As a designated national park, the New Forest is brimming with fantastic local producers reaping the rewards of our thriving natural landscape. That makes our stunning surroundings the perfect place to stock up your beautiful new New Forest kitchen!
As independent kitchen specialists, we know first-hand what a difference supporting local businesses can make. And as well as taking pride in our unique location and brilliant community, we’re keen to help you get the most out of your new kitchen by sharing our insider knowledge of the best local artisans and foodie hotspots. Not only can you enjoy cooking with the freshest ingredients, but you can also have complete peace of mind that the food on your plate has been produced to the highest standards without having travelled hundreds of miles.
Here’s a list of some of our favourite local producers to help you restock your lovely new kitchen…
Our Favourite New Forest Farm Shops…
Farm Shops Near Brockenhurst
Beaulieu Organic Farm Shop
Hatchet Lane, Brockenhurst, SO42 7WA
Selling their own organic meats alongside a lovely selection of pastries, cheeses, organic fruit, veg and drinks, Beaulieu Farm Shop is well worth a visit. They also sell their own Beaulieu Estate venison and game, which makes a delicious winter treat!
Setley Ridge Farm Shop
Lymington Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7UF
This farm shop is a real treasure trove of delicious New Forest produce. From wonderful freshly baked cakes to their own Setley Ridge wine, all their stock is beautifully presented. You can even enjoy visiting the garden centre and tearoom while you’re there. Vineyard tours and tastings are also available.
Farm Shops Near Christchurch
Cat & Fiddle
Hinton, Christchurch, BH23 7DS
From hunting down the spookiest pumpkin to the juiciest strawberries, picking your own produce is always a bit of fun. However, if your back isn’t quite up to it, you can find all the same fresh, seasonal produce available in their farm shop alongside a range of other essentials.
Sopley, Christchurch, BH23 7AZ
Also run by local farmer Dan Tanner, Sopley Farm offers pick your own next to their well-stocked farm shop. You won’t find fresher produce to cook in your new kitchen than runner beans and raspberries picked straight off the bush.
Farm Shops Near Ringwood
Crow Farm Shop
Crow Lane, Ringwood, BH24 3EA
This small family-run farm shop is home to an award-winning pork pie. They have a wonderful selection of fruit and veg, cheese, meat, pastries, drinks and preserves.
Fordingbridge Farm Shop
Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge, SP6 1NQ
Gerry and Laurie are passionate about great local food and sustainability, and that’s why almost everything they sell has been sourced within a 25-mile radius. You’ll find an impressive selection of superb quality local produce beautifully presented. You can even stop for a drink and a bite to eat in their courtyard café.
Hockey’s Farm Shop
South Gorley, Fordingbridge, SP6 2PW
Stocking a fantastic range of award-winning produce, Hockey’s family-run farm shop is the ideal place to stock up your kitchen after stopping for a lovely light lunch at their farmyard café. You can also say hello to the resident donkeys, alpacas and rescue pigs.
Moody Cow Farm Shop
Salisbury Road, Ringwood, BH24 3PA
This little local farm shop sells everything you need, including some great New Forest produce. They also offer excellent breakfasts.
Farm Shops Near Southampton
Sunnyfields Farm Shop
Totton, Southampton, SO40 9FX
Running community events and championing sustainability, the team behind Sunnyfields Farm are keen to be more than just a local farm shop. Having said this, their selection of homegrown organic fruit, veg and homemade products is superb.
Tatchbury Manor Farm
Winsor, Southampton, SO40 2HA
Fourth-generation farmers Sarah and Roy Hunt take great pride in rearing a small herd of free-range pigs. Their products are of fantastic quality. Sarah’s cakes are something else, and their pork pies have even won awards! You’ll find a wonderful range of products available alongside their own produce, perfect for stocking up your new kitchen.
Fresh Local Fish & Meat Shops Near New Forest
Though our local farm shops stock lots of great New Forest products, if you’re looking for something a little different to cook in your stunning new kitchen, it’s worth keeping an eye out for these specialist producers.
The Fabulous Catch Company – Romsey, Ringwood, Winchester
Specialising in fabulous, award-winning fishcakes and other fishy delights, the Fabulous Catch Company regularly attend markets in Romsey, Ringwood and Winchester.
