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Tantalise your taste buds - meet the Marque at the New Forest Show

Jenna Bessant is the Project Officer for the New Forest Marque, a quality assurance scheme that promotes authentic New Forest fare of the highest quality.

If you’re heading to the New Forest Show this year, make sure you drop by the Local Food and Farming Area for delicious local food and handmade crafts and gifts.

Take a look at our preview video for the New Forest Marque at the New Forest Show

The area is filled with a huge selection of local produce, including award-winning chutneys, handmade cheeses, artisan breads and locally grown fruit and vegetables. The area also features the best local crafts, with soaps, toys, luxurious handmade woollen products and much more.

As well as showcasing over 40 local producers, there are plenty of things to see and do for visitors of all ages.  A cookery demonstration theatre will showcase culinary skills from some of the top chefs in the county, including James Durrant, the winner of the main course section of BBC2 programme Great British Menu, and renowned TV chef Angela Hartnett.

Budding young chefs can get hands on in the Kid’s Kitchen, planting seeds, making animal masks and lots more. Youngsters can also take park in a mock auction of piglets from Tatchbury Manor Farm, Winsor. 

All purchases can be safely left at the Shop and Drop, run by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, and hungry visitors can refuel with a delicious meal from the Ladies in Pigs.  

The Food and Farming Area can be found between the sheep and cattle tents at the New Forest Show at New Park near Brockenhurst between 29 and 31 July, we hope to see you there!

Find out more about the Marque at or the New Forest Show at

This entry was posted by Communications on Thursday 24/07/2014


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