End of August Food Fun

It feels like the weather is trying to blow us into autumn at the moment with huge gusts battering the trees here in North Dorset. Not letting that get us down we have a weekend of food fun ahead and plan to visit a couple of local events to sample small producers products nearby. As we know Dorset is a godsend for people who enjoy the taste of locally sourced produce like the jams and preserves from A Jar Of. Their 2nd Jammery Jamboree takes place this Saturday at their home, Droop Farm, Hazlebury Bryant. If you want some delicious cream teas and some jars to take home then pop down between 10 and 2pm.

With the cancellation of all County Fairs this year, local agricultural societies are doing their best to keep supporting small businesses through hard times. None more so than the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show who have been putting on Socially Distanced Markets at their showground just north of Shaftesbury. Head down the Turnpike Showground on Sunday 30th August to taste some more good local produce and meet makers and growers from across the area showcasing their goods in a safe environment. The list of stalls is growing and includes:

Food & Drink Suppliers

Taste of the Wild – Hot pulled venison haunch also venison bbq packs to take home. 
Avalon Distillery Company LTD – Handcrafted viper gin, gin products and gift sets including glasses.
The Real Cure, – Selection of cured meats from Shaftesbury. 
Purbeck Ice Cream – Award winning real dairy ice creams(v) and real fruit sorbets (vegan), made on our farm in Dorset with love. Gluten, nut and egg free.
Fruit Bodhi Organics – Oyster Mushrooms – fresh, dried, seasoning and grow kits.
Hazy Herb Co, The – Wide variety of herbs & plants in 1 litre, biodegradable pots. 
Gritchie Brewing Co – A selection of our draught & bottled beer.
Glastonbury Cheese – Artisan West Country Cheese. 
Dorset Coffee / Festival Coffee Co – Speciality coffees, roasted by ourselves. Expresso, latte’s, tea, cappuccinos, ice coffees, smoothies. 
Proper by SCT – Proper pork crackling keto & allergen free.
Bridge Farm Cider– Traditional cider and perry, also single variety apple juice. 
Ye Olde Sausage Roll Company – Vegan, Vegetarian, gluten free & meat flavours.
Dark Desire Brownies – The chewiest chocolate fudge brownies. 
Flapjackery – Luxury hand made gluten free flapjacks.
Godminster – Award winning vintage organic cheddar including oak smoked and black truffle. 
Ali’s Homemade Produce – Homemade sweet and savoury vegetarian bakes, quiches, scones and cakes. 
Arctic Cow – Fresh hand rolled artisan ice cream rolls.
Blandford & Sturminster Newton Beekeepers Association – Local Honey and other beehive related products.
Chalice Mead LTD – Delicious golden mead. 
Quantock Steamers – Traditional steamed meat suet, puddings & steamed sponge puddings.
Chucklehead Cider – Traditional Devon Farm Cider. 
Shelleys Jams & Pickles – Handmade jams, chutneys & pickles.

Mr Roast Potatoes Big Pan Catering – Classic British Foods: Chicken & Beef Burgers /Roast Dinners.

Lists are updated as bookings are received… 

Crafts

Simply Ewe – Handcrafted Ewe’s Milk Artisan Soap, Moisturising Bars & Accessories. 
Tweed Boutique, The – British Handmade tweed clothing and accessories.
Hare & Hunter Co – Farmhouse accessories, fashion items, products using sourced game feathers.
Johnnywood – Handmade bird feeders and nesting teapots, copper pipe shelving, golfing items. 
Artisan Metal Designs – Decorative Metal work for home and garden.
Beewrap UK – Zero waste food wraps & make your own kits.
C. Wigfield Photography – Greetings cards of countryside, fieldsports, gardens & equestrian. 
Charlotte England Art – Fun and whimsical work, illustrated greeting cards and new 2020 product range.
Cursus Crafts – Bespoke handmade wooden crafts.
Sharan James Stained Glass – Decorative stained glass made with modern, vintage and antique glass.
Grenville Allen Fine Artist – Paintings and prints: cats, hedgehogs, chickens, floral, landscapes, poppies, cottages.
Lucy Shapland Art – fine art prints. 
Pamela Shellard Ceramics – Handmade pottery and enamel on copper jewellery. 
Huxley Sticks – Walking sticks and timber products from Dorset Coppice / SW Timber.
Handmade Hares – Handmade whimsical hares and other animals in fabric and wood. 
Bobs Metallic Craft – Metal products from horse shoes.
Garden of Japan – Array of trees, plants.
Amazing Chef’s Sharpener – Amazing chef’s sharpener; a must for amateur & professional chefs.
Forget me not Fairy – Resin art & all things fairy related. 
Woodentops – Items for home and garden.
Oh! Delilah – Wax melts, candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, car air fresheners.
Artie Flora – Beautiful hand made garden parasols, embroidered and hand blocked.
Wooden Toy Lady, The – Restored, refurbished and recycled wooden toys. Buy now for Christmas!
Sally’s Little Beach Hut – Handmade fabric furnishing accessories for the home, including the ergocush. 
Gemini Creations & Tessa’s Patchwork – Handmade crafts including cushions, bunting, aprons, dolls, animals, quilts etc.
Designs by Stephanie – Artisan jewellery handmade locally using traditional techniques in precious metals. 
Barrie Pictures – Victorian & Edwardian prints of Dorset, Wiltshire & Somerset.
Claire Waters – Unique fused glass pieces set into wood & stone.
We will let you know how we get on as we visit these events and try to keep you informed of more. If you have an event you would like us to promote to our audience please get in touch.