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Fresh and Fruity

01305 261932

Fresh and Fruity Limited is a Dorset family run business. From small beginnings – one member of staff and occasionally some help from his father, an old farm unit and two ex BT vans – now the present owner, Tracy who took over the business 6 years ago, now has a shop open to the public, an office and a fleet of refrigerated vans and drivers. Located in Dorchester, Fresh and Fruity remains a small local business with the main aim to serve customers with the best locally sourced produce and great service.

Daily deliveries are made to Dorchester,  Weymouth and surrounding areas from Monday to Saturday and they are not just about fruit and veg! They supply fresh eggs, cream cheese and milk and much more…! The many happy regular customers speak for themselves. They serve large manor houses to small Bed and Breakfast establishments, care homes, schools, restaurants and inns, and individuals! You can order your veg/fruit/mixed boxes here. ‘Click and collect’ also available.

The Farm Shop is based just outside Dorchester before you get to Cerne Abbas. Open Monday – Friday 8am – 1pm and Saturday 8 – 11am. Free deliveries to Dorchester and within an 8 mile radius, £2.95 for further afield.


Holway Kitchen

01300 320246

07788 962174

Bea Atkinson, founder and owner of Holway Kitchen and her team are enthusiastic, professional, friendly and above all have a huge passion of food.

‘Our kitchen is set on the stunning Holway Farm in the heart of West Dorset, home to the World heritage Jurassic Coast.  With years of catering experience behind us, we know what it takes to make your event absolutely perfect. We are there so you can relax and enjoy your event. We take great care to deliver unique flair to every event we do, be it a dinner party at home, a wedding, a corporate or charity event. Your catering needs are in good and experienced hands.’

Holway Kitchen and Farm are now producing ready meals and fruit & vegetable boxes delivered straight to your door. See here for menus. Phone Bea on 07788962174 or email




Eat In Style

07768 366718

Chef, Gordie Sutherland, has been a chef, caterer and restauranteur in Dorset for 20 years, providing a bespoke service for events, large and small, from stylish country weddings and charity balls to beach barbeques and intimate dinner parties. Any menu showcases Gordie’s passion for sourcing local produce which has always featured greatly in his cooking; celebrating Dorset’s bountiful larder is key.

Gordie and his team pride themselves on being able to adapt to any location, having catered in the best equipped country houses to a remote glen in the Highlands of Scotland. Who knew it was possible to feed 250 guests using open fires and in the torrential rain!There is no set format; Gordie likes to work with you incorporating your ideas – however big or small – to craft a menu unique to your requirements making your event truly memorable. Gordie brings with him a team of experienced, professional staff who provide an attentive, quality service not only during the event but before and afterwards giving you more time to enjoy the occasion.

CURRENTLY OFFERING A GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE TO PIDDLE TRENTHIDE, PIDDLE HINTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS: CLICK HERE to order a delicious picnic with afternoon tea (scones, jam and cream!), frozen gourmet ready meals, and fruit & veg boxes.



Message Muffins

01305 849264

Welcome to Message Muffins! We are open.

Here at Message Muffins, it has always been our mission to send delicious edible gifts that are guaranteed to bring a smile. We feel during these difficult times that receiving a treat from a family member, friend, or loved one, can bring a little happiness in the post. We are confident that you will find a gift to suit everyone of all ages and occasions, with our selection of Gift-Boxed Muffins, Cookies, Dorset Brownies, Vegan, Non-Gluten & Dairy-free treats. Beautifully presented together with a personalised message on our special Message Muffins postcard.
Gifts start from just £4.99 plus £1.99 delivery.

Here is the link to Message Muffins online shop.



Lyons Hill Farm


Lyons Hill Farm is a family farm adopting old-fashioned values; we are completely passionate about producing the best meat possible. We focus exclusively on slow-maturing, Rare and Traditional British breeds; reared un-intensively in their natural environment, grazing old pastures. London chefs rave about our White Park beef, Iron Age pork and Portland hogget, which is now available via home delivery.

White Park are Britain’s most ancient breed of cattle; it’s beef is legendary. In 1617, King James I knighted his White Park loin steak, hence “Sir”loin. Iron Age pigs are a cross between a Wild Boar and Tamworth. The dominant wild genes means it is especially slow to mature, giving it extra time to lock in its outstanding flavour.

Our meat boxes comprise a broad variety of expertly butchered cuts so you can keep your palate amused, take comfort in eating more sustainably, and enjoy being dynamic in the kitchen during this period of isolation.

And don’t worry, we won’t be sending you a box of weird offal and bumpy bits… check out what is in our meat boxes below. Also worth considering, the nose-to-tail concept is the most economical way to buy premium quality meat.All cuts are packed ready for long storage in your freezer. If a whole box is too much meat for your freezer, perhaps share with a friend or neighbour!

The Lyons Hill Farm online shop is here. (They are regularly adding new stock so please don’t be disheartened if items are out of stock.)

Lyons Hill Farm are offering Screen Bites fans a 10% discount off a beef or pork box!! Use the code SCREENBITES


Baboo Gelato

01308 488629

Baboo Gelato was set up in 2015 by Annie Hanbury, a trained gelatiere, who wanted to combine her passion for making seriously good ice cream with the glut of fabulous ripe fruit on her doorstep. After years of living abroad, Annie and her family moved to the beautiful rolling hills behind the Dorset seaside town of Bridport and became the proud owners of a smallholding with an overflowing and abandoned market garden.

Annie decided she wanted to put the heart and soul back into ice cream making. She missed her children’s excitement and wonder as they chose from a gorgeous array of colourful and scrumptious flavours. Baboo Gelato wants to recapture this magic.

Try the many wonderful flavours – available at farm shops and offering home deliveries to  DT6, DT7, and DT8, (The kiosks will open when allowed under government guidelines – please check before setting out.)



Rolly’s Brownies

07540 726549

Rolly’s Brownies is based in Weymouth on the Dorset Coast, it is the online shop for Rolly’s Cake Company. Founded in 2009 by Helen Rollinson, Rolly’s Cake Company aimed to supply delicious homemade cake made with local ingredients to local people.

Rolly’s homemade brownies are a wonderful gift, baked fresh to order using locally sourced ingredients where possible, including free-range eggs. A number of different flavours are available and all are available gluten free. They are available via the Gluten Free Hub (see our listing above) or…

Rolly’s Brownies are available to buy online – go on, treat yourself!

Food Producers offering online shopping are listed here…


Even though the pandemic might be over, we have learned to shop locally and work with our local food businesses. Eating well is essential to good health and well being!

Why not group together with your neighbours or village group to buy more than one order? It will save on postage!

If you have any questions, please ask!

ENJOY GOOD QUALITY ESSENTIALS AND TREATS – including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free – HERE!

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Green and Grainy
07825 266051

An inspiring range of wholesome and nutrient rich cakes that never compromise on taste, whilst still using plant-based, nutritious ingredients. We want to give cafe owners the opportunity to do their bit, to lessen their impact on the environment and make the ethical and sustainable cake choice.

Made using a combination of nuts, seeds, dried fruits and nutrient dense ingredients.

People don’t want to “go without” – our products mean they don’t have to!

You can buy a selection box of Jasmin’s delicious gluten free treats online here.

The Tea House Ltd
020 7420 7539

Our family run business has been shining the light on the amazing diversity of tea since 1982 when we opened our iconic flagship store in Covent Garden. Started by Christina Smith, the business has been handed down to her niece and nephew and remains an independent family business to this day. The Tea House has been an iconic attraction in Covent Garden since it’s opening and has seen visitors come from around the world to experience the vast range of exciting and interesting blends that grace the shelves.

The Tea House has become synonymous with high quality loose leaf tea and that’s what keeps our customers coming back. We know many of our customers personally and take great care in choosing blends that we know both new and existing customers will enjoy. Since opening, we’ve helped thousands of customers find their favourite teas and due to popular demand we now ship tea to our customers all over the world via our website!

Although our shop in Covent Garden is closed at the moment, we are still working hard behind the scenes in North Dorset so you can still buy our delicious tea online here. There are many different blends, why not try out a new one (or two…)?

Christine’s Gluten Free Hub
01258 472010

At this challenging time we wish all our friends and customers well and hope that you keep safe. We are here to help you source delicious, tried and tested Gluten Free Food. Some of you can’t get out to buy your favourite handmade food products, so we want to make them more accessible for you!

We have created a friendly gluten free online shop showcasing a range of delicious Gluten Free Food products and making them more accessible to you! Bringing you some of what we deem the best, locally produced, gluten free food in and around Dorset and also supporting artisan food producers around the Country.

See the menu here – buy online and enjoy!!!

The Shaftesbury Deli
01747 685063

The Shaftesbury Deli at No 37, High Street offer a choice of cheeses on offer with biscuits and chutneys to compliment. Meat and pies are sourced locally from the popular T. Buttling, award winning family Butchers situated just outside Shaftesbury in Ludwell; bread is supplied daily by Taylors of Bruton Bakery and cakes are made by Lavender Blue Bakery – Dorset’s best kept secret! Not forgetting Olives for those who prefer a savoury option. Need we say any more other than Olives et al? We have a well stocked selection of Oils, Spices Cereals, Flour, Jams Pickles, Tea, Coffee, Milk, Eggs, Charcuterie and many other goodies.

Come in (virtually!) explore and have a taste –  the deli are offering online ordering (download the list from the website) and either collect from the door or they now offering free delivery to Shaftesbury area. Give them a call!

Seaspoon Seaweed

As a team of foodies, health enthusiasts and keen cooks we wanted to incorporate the extraordinary benefits of seaweed into our diets but struggled to see how. We embarked on a journey of discovery, fascination and development to harness the vibrancy of this magnificent “Wonderfood” in easy to use ways. Our complex, balanced and nutritious blends are designed to be quick and easy to charge up your smoothies, add amazing flavours and to stimulate your taste buds whilst adding natural goodness….

