This year’s Hampshire Food Festival is just days away! Beginning on Saturday 1st July and lasting until the 31st July, over 60 food and farming events will be happening across the county throughout the month.
The popular annual event is now in its seventeenth year and is co-ordinated by Hampshire Fare. The festival is a chance to immerse yourself in local food culture with vineyard, farm, distillery and brewery tours as well as pop-up restaurants, cooking masterclasses and shows and fêtes.
Tracy Nash, Commercial Manager of Hampshire Fare commented: “The Hampshire Food Festival is a well-established month of events celebrating all that is tasty about our county. The events are a chance to explore the story behind the food on our plates and really get to the source of our ingredients. Whether you are a local food fan or you are yet to explore what we have here, there are plenty of events for you to enjoy!”
Events taking place during the first weekend of the festival include:
Broughton Water Buffalo and BBQ
Manor Farm, Broughton, Stockbridge, S020 8AN
Saturday 1st July, 12pm-4pm
Explore the farm and much down on a burger whilst learning about sustainable natural farming.
Price: Free entrance
Booking: Advisable, 01794 301031, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.broughtonwaterbuffalo.co.uk
Guided Tour and Tasting at Hattingley Valley Wines
Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Alresford, SO24 9AJ
Saturday 1st July, 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-4pm
Tour this award-winning Hampshire vineyard and taste the wines.
Price: Adults £15
Booking: Essential 01256 389188, www.hattingleyvalley.co.uk
Lavender Fields Open Day
Hartley Park Farm, Selborne Road, Alton, GU34 3HPSaturday 1st July, 11am-4pm (also open 2nd, 8th and 9th July)
See the lavender and wild flowers in bloom, tours, talks, tractor rides, cream teas and plants. No dogs please except assistance dogs.
Price: Adults £4, children under 12 free
Booking: just turn up! www.lavenderfields.co.uk
Gorilla Spirits Tour and Tasting
Unit 1, Magpie Works, Station Approach, Four Marks, GU34 5HN
Saturday 1st July, 11am-5pm (also open 2nd,29th and 30th July)
Tour the distillery and have a taste of their Silverback Gin and Blackback Vodka.
Price: Adults £5
Booking: Essential, see website for details www.gorillaspirits.co.uk
Browse the online version of the programme.
With thanks to this year's sponsors, Hildon.