Discover Hampshire's Finest Local Produce, Hampshire Fare is a community interest company supporting its members who produce food, drink and craft in the region.
Hampshire Fare’s Christmas chalet of local flavours As the county food and drink group, Hampshire Fare would have been encouraging visitors to buy local at this year’s Christmas Market. Hampshire Fare had invited a rota of members to join them in the Christmas chalet to showcase just some of the abundance of local produce that could be bought as gifts or for the Christmas table. In the order they were going to attend, this included the following: Beaulieu Chocolate Studio, contemporary handmade chocolates including local specialities, filled chocolates and original bars, all made on the premises in a village shop in Beaulieu. Dampney’s Remarkable Drinks - Hampshire fruit liqueurs, among them Sloe Gin, Marmalade Vodka and Raspberry Rum crafted in small batches in East Meon. The River Test Distillery for an exceptionally smooth classic London Dry gin with honeyed floral notes and infused with handpicked meadowsweet flowers; named Best London Dry Gin in England 2020. Smith & Weston artisan handcrafted gin liqueurs flavoured with local and foraged fruits - select from Autumn Hedgerow, Mulled Gin and Blackberry & Apple - mix with fizz, tonic, soda. River Coffee Roasters source unique and exquisite coffees from people and communities through direct relationships, to create quality speciality coffees roasted in Winchester. Hill Farm Juice - award-winning fresh apple and pear juices grown and 'squished' in Hampshire. Varieties include Braeburn, Cox, Apple with Damson & Sloe, and Apple with Elderflower. ChalkStream – well-flavoured trout from the Test and Itchen available fresh, hot or cold smoked, as pâtés or potted. Delivered in Christmas boxes as gifts or for the Christmas and Boxing Day tables. New Forest Shortbread - rich and moreish shortbread, homemade in the New Forest. Butler Country Estates - fresh smoked Hampshire trout pâté prepared in five flavours: classic; chives; chilli; dill; and watercress. The Grange - award-winning fizz available in Classic or Pink, made from vineyards grown on Hampshire's chalky terroir. Portsmouth Distillery is an artisan spirit producer based in 18th century fort making premium gins, rums and ciders. Choices include award-winning Cinnabar Spice Rum and Fort Gin with botanicals of gorse and sea radish. Bluestone Vineyard is a boutique vineyard specialising in terroir wines made into Classic Cuvee and Rose (a future release) by expert winemakers at Hambledon Vineyard. Flack Manor - award-winning real ales that use locally sourced ingredients and the almost unique double drop method of traditional brewing; ales include Hedge Hop and Romsey Gold. Hampshire Fare is asking everyone to buy just one local gift or treat this year. This will make a massive difference to local businesses as well as the local economy, local communities and the environment.