In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to have nutritious store cupboard food that you know will boost your body with goodness. Our award-winning seaweed blends make consuming this super-ingredient every day both easy and tasty. We use our ‘magic mix’ of seaweeds, Sea Spaghetti, Dulse, Sea Lettuce (Ulva rigida & intestinalis) in carefully considered quantities to give balance, nutrition and taste.

Naturally boost every day with extra vitamins and minerals, from seaweed!

Seaspoon Seaweeds can be bought online here

Tim and Kate harvesting edible seaweed

Wookey Farm
01749 671859

Ian and Sarah both grew up on farms and are delighted to now be running their own dairy goat farm. Ian grew up, worked and was a partner on his family’s dairy farm in Wales. During those years he became interested in dairy goat farming and arranged to do some work experience with the goat milking herd at the National Institute  for Research in Dairying, Shinfield, Reading. The seed was sown but it wasn’t until he met his lovely, like-minded wife that the dream became a reality!

Wookey Farm goats milk is sold as cheese, bottled milk, yoghurt and cream. We also sell goat meat, lamb and pork from our outdoor reared animals.

Our produce is available online here.

Pistachio Provenence
07861 681046

Award winning pistachios sourced directly from a co-operative of artisan farmers who nurture and harvest the pistachios in their sun filled orchards in Greece. Hand picked, dry roasted with a touch of sea salt and hint of citrus. We offer a fabulous snacking moment for your very own pistachio occasion.

After a holiday in Greece snacking on the best pistachios we had ever tasted, we saw a gap in the UK market for a fresh, high quality pistachio nut that was grown sustainably and with provenance. With this in mind we made it our mission to find the best pistachio nut the world had to offer. Finding our perfect partners in the form of a co-operative of growers in Greece, we went about creating a brand and presence with standout simplicity, a trust in ingredients and ethical awareness. From day one it has always been our aim to work with the farmers closely and fairly, while providing people with a fabulous healthy shared snacking experience.

The best pistachio nuts are available online here.

The Pockeredge Pantry
07595 692054

On a mission to find the perfect pickle, Lucy came to realise that what she was looking for didn’t exist. So she set about making her own, and soon started experimenting with chutneys and jellies too. Putting a spin on some of her favourite family recipes and concocting her own.

Inspired by the food of her childhood, the bountiful orchard of her family home in North Wiltshire, and a serious love of artisan produce, The Pockeredge Pantry was born.

Harnessing the harvest of her garden and sourcing the finest seasonal British ingredients, all our products are handmade and suitable for vegans.

Lucy’s chutneys, pickles, jellies and jams are available to buy online here.

Still Sisters Gin
01373 474647

‘Growing up family occasions would always involve our Dad’s latest lovingly made beverage creation. He taught us all we know, some of our happiest memories come from the tales he created around his latest blend. We learned a lot from our Dad, keep it simple, never compromise on quality and be the best at what you do, but most importantly have fun.

We have great fun exploring and creating our drinks. The range of Gins are created using some locally sourced botanicals from family businesses just like ours. The local watercress from the organic beds and lavender from the farms in Wiltshire. We are a team of women based in Frome, Somerset producing small batch Gin from our bespoke copper still called Storm. Our Gins are perfect to enjoy with a simple tonic over ice. Our signature Gin using organic watercress, enjoys peppery and refreshing undertones. We have explored and sampled a lot of Gins but our watercress, we believe is the best!’

Our London Dry Gin and Signature Dry Gin (in lovely bottles – ed) are both available to buy online here.

Wild Island Store Ltd
01983 868305 / 07740 825561

Award Winning Fine Oils, Dressings and Fruit Vinegars

By using only the best ingredients and sourcing them locally wherever possible, Wild Island have developed a number of innovative yet balanced flavours, from delicious Spiced Fig to Blackberry Balsamic and Cherry with Chilli. Our recipes have since delighted cooks and fine food judges alike and received several Great Taste Awards.

Our online store is here.


Washingpool Farm Shop
01308 459549

Washingpool Farm is situated 3 miles from West Bay – Dorset, just outside the market town of Bridport on the B3162 heading towards Salway Ash. Washingpool Farm is run by three generations of the Holland family.

Established in 1971 the business has grown dramatically to now include an award winning farm shop, restaurant, fishing lakes, CL caravan site & two lovely holiday cottages. All situated on a 80 acre working farm that produces its own Devon Ruby Red beef, lamb, eggs and a vast array of fruit, vegetables, flowers and potatoes… and our shop is fully stocked with a miriad of Dorset produce…

The shop is open for visiting customers and orders can be sent by email to be collected from their car park, with strict social distancing. See the website for opening and collection times.

Key workers can come out of hours by arrangement.

Solkiki Chocolatemaker
01935 873821

We began our craft adventures in chocolate making in 2007 when we were looking for good bars of dark and dairy-free, vegan, white chocolate.  Unable to find any – we decided to start experimenting.   We already had a life long love affair with flavour in general, handicraft by nature and chocolate in particular, but got really passionate about chocolate when we found out about fine-flavoured artisan chocolate made from special cacao beans and heard the first reviews from our early repeat customers. The beans have depth and nuance that are not found in bulk chocolate. Just a few years into the dark chocolate revolution we let our passion flow to handcrafting milk, dark and unroasted chocolate for everyone to enjoy.  Omni, vegan, lactose-intolerant, raw, free-from, gluten-free, diabetic, veggie… we think in chocolate we can all unite. Quality, taste, health, sustainability and compassion can co-exist!

As ethical chocolate makers – no people, planets or animals are exploited by Solkiki! We trade ethically by trailblazing Direct Trade that allows farmers to set their own prices. We never use any animal products and never will – and we work off-the-grid using renewable energy… (Now I ask you: Can you think of an excuse not to buy Solkiki chocolate? – ed)

You can buy their world famous chocolate – so many flavours – or join their chocolate subscription here.

Bayside Bakery
07852 613300

We are a family run artisan bakery set in West Dorset on the Jurassic Coast.  It is here that we bake the most deliciously gooey, award-winning chocolate brownies.

Our brownies are baked by hand, in small batches and always fresh to order, using the best quality indulgent ingredients, before being beautifully gift wrapped, placed in a bespoke gift box and posted nationwide and beyond. It is lovely for us to know that our brownie gift boxes have helped you celebrate a birthday, an engagement, a promotion or brilliant exam results.  They have congratulated new parents, fed a flat full of students, made someone feel less poorly or provided a secret indulgent treat just for you and have always brightened someone’s day by bringing a message of love.

So, grab a cup of tea, browse our delicious range of brownies and think whose day you could brighten…

Good news! Katy’s brownies can now be ordered online! Click here for a truly delicious treat (or two, or three…)! She also makes a gluten-free brownie mix so you can make indulgent brownies at home!

Nostara Luxury

After many happy years as stay-at-home mums, we were both ready for a new chapter in our lives. Stomping across the Somerset hills we had our ‘light bulb’ moment… we thought we’d take the plunge and work together. With different styles and ideas, but with a shared love of beautiful things, we decided to create a range of luxury home fragrance that appealed to us, our families and friends and now, we hope, you!

Our brand name ‘Nostara’ is rooted in the name ‘Ostara’, the Goddess of Spring. We felt this symbol of new beginnings was the perfect expression of where we were. We have created a collection of home fragrance which is aspirational, yet accessible, bringing a sense of luxury to the everyday.We are wishing you a warm welcome to the world of Nostara – we hope you will enjoy our candles and reed diffusers. You can order online here.

Leather & Vetiver-Nostara

Boo Cottage Botanicals
07510 990257

Boo Cottage Botanicals is small independent business specialising in making handcrafted, natural skincare products. All of our products are produced in our workshop in West Bagborough and are handcrafted in small quantities to ensure products of the highest quality. The entire range has been certified and is fully compliant with EU legislation giving piece of mind to us and our customers. In addition to this we are members of the Guild of Craft Soap and Toiletry Makers which recognises companies and that are compliant with all the relevant legislation and who can confidently call their products skin safe.All fragrances are hand blended using essential oils which have been naturally extracted from plants.  They are of the finest quality to ensure the fragrance lasts as long as your product does. We only use natural colourings in our soap, lip balm and bath truffles such as clays, herbs and spices for the most natural skincare products that you will love using.

We are passionate about our business, our natural products and our customer service.  We love talking to people about our products, helping you to find products right for you, whether it’s for everyday use, an indulgent treat or the perfect gift for someone special.

You can buy our products online, Why not treat yourself or someone special?

Natural Soap: Lemongrass Zing

Pinkster Gin
01763 849 739

It all came about when founder Stephen realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him. A keen maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to gin and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths. He wasn’t intentionally creating a pink drink, it’s just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour. With the recipe developed, pals started encouraging him to go commercial…

Buy Pinkster Gin, Gin Jam Cocktail Mix, Pinster Royale and Winter Cocktail Mix and Hedgepig Fruit Gin Liqueurs  online here.

There are also lots of recipe ideas online too – from cocktails to boozy brownies and ‘Cambridge Mess’!

The Wiltshire Liqueur Company
01264 731467

We are a small family run company with exciting plans and ideas. Working from home in the stunning Wiltshire countryside we are delighted that our liqueurs have been enjoyed throughout the UK and as far away as Japan and the Arctic Circle. In March 2014 Theo Paphitis added his support when we won his Small Business Sunday Award.

Our Sloe Gin, Damson Vodka, Blood Orange, and Wild Strawberry liqueurs are available to buy (plus ideas and cocktail recipes) online here.

Sally’s Fish Camp
07969 397512

Hi I’m Sally! I’m a born and bred West Country girl, loving life working in the hospitality & leisure industry for nearly 20yrs…until one day it became very clear that my heart wanted to be beside the sea and to enjoy the simple pleasures in life & all things fishy! It was only natural that a move to Dorset was on the cards and it is here in the beautiful, picturesque fishing village of Abbotsbury where me, my husband and our two gorgeous children ended up & we love it! Along the way I have met some wonderful, colourful characters, which little do they know, have helped mould me the way I am today and develop my passion for seafood & drinking wine!

