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A Royal engagement for Hampshire Charcuterie makers


Hampshire Fare members, Parsonage Farm, were recently invited to showcase their range of charcuterie at the summer garden party at Clarence House in celebration of the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

HRH The Prince of Wales, hosted a summer garden party for the Prince’s Countryside Fund in May at Clarence House. Many of the Fund’s beneficiaries, supporters and ambassadors attended to celebrate the Fund reaching the huge milestone having awarding over 200 grants.

At the event, Parsonage Farm demonstrated how they make really tasty salami which they learnt to make as part of a two-year ‘Preserving the Hampshire Hog’ project launched in 2011 by Hampshire Fare and funded by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Sarah Mills, from Parsonage Farm, commented on the experience: “We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Clarence House. It was an honour to have the opportunity to tell HRH The Prince of Wales in person about how we have benefitted from the Fund and about our farm and charcuterie. We are holding two events on our farm near Andover during July’s Hampshire Food Festival. We encourage people to come along and learn more about our farm and charcuterie.”

On Sunday 9th July, Parsonage Farm will be running a charcuterie-making workshop on their farm as part of the Hampshire Food Festival. This special Hampshire-themed workshop will involve making watercress and gin salami using Winchester distillery Twisted Nose Gin and beer and thyme snacking salami using Betteridge’s Brewery beer and will include a delicious lunch.

On Thursday 20th July, 6.30pm, Parsonage Farm is collaborating with their local pub, The Crown Inn Upton, to host a feast on the farm featuring charcuterie, sausages, local beers and wines alongside live acoustic music.

For more details about the 60+ food and farming events taking place as part of the Hampshire Food Festival visit www.hampshirefare.co.uk