The New Forest and Waterside Blog has been created to tell the world about what is happening within the boundaries of the New Forest National Park Hampshire UK and surrounding areas. It is local and will bring you regular news about people, events, attractions, leisure, business etc. There are also many links to Attractions, Places to Visit, Accommodation including BandB, Hotels, Holiday Cottages and Campsites. Enjoy!
When you buy food that states it’s local, you want a guarantee it really is.
The New Forest Marque does just that. It is the only contracted scheme of this type that audits its farmers and producers to ensure a minimum New Forest content. A series of stringent standards have to be adhered to before the product receives its ‘marque’ of approval.
Sarah Richards, New Forest Marque Manager, said: ‘We work very hard to make the New Forest Marque a success and as far as we are aware it is the only scheme of its kind in the country. All our food and produce is locally sourced and is to a very high standard; it’s disturbing to read recent press reports about mislabelled food claiming to be local.
‘Buying Marque produce is important; it helps local farmers and businesses, supports the local economy, encourages people to buy ‘local’ and reassures the customer that they are getting a quality New Forest product.’
New Forest Marque produce can be found throughout the New Forest in shops, hotels, B&Bs and restaurants. There is also a cook-book featuring delicious New Forest recipes.