There is always a story to tell and memories to be made; perhaps where you caught your first mackerel, watched a sunset, surfed the highest wave or even popped the question…wherever it is you set up your camp and make your memories, it would be wonderful to think that Sally’s Fish Camp had a part in sharing the good times!

Buy Shellfish – oysters, lobster, crab, mussels, mackerel pate and even pototo crisps and sour dough bread – online here.

PS… When ‘this’ is over Sally is going to give Screen Bites fans a treat – a demonstration and a fish supper! It will be wonderful to socialise and celebrate together again.

Sally's Fish Camp Dorset - Fish Delivery

Ford Farm Cheesmakers
01308 482580

We have been perfecting the art of traditional cheese making for over forty years though the recipes and methods go back much further – over 600 years in fact. We believe it’s the dedication to these time-honoured traditions that make Ford Farm Cheddars some of the finest in the world.

Our cheeses – including goats cheese – are available to buy online here.

Black Cow Milk Vodka

‘Our father made cheese, our grandfather made cheese, our great grandfather made cheese and our great great grandfather, yes, you guessed it… cheese. We were expected to make cheese. But we didn’t simply chuck this tradition into the bin. In fact, we just looked in the bin and saw how much milk was being wasted. That’s how the first pure milk vodka was born.

We were inspired by the greatest conqueror in history, Genghis Khan. There is something wrong about celebrating the despot’s despot. But we found something far more interesting than his blood thirsty conquests. He was the first person who posed the question “Can you make alcohol out of milk?” A great idea nobody thought of ever again… until now.

To the orthodox vodka makers, the vegans, our family and its 300 years of cheese making tradition, to the stockists that don’t know which shelf to put us on, and the government body that took 18 months to decide if a vodka made out of milk is actually a vodka… we’re terribly sorry.’Black Cow Milk Vodka (including one which is flavoured with English Strawberries!) can be bought online here.

PS… There is a lovely animated film by Cat Bruce telling the story of Black Cow Milk Vodka on their website – worth a watch! And lots of recipes!!


Furleigh Estate
01308 488991

We are proud that all our wine is made here at Furleigh Estate from our own grapes.  Unlike many of the larger English wineries we do not import grapes from “foreign places” like Sussex or East Anglia.  Our Dorset wines are made from Dorset grapes.

Although most of our wines are sparkling we do also make still white, rosé and red wines.  Our white wines are light and crisp, just right to have with the fish served at many local restaurants.  Sea Pink, our very popular still rosé wine, is full of juicy wild strawberry flavours and perfect for barbecues and other summer drinking.  Finally we also make a light red wine with a big heavy name – our Tyrannosaurus Red!  We take time and care with this special red wine and it is not released until Christmas time each year.  All our current still wines are silver medal winners.

Our sparkling wines are very special and have won many international gold medals and trophies.  We use the classic Champagne grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the traditional bottle-fermented method to make our sparkling wine.  The results are delightful, classic-style sparkling wines full of toasty aromas and peach and lime flavours.

Furleigh wines are available to buy online here.


Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia Gifts import and sell handmade soaps. They are made using the same ingredients – olive, laurel berry, almond and pistachio oils – and are made in the same areas of Ancient Mesopotamia where they have been made for centuries and from where they would have been traded along the Silk Road.

This is an incredible story, you can read about it on their website

The wonderful soaps have excellent health properties too.

They are available online here – treat yourself!

Olive’s Kitchen
01963 548181

Olive’s Kitchen is a family business built around our love of enjoying proper home-cooked food. All our dishes are cooked using tried and tested family recipes using the finest local ingredients wherever possible. Whether you are having a quiet night in or entertaining family and friends, you too can enjoy these delicious dishes in your home without any fuss. We hope you enjoy your meal as much as we do.

A delicious selection of dishes, puddings and veg boxes can be ordered by phone or online here

Mr Filbert’s Fine Foods
01458 833744

Welcome to the culinary world of Mr Filbert where we create award winning, really interesting snacks using only the finest quality ingredients.

Our gourmet nut & seed recipes are hand crafted using a unique process which involves roasting them in their own natural oils for a healthier and tastier alternative, while our olive snacks are marinated in fresh natural ingredients following traditional Greek recipes, and our Iberian charcuterie includes air cured salami mini-batons.

Filbert’s Fine Foods has been tempting the taste buds of fine food aficionados far and wide since 2010, winning over 40 taste and food industry awards along the way.

Many of our recipes are Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and free from artificial additives and preservatives, so you’re getting only what nature intended.

Mr Filbert’s range of interesting nuts and snacks are available to buy online here.

Welcome to the culinary world of Mr Filbert where we create award winning, really interesting snacks using only the finest quality ingredients.

Wriggle Valley Brewery
01963 363343
07952 198777

Wriggle Valley Brewery is the small brewery making ‘BIG BEER’! 

Originally from Ryme Intrinseca we are now based in Stalbridge in north Dorset. We brew small batches of beer to exacting standards, and regularly test drive each beer!

We have a passion for making ‘big tasting beer’ and always have something interesting in stock. We are not fans of ‘insipid ale’. As well as supplying pubs, farm shops and off licences, we also sell direct to the public from our premises (closed at the moment), and can deliver within a 20 mile radius.

You can buy our range of  beers direct from us online or from one of our stockists.

Wraxall Vineyard
01749 860 331

Wraxall Vineyard lies on a beautiful warm south-facing hill which is situated south of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. It is the perfect location for growing a variety of grapes that capture the very essence of English wine. Jacky Brayton and Brian Shirley have just celebrated 12 years at Wraxall Vineyard. We believe really good wines are produced from healthy fruit, so our wine making starts in the vineyard. The new varieties planted in 2008 produced award-winning white and rosé wine. In 2013, we released our first white and rosé sparkling wine which immediately won acclaim and international medals. Adding sparkling wine to our range has been both exciting and rewarding. In 2019, we made our first Pinot Noir red wine.

Our range of still and sparkling wines is available online.

The Watercress Company
01929 463241

Based in Dorchester, Dorset, The Watercress Company is a progressive and enthusiastic company. The purpose of our business is to produce the finest quality products in a safe and sustainable way across our farms in Dorset, Hampshire, Spain and Florida. To do this we have an amazing team of over 300 experts, from really well trained seasonal staff to specialist managers in production, technical support and commercial roles.

Our business is now 21 years in the making and was founded by our Chairman, Peter Old who has built a market leading company which now sells watercress, baby leaf salads and wasabi throughout UK and Europe. Innovation is core to our business as it tests our creativity and problem solving solutions improving our efficiency and keeping us motivated to achieve our goals and targets. We supply to a broad range of markets from Mrs Brown’s local grocery store through food service distributors and to national supermarkets.

Watercress is an amazing plant with unique health benefits. You can read about them here.

Piddle Brewery
01305 849 336

With a name like Piddle, you’d think that we don’t take anything seriously, but, we do – brewing. Our passion is blending hops, barley and malts to create ales that bring serious pleasure, from delicate thirst-quenchers to thick, velvety stouts. A match made in heaven – or in our case Piddlehinton in deepest Dorset.

We are currently offering a special lockdown price: minimum 2 case order @ £23.28 (including VAT) per case. Free delivery to Dorset and Hampshire. Please email to place your order. See the full range here.

The Bay Tree
01963 828020

Having grown up making delicious preserves with her mother, our founder, Emma Macdonald, has always had an obsession for food and the pursuit of taste. This passion for discovering exciting and innovative flavours saw her travel the world as a chef, before launching The Bay Tree.  Today, we have over 150 mouth-watering products for you to try. We have a passion for tradition but our inherent sense of adventure continues to push us, to fully explore many conceivable flavours – only ever bringing you something that we are truly proud of.  These values are still central to our philosophy today; we call it making the ordinary extraordinary.

Emma has now written two cookery books, Home Deli Recipes and Preserving to share her deep, deep love of food with home cooks worldwide. We believe that taste is one of life’s greatest pleasures.  Quite simply, food that tastes great makes life feel better.  Our goal is simple – to make the wonder of nature’s finest flavours a part of everyday life. Emma’s huge range of preserves, sweet and savoury are available online here.

Make the ordinary extraordinary - Passion Fruit Curd

South West Garlic Farm
03301 137272 / 07745 105955

The story of how South West Garlic Farm started is now the stuff of legend. Mark’s wife, Wendy, gave him three garlic cloves as a gift when his main business was livestock farming. 19 years later, and the farm is now growing 90,000 elephant garlic bulbs on 10 acres near Bridport. Prior to turning his hand to garlic, Mark was a livestock farmer with 600 head of sheep. “I’ve always been in farming, so there’s never been any money involved or the money to buy anything,” he jokes. Then Mark injured his back, and foot and mouth looked set to deliver the final blow. But Mark had plans for the 100 or so bulbs he’d been growing on the farm at that point. So a livestock farmer became Mark the Garlic. Almost two decades later, the animals he does keep on the farm are for providing fertiliser. “We’re trying to become bio dynamic,” he says, “so that everything has a job to do. The cattle are here to produce meat, but also to produce top quality manure. The whole process has now gone full circle.”

Elephant Garlic, Black Garlic and garlic products can be bought online here.

Somerset Charcuterie
07866 636463

Andy and James had been hobby charcutiers for several years. Their daughters were best friends and it wasn’t long before they discovered that they shared passion for curing meats and making salami. Over a pint of cider at a local lawn-mower race (this is Somerset!), the idea for a quality British Charcuterie business was conceived. Both ran their own food businesses and they could see an opportunity to develop a range of products that followed traditional Spanish, French and Italian methods adapted to the British market and capitalised on the rich food culture of the South West.

