15th Hampshire Food Festival Launch, 2015

This year the launch of the Hampshire Food Festival took place in the picturesque grounds of The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst.

The sun was shining, the Hattingley Valley bubbly was cold, and the local suppliers were out in force showing off the amazing range of produce currently coming out of Hampshire. From  cheese to marshmallows and coffee to gin, the range of artisanal businesses was inspiring.

Whilst being entertained with music from the Spitfire Sisters, and a cookery demo by the boys from The Pig Hotel (doing great things with a local trout!) we munched, crunched and slurped our way around the garden and left with a very well stocked goody bag.

The Food Festival itself runs throughout July into the first weekend of August and you can view the full programme of events here.

Chewing the Fat at Chewton Glen!

Wednesday evening saw a gathering of artisan producers, growers and suppliers of Hampshire produce at the wonderful Chewton Glen, for the monthly Hampshire Fare networking event.

With champagne supplied by Hambledon Vineyards, coffee from Mozzo Coffee and a cornucopia of never ending canapés, this was a bubbly event with much exchanging of business and ideas. The passion that these producers have for their work is certainly infectious!

Kim Murphy, of Choccomondo in Southampton, was the lucky recipient of a half keg of Punter Ale from Upham Brewery, presented to her by Faye Pain (left). Enjoy Kim!

Starfish is proud to be a Corporate Partner of Hampshire Fare working with them on their marketing materials and sharing that passion for what we do!