News

May 17 2017

New Forest Marque Members reach regional finals of Delicious Magazine Produce Awards

New Forest Marque members – Lisa’s Larder, Keyhaven and Tatchbury Farm, Winsor have reached the regional finals of Delicious Magazine Produce Awards.  Here’s what the judges have said about them: Tatchbury Manor Farm – The judges admired the Hunts’ initiative in a difficult climate, and their respect for the traditional farming practices, produce and people…

May 15 2017

Milford School pupils bake New Forest Marque biscuits

Pupils from Milford School bake sweet and savoury biscuits.  As part of their local produce project children designed and baked their biscuits. Ingredients sourced locally from New Forest Marque producers. Packaging designed by the pupils. Even a piece of persuasive writing to help “sell” their teams entry all judged as part of the project. New Forest Marque…
Longdown Farm

May 3 2017

Discover a bygone rural age at the Longdown Vintage Farm Rally

Enjoy a weekend of rural nostalgia at Longdown Activity Farm and visit The Longdown Vintage Farm Rally featuring vintage tractors and machinery as well as bygone exhibits on Sat 20th May and Sun 21st May 2017 between 10am and 4pm each day. The Farm itself will be open until 5pm. The two-day event is organised…
claire lee

May 2 2017

New era for New Forest Marque – the sign of true local produce

A local produce scheme supporting New Forest food producers and craftspeople is heralding a new era with a funding boost and new manager in post. The New Forest Marque has received a £25,000 grant from the New Forest National Park Authority to help manage the scheme, boost membership, and increase its profile with consumers. The…
New Forest Show 2016

Apr 5 2017

Entries now open for New Forest awards

The search is on for the best local food and drink producers, diversified businesses, young farmers and commoners, and volunteers who support the New Forest’s landscape and economy. The New Forest National Park Authority and the CLA have launched their 2017 awards which, each year, reward the best rural businesses and environmental initiatives in the…
Bell Inn

Apr 5 2017

The Bell Inn – New Forest, to hold its first ‘May Day’ Spring Fair

The Bell Inn, New Forest, is delighted to announce they’re hosting a May Day Spring Fair on Monday 1 May 2017 (bank holiday). Featuring a special visit from the popular hands-on mini-farm experience from Longdown Mobile Farm. From 12noon – 4pm, the 18th century Inn is open for a celebration of spring as they host a…

Mar 1 2017

New Forest Marque winners in The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

On Wednesday 22nd February, butchers from across Hampshire gathered in Winchester to compete in the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. The annual contest was organised by not-for-profit local food group, Hampshire Fare, to celebrate the county’s talented butchers. Held at the Holiday Inn in Winchester, the event was supported by headline sponsors AHDB along…
Tatchbury Manor Farm

Mar 1 2017

Tatchbury Manor Farm scores a hat trick at the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition

Congratulations to Tatchbury Manor Farm for winning the New Forest Marque trophy at the recent Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie competition. Butchers from across Hampshire gathered in Winchester on Wednesday 22 February 2017 to compete in the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition. The annual contest was organised by Hampshire Fare, to celebrate the county’s talented…

Feb 20 2017

The Bell Inn, New Forest, introduces its seasonal winter menu

Featuring a play on traditional winter comforts. The new seasonal menu for the chilly weeks ahead of spring is now out at The Bell Inn, the independent, family owned 18th century coaching house in the New Forest. The midwinter menu features a range of seasonally inspired fare thoughtfully prepared by Head Chef, Dave Basher and…