Fordingbridge Farm Shop
The simple but classy logo for this sparkling new farm shop hints at the ethos behind the business – locally sourced quality meat (butchery was at the heart of their desire to set up the shop) and fresh vegetables, breads, cheeses and preserves all from carefully selected specialist producers.
Located between Cranborne Chase and the New Forest, Fordingbridge Farm Shop is the vision of father and son, Gerry and Laurie. Having always had a passion for good, simple food and sustainable local farming, they decided to give up the rat race and build something new in Hampshire. Working side by side, they created a space to showcase the abundance of wonderful produce available right on their doorstep in the New Forest and surrounding areas.
They specialise in locally sourced meat from small-scale farmers, traditionally butchered in-house and they whole-heartedly believe that it’s important for people to understand where their food comes from and what goes into producing the wonderful things that they sell at the shop. To this end, their social media shows videos of the butchers in action so customers know everything they put in their basket is fresh as fresh can be.
From native breed beef to New Forest pannage pork, local lamb to free range chicken, they have everything you need for a Sunday roast, a summer BBQ or just a quick meal on a weekday evening.
Apart from an impressive meat counter, the shop stocks a wide range of pies, pastries and ready-to-eat meals all made by hand in the farm shop kitchen. A salad bar offers an ever-changing feast of delicious and healthy meals and the home-made Scotch eggs are reportedly a customer favourite.
There is a milk refill station, fresh fruit and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, Hampshire charcuterie and local eggs, confectionary, wines, beers, ciders and spirits, including many sourced from local producers. The list is extensive and impressive and, if filling your basket has left you thirsty, there's even an onsite bar with its own courtyard.
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