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Sunset on Chesil Beach © Phil Matthews
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Power of the sea West Dorset Coast © Colin Tracy
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Blue Butterfly © Colin Tracy
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British Cookery School Award Finalist 2014! Christine McFadden, Littlebredy.

October 6th 2014

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Christine McFadden, aka the Dorset Foodie, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Use of Local Produce category of the 2014 British Cookery School Awards. With more that 400 cookery schools now operating across the country, the British Cookery School Awards 2014 honour excellent cookery schools that go above and beyond to deliver […]

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The Beach Addict goes to Mudeford!

June 13th 2014

Our newest member Beach addict Photographer Sam Yates will be part of a big celebration this weekend. The Mudeford Wood Community Centre are have a big Jubilee bash and Beach Addict Photographer Sam Yates will be there with some of her latest work. http://www.thedorsetshop.co.uk/event/mudeford-wood-jubilee/ See more of Sam’s work at http://www.thedorsetshop.co.uk/directory/beach-addict-photography-boscombe/

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12 Farmers Markets in Dorset?

March 4th 2014

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Most Farmers Markets in Dorset are organised by either Dorset Farmers Markets or Best in Dorset. Don’t take a list, go and see what’s there. Something new, or something really fresh that will inspire you to cook something different. A great pie, a new pickle, some gorgeous smelling fresh bread. 1st  Saturday each month   Poundbury  […]

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What people do in February.

February 3rd 2014

A Colin Tracy original.

Walking the dog on the Jurassic Coast in February has meant muddy fields that suck at my wellies and a wind that tries to tear off my glasses. We have bought replacement fence panels and  posts but until the wind drops, putting them up would be like trying to fly huge wooden kites. Local photographer Colin Tracy’s image of […]

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Here’s to a great 2014!

January 8th 2014

Linda Harker Glass and Ceramics Artist

So Happy New Year to all you lovers of the artisan made food and crafts! And for that matter all you artisans. So the shop is up and running and we are open for membership for the New Year. So if you would like to join us, and combine marketing your most excellent products with […]

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Getting excited!

November 13th 2013

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After a long wait, as I write this, someone is putting their products on the website to sell. I am so excited. The idea of The Dorset Shop has always been to look at ways to make it easy for artisan makers to sell their wares and for punters like me to be able to […]

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How to confuse Dorset Foodies!

September 11th 2013

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So this weekend, 14th and 15th September 2013. Do you go to Weymouth for Wessex Food Festival http://www.thedorsetshop.co.uk/event/wessex-food-festival-2/ OR Sturminster Newton for the Cheese Festival http://www.thedorsetshop.co.uk/event/sturminster-newton-cheese-festival-cheese-and-craft/  The there is Bridport Farmers Market http://www.thedorsetshop.co.uk/event/bridport-farmers-market-6/and the World Garlic Eating competitionhttp://www.thedorsetshop.co.uk/event/first-annual-world-garlic-eating-competition-chideock/? What to do?

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September in Dorset

September 3rd 2013

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Dorset Makers 2013 Here is September in Dorset and I love it. I love the light, with that lower angle. I love the freshness in the mornings and I love the sense of Harvest! It is the month of the County Show, which clashes nicely with a new event Food Rocks in Lyme Regis (Mark Hix, […]

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Why Buy Local?

August 16th 2013

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I have been reading up on the benefits, or not, of buying local. It is a big movement, and one supported by the FSB, of which I am a member.  So why bother buying local? For me it is about these things. Building Community. The owners of independent local businesses have a stake in their […]

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