New Forest Fish & Shellfish – Danestream
Father and son duo (Scott and Bart) and chief mate Buddy the labrador have teamed up to bring you the freshest, sustainably caught local fish. Scott has been fishing all his life and drives the morning catch up to Danestream Farm Shop near Christchurch for you to enjoy!
New Forest Smokery & Trout Farm – Romsey, Ringwood, Winchester
Based near Fordingbridge, the New Forest Smokery & Trout Farm is a small family-run business producing delicious hot and cold smoked trout and fresh homemade pates. You can get hold of their popular treats at Romsey, Ringwood and Winchester farmer’s markets.
A Pinch Of Salt – New Milton
Created by Master butcher of T Bartlett & Sons and Chef Director at The Pig, A Pinch of Salt combines a love of great local produce and outstanding food. Their delectable charcuterie is produced in collaboration with pedigree pig farmers throughout Hampshire. Pick up a pack now at T Bartlett & Sons, New Milton.
Keep an eye out for outstanding quality Swallowfields Farm New Forest wild boar and pannage pigs grazed right here in the New Forest. You can buy their produce from onsite butchers, The Farmer’s Butchers.
Did you know, the New Forest is home to one of the world’s finest, award-winning cheese producers? Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers have been producing cheese from their own dairy herd for over 50 years. Their Stoney Cross and Old Winchester cheeses have won umpteen British Cheese and World Cheese awards and are stocked up and down the country from Edinburgh to Canterbury! You’ll find their cheeses in many of our brilliant New Forest farm shops.
Fancy a tipple?
From wine to beer, you’ll find everything you could possibly need to stock up your drinks cupboard right here in the New Forest.
Brook Hill Vineyard
Just around the corner from our Cadnam showroom are family-run vineyard and winery Brook Hill. They produce award-winning sparkling and still wines from vines carefully tended by hand (and paw).
Conker Distillery – Bournemouth
Producing exquisite Dorset gin and coffee liqueurs, the master distillers at Conker are modern-day craftspeople, committed to quality, sustainability and community. You’ll find their products in Waitrose and in shops throughout the New Forest. You can also book a tour of their Bournemouth distillery.
Marlings Vineyard – Brockenhurst
Marlings Vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in Hampshire. They are well-known for their award-winning sparkling rose, which you can find in many of our great New Forest farm shops. Their vineyard and winery is located between Brockenhurst and Lymington.
New Forest Cider – Ringwood
These award-winning New Forest cider producers sell a range of their own ciders and perries from their Burley shop. They also stock a variety of other beverages, including some of the ones we’ve featured in our list.
Pig Beer – Brockenhurst
Led by three passionate cousins, Pig Beer grow their own hops in order to produce beer as sustainably as possible in their microbrewery on the outskirts of Brockenhurst. The result is a great tasting, refreshing range of local beer.
We simply couldn’t end this list without covering some of the wonderful local companies that satisfy our sweet tooth!
Bakehouse24 -Ringwood & Lyndhurst
Bakehouse24 work closely with local suppliers to create exceptional traditional sourdough bread and fabulous pastries. They have cafes in Ringwood and Lyndhurst, and also supply lots of local shops and restaurants.
Beaulieu Chocolate Studio – Beaulieu
Beaulieu Chocolate Studio makes all their gorgeous award-winning chocolates by hand right next door in their workshop. Their chocolates use the finest quality ingredients to produce something really delicious and rather special.
Burley Fudge Shop – Burley
Having dedicated over 20-years to crafting the finest fudge, it’s fair to say husband and wife team Chris and Jenny have truly mastered the technique. With over 40 flavours to choose from, Burley Fudge Shop is a fudge lover’s paradise.
New Forest Shortbread – Ringwood
A crumbly buttery traditional shortbread is hard to beat, and Tracy Thew, owner and chief baker of New Forest Shortbread has got it down to a fine art. Baked in small batches of 80 biscuits and wrapped in beautiful, sustainable packaging, Tracy’s shortbreads make a great treat or a wonderful gift. You can find them in shops throughout the New Forest.
Whether you’re planning to put your new kitchen through its paces or enjoy soaking up your beautiful surroundings with a chilled glass of wine and a few delicious nibbles, you’ll find everything you need right here on your doorstep. If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about transforming your New Forest home, you can get in touch by calling 02381 040 013 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.