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 […]

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 […]

Purbeck Ice Cream turns 30

30 years ago Peter and Hazel Hartle ran a 60 Friesian dairy herd on 126 acres directly opposite the historic remains of Corfe Castle in the heart of Dorset, along with the variable ‘help’ from their three boys of 6 months, 1 & 2 years of age. However, with the introduction of milk quotas they […]