Welcome to Hampshire Charcuterie - Supporting Our Local Farmers & producers

For many centuries the art of charcuterie making has been used as a way of preserving meat. Traditionally autumn or winter is the preferred time to slaughter pigs so producing charcuterie enabled the meat to be enjoyed all year round.

Unfortunately, despite the popularity and fame of the ‘Hampshire Hog’, Hampshire Fare recognised the challenges being faced by pig farmers. Increasing feed prices and no European or state funding meant that making money from pig farming was proving impossible for many Hampshire Farmers. In fact most were losing more than £20 per pig. It was clear to Hampshire Fare that something needed to be done to help these farmers and to save the Hampshire Hog. 

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Upcoming Events

MAR 06 2024

Decadent Caramel Chocolate Workshop with Miss Witt

Join renowned Chocolatier Kerry Witt for an evening of caramel temptation at the stunning Kimbridge Barn, Hampshire!

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MAR 08 2024

Black Chalk - Vineyard Tour & Tasting

Join Black Chalk for a tour and tasting at their stunning vineyards near Andover. Available throughout the year every Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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MAR 09 2024

Alton Farmers' Market

Show your support for local farmers, butchers, bakers and candle-stick makers at the Alton Farmers' Market - showcasing the best of what Hampshire has to offer!

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Latest News & Features

Countdown to The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition

Countdown to The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition

Make sure your favourite sausages and pies are in with a chance of winning!

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Local This Way

Brown tourist signs point the way to finding local

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Uptons of Bassett Bring Home The Bacon Award

Uptons of Bassett take Best of Class for Cured Bacon at British Charcuterie Live Awards 2020/21

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'Farm Gate to Plate' at Rother Valley

Rother Valley Farm’s Farm Gate Farmers’ Market is now open five days a week

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Parsonage Farm: Goodbye & Hello

It’s goodbye from Sarah and John Mills of Parsonage Farm, and hello to Dave Watts of Parsonage Farm Charcuterie

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Success for Hampshire Salami Co

Barry Walker of Hampshire Salami Co named National Charcuterie Champion in National Craft Butcher Awards 2020

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Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie 2020 Results Revealed

Meet the Champion sausage and pie-makers from across Hampshire

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Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie - Let Judging Commence

The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition is a prestigious, highly regarded event - but it is still fun!

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The Competition Hots Up for Sausage & Pie

The Countdown to The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition 2020 Starts Here

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Join Us

Do you grow, rear, make, sell or serve local food, drink or craft?

Hampshire Fare is here to support your business with event opportunities, marketing and PR support, routes to market and much more. 

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