Now in their fifth year the boys are going through up to a tonne of pork a week. Everything is handmade to preserve the artisan texture, flavours and look. “We are committed to producing the best product with the best of Somerset ingredients wherever we can. We are now regularly in several markets across Somerset and Bristol, at festivals around the country, in pubs, restaurants and delis. It has been a fantastic success story so far and we are very lucky to have a loyal fan base to whom we are very grateful. We are looking forward to developing new and exciting products, meeting like-minded meat lovers and expanding our business further afield.”

You can buy their produce online here. Everything is gluten free too!

Reads Coffee
01935 481010

Reads Coffee Roasters is an award-winning family run business specialising in the traditional drum roasting of Single Estate Arabica coffee and our unique range of Espresso Blends. We offer advice on coffee-equipment and training on all aspects of the coffee making process, whether at workshops for home users, or Barista training sessions for our commercial customers. Based in Sherborne, Dorset, we provide a personal roast-to-order service to trade and retail clients throughout the UK. Whether a shop or Cafe needing help with a complete espresso system or a customer looking for advice about the best home grinder, we are on hand to help educate and support.

After a career working with large Café operators, including Whittards and five years as Pret A Manger’s first Coffee Man, Giles purchased his first roaster in 1998, founding Reads Coffee. 2014 saw a major investment in the future, with Reads now operating the latest 25 kilo drum roaster from Probat in order to ensure the best possible results when roasting of some of the World’s finest beans. Whether an espresso batch for a Cafe or a small batch single origin, we can guarantee that our coffee is being roasted with perfect consistency and control.

Check out the online shop.


Manna Kitchen
01305 851551

David and Sally opened Manna Kitchen in 2004 after relocating their family from London to Dorset. The initial business focused on the production of their award winning frozen ready meals and desserts. The emphasis was on making great tasting dishes in small batches using quality local ingredients without the added sugar or excessive amounts of salt often found in the mass produced factory-made versions.

Manna kitchen today is still all about simple food, quality ingredients and fantastic flavours. This good food philosophy has taken the business into lots of different catering avenues from cafes, to event & corporate catering, to contract catering and festival catering alongside the original ready-meal production. They are also making their delicious dishes (savoury and desserts, including care packages and veggie options) for you to eat at home…

Local deliveries/click and collect – now with essential add-ons! Click here.



Meat-free Martha

Good vegetarian and vegan food will be enjoyed by everyone and at Meat Free Martha, we create tasty, colourful and interesting dishes that tickle even the meatiest of taste buds. Jammed with good, fresh, local ingredients each item is nutritionally balanced and because everything is homemade in tiny batches most things can be tweaked to respect ethical and dietary requirements.

All produce is prepared and sold fresh at your local Dorset Farmer’s Market or food festival (see dates below). It is all freezable and reheats straight from frozen to provide a quick home cooked meal whenever you need one.

Martha’s apron is hung up for the moment…

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Marshwood Vale Cider
07789 076481

A late April morning in a cider apple orchard amidst the softly rolling hills on the Dorset-Somerset border; an unexpected frost had covered much of the ground with a delicate sparkling layer, silvery-white, petering out in the shadows of the briars and hedgerows. This is where Marshwood Vale Cider begins; where the apple trees burst into bud in early spring, followed by the sweetest pink-white blossom, visited by passing bees awakened from their winter slumber as temperatures slowly start to rise. Where the fruit hangs on the bough all summer long; through bright humid days and hazy evenings, ripened to perfection and mellowed by the early autumn sun. No wonder it tastes so good, of nectar and fresh country air, recalling happy memories of blazing hot days spent wandering the shady copses and yellowing fields; just one sip and it’s there on the tip of your tongue, alive in your mind. Marshwood Vale Cider; sunshine in a glass.

Online shop: click here


Lawrence’s Cider
01963 220650

Bringing you the best ciders we can possibly make is very satisfying indeed.  As you read through our website you’ll discover how we make cider, and how and where you can get your hands on our products.

If you live in Somerset or at the other end of the country and want to try our ciders, we can ship all over the UK and our webstore is open for business 24 hours a day.

Liberty Dairy
07546 795213

Liberty Dairy is based at Liberty Farm in West Dorset, a family-run organic dairy farm. We take fresh organic milk from the farm, pasteurise it and sell it directly to our customers through vending machines situated in local farm and village shops.

Liberty Farm is committed to farming in a sustainable way; managing the land organically to safeguard traditional habitats, upholding high standards of animal welfare, and allowing the cows in our herd to graze pastureland during the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Find retailers and vending machines here.

Hullabaloos Lemonade
01934 733696

‘Lemonades made simply to make you smile!’

We believe that simple pleasures are important. We keep things simple with out traditional methods and natural recipes. Each bottle is made by hand in the Somerset countryside, using real ingredients with NO BADDIES or BUBBLES needed! Our lemonades will leave a tingle on your tongue & make your taste buds come alive. Each & every drink is packed full of real fruit juice (never from concentrate) & come in a variety of tongue tingling flavours. We are Randa and Leigh Abdullah – Hucker & we established Hullabaloos back in 2014. Together with our small Hullabaloos Tribe, our mission is simple – to create high quality drinks which our customers love. Our aim is to make people smile which we really hope we achieve.

Buy their delicious lemonades online here. A free bottle of lemonade with every case purchased!

Herbs & Spices Ltd
01837 659443 / 07891 606730

Unique blends of dried herbs and spices for all your culinary needs. With 16 mouthwatering flavours of ‘Simply Sprinkle’ now available from ‘Old Faithful’ Garlic and Herb to the exotic rich flavours of Egyptian, Persian & Cayman never again will food be bland and boring!

The ‘Simply Sprinkle’ range can be used in a multitude of ways by either competent cooks or complete beginners. Make you own marinades for meat, fish & vegetables, use as a dry rub or simply add to a stir fry, pasta sauce, soup, stew and curry for mouthwatering results.

Try making your own dips, potato wedges or savoury breads. The list is endless – use your imagination and off you go! Just use a little from the pack, reseal and use again and again.

Available online here.

Hari Hari Authentic Sri Lankan Spices
07958 468385

Distinct in flavour from its neighbouring countries, Sri Lankan curry predominantly uses coconut milk as its base and is one of the most complex cuisines of South Asia.

Hari Hari spices bring these authentic Sri Lankan flavours to your table.

Our unique spice packs are hand crafted in the UK using pure Sri Lankan spices masterfully blended using secret recipes. Unlike your usual Friday night curry, our spice mixes will wow your taste buds and open a door to a whole new world of flavour.

Traditionally, a Sri Lankan curry consists of rice served with a main curry of chicken, beef, pork or fish along with typically 2-4 other vegetable curries, dhal and even fruit curries.  A number of side dishes would also accompany the meal including pickles, chutneys and ‘sambols’ the most famous of which is the coconut sambol.

You can buy Hari Hari spices online here.

Haselbury Spirit
07795 693661

Gins and liqueurs infused with real fruits and natural flavours for making amazing tasting spirits, perfect on their own or mixed with tonic or cocktails.

Buy online with free delivery.

Goose Slade Farm
01935 863735

Our family have been farming here in East Coker since 1923 and the farm still has four generations living on it today. We are a family business in the heart of our community and we’ve been practising sustainable, socially conscious farming long before it became fashionable. We are a diversified, grass-based, direct marketing, zero chemical fertiliser & pesticide, family run farm.  Everything we produce is sold straight to the consumer through our farm shop or to a handful of very local pubs, restaurants & butchers.

We aim to farm in a way that promotes the environment around us, produces tastier and healthier food and re-connects the consumer with the farmer.  This means that we don’t do things conventionally.  We do not use chemical fertiliser or pesticides nor do we routinely medicate our livestock. We farm Cattle, pigs, sheep and free range chickens and ducks for eggs as well as free range geese. All of our animals are hand reared and fed a healthy, natural grass based diet free from growth promoters or routine medication.

A wide variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables, breads, snacks, preserves and other delicious goodies are available online here.

Fenny Castle Vineyard
01749 678 900 / 01749 678 928

As a small wine producer with our own winery we are able to hand-craft our wines with unparalleled care and attention to detail. Our winery is small but well equipped and using the best of traditional methods combined with cutting-edge wine making knowledge we aim to produce wines of exceptional quality and individuality. Careful selection of only the best grapes together with gentle pressing and cool fermentation we take care to preserve the freshness and intensity of the delicate aromas and flavours at every stage of the wine making process. Our winemaker James Cumming graduated with distinction from Plumpton College, Europe’s leading centre for Wine Studies. He is also qualified to Advanced and Diploma level with the Wines and Spirits Education Trust.

Our signature still wines are made from the early ripening Ortega variety. This distinctive aromatic wine has been likened to the variety Albariño and is characterised by intense aromas of melon and pear with rich layers of apricot on the palate. Ortega is a difficult variety to grow in every respect but it is worth all the hard work as the wines are superb. Both of our 2015 wines won awards in the South West Vineyards Association competition, A Silver medal for the Barrel Fermented Ortega and a Bronze medal for the Classic Ortega.

Our Sparkling English wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir and with very gentle pressing we are able to minimise colour pick up to produce the palest of rosés. Our 2014 Sparkling Rosé vintage currently on sale and for the 2015 we made a Blanc de Noir released in 2018. All our riddling and disgorging is carefully carried out by hand here at the vineyard.

Our still and sparkling wines, and ciders are available to buy online here.


Dorset Sea Salt
01305 823909

Founded in 2017, the Dorset Sea Salt Company is helmed by Jethro, an obsessed sea salt fanatic. After reading about the historic and cultural relevance of salt production in Dorset, and visiting the natural salt pans on the East Weares of Portland, Jethro pondered how and why this local industry had vanished. This idea affected him so immensely that he began to conceptualise, and envisage the revival of Dorset’s local Sea Salt scene.

We believe we produce something extra special here at the Dorset Sea Salt Company. Like you, we care about where our food comes from. We hand-harvest our sea salt from Britain’s purest waters along the Jurassic coastline. This renders our sea salt the cleanest, purest, and freshest sea salt on the market, offering a distinct taste of Dorset.

