Join Hampshire Fare now and get into the Hampshire Guide to Local Produce 2014

Join Hampshire Fare now and get into the Hampshire Guide to Local Produce 2014

If you have been thinking of joining Hampshire Fare, now is the perfect time to get involved in our dynamic not-for-profit organisation. Sign up before the 4th November and you will be in time for inclusion in next year's Hampshire Guide to Local Produce, 50,000 copies of which will be distributed to local food lovers across the county.

Here at Hampshire Fare we are committed to supporting and promoting the unique and talented local produce and craft community. We have been working closely with local farmers and producers across Hampshire for more than twenty years and now support more than 250 members.

Our county boasts a thriving local food culture and being a member of Hampshire Fare puts you at the centre of that community. We are always delighted to welcome new members. Here are just some of the benefits we can offer you as a member.

A FREE entry into the Hampshire Local Produce Guide (open to members only

Benefit from a free listing in the 2014 guide. We will be distributing 50,000 copies across the county throughout next year including via selected The Southern Co-operative and Waitrose stores. Copy deadline is November 4th, published January 2014. There is the option to upsize to a full display advertisement for an additional fee.

Use the guide as your own marketing tool and also benefit from it being distributed at major events via Hampshire Fare and our members.

A FREE entry into the Hampshire Food Festival programme of events

The annual Hampshire Food Festival in July creates a programme of events, if you are involved in or holding a food or drink related event within this period, as a member you will be offered a free listing for the event. 40,000 copies are distributed across the county and beyond during the months of May and June in time for the launch of the food festival month of July. Hospitality members can also be involved by participating in our local produce signature dish served throughout July.

Fortnightly members' e-newsletter

You will receive a fortnightly members e-newsletter full of information about events you can get involved in across Hampshire, member news, awards to enter and news from the industry.

Monthly members' networking events

Our monthly members' networking events are held at different hospitality members' premises. These informal catch ups are always well attended and provide an opportunity to share information whilst connecting with fellow members.

Consumer e-newsletter to 13,500 food lovers in and around Hampshire

Tap into our successful monthly consumer e-newsletter. We can include your latest offers, news, events and recipes. This news is also promoted via social media and our website.

A great optimised website

Be listed and profiled on the Hampshire Fare website. The website has an average of over 23,000 visitors monthly of which 10,000 are unique visitors. Your membership allows you a full profile and insertion into the search function on the site. Your news can also be featured on our popular news section of the website.

PR exposure

Benefit from PR exposure for your success stories with Hampshire Fare's links to regional and national media along with regular Twitter and Facebook activity. This year Hampshire Fare has regularly appeared in publications including The Daily Echo, The Portsmouth News, The Hampshire Chronicle, The Romsey Advertiser, Hampshire Life, The Basingstoke Gazette, Etc magazine and Hampshire Society. Our national coverage this year has seen The Lady, Homes and Gardens, The Independent and Country Life taking up stories concerning our members activities.

Twitter and Facebook Hampshire Fare

Benefit from our communication with over 5,500 twitter followers of Hampshire Fare and 540 Facebook. If you are not already using social media to promote your business we can help you get started.

A small team achieving huge exposure

There are just four of us in the Hampshire Fare team but we are a dedicated team achieving great things for our members!

Tracy Nash

Commercial Manager


Telephone 01962 845999

M 07885 990710

Nancy Judge

PR Officer

Emily Acott

Marketing Officer

Amanda Buckenham

Admin and Marketing Assistant

If you are interested in finding out more about what we can offer your business please call or email Tracy Nash for an informal chat. We can discuss what you would like from a possible membership and discover if you meet our criteria.

Alternatively you can complete our application forms.

Please remember that only new members joining by the 4th November will be in time for inclusion in the next Guide to Local Produce.

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