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 independent retailers such as delis and village stores, farm shops, farmers’ markets and local farms to find local produce. Search for retailers on the Hampshire Fare website.

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Local food can easily be ordered as many producers sell online, and veg boxes, meat boxes and even beer can be delivered to the doorstep.

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

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Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are a great way to keep up-to-date with local food news, offers and events.

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Buying direct from the producer and from independent retailers gives you the opportunity to build relationships in your local community, as well as discovering more about eating seasonally and making good value choices.

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Many independent pubs, hotels and restaurants feature local produce on their menus. Browse the Hampshire Fare website and Local Produce Guide to find places to eat.

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

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

browse Hampshire Fare's Guide to Local Produce 

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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