Become a New Forest Marque member
Business advice, bespoke training, marketing assistance and consumer confidence – these are among the benefits you stand to get when you join the New Forest Marque®.
The New Forest Marque® is a scheme with a recognised logo that clearly identifies items that have been produced in the New Forest.
Whether you’re a producer, processor or seller you can apply to be licensed to use the New Forest Marque® if your business falls within the scheme criteria or processes produce from New Forest Marque members.
We welcome applications from local producers of food, drink and crafts that meet the criteria applicable to their particular speciality.
Membership benefits include
- High level of promotional support
- Point of sale material
- A free listing in the annual local produce guide
- A dedicated website listing
- Reduced pitch fees for events, such as the New Forest & Hampshire County Show, The New Forest Christmas Fair, and Ellingham & Ringwood Show
- Promotional literature
- Individual business advice
- Networking opportunities
- Bespoke training.
What the producers say
Bryan Pass, Longdown Activity Farm
‘On starting our new venture as a Farm Produce Shop we needed advice and support. We certainly found both in The New Forest Marque. Without the Marque we would found it very difficult to track down local suppliers, plus being part of the scheme means our customers know that the products that we sell really are local.’
Sue Cole, Hollyhock Flock
‘Although I am a very small producer I am very committed to the idea of thinking 'local' and the Forest is a great area to both produce and sell locally. The New Forest Marque has given me an incentive to make more of what I do produce and I also know make sure I look for the Marque on any produce I buy.
‘We all have to think much more about the sustainability of food production and local food is a very important element of this. I wear my little Marque badge with great pride and feel part of a very important group!’
John & Jenny Howat, Howat’s Hives
'The New Forest Marque and events promoted by the Marque have given us the opportunity to link with other producers and retail outlets that are keen to supply a selection of local produce to their customers.'