SCORES of local food, drink and craft producers met at a kitchen designers in Winchester to network, watch a cooking demo and celebrate the kitchen company's 21st year in business. 

The event, organised by Hampshire Fare, took place at the Myers Touch, in Springvale Road, Kings Worthy on Wednesday, March 13. 

The showroom was packed with the community interest company's members, who all share a passion for Hampshire's local produce. 

Hampshire Chronicle: Natasha Dochniak, commercial manager of Hampshire Fare, with Keith Myers from the Myers Touch

A cooking demonstration was given by husband and wife team Denzil and Mary Needham-Carlton from Munch Catering, a not-for-profit social enterprise based at Unit 12 in Winnall before a special cake was presented to the staff at Myers Touch to mark their 21st year in business and their 10th year as Hampshire Fare members. 

The Myers Touch is an award-winning interior architects and designers that specialises in creating luxury kitchen living spaces. It was set up by Keith and Helena Myers.

Hampshire Chronicle: The Myers Touch staff left to right: Angela O'Brien, Chad Cooper, Jaye Tidbury, Keith Myers, Pete

Keith spoke about how they had strived to create a welcoming studio and some of the highlights of their time in the design business. 

Natasha Dochniak, commercial manager at Hampshire Fare, thanked everyone for attending.

She said: "Connection, collaboration and community is what Hampshire Fare is all about." 

She encouraged people to attend Hampshire Fare's first Trade Services Expo, which is due to take place at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton on Wednesday, March 20. 

Hampshire Chronicle: Honey Bee Happy Rachel Annette with husband David

Natasha also gave a special thank you to Myers Touch for their 10 years with Hampshire Fare, before giving a special well done to another member - Honey Bee Happy from Cheriton - which has been shortlisted in the Rural Enterprise category of the Countryside Alliance Awards 2024.