Salts available online farm shops and delicatessen and online here.


Dorset Ginger
01202 620203

The Dorset Ginger Company is a family run business established in 1985 and operates from Lytchett Matravers, just outside of Poole in Dorset. We produce award winning non alcoholic, non carbonated, hand blended ginger drinks and Sicilian lemonade. We gently pasteurise our bottles which gives them a long shelf life and eliminates the need for adding potassium sorbate.

Ginger has long been known to have amazing health benefits. Read about them here.

Our ginger drinks can be enjoyed on their own, used as mixers or they can be even used for cooking and baking! Buy online here.


Donhead Apple Cider

When it comes to cider making our philosophy is simple. We press a blend of the best cider apple varieties when they’re perfectly ripe and let the juice ferment slowly over the following winter months. But that’s not the end of the story. The tannins in our cider apples take time to mellow and develop the rich, complex flavours we are looking for. And so we allow our ciders several more months to mature before we release it. As with all the best things in life, a good cider is worth the wait.

We grow all the apples we need for our ciders and juices in our orchard in Donhead St Mary. With an increasing trend for cider makers to use apple concentrate we think it’s important to maintain the West Country tradition of growing and using traditional high tannin cider apples.

So if you find yourself in Donhead St Mary, why not take a walk through the orchard and don’t forget to say hi because we never tire of talking about apple trees and cider.

Available at local delicatessen, farm shops and liqueur stores.

You can contact us here.

The Cherry Tree
01308 458604

Since 1997, it has been our sole purpose to produce the finest chutneys, preserves and marmalades with flavours to excite taste buds everywhere.

Our products are hand cooked in small batches, using only the best ingredients and following traditional recipes.By choosing The Cherry Tree you help us to continue to preserve our heritage.

Available online or at delicatessen across Dorset and beyond.

Our preserves can be purchased online here – just click on Products to wake your taste buds!

Angel Cottage Organics
07810 628504

Angel Cottage Organics is based at Haddon Copse Farm in Dorset. Our aim is to return to a simpler, slower way of farming, one that is inspired by, works with, and enhances the environment on which it relies. We farm sustainability and organically. We produce meat with love and care and sell it to local people.

We are planting hedgerows and trees to maximise the diversity of wildlife on the farm. We make food and medicine from the plants we grow or that grow around us. We want to share our desire to experience quality in life, not quantity.

Buy our meat (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goose) and our woollen products online here.

Two Fields Zakros
+44 7500 801 052

In 2013, Harry met Eleni, fell in love and moved to Zakros. At the same time, Will was at design school becoming increasingly frustrated at the disregard for the environment… not long after, Zakros became our home and we discovered a community producing some of the worlds finest olive oil.

A village with a different rhythm of life. We saw a beautiful craft that has been passed down generations come under pressure. Strained by a yield at all costs approach with chemical farming pushed as the solution.

We believe there is another way. A regenerative way that gives back. One focused on producing small batches of delicious olive oil in harmony with nature. With no farming background but a deep desire to learn from the land and guided by the patient hand of a honed farmer, we became unlikely apprentices…

Batch Two is now available here.

Chesil Smokery
01308 456306
07721 756222

We are an artisan smokehouse run by a small team and our processes are, by and large, done by hand. Finely tuned judgement is frequently called upon to finesse cooking and curing times. Everyone seems to love what we do. 

We want to create delicious smoked fish, meat and poultry using traditional methods that do justice to the ingredients from our suppliers. We make all our wonderful goodies from animals, fish and birds that have lived the right kind of life.

You can order ‘on line’ (pardon the pun!) here.

The Flying Pig
01935 873825

Fine foods from the heart of Dorset, The Flying Pig in Yetminster has a fine selection of locally sourced fresh meats, cheeses and home baked speciality breads and lots of delicious healthy handmade foods.

Somerset Cider Brandy
01460 240782

Our farm in Somerset sits among 180 acres of cider apple orchards at the base of Burrow Hill. The farm has been pressing cider for over 200 years. In 1989 we were granted the UK’s first ever full cider-distilling license. We have been distilling award winning cider into Somerset Cider Brandy ever since. In addition to our Somerset Cider Brandy we make award-winning liqueurs including Kingston Black Aperitif and Somerset Pomona.

Burrow Hill Cider and Somerset Cider Brandy (bottles, crates or hampers) is available online.


Purbeck Ice Cream
01929 480090

Passionately produced for over 30 years on the farm in the Isle of Purbeck ~ Dorset, with fresh milk, thick double cream and an abundance of delicious natural flavours. We manufacture for catering and retail, in sizes to suit everyone!

The situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) is changing daily and as a business we wanted to reassure you that we are following guidance from Public Health England and the Government to ensure we’re protecting our team and customers as much as possible. With over 30 years’ experience and our exemplary record, we remain diligent in our hygiene and cleaning practices and will continue to ensure that the highest standards are being observed from production of our delicious Purbeck Ice Cream right through to deliveries to our wonderful customers. During these unprecedented times, we are conscious that we need to support each other and will adopt best practice with our delivery drivers maintaining personal hygiene practices before and after deliveries are made and by our Sales Force team conducting business over the phone / WhatsApp / Facetime where possible. Our events team are poised for action for events that may – or may not, take place!

We hope that our additional measures will have little impact on your experience of ultimate enjoyment of Purbeck Ice Cream, other than keeping you safe and well.

Check the website for new flavours for 2020! Coconut Sorbet, Pink Grapefruit Sorbet and Vegan Rhubarb and Rosehip ice cream!

Noddy’s Cider
07749 614551

Noddy’s Cider started life in 2017/8 from the back garden of Noddy’s terraced house in Weymouth. It’s a family affair with one common goal in life – to make a cider that we love to drink.

It wasn’t long before we outgrew our garden but it was important to us that we stay local and so, in 2019 we moved into a beautiful old milking parlour at Nether Cerne, on the outskirts of Dorchester, where we now craft our cider using only the finest Dorset cider apples that come from an orchard just 7 miles away. We never use apple concentrate.

As we are a ‘micro cidery’, our products are sold exclusively at shows or events. If you happen to see a bunch of happy smiling people behind Noddy’s cider bar at a show or event, then come and say hello and have a free taster on Noddy. We love making cider and love meeting people, and always try to make time to ‘talk cider’. Plus, our smiles are always free!

Maison Elhoria
07833 663348

Based in Dorset, Maison Elhoria uses the traditions of pâté making which have run through generations in Sophie’s family.

We also offer unique, high quality artisan kitchen textiles, woven /manufactured in the French Basque Country and in the UK. Inspired by Basque, French traditional old fashion style.

It all started a few generations ago when preserving food/ canning (meat as well as vegetable) was part of the yearly routine. Sophie decided to follow the steps of her mother & grandmothers while living in Maison Elhoria, in the south West France, with young children and a large vegetable garden!

Everything from Pâtés, bolognaise, ratatouille, tomato coulis to jams were made according to the seasons and what was available.

Artisan tea towels, bread baskets and wash bags made from 100% Egyptian Cotton available in a multitude of colours and patterns. Woven in the French Basque Country and made in the UK.

Paté de Campagne; It simply doesn’t taste any better! Based on a secret family recipe, this is perfect for any occasions from light lunches to picnics!

Order online here.

Liberty Fields
01935 892430

Liberty Fields specialises in unique apple-based products, all made by hand in small batches using the apples grown in the orchards we began planting on our farm in West Dorset in 2010.

Our products, including Apple Syrup, Porter’s Perfection Vodka, Apple Balsamic Vinegar and our Dessert Cider, are available at local food stores and delicatessen. Click  here for stockists.

See also: Liberty Dairy

Langham Wine Estate
01258 839095

At the heart of the Langham Estate sits the magnificent Bingham’s Melcombe manor house, Grade I listed and little changed since the reign of Edward VI. Acquired by John Langham in 1980, Bingham’s Melcombe became the centre point for the Langham Agricultural Enterprise, today comprising over 1,000 hectares.

The Langham vineyard was originally established by John Langham on a very small scale. In 2009 John’s son, Justin Langham, decided to develop his father’s rudimental vineyard into a commercial venture, and planted 30 acres of land at their Crawthorne farm.

Our wines are made solely from the classical Champagne varieties Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Pinot meunier. Every bunch is carefully hand-picked and processed using a mixture of old and new techniques in our on-site winery. We adopt a low intervention approach and as such all our wines are vegan.

We only use the Traditional Method, utilising a second, in bottle fermentation, to produce the sparkle. Each bottle is then aged on yeast lees for a minimum of 18 months before being disgorged and aged further under cork. Only when we are 100% satisfied with the wine will we release it for sale.

The Tasting Room and Cafe are currently closed BUT you can still order online!

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Jane’s Grains
07429 939409

I am on a mission to bring a delicious and nutritious gluten free cereal to your table. It’s so moreish you won’t believe its so good for you. Temperature and timing is the key to bring the flavours of Jane’s Grains to life.

Granola that prides itself for being gluten & sugar free. Everything in this granola you will find in your kitchen, no nasties, no artificial flavours, all good stuff to start your day… whenever that is.

Available at local stores, farm shops and online here.

Fussels Fine Foods
01373 831286

My family have been farming here in Somerset for generations and I’m a passionate hands on farmer, one who believes in the value of good British food which is why I decided to set up the Fussels Fine Food Company in 2005. Now I can share the fruits of my labour directly with you.

I believe in the joys and benefits of high quality simple food ingredients, the positive benefits of sustainable farming, and in helping people to connect with them, which is why I created my single cold pressed extra virgin oil. From sowing to cold pressing and bottling, I oversee everything here on the farm.

This is an amazing product that is a real alternative to olive oil and it comes from right here! It has 10 x the essential fatty acid Omega 3 versus olive oil, a terrific balance of Omegas 3 and 6, half the saturated fat of olive oil, it’s high in monounsaturated fats and is an excellent source of vitamin E. Oh yes, and it cooks to a higher temperature than olive oil, making it a much more versatile oil choice. From dressings to frying and roasting, Fussels single cold pressed extra virgin rapeseed oil will give you fantastic results.

