Acorn-fed New Forest Pork

If you happen to pass an oak tree in the next week or two, take a moment to look at the acorn crop – it should be pretty impressive. Our oak trees are festooned with beautiful green acorns and a heavy crop is guaranteed this year. Why does this make … Read More

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Wild Marjoram and a pint on the South Downs

There is a fantastic walk from here to a local pub that involves several steep hills with incredible views down to Chichester harbour and the Isle of Wight. In one of the fields where it is particularly steep, the ground has been left fallow and is covered in wild marjoram. … Read More

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Wild Mushroom Forage

We’ve just returned from visiting my wife’s family in the US, and on our first day back – rather jetlagged, we went for a walk in the woods. At this time of year, there is a sense of anticipation: when are the mushrooms going to appear? In particular we are … Read More

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Crayfish hunting in the USA

This isn’t exactly local food, but wherever you go, especially on holiday, it’s always fun to forage or catch something edible, especially as the efforts involved are often as much fun as the eating. With two small children in tow, it’s difficult to do the hunter gatherer thing particularly effectively, … Read More

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Welcome to the Foodsplace blog

Join the conversation on the behind-the-scenes view of our produce and producers, read about foraging forays and try out or contribute a favourite recipe with the new Foodsplace blog. I wanted to have a blog in order to give a bit more information about our produce so that you know … Read More

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