New Forest Producers Markets selling local produce
New Forest producers markets are held at different locations throughout the Forest on most weekends during the year. Local produce can be found at great prices. There are lots of stalls including food, cakes, vegetables, soaps, gifts, jewellery, plants, honey, pickles and much more. Many of the food produce stalls allow you to sample the produce before you buy to try out the different flavours and varieties. Very tempting!
The wonderful hand made goats milk soaps are made in the New Forest by Cyril’s Soap Shed. They offer a large range of nicely packaged soaps which make a lovely aromatic gift and they also provide guest soap sizes too which are ideal for b&bs, guests houses & hotels.
Howat’s Hives provide a lovely selection of honey and beeswax items including candles, polishes and soaps from their own bees. I have always believed that if you buy something local for health reasons then honey is that thing to buy. Made in the Hampshire and the New Forest. Support your local Bees!
Dangly Hearts is one of those stalls where you want to take everything home with you. Hand sewn hearts amongst lots and lots of other beautiful girly things. Perfect gifts for someone special including yourself!
There is a large range of beautifully handmade jewellery including bracelets, earrings, necklaces to suit any outfit from KC Crystals. A perfect special gift.
If you are hungry there are savoury pies, sausage rolls and pasties from Pondhead Farm as well as local beef, pork and free range eggs.
Nelsons Deli Catering provide a selection of vegetarian meals including curry dishes, chilli beans and pizzas.
A large selection of homemade chutneys and pickles are also available from Pig’n’Pickles and make a lovely gift (as well as a delicious addition to cheese & biscuits).
Chalke Valley Cheese is made locally in Dorset and has a cheeseboard to tempt you into finding your perfect supper accompaniment.
Cupcakes ‘mmm’ Cookies are the most delicious looking cakes to ever try and walk past. Take home a large cake for the all family or indulge in a cupcake all to yourself. Freshly baked bread is also available as well as bread rolls.
Country Tymes Herbs and Plants offer some beautiful flowers and ready made hanging baskets and plenty of fresh vegetables are on display from Rays New Forest Fruit and veg, fruit and salad all very local and fresh.
King 4 Cards have a lovely selection of handmade greetings cards are always a lot more special than ones from a supermarket. You will find a card to suit every occasion. Edna brings her kit with her to every market so you can have a card customised with a name or message while you wait! Also, Edna and Gwen provide a wonderful range of personal hand-made wedding stationary for your special day.
Grovely Pet Supplies have lots of goodies for your pooch so as not to feel left out while you are shopping! They will also offer advice on feeding your pet as well as dog training.
Last but not at all least, Fordingbridge Fudge have a selection of tasty handmade fudge including traditional vanilla as well as coffee, coconut and more.
Look out for the New Forest Marque sign which assures you that you are buying quality local produce. Shop local!
The New Forest Producers Markets have the ‘iNew Forest tried and tested’ seal of approval and are well worth a visit 🙂