Apr 30 2020

The Naked Pantry features in an article by The Indendent

The Independent has written an article entitled ‘Butchers on bikes and veg by van: How coronavirus has made us shop like our grandparents – and taken local outlets back to the future’. The article features The Naked Pantry and highlights how the current situation has seen lots of people turning to local business instead of…
la perle

Apr 30 2020

NEW! Chef’s NHS Special from @ La Perle

La Perle has added the following to their Takeaway Menu as their way of supporting the NHS at this difficult time: Chef’s NHS Special which is a regularly changing 2 course menu and 19% of every dish sold will be donated to the NHS to help in the fight against COVID 19. The current menu is: Moroccan Lamb Tagine…
Lyburn Cheese

Apr 29 2020

Cheesemakers, the Academy, and the Guild unite to aid faltering British artisans

Britain’s specialist cheesemakers and retailers have joined forces to urge the public to support small cheesemakers as the Coronavirus crisis threatens to wipe out the previously thriving industry. Led by the Specialist Cheesemakers Association (SCA), Academy of Cheese and the Guild of Fine Food, with support from cheese writer Patrick McGuigan, the initiative aims to raise awareness of the crisis and…

Apr 27 2020

The New Forest National Park Authority is helping support local businesses and the community during COVID-19

The New Forest National Park Authority is supporting local producers during COVID-19 by helping deliver goods to the community. All 150 members of the New Forest Marque scheme have been affected by the recent lockdown, although more than half have adapted their services and are still trading in some way. Many local retailers, caterers, butchers,…

Apr 16 2020

Rural successes and achievements to be celebrated at the New Forest National Park 2020 awards

Rural successes and achievements will be celebrated later this year, as the CLA and New Forest National Park Authority are teaming up again for their annual awards. Nominations are now open for the eighth annual awards, which are supported by Moore Blatch and the New Forest Agricultural Show Society. Although the New Forest and Hampshire County Show has been…

Apr 14 2020

Wyrd Gin offers 100 bottles of their new hand sanitiser to the local elderly and vulnerable good causes

New Forest Spirits who make Wyrd Gin have converted their usual distillery production and have now made a liquid hand rub (70% v/v alcohol) to assist in the current crisis. It has been through safety assessment and notified according to EU requirements. They are only producing for a limited range of customers (not for general…

Apr 7 2020

Hampshire duo to launch online food festival to help local producers

Two business owners in the New Forest have devised a way of counteracting the current crisis to support local producers. Ian Tiffen from Tips & Leaves in Lyndhurst and Rob Wheeler from Kernel Cobs in Lymington came up with the idea of the SNAFood Festival following the cancellations of the spring and summer shows. Ian…

Mar 26 2020

Help support local producers and how they can help you during these difficult times

Lots of our members are looking at ways they can help you during the current Coronavirus situation.  Please can you also help to support them by buying local. We will be keeping this list up to date as much as possible but please check individual members websites and social media pages for any latest news.…

Mar 23 2020

Listen to Ben Jackson from Fluffetts Eggs describe his striking career change in 2008, when he went from ‘birdless flight to flightless birds’

Ben Jackson from Fluffetts Eggs was recently invited to do a podcast by Humans of Humanity.  In the podcast Ben describes his journey from MD of the London Beach Store to running his family’s farm including lots of fascinating facts about chickens! You can listen to the podcast here.