Why buy locally?

Buying locally makes sense. You get fresh and seasonal produce with provenance you can trace. Having racked up fewer food miles your ingredients will be fresher and tastier. Buying locally also benefits Hampshire's economy and supports the county's producers. Everyone is a winner.

Ways to buy locally

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Try farm shops, independent retailers, farmers’ markets and local farms for the best local produce. Search for retailers on our website.

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Local food can be delivered to your door if you are short of time. Veg boxes, meat boxes and even beer can be brought to your doorstep.

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Sign up for the Hampshire Fare e-newsletter (on the homepage) and be one of the first to hear about local produce events, news and competitions.

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Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a great way to keep on top of local food news, offers and events.

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Buying directly from the producer gives you the chance to build a relationship with producers and discover more about eating seasonal produce and how to make good value choices.

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Plenty of local pubs, hotels and restaurants are placing Hampshire firmly on the culinary map with their use of local produce. Use this website and the Local Produce Guide to find places to eat.

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Pick up a copy of Hampshire Fare’s Guide to Local Produce from farm shops, branches of The Southern Co-op, pubs, hotels, restaurants and tourist offices. The guide is also available to download from this website.

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Need some inspiration? Go to the recipe section of our website for lots of tasty ways to incorporate local ingredients into your cooking.

browse Hampshire Fare's Guide to Local Produce 2018

Explore Hampshire's local food, drink and craft scene with our comprehensive directory covering where to buy, eat, stay and learn across the county. Look out for free copies at local farm shops, hotels, restaurants, tourist centres, pubs and Southern Co-op stores or browse online below.

 

Where to buy

Where to buy

Search our directory to find the very best locally produced food and drink – right here on your doorstep!

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Where to eat

Where to eat

From fine dining to fabulous pub food, Hampshire has so much to offer when it comes to top food and drink.

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Where to stay

Where to stay

There is something for all budgets. Choose from boutique country hotels, cosy pubs with rooms and bed and breakfasts.

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Delicious recipes

Delicious recipes

Make the most of the tempting array of ingredients available in Hampshire with recipes created by top local chefs.

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Hampshire Food Festival

Hampshire Food Festival

It keeps going from strength to strength – find out more about the award-winning festival of Hampshire scrumminess!

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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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