People at tables chatting

True local produce was showcased to almost 80 guests at our Flavours of the New Forest Marque tasting event on Monday evening.

Guests from the local hospitality and retail industries tucked into a special menu created by the team at Burley Manor with ingredients from New Forest Marque members.

The barns at Burley Manor were decorated with displays allowing guests to browse beautiful crafts and read about New Forest Marque produce, while a series of presentations from members took place throughout the evening. Marque members were invited to provide ingredients for the dinner based on their ability to scale up or supply produce suitable for commercial settings.

Claire Lee, New Forest Marque Operations Manager, said: ‘It was great to see everybody in person and celebrating all that is so special about local produce. Great food and drink, fantastic venue, excellent speakers and fabulous displays.

‘This was a true showcase of local produce with over 20 New Forest Marque producers featured and many more with their produce on display throughout the evening.  There’s no doubt that our guests were treated to a fabulous Flavours of the New Forest Marque event.’

Speakers included Krysia Watson from Watsons of Norleywood Honey, Richard Frampton from Harrow Wood Farm Cider, Sandy Boothe from the New Forest Fruit Company and Mike Smales from Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers. There was also a presentation on commoning with Andrew Parry Norton from The Commoners Larder.

Claire added: ‘The repeated message throughout the evening was it is so good to be back together and celebrating all things local.  For all those involved a huge thank you.  To our guests thank you for joining us and supporting local producers, please get out there and talk about the event and help to spread the word and raise awareness of the New Forest Marque.’

All guests went home with a gift bag which included a copy of the New Forest Marque Local Produce Guide, a box of New Forest Shortbread and a bottle of Harrow Wood Farm Cider.

See the full menu and photos from the event below.

Flavours of the New Forest Marque menu


Four Acres Farm Iron Age Pork Salad with Watsons of Norleywood Honey Dressing

Fluffetts Eggs Frittata with Lightfoot’s Farm Microgreens

Creamy New Forest Wild Mushrooms Crispy Tart  

New Forest Fish & Shellfish South Coast Scallops with Garlic Butter and Bell Herbs Edible Flowers


Chard and Roasted Shallowmead Farm Shop Vegetables with Aderholt Mill Flatbread

Commoners Larder Pork Belly, Harrow Wood Farm Cider Reduction with Apple Puree

New Forest Fish & Shellfish Crispy Plaice Goujons

New Pastures Venison Faggot with Creamed Potato and Cooking Liquor


New Forest Fruit Company Strawberry Mess with La Patisserie Macaron

Warm Lyburn Cheese Doughnuts with Lightfoot’s Farm Micro Herbs


Wyrd Gin

New Forest Spring Water  

Brook Hill Vineyard

Sweet treats

Dotty Biscotti

New Forest Shortbread