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Mar 16, 2013

'Buy Fresh, Buy Local'

Your local £1 is worth £2.15!

Yes, at the North Wessex Downs’ sponsored ‘Buy Fresh, Buy Local’ workshop at the Bear Hotel in Hungerford on March 12, delegates were told that every £1 spent on purchasing food and other products from local farmers and other producers would result in an injection equivalent to £2.15 into the local economy.

The figures were calculated by Hampshire Fare – an effective consortium of local producers to the south of our area where their achievements are quite stunning.

Hampshire Fare have over 200 members, 11,674 consumer subscribers and attracted over 295,000 visitors to the Hampshire Food Festival last year. Indeed, in 2012 they generated over £5.97million for the Hampshire economy.