Buy our fantastic range of dressings, mayonnaise, flavoured oils, sauces, vinaigrettes and gift boxes at local stores and farm shops, and delicatessen or online.

GC Cakes

GC Cakes
01308 862242


From a traditional wedding to afternoon tea, a birthday, christening, anniversary or a ‘just because’ cake, we can create you something to remember. Our cakes not only look fab but they taste good too! Choose from one of our existing cake designs or a completely new , we can make the cake to your specification, size and cost, from one cake to over 600 cupcakes , no job is too big or too small. Everything is made as close to completion date as possible and every cake is made with you in mind, so every order will be very different from the last.
Your experience will be a memorial one so let the journey begin and enjoy the experience!
Find us on Facebook.

Dorset Nectar Cider
01308 488382

Award winning Artisan Ciders fermented from sun ripened crushed cider apples, pressed at the orchard’s barn near Bridport, Dorset, then patiently nurtured to  create a smooth delicious cider that is fruity in taste and bursting with flavour. With the greatest regard to the environment and a commitment to ensuring the survival of orchards as a traditional heritage landscape, we believe the soil and the climate influence the characteristics of our cider and make it unique.

Online sales of Apple Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Artisan and Flavoured Ciders.

Dorset Meat Company
01747 811077

We founded the Dorset Meat Company to provide you with the finest grass fed, outdoor-reared meat, produced sustainably and in harmony with nature. We care about traditional British farming which is why we work with 20 small, family-run farms based in Dorset and Wiltshire that produce really wholesome, natural meat. We believe strongly that small-scale farming is better for the farmer, the animal, the local ecology, and for you, producing exceptionally tasting, ethically reared meat that you can trust completely.

Buy online: meats, charcuterie, delicatessen and cheese – or make up a meat box!

Dorset Chilli Shop
07561 846040

The Dorset Chilli Shop has created the website just for you! You don’t have to shop around because we have done all the hard work for you and you can buy ‘All things Chilli’ here.

You don’t have to wait for the next Chilli Festival as everything is available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

From the sweetest chilli jam to the hottest chilli sauce, you are invited to explore the chilli delights we have created for you. If you are looking for something in particular, please ask, we are happy to help! There are recipe ideas online and just a few of our chilli products are pictured here to get you started…

Crab Apple Catering
01929 505029

Catering for weddings, parties and private dining in Dorset. See our ‘dry goods’ box delivery! Free delivery in and around Swanage!!

And now catering for and delivering to virtual dinner parties held over Zoom! Email Julia (above) to order.

Bere Marsh Farm
01258 860284

Organic goat meat and goat milk from happy goats grazing below Hambledon Hill.

Available from Gold Hill Organic Farm in Child Okeford. Or see on Facebook.

Riverford Organic Farmers
01258 837586

Riverford’s veg box scheme began with one man, Guy Watson, and his wheel-barrow in Devon in the 1990s and is now an award-winning business.  Gareth and Gill Rossiter are your local Riverford Dorset Veg Team and will deliver produce from our regional growers to your doorstep – it’s like having an allotment without the digging!

Choose from seasonal veg and fruit boxes of various sizes, recipe boxes, or, simply ‘build your own box’ with your own shopping list from our fresh organic produce/dairy/deli/store cupboard staples/meat… and much more.

The Wobbly Cottage
01308 861620/867748

Danielle and Richard at Wobbly Cottage say homemade is best, and that “there is nothing more delicious than local food in season at the height of its juicy tastiness and unmucked about with.” Alongside bread, cakes, dressings, oils and preserves there are seasonal treats with veg, fruit and foraged things, casseroles, salads, terrines, puddings and cordials. Look out for their pop-up supper clubs. Their speciality is long-fermentation sourdough bread.

Nether Cerne Herbs

01300 432113

07779 299541


Eleanor Gallia is a Medical Herbalist (MNIMH), a shepherdess and a fledgeling  biodynamic farmer. Growing up on a Dorset farm, her imagination was caught at school when learning of the medieval humours which affirmed to her a different way to approach both health and farming. Eleanor qualified as a medical herbalist in 2001 and set up Nether Cerne Herbs, a holistic herbal practice focusing on the sustainable wild collection of medicinal plants and the integration of the individual within their natural environment. With a passionate belief in the vitality of wild native plants and their healing and restorative powers both for the land and the people, Eleanor was invited to work in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil at Iracambi Forest Research and Conservation Centre where she set up the “Iracambi Medicinal Plants Project”. Together with her horse Consolo, she worked with forest farming  families, revitalizing traditional health care practises and encouraging farmers to remember the inherent value in their forest land. Iracambi Medicinal Plants Project was selected as a pilot project for what is now the “Fair Wild” standard. Eleanor is deeply rooted in Dorset and runs her herbal clinic there, offering a range of herbal medicines alongside clinic hours for one to one consultations. She is currently converting her farm, previously part of Nether Cerne Farm, to the biodynamic methods of Rudolf Steiner.

The RANGE OF HERBAL PRODUCTS AND MEDICINES are made using herbs that have been grown, wild crafted and sourced according to biodynamic and FairWild principles.  Biodynamic Agriculture is a system of farming and gardening introduced by Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s. Steiner felt our modern farming methods were deafening the earth and the methods he introduced are designed to bring us back into alignment with the plant and animal kingdoms and the whole cosmos. Working with the moon and planetary configurations , the intention of biodynamic farming is to increase the vitality of the soil, our connection with the elementals and the health of the earth.


IMMUNI TEA: An immune boosting blend of elderflowers, nettles, cleavers, calendula, echinacea, pau d’arco, liquorice. Stimulates the immune system, cleanses the lymphatic system, clears the respiratory system and nourishes the adrenal glands.

TRANQUILI TEA A balancing blend designed to bring balance and harmony to body, mind and soul. Skullcap, chamomile, hawthorn, rose, motherwort, lavender, passionflower, linden blossom. A lovely gentle evening brew.

LUMINOSI TEA: A nourishing blend to settle and ease digestion and encourage gut health. Wild water mint, meadowsweet, fennel, chamomile, linseeds, fenugreek, liquorice. Perfect after meals and especially delightful brewed with a sprig of fresh mint.

VIRILI TEA: A fruity blend of Dorset and Amazonian love herbs. Oats, hawthorn, nettles, horny goat weed, damiana, jasmine. Enjoy!


PROPOLIS SPRAY: Propolis is the bees’ antibiotic, it is the resinous substance with which they they protect their hives. Propolis literally translates as the defence around the colony/ community. It has anti viral and immune stimulating properties and has long been used as a preservative. Blended with honey and ginger it can be used to spray the tonsils at the back of the throat for respiratory health and oral hygiene. Easy to fit into a handbag or pocket, it is perfect for keeping the first line of ones defense system strong and vibrant.

HYPERICUM TONIC: The sunshine herb. An uplifting stimulant and mild antidepressant, St Johns Wort sensitises us to sunshine, lifting our spirits and brightening our mood. Strengthening the nervous system, it can help alleviate the physical pain of shingles or the mental pain of seasonal adjustment disorder. As a treat this tincture is delicious with tonic water as a gin free aperitif. Not to be combined with medication.

FIRE OF LIFE DROPS: A Victorian recipe “when the fires of life burn low a few drops in a cup of tea have the power to revive and rouse the vital forces”. Chilli pepper stimulates the circulation, peppermint the digestion, elderflower the respiratory system, hawthorn the heart and gotu kola the brain.


CRAMP BARK CREAM: A lovely cream for cramps and muscular aches and arthritic pains. Cramp bark, lobelia and nutmeg ease cramps while rosemary, bay and ginger soothe arthritic and muscular aches and pains.

ROSE CREAM: For delicious and delicate luxury. Ideal for tired and thirsty skin

BORAGE AND BEE CREAM: A blend of borage and propolis for eczema and very sensitive skin. A baby version is available for this cream. It is extra mild, containing no essential oils, and can be used on extremely sensitive skin.

CHILBLAIN CREAM: Wild bryony bringing relief to inflamed and itchy toes.


The Monois are based on a Polynesian recipe for an “enfleurage” where the flowers are steeped in coconut oil rather than heated. Monois are seen as protection against the elements, be that wind, fire or rain. In Tahiti babies would be swaddled in it and the deceased embalmed in it. Protection for this life and the next.

JASMINE MONOI: Indulgent and luxurious. Lovely to soften and moisturise thick, dry and curly hair.

MARIGOLD MONOI: With the healing properties of calendula.

LANOLIN MONOI (For over washed hands….): Combined with shea butter and sheep wool for protection for the hands in this time of Hand Washing.


COMFREY OINTMENT: Nature’s knit bone, comfrey has traditionally been used to heal bones and ligaments.


Please call or email to order herbal products or to arrange for a consultation.


ELEANOR GALLIA (MedicalHerbalist MNIMH, MA (Hons), Dip Phyt

Nether Cerne Herbs, Lower Barton Farm, Nether Cerne, Dorchester, DT2 7AJ



Mere Trout
01747 860461

Fresh trout and smoked trout delivered to your home directly from the farm via our online shop, or find a stockist near you. We now also offer a reduced-price weekly home delivery service in some areas.

Fresh trout, cold smoked trout, hot smoked trout, roulades, trout terrine smorgel – all available online.

Rainbow Trout

Mercato Italiano
07827 524602

A native of Verona, Ilaria Padovani is a graduate of Parma’s Science of Gastronomy degree course, and her career in food has taken her from the farms that produce Monte Veronese DOP, to working with legendary retailers and wholesalers including La Cave Fromage and Gastronomica, supplying the finest Italian restaurants in London, like Locanda Locatelli and L’Anima. She has also worked with food journalist Davide Paolini for Gastronauta, and was mentioned in Dino Joannides’s book Semplice.

