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NEWS FEED: Farming

South Downs National Park urges dog owners to be aware and Take the Lead

March 9th, 2016

“We have been shocked to hear about the attack on a flock of sheep at West Dean,” says Phil Belden, Director of Operations at the South Downs National Park Authority. “We know how devastating these events are for farmers – not just financially but also in having to deal with the aftermath. Our ranger teams […]

On the sixth day of Christmas…

December 18th, 2015

On the sixth day of the South Downs Christmas, we visited to find some great local locally produced geese – and chocolate, and wine, and beer, and cheese and ice-cream… We discovered that Durleighmarsh Farm shop is stocking Hyden Farm Originals geese, born and bred in Hambledon. Hyden Farm is a small family run […]

Tuck in to British Food Fortnight in the South Downs

September 18th, 2015

Discover the flavour of the South Downs with competitions and special offers to mark British Food Fortnight from 19 September to 4 October. Tying in with the harvest festival, British Food Fortnight is the biggest annual, national celebration of our country’s food and drink. It’s a chance for farmers, producers and sellers to shout about the […]

It’s easier to find local South Downs food and drink

June 23rd, 2015

The superb food and drink produced in the South Downs region has never been easier to find and enjoy thanks to a new web portal called launched this week. Including hundreds of local food and farm shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés, vineyards, breweries and food producers who sell directly to the public, the unique […]

Farmer Annie Brown wins Silver Lapwing Award

June 5th, 2015

Congratulations to South Downs famer Annie Brown who has won the 2015 FWAG Silver Lapwing Award. The FWAG Silver Lapwing Award is in its 38th year. To win a farm has to demonstrate a real commitment to species and habitat conservation and be able to show how they integrate their environmental management in their overall […]

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