Why Buy Locally?

Buying locally benefits both you and the local community. You get top quality fresh seasonal produce and whilst buying it you can feel confident that you have helped to support your local economy and invested in local producers.

Top tips on buying and eating locally:

  • Local markets, farm shops, independent retailers, farmers’ markets and local farms all offer a range of quality local produce and a chance for you to meet local producers. Search for your nearby retailers on our website.
  • If you are short of time arrange to have your local food delivered. Veg boxes, meat boxes and even beer can be delivered to your door.
  • Sign up for the Hampshire Fare e-newsletter to be the first to hear about local produce events, news and competitions.
  • Many local producers promote themselves via Facebook and Twitter so use these to find out about events and offers in your area.
  • Buying directly from the producer gives you the chance to build a relationship with producers and discover more about eating seasonal produce and making good value choices.
  • Many of our local pubs, hotels and restaurants are placing Hampshire firmly on the culinary map with their use of local produce. Discover where you can eat local food on our website.
  • Pick up a copy of the 2016 Hampshire Fare’s Guide to Local Produce from local retailers including The Southern Co-operative, pubs, hotels, restaurants and tourist offices. The guide is also available to download from this website.
  • The 2017 Hampshire's Local Produce Guide will be available from Tuesday 24th January 2017 following the launch at The Local Produce Show at the Hilton, Ageas Bowl.