The Watercress Company goes Back to the Future with Traditional Bunches

In a move to better meet consumer needs, reduce waste and increase sustainability, The Watercress Company, the UK’s leading grower of watercress, has taken inspiration from the past by launching traditional handcrafted watercress bunches, wrapped in 100% biodegradable paper packaging. Watercress was hugely popular in Victorian times when it was sold at provincial markets across […]

Olives Et Al launch Loaf and Larder

Local food manufacturer, Olives Et Al launches online delivery service in just 24-hrs to protect jobs and serve the local community amid the Coronavirus lockdown. Dorset-based food manufacturer and shop, Olives Et Al,  announced the launch of their online store “Loaf & Larder” last week. Responding to both their customers’ concerns at having to self-isolate […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sparkling Developments at Mapperton Estate

Mapperton Estate has partnered with Furleigh Estate to produce a new sparkling wine for celebrations and events at the historic house and wedding venue. The wine has been named the Montagu Cuvée, after the Earl of Sandwich’s family, who live at Mapperton. It was developed earlier in the year at Furleigh’s vineyard following careful tasting […]

Symondsbury Estate

The Colfox family has been associated with Symondsbury since the 13th century. Current custodians, Sir Philip and Lady Julia, are heavily involved in developing the Estate and the growing businesses.   One area of the Estate’s continued evolution is to develop its own produce to be used on-site in the café and available through Symondsbury […]

All Things Cherries

For friends Laurie and Hayley it was their move to Milborne St Andrew in the depths of rural Dorset that prompted them to launch a business, inspired by a shared love of their county, its surroundings, and of course its food, particularly cherries. Wines from nearby vineyards, beers and ciders from Dorset brewers, delectable cheeses […]

Delicious, Delicious Deli

St. Alban Street in Weymouth is a quintessential English seaside thoroughfare, but amongst the buckets & spades and objet d’art, there is an oasis of wonderful Dorset produce. Delicious is a delicatessen championing great Dorset food, sourced from local farms & producers. Delicious was created by Carl MacShilton and his brother-in-law Mark MacCormack both passionate [...]