest edition of Monopoly! Launched this week, the game features historical sites, iconic sights and well-known brands from across the Forest. A pony and pig are among the six custom tokens players will use to move around more than 30 locations such as Furzey…

Apr 27 2023

Honours for home-made marmalades

Judges at this year’s World Marmalade Awards have praised three preserves by New Forest Marque member Ewelina’s Home Pantry. Ewelina’s Lemon & Rosemary Marmalade received a prestigious Silver Roundel Award, while two others, Sweet Orange & Spicy Chai Tea and Lemon & Green Tea, were highly recommended. The judges agreed that the Lemon & Rosemary…