Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair Stall Holders

Join us for another year of wonderful, festive food and drink at our Dorset Food & Drink Christmas Fair! With over 50 local producers selling distinctively Dorset & seasonal produce set in the lovely grounds of Athelhampton House. Plus this year we have plenty of festive music provided by local choirs and singers, Santa visiting […]

We’re recruiting!

We’re recruiting! We’re recruiting a Commercial Project Manager to come and join the team and take the lead on developing the sort of initiatives that will deliver real commercial benefit to our members. Would you relish the chance to come and take Dorset Food & Drink to the next level – to continue to build […]

All About Apples : Health, History & Heritage

Around 2000 BCE, a sharp tasting, modest-sized ancestor of the apple grew in the mountains of Kazakhstan. Over time, the apple journeyed out of Asia and through Europe. The Romans brought the apple to the British Isles, although the Normans are responsible for introducing more varieties in the 1500’s AD. Apples have been synonymous with […]

Time for Turkey

I passed the entrance to Glebe Farm Owermoigne everyday for over two thirds of my working life and when the signs for their free-range turkeys went up, it would herald the start to the Christmas festivities. So I was thrilled to finally head up the track to see for myself what was involved in turkey […]

Dorset Food & Drink Guide 2018/19 – Out Now!

  Dorset Food & Drink’s free Guide for 2018/19 is out now. Discover the real taste of Dorset and find out how you can include locally sourced products in your weekly shop. Dorset is home to award-winning beers, preserves, gins, meat and much more. So let your taste buds enjoy a delicious journey into Dorset’s […]

Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2018 – Winners Revealed

The Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards took place on Thursday 27th September at The Italian Villa. These awards are organised by Dorset Magazine, whose greatest passion is the food and drink produced in this county, and the farms that produce it. The awards are designed to showcase the great and the good in Dorset, […]

Gingernut’s Free From Goodies

From an early age Steph Lowe learnt how to bake from her Mother and after leaving school she enrolled on the Chef Scholarship course at Bournemouth & Poole University. But this was cut short due to Steph’s growing intolerance to dairy products. Then gradually over time she also grew intolerant to wheat & gluten, which […]

Chilled Tomato Soup – In Season with The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach prides itself on its kitchen garden, supplying simple British produce for their restaurant.   Currently being harvested at The Pig on the Beach: – Tomatoes in the Polytunnel (7 different varieties). The Pig’s favourite is Sungold, due to the great texture and acidity. – Chillies in the Greenhouse (around 10 […]

Dorset’s Answer To Herbs and Essences

I get to meet a lot of passionate people developing their food businesses across Dorset, no more than Yordan and Justin Frampton, who have created in March 2018 Dorset Herbs and Essences Ltd. I met them on one of the hottest days of the year, they were hot, dusty and covered in sticky marigold oil, […]

Raise a Glass with Morrish & Banham

In the autumn of 2015 Morrish & Banham wine merchant and tasting room opened its doors in Brewery Square Dorchester, it is owned by Mark and Caroline Banham (Caroline’s maiden name is Morrish, so hence the name). Mark started life in the wine trade in 1990 working in Luckins Wine Store, Great Dunmow. He also […]