Ilaria relocated to Bridport, Dorset in 2013 and established Mercato Italiano ltd, supplying the very best and hard-to-find delicacies directly from Italy to foodies in the UK, with infectious enthusiasm, integrity and (ovviamente) passion.  Ilaria can be found at her weekly market stalls in West Dorset, food events throughout the West of England, and curating courses for restaurants throughout the UK. She has established a loyal customer base in the South West, and supplies a growing number of restaurants with both ingredients and her knowledge of the best Italian producers.

Bridport Basket: This our way of providing a selection of your regular Bridport Market shopping, in one basket, with the same care you would receive in person. That means delicious cheeses and salami, freshly baked bread, seasonal local vegetables, and a pleasurable bottle of wine delivered straight to your door.

Marcia’s Farm Shop

Marcia’s Farm Shop
07771 774006

Marcia’s Market Kitchen & Farm Shop sources the best local produce available to buy from the shop or eat in the café. They offer a breakfast and lunch menu at reasonable prices using fresh, local ingredients. Ideally located just off the A350 at Spetisbury, with plenty of parking and ideally situated to access local walks. Now fully licensed, they will soon offer a range of local beers, wines and spirits to accompany your meal or to purchase from the shop.

Opening Times:
Wednesday-Friday 10.00am-5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am-2.00pm

Melbury Vale Vineyard
01747 854206
07730 955593

Melbury Vale Vineyard is located just off the A350, on Foots Hill, about  1.5 miles south of Shaftesbury at Cann Bridge. We are a small, family owned, rural business, situated on 28 acres of south-facing, rolling hillside in the beautiful Stirkel Valley, renowned for its milling history.

Our sustainable winery, built in 2013, is adjacent to the Melbury Vale vineyard, where wine, liqueur, brandy and cider production now takes place from our on site and associated sister vineyards in Dorset.

You can visit us and taste our products at our winery (closed at the moment) or order directly from us, online or by sending us an email!

Lizzie Baking Bird
01305 816378 / 07876 541589

Lizzie Crow, now known as Lizzie Baking Bird, creates speciality home baked and handmade goods, using the wealth of fantastic Dorset produce. She has been baking since she was knee high to a grasshopper, plaguing her mother’s baking days by “helping.” Today she makes an amazing selection of seasonal breads, pastries, bakes, savouries, biscuits, puddings – wherever her imagination takes her – and it’s Dorset through and through.

Lizzie has joined with other Dorset producers to send out self isolation boxes

For more info and to order – sweet or savoury click here

Lavender Blue Bakery
01747 821333

Lavender Blue, run in Gillingham by founder Samantha Ross, provides cakes, slices and savoury goods made from the finest natural ingredients.

Find them in farm shops, independent food shops and delis across the region, and at food festivals and food fairs.

James’s Cheese
07703 277894

James McCall’s passion for cheese began in 1988 when, aged 16, he got a Saturday job with renowned cheesemonger James Aldridge of Beckenham, a perfectionist who “taught me everything I know today.” Working with other outstanding local cheesemakers, James has developed a range of award-winning washed rind cheeses. He judges at the World Cheese and British Cheese Awards.

Available at Gold Hill Organic Farm,  at or online.

Ebb Tides
07759 911125

Sustainable harvested seaweeds from the beautiful Devon coast. Processing the seaweeds producing mainstream user friendly products designed with the consumer in mind. Simple is good!

Consumers can introduce the blend  of seaweeds  into a recipe or simply shake onto their meals. Adding flavour, texture, colour,  goodness,  weight control benefits, low salt alternatives, economic and time saving.

Ideal for lifestyle changes and nutritional well being and transitional food changes including vegans, vegetarian’s  clean eating and raw food advocates.

Available online here.


Ivy House Honey

Bridget Bowen not only produces her Ivy House Honey, she also makes a range of hive products called Beesline. Her honey is on sale at Bridport TIC, Lyme Regis TIC, Groves Nurseries, Bridport, Little Groves, Beaminster, Antelope Walk, Dorchester,  Fresh & Fruity, Dorchester, Eat In Style in Piddlehinton and the shop at Athelhampton House.

You will also see Bridget playing with the Ridgeway Singers and Band at the West Gallery Christmas concerts and William Barnes evenings in the New Year.

Please email Bridget for information and availability of her honey.

Hotch Potch Gluten Free Pies
07919 406631

Hotch-Potch Gluten Free Savouries makes award-winning, high quality gluten-free savoury foods, using fine local and free-range ingredients. The range includes flavoured Scotch eggs, tasty pies, tarts, sausage rolls, arancini and flavoured pastry.

Their GLUTEN FREE savouries are available at local food stores, farm shops and delicatessen or email or phone to buy direct.

01963 23597

Honeybuns started with Emma Goss-Custard pedalling around Oxford selling home-made cakes in the late 1990s and is now a successful artisan bakery specialising in gluten-free cakes, snacks and savouries sold around the country. Sponge cake and corn bread mixes are new addition and Emma has published several cook books.

Gluten-free cakes, snacks and savouries are now available online.

Hall and Woodhouse
01258 452141

Founded in 1777 to supply troops stationed in Weymouth ready to face Napoleon, Hall & Woodhouse is a leading producer of bottled and cask ales, and has 250 pubs across southern England. Recognised under the Badger Ales brand, the beers’ distinctiveness could be put down to the use of pure Dorset springwater, the finest hops, malted barley and other ingredients.

Grounded Coffee
07572 377336 / 07938 592022

Arthur is Jon and Rosie’s 1976 Land Rover Series III which they restored and converted into a specialist coffee truck. They serve the finest hot drinks, including coffee, tea and chocolate, as well as iced coffee and a range of sweet treats. Find them at country days and vintage fairs, private events including weddings and corporate functions, and food and music festivals. In 2016 Arthur was joined by Rosie, a 1978 Bedford ice cream truck.

Now roasting their own beans, you can buy ‘Winter Nights’, ‘Single Origin’ and Decaffinated as beans or ground coffee online.

It tastes just as good at home!

Gold Hill Organic Farm
01258 861916

Sara and Andrew Cross and their family have been running Gold Hill Organic Farm at Child Okeford since the 1990s. It was one of the first Soil Association certified businesses in the South West.

The farm shop sells their vegetables and fruit as well as other local produce, including award-winning cheeses from James’s cheese, made next door on the farm, raw milk and Sharon’s home made ready meals.

The shop is open from Thursday to Saturday. Email orders can be made  for/by vulnerable people to be collected by arrangement.

Fordington Gin
07896 066982

Fordington Gin is a new contemporary gin, locally made in Dorchester. Ros Nelmes uses a London dry gin base, adding a special magical twist inspired by the absinthe botanicals. She works with wormwood, lemon balm, star anise, aniseed and spices to create a light yet refreshing gin with a distinctive flavour.

As a keen gin drinker for many years, Ros found she couldn’t always get a proper G&T so she set out to make one – and is now enjoying bringing the true joys of gin drinking to a wider audience. Ros offers gin talks, tasting and tea parties and runs fundraising events.

Fordington Gin is available online here.

West Milton Cider
01308 485235

Artisan producers of award winning ciders. We produce our speciality naturally sparkling cider – Lancombe Rising and traditional farmhouse cider.

All of our cider is produced through slow natural fermentation with no added sulphites or other chemicals. We start with good quality cider apples from our own and our neighbour’s orchards here in West Dorset, using a blend including Dabinett’s, Yarlington Mill and Chisel Jersey’s. We use 100% of the juice, pressed out in our cider shed at Lancombe Cross, West Milton. After a long slow fermentation which locks in all those delicious natural flavours and colours, the cider is presented for your enjoyment.

Order West Milton Cider via our new online shop here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apples and now pears. Exciting times!  Just like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex we are delighted to announce a new arrival – our bottle conditioned perry, and unlike them we have already thought of a name – Pear Necessity! This is a smooth, light drink made from dessert pears with a small amount of Bramley apple juice to balance.

Forager Spirit
07859 912181

Forager Spirit handcrafts very small batch infused spirits, liqueurs, premixed cocktails and cordials. Flavours are derived from a number of foraged and locally or ethically sourced ingredients including wild fruits, herbs, leaves and spices chosen for their flavour but also their active compounds that may work as a digestif, an aperitif or to simply lift the spirits. Created through the collaborative work of herbal technicians, foragers, mixologists and the inspiration of 13th century monks, these are truly original, deeply sensuous and deliciously affecting libations.

Spirits, liqueurs and cocktails available online. Find us on Facebook.

Fivepenny Farm
01297 560755

Jyoti Fernandes and David Saltmarsh, with Kerry Hayward and Ollie Goolen and their seven daughters, run the 40-acre Fivepenny Farm on the hills above Wootton Fitzpaine. They produce vegetables and fruit, apple juice, cheese, milk, cider, beef, pork, lamb, jam and other preserves. They have a stall at Bridport Market every Saturday and Jyoti also runs a mobile catering business and campaigns for the rights of smallholders and peasant farmers in the UK and around the world.

Renegade Monk
01963 370857

Marcus Fergusson at Felthams Farm on Horsington Marsh trained as a cheesemaker at Bath Soft Cheese and is now making a delicious new organic soft blue cheese called Renegade Monk. The rind is rubbed with beer from Milk Street Brewery in Frome to encourage the growth of friendly cultures and moulds on the surface that soften and sweeten the cheese and deepen the colour – resembling Vacherin or Epoisses.

Renegade Monk – a soft blue cow’s cheese, drunkenly washed in ale

Find Renegade Monk at the Frome Food Assembly, farmers markets and local shops and delicatessen, or you can mail order through the outlets found here.

Felicity’s Farm Shop
01297 480930

Felicity’s Farm Shop and Country Store on the A35 west Dorset coast road is a real family affair, with Felicity Perkin, her son Tom and her sister Penny Leins, who is in charge of the cafe. Tom produces Bellair Haye rare breed pork on the family farm at Whitchurch Canonicorum. The shop stocks local fruit and vegetables, dairy products, bread, seafood, charcuterie, beers, preserves and more.

