Apr 26 2023

Celebrating local

New Forest Marque members gathered to reflect on a year of championing local produce at our annual general meeting on Monday. The event was hosted by Minstead Trust at the beautiful Furzey Gardens, a woodland garden with tearoom nestled in the New Forest National Park. Minstead Trust is a charity which nurtures the unique potential…

Apr 15 2023

Nominate your favourites in the New Forest Awards

The New Forest National Park Authority and Country Land and Business Association (CLA) have launched their annual awards to celebrate rural successes and achievements in the New Forest. Nominations are now open for the 10th New Forest Awards, which are supported by Moore Barlow and the New Forest Agricultural Show Society. The awards celebrate the…

Apr 5 2023

New film encourages visitors to care for the Forest

A film has been launched by New Forest organisations to welcome visitors and encourage them to help care for the National Park. The visitor welcome film, led by the New Forest National Park Authority with Forestry England and Go New Forest, and featuring the New Forest Marque, encourages visitors and locals to help look after…
Wood plaques

Mar 27 2023

Bespoke oak creations

Look at these beautiful creations from two of our talented wood craft members. This year’s Building Design Awards (pictured above) were created in oak for the New Forest National Park Authority by New Forest Marque member BearWood. BearWood is a company devoted to breathing new life into salvaged timber that would otherwise end up as…
Bee hive in garden

Mar 27 2023

Wild about local honey

The New Forest Marque has welcomed a new beekeeper member to its growing family of people producing New Forest honey. Wild Close Bees is an apiary in Woodgreen producing small harvests of New Forest honey and beeswax products. The family-run apiary also makes jams from local, seasonal produce, honey chocolates and fudge, as well as…

Mar 23 2023

Subsidised training for Marque members

New Forest Marque members learned social media tips and tricks at bespoke training sessions this week. Hosted at Bartley Lodge and Burley Manor, members were welcomed by New Forest Marque Chairman Dan Parsons and enjoyed refreshments and pastries provided by New Forest Collection. Rebecca Wade of digital marketing consultancy Purple Dog, who supports many Marque…
A selection of cheese slices on a board

Mar 18 2023

Artisan cheeses and choice chutneys

We are delighted to welcome The Box of Cheese to the New Forest Marque family. The Box of Cheese offers artisan cheese selections direct to your door. Owner Andy Bryant has made cheese or sold cheese for as long as he can remember and has a genuine passion for locally made produce. Andy supports small,…

Mar 13 2023

Celebrating local at our Spring Roadshow

The New Forest Marque’s Spring Roadshow proved a popular event as people joined us to celebrate all things New Forest. Hosted by Everton Nurseries, the roadshow showcased 13 Marque members who produce local food and drink, and arts and crafts. Visitors enjoyed sampling and purchasing true New Forest produce, as well as chatting to Marque…

Mar 13 2023

The Duchess of Edinburgh opens Fort Climate Centre in the New Forest

The Duchess of Edinburgh, previously known as The Countess of Wessex, opened a new climate centre at Beaulieu in the New Forest National Park to help people of all ages learn about the climate crisis. The building was donated to New Forest Marque member, The Countryside Education Trust by the Fort Foundation, inspired by Mr E.…