Setley Ridge in Brockenhurst relaunched their farm shop with a fabulous Spring Fair raising money for Oakhaven Hospice. Rachel who owns Rosie Lea bakery and Rosie Lea’s Kitchen at Setley Ridge has now taken over the farm shop. They now bake all their cakes and other goodies which they sell in the cafes and in the farm shop at the kitchen here at Setley. There is still wine tasting everyday – Setley Ridge is a vineyard which grows and makes all their wine on site.
Rachel organised the event along with Hayley who owns Setley Ridge Vineyard and garden centre with her husband Paul.
Lots of the local producers were at the fair so we all got to taste some of the amazing items that the farm shop sells. There was plant potting and decorating for kids, hook a duck and splat a rat games, an Easter bonnet parade led by Alison, face painting, massage by Jan from Holistic hideaway, companies such as Setley Ridge Vineyard, Fordingbridge Fudge, Judes ice cream, Hill Farm apple juice, Cyrils soap shed, New Forest Aromatics, Dancing Cows gin & beers, Paws Deli, The Appetite Kitchen, Doodlepip Dog and lots of other stalls all by local companies. It was a great opportunity to sample lots of yummy food and drink.
‘Baking by Lisa’ had an amazing display of clever Easter goodies in the band tent alongside wine tasting from Setley Ridge. There were bands throughout the day keeping everyone entertained. The cafe was rammed, the plant shop was buzzing and it was clear to see the love people have for this gem of a place.
The Easter bonnet parade had some fabulous creations and for the kids who couldn’t wait around for the judging, the staff kindly showed off their work. The easter bunny was my favourite – modelled by Hayley, owner of Setley Ridge on behalf of the amazing little artist!
Well done Rachel and her team for a brilliant event and for raising £1616.23 for Oakhaven! The staff are also doing a parachute jump later in the year to raise even more.