Feed The Soul Farm Shop
01300 341582

Alex Beer came to Cerne Abbas last year and dazzled the audience with her beautiful raw vegan brownies. Now she and her brother Nick are running Feed The Soul, a magical wellness cafe/shop in the village of Godmanstone. Nick and Alex specialise in mostly raw vegan food, great coffee and tonics to nourish one’s mind, body and soul. Pop in for a coffee and a slice of cake and look around at all the beautiful organic produce which is also on offer.

You will find Feed The Soul on the main road south of Godmanstone towards Dorchester (DT2 7AE)

Famous Hedgehog Bakery
01258 830852

The Famous Hedgehog Bakery at Long Crichel makes sourdough, kamut and yeasted breads the traditional way – starting with high quality organic ingredients, carefully hand moulding the dough and allowing it time to prove before baking it in a wood fired oven, using locally sourced wood.

The shop is currently closed. Some orders can be collected from Chettle Shop, otherwise they are ‘working their socks off’ to supply local shops and delis, so you will find their delicious breads there.

Easy Bean
01963 441493

Christina Baskerville’s Easy Bean makes tasty, healthy food celebrating beans, from Fairtrade one-pot meals to gluten-free crispbreads. The Great Taste award winning Chickpea, Moroccan Spice Crispbreads are handmade in Somerset, with nutty-tasting chickpea flour and buttermilk from the farm, topped with toasted seeds. The beanie one-pot meals offer a culinary trek around the world. Stocked at delis, health food shops, farm shops and food halls.

Also available online (via

Dowding’s Apple Juice and Cider
01749 812652

Dowding’s Apple Juice and Tower Brue Cider is from trees in and around Shepton Montague. They have their own trees, but also are given loads of apples by people who have multiple trees with no use for them. Wild Orchard apple juice is a blend of dessert and cooker apples, highly rated by all who drink and/or sell it. The varieties of apples are often unknown to the tree owner! The Tower Brue cider is dry or medium and acclaimed by those who drink it!

You can buy the apple juice (boxes of 12 x 750ml bottles), cider (5, 10 or 20 litre bag in a box, 3 litre pouches or 12 x 500cl bottles), and mulled cider (12 x 750ml bottles) direct from the premises, or online here.

Dorset Shellfish
07881 632311

Dorset Shellfish is owned by Caroline Drever, who runs the business with daughter Stef. They provide high quality, sustainable shellfish and sea bass caught by their own and other day boats working out of Weymouth. Find Caroline or Stef at Dorset Farmers Markets, food festivals and events, selling handpicked crab meat, dressed crabs, pates, soups, crab cakes and fresh fish.

They now have an online shop, where you can order all your favourite seafood.

Dorset Handmade
01305 780360

Julie Philpott is the name behind Dorset Handmade preserves. All ingredients are locally sourced or grown by Julie and prepared in her kitchen in Weymouth. A consistent gold, silver and bronze winner at the Dalemain World Marmalade awards, she also makes jams, spiced fruit, chutneys and mustards. There are new twists on traditional recipies – try them and “spread” the word.

Julie sells her products at festivals and farm shops, delis and events or you can contact her to buy direct.

Dorset Game Larder
01258 857206  / 07979 954187

Dorset Game Larder was founded in 2007 to turn wild game into marketable products. It now buys from more than 20 shoots in Dorset and supplies game and many innovative products to local butchers, pubs and restaurants. The DGL catering van can usually be found at many local events supplying hot burgers and sausages.

Find the full list of retailers selling our produce here.

Dorset Blue Vinny
01963 23133

Dorset Blue Vinny is possibly the most famous of all artisan Dorset food products. This ancient cheese was on the verge of extinction – rumoured to be available at one Purbeck pub – and was revived by Mike Davies at his dairy farm near Sherborne in 1984. His daughter Emily began making her seasonal Dorset Blue soup with cheese left over after markets.

There is now a pop-up shop at the farm, please see website for opening times.

Orders for delivery/collection can be made by email  or phone 01963 23133.

Dike and Son
01963 362204

Dike & Son, Dorset’s largest independent supermarket, brings together more than 150 local producers under one roof. Renowned for outstanding customer service and community involvement, Dike’s won Best Retail Experience at the 2016 Dorset Business Awards.

We now have a Box Scheme. Boxes come in two sizes, £40 or £60, and will contain the following: milk, bread, butter, cheese, eggs, meat, bacon, cooked meat, potatoes, carrots, green veg, apples, bananas, frozen veg, frozen chips or potatoes, pasta/rice/noodles, cereals, biscuits, squash, crisps and chocolate. We can’t send a list of brands, as it will be availability dependent.

We will confirm receipt of your order by email and let you know roughly when you can expect it. Then, on the day of delivery/collection from the car park we will call you to take payment over the phone.

Shop online here.

Please note you can still come into the store to do your shopping. Our new opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.

01404 548262

Denhay Farm, in the mild climate of the Marshwood Vale, has ideal grass-growing conditions. Taste of the West 2017 gold award winner, Denhay is dedicated to producing hand-crafted bacon with a special cure. Bacon that tastes the way it used to taste.

Available online here.

Cranborne Chase Cider
01725 552715 /07745 802225


In October 2011 at Myncen Farm, Cranborne Chase Cider was formed. Bill Meaden set out pressing fruit from an unused orchard in Minchington on a homemade cider press. As the business grew from hobby to full time extra fruit was sourced from Dorset orchards and more trees planted.

Bill now produces a range of award winning still & carbonated ciders available in bottles and boxes that can be purchased direct from the farm gate and online. Cranborne Chase Cider is stocked in pubs & shops throughout Dorset & can also be found at a number of the county’s music festivals & events.

Cranborne Chase Cider available to order online here.


Crabbs Bluntshay Farm

01297 489064

Crabbs Bluntshay Farm at Whitchurch Canonicorum is a 65-acre smallholding in the Marshwood Vale. It has historical, geographical and archaeological features within its acreage. The farm includes a suckler Aberdeen Angus herd, sheep, geese and turkeys. There are several small apple orchards whose fruit is used for various chutneys. Flowers grow in two cottage gardens and wildflower meadows. A small campsite is open all year.

Crabbs Bluntshay Farmhouse

Comins Tea House
01258 475389 / 0781 3859311

Comins Tea House is an independent family-run specialist tea business. Rob and Michelle Comins personally source fine single-estate loose-leaf teas from around the world and work with British designers to produce their range of British teaware. They sell online and through their tea house in Sturminster Newton where they serve their fine teas alongside a locally sourced menu. Comins Tea House has also opened on Monmouth Street, next to Bath Theatre Royal’s Ustinov Studio.

You can buy their Single Estate teas online here.

Christine’s Puddings
01258 472010 or 07775 890386

Christine Willis makes award-winning artisan products in a Pudding Room overlooking the Blackmore Vale and the Stour. The range includes delicious puddings, sweet and savoury tarts and great pastry! She also supplies her unique recipe pastry and pastry cases to the catering trade, making it easier for chefs to cater for customers on special diets because everything is gluten free.

“In this difficult time, I want to make sure you can all access advice about how to keep safe with your gluten free diet. See The Gluten Free Hub

I will be working with other gluten free producers here in Dorset and also further afield  to make their products more accessible to you, along with my own products.”

01929 421777

Andy and Claire Burnet produce the finest quality chocolates using top-quality cocoa beans. Chococo sources cream, milk, honey, herbs, wine and beer from Dorset producers. Buy their fresh chocolates at Cocoa Central shop and café in Swanage or by mail order. They are proud of their ethical approach in sourcing products and packaging and their commitment to freshness and purity.

You can buy their chocolates online here.

Cherry Picked Hampers
07810 433501

We are a local Dorset Hamper company based in Winterborne Whitchurch, between Dorchester and Blandford.

As standard we offer holiday and welcome hampers, however we are now also offering essentials packs for people that are unable to leave the house.  All of our products are sourced from Dorset companies and producers, and this includes not only our ambient hamper products such as biscuits, crackers, preserves etc but also fresh produce such as bread, eggs, milk, sausages, bacon, butter, cheese etc.  You might like to send fresh produce to Dorset residents if are worried about your loved ones, to make sure they have enough good food and drink.

We are still also offering our gift hampers and postbox hampers for people unable to get out to the shops, who want to send a lovely gift with a personalised message.  These range from £19.95 and we are able to deliver to anywhere in the UK.  The types of gifts that people are ordering at the moment include Birthday, Thank You and Get Well gifts.  Our Postbox Hampers are especially popular at the moment and have been greatly received.  If anyone is interested in ordering this can either be done via our website, by email or phone.

You can browse and order your bespoke celebration hamper or ‘essential’ fruit and veg box here or phone to discuss the options. 100% Dorset!

Cerne Abbas Brewery
01300 341999 / 07506 303407

Cerne Abbas Brewery, based at The Mill House in the village famous for its giant carved on the chalk downs, produces a small range of craft beers, including the flagship ale, a monthly blonde ale and Ginger Fox. Try the beers at The Giant Inn in the village and buy them locally at Buckland Newton village shop.

Head brewer Vic Irvine and “gaffer” Jodie Moore share the belief that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

You can buy their beer online here.

Capreolus Fine Foods 
01935 83883

Capreolus Fine Foods is an award-winning, family owned artisan charcuterie maker in Rampisham. David and Karen Richards produce traditional charcuterie with a flair for flavour, using state-of-the-art techniques.

Quality and provenance are paramount. Products include cold-smoked wild venison and mutton, air-dried beef, ham and pork, pancetta, lardo, guanciale, salamis and dry cured bacon.

You can browse and buy online here.

Alix Fauvel – Cakesmith
07795 482907

Alix Fauvel is a Cakesmith based in Cranborne, where she makes cakes, biscuits, macaroons and foodie gifts. Specialising in hand painted designs, Alix offers bespoke celebration cakes as well as cakes for caterers and retail products.

Search her online shop here.