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Celebrate Local
Welcome to 30 years of Hampshire Fare

 

Discover the region’s finest local produce in Hampshire Fare’s essential annual guide covering what and where to buy or try.
This year’s guide is extra special as it is 30 years since a group of local farmers came together to form Hampshire Fare and promote the area’s produce. 
To answer a frequently asked question: that’s ‘fare’ as in range of produce, not fair (or fayre) as in market, although Hampshire Fare is involved in such events, too.

Another regular question is who is Hampshire Fare and what does Hampshire Fare do? You’ll find answers on the About Us page of our website, as well as within features on pages 7 and 100 of our new Guide, charting Hampshire Fare’s challenges and triumphs over the years. However, the short answer is that Hampshire Fare comprises a small team making a big difference, working hard behind the scenes to make it easier for people to choose local. Hampshire Fare achieves this by making connections between producers and independent retailers, chefs and hospitality, as well as spreading the word about local.

In this year’s guide (link to view and download below), features invite you to time travel through three decades of changing shopping, eating and buying habits. There has been a quiet revolution over the past 30 years, and Hampshire Fare has been part of that movement, encouraging everyone to buy local for the good of the environment, local economy, our communities and own wellbeing. Modern cuisine is local and seasonal - chefs connect with their local farmers, fishermen and fishmongers, growers and suppliers. Today’s consumer is also more aware; people want to know where their food comes from and the stories behind it. This Guide is intended as a useful resource for both chefs and consumers and includes a useful seasonality table (page 125). The intention is - as it always has been - to make find and buying local even easier.

Happy reading!

The Hampshire Fare Team

 

Latest News & Features

Encouraging Kids to Veg Out

HC3S has launched a new campaign to get children eating more veg

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'Discover Local Produce' Guide Launched

Hampshire Fare celebrate 30th anniversary with the launch of a special edition of the annual Local Produce Guide

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Ginspired by the River Test

The River Test Distillery launch a brand new gin and collect more awards

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Shakespeare in the Beer Garden

Performances with your pint at Fuller’s pub gardens

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Is Your Dad a Big Softie?

Gifts with TLC for Father's Day

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Hampshire Vineyard Challenges Winemaking Conventions

Exton Park sets a new standard for sparkling wine

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Gifts For Brew Dads

Roll out the barrel (bottle, keg, or tinny) for Father’s Day

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New Guide Launched: The Chalk & The Cheese

Take a trip through the Loddon and Test Valleys with Hampshire Fare's new guidebook

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Hampshire Cheese Given a Modern Makeover

Award-winners Hampshire Cheese Company launch a brand new look

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Corporate Partners

Starfish Designs
Festival Place Basingstoke
Fullers Smith and Turner PLC
Southern Co-operative
Business South
SOCAL
Ideal Collection
Rownhams House
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce

Corporate Friends & Strategic Partners

Upham Inns
Trethowans
Too Good Too Go
NFU Mutual
Menzies LLP
Great Solent Seafood