Hampshire Farmers’ Markets and CPRE Hampshire Form a Strategic Partnership

Hampshire Farmers' MarketsA strategic partnership between two leading countryside and rural organisations was recently launched, with the Hampshire Farmers’ Markets (HFM) and the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s Hampshire branch coming together to support and raise awareness of both of their organisations.

We have eight regular markets across the county each month and also have markets at other special events throughout the year.  Our markets are a perfect place for our new strategic partners to meet like minded people who would be interested in the work of the CPRE,” commented Alex Handford, HFM Business Development Manager.

CPRE Hampshire and volunteers will be showcasing their work at selected Hampshire Farmers’ Markets, as well as promoting  HFM at their events including at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show 28th – 30th July.

Michael Rescorle, Director of CPRE Hampshire commented on the new partnership:

CPRE Hampshire fights for a better future for the countryside and works nationally and locally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. Rural communities and businesses are an integral part of the countryside so CPRE Hampshire is delighted to form a partnership with Hampshire Farmers Markets so that it can support the rural economy and local foods. It will also give us the opportunity to attend selected markets to talk with local people and rural businesses.

CPRE Hampshire is surveying members of the public this summer about the threats that they think have the biggest impact on the local countryside and landscape.  Anyone who takes part will be entered into a free prize draw for a hamper filled with Hampshire Farmers’ Markets goods from their broad range of producers.  The draw for the hamper will be made in September.

Alex Handford, commented on the strategic partnership:

Our strategic partnerships are all about working with organisations that have similar goals to those of Hampshire Farmers’ Markets to benefit our producers and farmers and the county as a whole. Working in alliance with CPRE Hampshire means that together we have a stronger voice. As a strategic partner of CPRE Hampshire, we’ll seek to promote the other’s activities to our respective members“.

For more information visit:  www.cprehampshire.org.uk