Shop Local at Winchester Christmas Market
Have yourself a local Christmas - discover delicious food, drink and gifts at Hampshire Fare's Christmas chalet.
Hampshire Fare is running its popular ‘Shop Local’ Chalet from Monday 4th to Thursday, 21st December, at Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market. The Hampshire Fare Chalet showcases a continually changing choice of quality local produce, perfect for Christmas feasting and gifting, while providing artisan producers with the opportunity to have a presence at one of the best Christmas markets in the country.
Natasha Dochniak, Commercial Manager, Hampshire Fare, says: “The Hampshire Fare Christmas Chalet is a great example of what Hampshire Fare does, by providing support and opportunities for food, drink and craft producers to grow their businesses. Many of our producers return to the Hampshire Fare Chalet year after year, while others, encouraged by the success of a one-day pop-up, have gone on to run their own stalls at the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market.”
The Hampshire Fare Chalet has a rota of 19 different local producers popping up and taking over the Chalet for one day. A wide range of local produce includes ales, alpaca coats, apple liqueurs, cheese souffles, cider, coffees, fudge, gins, meads, non-alcoholic cocktails, rums, smoked trout fillets and pâtés, and Hampshire sparkling wine, of course. Producers come from across the county, including Andover, Basingstoke, Bordon, Meon Valley, New Forest, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Southampton, Test Valley and Winchester.
Natasha continues: “The Hampshire Fare Chalet is very popular with visitors as buying food and gifts that have been made locally is part of the Christmas Market experience. At Hampshire Fare we have seen a growing interest in conscious consumerism, and local produce is increasingly sought out as one of the greenest and most sustainable options. By shopping local at the Hampshire Fare Christmas Chalet, visitors are also helping to support local businesses and communities, and making a difference while enjoying a wonderful seasonal experience at Winchester Cathedral’s Christmas Market.”
The Hampshire Fare Christmas Chalet for 2023 includes exciting new members and returning favourites:
Monday 4th December: Watership Alpacas, Thruxton: alpaca wool coats
Tuesday 5th December: Portsmouth Distillery: award-winning rum and gin
Wednesday 6th December: Growling Gibbon, Hursley: craft beer
Thursday 7th December: Blackmoor Estate, Selborne: Gospel Green sparkling cider
Friday 8th December: River Coffee, Winchester: speciality coffee
Saturday 9th December: Longdog Brewery, Basingstoke: handcrafted real ales
Sunday 10th December: Fordingbridge Fudge, New Forest: homemade all-butter fudge
Monday 11th December: Red Fox Cheese Souffles, Broughton: souffles to bake at home
Tuesday 12th December: Hogmoor Distillery, Bordon: small batch gin and rum
Wednesday 13th December: Forest Edge Roasting, New Forest: locally roasted coffee
Thursday 14th December: The Flower Pots Brewery, Cheriton: cask ales and beers
Friday 15th December: Hambledon Vineyard, Hambledon: fine English fizz
Saturday 16th December: ChalkStream, Romsey: fresh and smoked trout
Sunday 17th December: Gorilla Spirits, Upton Grey: award-winning craft spirits
Monday 18th December: Kimpton Apple Press, Kimpton, near Andover: apple liqueur
Tuesday 19th December: Hydes Cider, Herriard, new handcrafted cider
Wednesday 20th December: Mavrik Drinks, Winchester: non-alcoholic cocktails
Thursday 21st December: Butler Country Estates, Winchester: smoked trout fillets and pâtés.
You will find the Hampshire Fare Christmas Chalet at No59, Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market.