First food parcels delivered to clinically vulnerable people in Dorset

The Government has confirmed that the first food boxes have been delivered to those at highest risk from coronavirus as part of the biggest effort to deliver supplies to those in need since World War Two. The first food boxes have been delivered to those vulnerable people being shielded from coronavirus as the Government moved […]

Additional information from DEFRA about Covid-19

At this difficult time, DEFRA has released a series of resources to help food and drink suppliers. You can find a list of resources below. Firstly, the Secretary of State for the Environment has written an open letter to the food and drink industry. You can read this in full here. The AHDB has created […]

Coronavirus advice and support from Dorset Food and Drink

During this difficult time, many of us will no doubt have questions, and with the changes to business opening times and restrictions on movement and buying certain items, it can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. At Dorset Food and Drink, our priority is making sure that everyone stays safe during this difficult time and […]

Recipes for a delicious Mother’s Day at home

If you’re visiting your mum at home this Mother’s Day why not take along some homemade treats made with delicious Dorset ingredients. There’s nothing better than making Mother’s Day special, and there is something very special about having breakfast together, especially if it is a homemade one! Breakfast Fluffy American Style Pancakes with Jam Makes […]

Dorset Food and Drink Community Support

We have been so inspired here at Dorset Food and Drink at how the Dorset community has come together to help each other at this difficult time. We wanted to showcase the work of our amazing members, from discounted items to home meal delivery, the Dorset Food and Drink community have shown real unity and […]

Don’t stay stuck in, enjoy nature while self isolating with the National Trust

Current Government advice is to self isolate where possible, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your days stuck indoors. Wide, open spaces are perfectly fine to visit and while many of their properties are closed, the National Trust is, where possible, keeping as many of their gardens and parklands open free of charge. […]

Fordington Gin Wins Silver at World Gin Awards

Congratulations to Fordington Gin, a Dorchester based gin business, who are celebrating a win after being awarded a silver medal at the 2020 World Gin Awards! The team at Fordington Gin faced stiff competition from more than 600 other gins, to go home with the coveted prize. The prestigious awards ceremony took place at Glaziers […]

Take a look at From Dorset With Love’s new range of vinegars

From Dorset with Love have launched a new range of fruity vinegars to their ever growing list of products. Not only this, but the fruit vinegars have also been given a whole new look! The new products include a Fig Vinegar and a Spiced Orange Vinegar. The Fig variety is made with locally produced Balsamic […]

Dorset: A brief history of cider

The West Country has long been synonymous with the production of cider and according to history books, Dorset was the first of the counties in the south west to create the drink that is now known and loved across the world. According to an article published in 1938 by PTH Pickford, the Cider Orcharding Advisor […]

The benefits of grass fed meat

When it comes to the argument about sustainability, we believe that grass-fed, free-range meat, poultry and game is better for not only us, but also the animals and helps to support more natural ecology. At the Dorset Meat Company, our grass-fed, outdoor reared meat is sourced from animals that have been reared on small, family-run […]