Christmas comes early for competition winner

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Published Monday 2 December 2013

A lucky New Forest resident has bagged himself an early Christmas present, winning a hamper of tasty local food in a competition run by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Sway resident Adam Jundi correctly guessed that New Forest Marque members won seven of the 11 categories at this year’s Hampshire Life Food and Drink Awards, and he was picked as the winner from dozens of correct entries.

The New Forest Marque is a quality assurance scheme supported by the National Park Authority. The Marque promotes authentic New Forest fare of the highest quality, and encourages people to shop locally.

Adam said: ‘I am delighted to be the winner of this competition. I look forward to trying the culinary delights of the New Forest hamper and sharing it with friends and family over the festive break.’

The competition was run in the build up to the New Forest Christmas Fair, where many Marque members will be among more than 90 local producers selling their produce on the 7 and 8 December. The event at New Park, Brockenhurst, includes festive hot food, carol singing and Santa’s grotto, as well as home-grown Christmas tree sales.

For more information on the New Forest Christmas Fair go to www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/christmasfair

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Notes to Photo Editor:

New Forest Marque certified products on display.

Notes to Editor:

About the New Forest Marque® – a sign of quality

Managed by the New Forest National Park Authority the award scheme was created by New Forest Produce Limited to:

  • Give businesses a distinctive 'New Forest' banner under which to sell their goods and services and help customers identify quality New Forest produce
  • Encourage people to ‘buy local’ and reduce the environmental impact of transporting food long distances
  • Help sustain the New Forest’s local economy by supporting local businesses and employment.

For more information on the New Forest Marque and its members visit www.newforestproduce.co.uk.

About the New Forest National Park Authority

Protect - Enjoy - Prosper

The New Forest National Park Authority’s statutory purposes are to:

  • Conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park - Protect
  • Promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities – Enjoy.

We also have a duty to:

  • Seek to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities within the Park – Prosper.

The New Forest National Park was designated in March 2005. Its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, cattle and pigs which roam free. Majestic woodlands, rare heathland and a spectacular coastline provide fabulous opportunities for quiet recreation, enjoyment and discovery.

Visit www.newforestnpa.gov.uk to find out more.

Media Contact:

Matt Stroud, Communications Assistant, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: matt.stroud@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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