Latest: Home Deliveries and Online Shopping from Local Producers
Many Hampshire Fare members, including producers, farm shops, village stores and box schemes, already offer home delivery of fresh and larder produce. In the current circumstances, others are also stepping in to meet consumer needs - with new online sales and delivery services. These services, whether long established or new, are not only providing essential support to communities. Buying local means that consumers will help to keep the local economy resilient in these difficult times.
Here's a link to our regularly updated, downloadable round-up of members providing online shopping/delivery services. Check out their websites and social media feeds to discover more about what these local businesses are doing to support their communities. Some are teaming up with other local independents to make shopping easier. Others are are providing home deliveries to those in full isolation, or have created opportunities to contribute towards thank yous to NHS heroes.
For example Applegarth Restaurant and Farm Shop, Grayshott, are offering restaurant quality ready meals, fresh fruit and vegtables, artisan produce and a wider offering (following collaboration with other local independents) of meats and essentials to be collected or delivered locally (within 10 mile radius). In addition there's an option to make a donation towards hampers for NHS heroes.
Newylns Farm Shop, near Odiham, have closed their shop, however they are operating a call and collect service and a home delivery service to those most in need (within seven miles). Check out their website for current stock lists - including dairy, deli, fish, ready meals, fruit and veg, and meat.
Solent Butchers are offering a new home delivery service (an area from Hamble to Emsworth and along the A3 to Petersfield) including Butcher's Boxes and BBQ Boxes (perfect for households staying home, cooking and eating in the garden over Easter).
CE Evan and Son in Alresord are still open with shorter hours, but more home deliveries of meat, fish, deli goods and fruit and vegetables (find out more on their Facebook page). Owtons meat boxes can be ordered online or via phone and can include extra items such as eggs and cheese.
Fresh fish is available for delivery from JS Fresh Fish, Shamrock Quay, Southampton (along with fresh bread, dairy and deli goods). The Shop is open 9am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday. (The Marina is closed but you can park outside and walk through). Anyfish, Bishop's Waltham, offers home delivery within a 10 mile radius with out-of-hours pick-up and visits for NHS workers. Just phone to arrange.
Harvest Fine Foods, who usually supply the hospitality industry, have started home deliveries to SO and PO postcodes (except Isle of Wight) and Barton-on-Sea, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Milford-on-Sea and New Milton. Cold Pressed Oil Company have diversified into veg and meat box deliveries to Farnborough, Fleet and Farnham areas.
Missing a good cup of coffee? Moonroast has a 'brew at home' discount available through its website. They are offering free delivery in the SO24 area (minimum order £20). You can order Mozzo coffee bags, capsules, espresso and filter coffee (deliveries free for orders overs £20). Single origin coffees and quality loose leaf teas are also available from Island Roasted.
Check the link below for more services and more information. We are updating our website and social media regularly to keep everyone informed. Our local producers and retailers are supporting their communities. Let's support them in return.
Support local; eat well; keep healthy; stay safe.