Saturday 16th December
Greetings from South West Surrey Farmers’ Markets! It has been a little while since our last update, and we couldn’t be more delighted to share the latest news and happenings from our vibrant farmers’ markets in Esher, Haslemere, and Milford. As we continue to bring you the freshest produce, finest artisanal creations, and delightful treats, we want to express our gratitude for your support.
Our traders and producers are looking forward to seeing you at the following markets in August:
Please feel free to share this newsletter with your friends and family. Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to seeing you at a market very soon.
The South West Surrey Farmers’ Markets Team
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Each newsletter, we will feature one of our producers, giving you a behind the scenes look at their business and letting you get to know the people behind the produce. This month, it’s The Hampshire Shepherd.
The Hampshire Shepherd, otherwise known as Iain, Katie, Joshua & William McFarlane are a first generation farming family based on the Surrey/Hampshire border. With more than 30 years of experience breeding quality livestock, their traditional grass fed lamb really is an experience to behold.
Back in the early days, Iain operated more of a traditional farming model, producing not only sheep, but also cows, pigs, chickens and Christmas turkeys. Alongside this, he also ran a busy agricultural contracting and contract shepherding side of the business.
In those days, direct sales weren’t even something that was considered, everything was sold through traditional livestock markets.
Fast forward to today, and things have moved on. The Hampshire Shepherd is now very much a family affair concentrating on producing quality grass fed lamb.
In the last couple of years, The Hampshire Shepherd has established a significant presence in the Farmers Market and Food Festival circuit, which is very much Katie’s side of the business. 2023 has seen the launch of the catering side of the business, and you may see The Lamb Van at a local event. Or even be lucky enough to book them for your wedding.
Iain, Joshua & William are responsible for the day-to-day running of the flock, endeavouring to maintain the highest of welfare standards. The ultimate aim is to build a sustainable business to give Joshua and William a future in the farming industry.
You can reserve products from The Hampshire Shepherd for click+collect from one of our markets, via their website.
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