What is in season this summer

The summer months mean warm weather, delicious fruit and plenty of chances for a BBQ in the sunshine – whilst adhering to the latest government guidelines of course! Many of the region’s pubs, restaurants and cafes will be looking to welcome you back throughout the summer, no doubt with a wide array of incredible, seasonal […]

Poached eggs with smashed avocado

Avocados are in season right now and they’re pretty versatile, you can eat them for breakfast, on a salad or as part of a Mexican themed dish. Why not pick up some avocados from one of the local delis and give this filling breakfast a go. Ingredients 2 tomatoes ½ tsp rapeseed oil 2 eggs […]

Meggy Moo’s celebrates double Gold at Taste of the West

The team at Meggy Moos are celebrating after receiving two Gold Awards at the Taste of the West awards. Both their Unhomogenised Whole Milk and their Semi Skimmed Milk have been recognised with this prestigious award. The Taste of the West Awards is the largest independent regional food group in the UK are look to […]

Brace for a Show of Thanks

On Friday 19 June, over 150 guests enjoyed Dorset’s finest produce at a thank you lunch at The Brace of Butchers in Poundbury, run for the Community Helpers who have helped to keep the Dorchester community going throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. Award winning Brace of Butchers linked up with some of the region’s finest chefs […]

National Cream Tea Day goes online!

We all know that Dorset produces some of the best cream and jam in the south-west, so with this in mind, there is no reason not to stock up and get involved with this year’s National Cream Tea Day. Taking place on the last Friday in June each year, National Cream Tea Day raises thousands […]

Fill your baskets and celebrate National Picnic Week!

National Picnic Week has been celebrated for over ten years and this year is no different. While you won’t be able to reach all your favourite picnic spots or meet up with all your friends, you can still enjoy your local green spaces with some tasty local food. You don’t even have to travel too […]

Taste of the West Product Awards 2020 – First Results Announced

What a year this is turning out to be! Despite the lockdown, South West food and drink producers have once again excelled themselves, and this week Taste of the West has had the honour of awarding the first round of Gold, Silver and Commended awards in the 2020 Product Awards scheme, sponsored by Old Mill. […]

Fore are open for adventures!

Fore Adventures, a Dorset based outdoor experience company are thrilled to announce that they can once again start their adventures after months in lockdown. The team at Fore Adventures aim to celebrate the seasons and share their passion for nature and love of the outdoors using the beautiful surroundings of Dorset and now, you can […]

National Trust warns of wildfire risk after dramatic rise in BBQs and litter

The National Trust is urging people not to bring a barbecue or light a campfire when they visit the coast and countryside, following a spate of wildfires during lockdown. Despite recent rainfall, a record-breaking spring of sunshine has left many landscapes dry and created the perfect conditions for fires to ignite and quickly spread. Since the start of April, several large blazes have broken out on the Trust’s […]