These strange times offer the chance to reflect on values, and loved ones, and all that is good around here.
My name is Liz and during my time on furlough I created this marketplace to showcase just some of our talented producers and experience givers from across the New Forest. What an amazing journey it's been, and worth every moment with such overwhelming support.
Thank you for visiting Shop New Forest, my hope is that you will visit us first before clicking on those big 'one click' shopping sites.
I am in awe of all this talent, I hope you will be too...
"Local producers, independent pubs, restaurants and retailers are so important to the feel, character, history and the local economy of an area. Showcasing what an area does best and collaborating is hugely important so well done guys keep up the good work." Chris Bavin, TV Presenter
"YOU STAR! I was just thinking this morning that it's nuts that we are all here bearing away and often don't know what else is going on nearby." Michele
"I hope this site encourages people to shop local, as when something is handmade, as well as time and materials a general passion and care goes in to every piece made and sold, the kind of love and care you don’t get from mass produced items." Lisa
"What a wonderful collection of people, products and experiences you have drawn together." Lyndsey
"Just a great portal to showcase everything the Forest has got on offer. Very easy to navigate … good on you Liz!" Lou Hannan, BBC Radio Solent
"Liz has set up shopnewforest.uk to help producers and artisans recover from the financial impact of the pandemic. They’re able to showcase their wares without being muscled out of the online market place by bigger firms on sites like Amazon." Wave 105 news