What is hampshire fare?

Hampshire Fare exists to support local food, drink and craft producers. We are a not-for-profit organisation working closely with over 400 businesses involved in rearing, growing and making an array of produce including cheese, wine, beer, meat, charcuterie, pies, spirits, cider and more. 

Our aim is to inspire you to explore the flavour on our doorstep whether you are from the county or just visiting. Find on our website the latest food events happening across Hampshire, news of product releases and competitions and ideas for places to eat and stay.

Discover more at our tasty annual Hampshire Food Festival, 1-31 July at locations across the county.

Our mission

Hampshire Fare works to raise awareness in the county and beyond of the range of food, drink and craft made in Hampshire. We aim to inform, educate and inspire the public to look locally when buying produce and to establish Hampshire as a destination for food lovers.  

Our History

Hampshire Fare has been working with the local food and farming communities for 27 years. Set up by a small group of Hampshire farmers in 1991 to raise awareness of the produce available in the county. 

Recognising the strength in their collaboration, Hampshire County Council supported Hampshire Fare's work for almost twenty years. A small group of farmers has now grown to a membership group of over 400 organisations. Together we work to celebrate and promote Hampshire's top notch local produce.

Hampshire's food heritage

Hampshire's varied landscape has always brought with it a rich and tempting mix of produce. From coast to forest, rivers to valleys and heath to weald - Hampshire benefits from diverse growing conditions.

Sheep, pigs, honey, strawberries, trout, hops, wheat, watercress, vines, sea salt, mackerel are just some of the ingredients on Hampshire's historical larder list. Many of these still have links with the county today with other areas growing in prevelance over the years.

 

Become a member

Become a member

Be part of a vibrant network of over 400 members actively involved in local food, drink and craft. Benefit from exclusive event opportunities, marketing and PR support, training courses, networking activities and more.

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Hampshire food festival

Hampshire food festival

One month and over 60 food and farming events. July's award-winning festival continues to go from strength to strength – tuck in!

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Hampshire charcuterie

Hampshire charcuterie

The home of the very best Hampshire Hog produce. Treat your taste buds to top quality charcuterie from local specialists.

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Our Supporters

Our Supporters

The invaluable support we give to local farmers, producers, shops and restaurants is only made possible thanks to the ongoing support of our loyal sponsors.

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Meet the team

Meet the team

A small team of just four works busily behind the scenes to make things happen for over 400 members.

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Competitions

Competitions

Enter to win our exclusive competitions with a chance to win local food, drink and craft products and experiences.

Competitions