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A selection of articles about local food producers, retailers, chefs and those supporting the local food and farming industry.

People in Food – Joe Baron

Landlord, Chef and Proprietor of the Shave Cross Inn, Joe Baron is a welcome addition to the echelon of hardworking individuals elevating Dorset’s oldest...

The Carrot Crunch

Whilst some may battle with a triffid-like harvest of weeds and vegetables, Simon Ford emerges unscathed from his vegetable garden and wonders how the...

Joanne Francis

Ever since man first learned to communicate, passion has been a source of huge inspiration – powerful emotions have compelled human beings to reach...

Good Life Wife 11/12

‘It’s going to be like trying to get a condom on a whale!’ Foodie is cheerily surveying the metallic ribcage of a ten metre...

Pig Snout and Slack-ma-Girdle

Over the last hundred or so years Dorset has not been considered one of the cider counties like Devon, Somerset and Hereford, but there...

Good Life Wife 07/12

The local pre-school is a treasured place where Groovy Youngest goes to play and learn—and give me a break from the Vale’s chattiest four-year-old...

The Changing Face of Hospitality

Like many small market towns, Bridport has seen changes to many aspects of local life over the last decade. Fergus Byrne has been looking...

People in Food – James Brigden French

‘Frenchie’ has never been called James, he’s been Frenchie from the start, as long as he can remember. A local lad, who grew up...

Clare Burnet

“I came to this business partly because of a love of food which I blame on my mother. She’s a complete foodie. I was...

People in Food – Gill Coates

From her large beautifully designed open plan kitchen perched on top of Lyme Regis, Gill Coates provides workshops on how to make chocolates. Chocolate...

People in Food – Jon Corpe

Driving along the A37 towards Chilthorne Dormer, if you glanced out the window you may see a herd of large dark brown majestic shapes...

The Bread Line

Nominated for another BAFTA for his documentary, Coppers, Simon Ford turns his attention to our daily bread. We are undergoing a quiet revolution in our...