Dorset Food Week expands into fortnight


THE annual celebration of all things food and drink, Dorset Food Week, will this year be extended to two weeks to create ‘Dorset Food Fortnight’.

Dorset Food Fortnight is all about celebrating and exploring the array of food and drink produced locally and returns to the county this month.

There will be a whole host of events happening over the two weeks – from October 22nd to November 6th – all across the county, including food tastings, festivals, demonstrations and ‘meet the producers’ events.

There is something for everyone – visiting Dorset Nectar orchard; a cream tea on Golden Cap; enjoying the apple day at Washingpool Farm; both sausage & mash week and breakfast week at Downhouse Farm; a Furleigh wine, cheese and chocolate evening; and cocktail tasting in the Venner Bar.

Screenbites, a food film festival, will run alongside Dorset Food Fortnight; a full list of venues and films can be found at

Dorset Food Fortnight aims to raise awareness of the growing number of local food and drink that is produced in Dorset, giving unique opportunities to explore and taste the different products and support the local economy.

Dorset Food Fortnight has been set up by Dorset Food and Drink, an organisation that is the voice of local producers, co-ordinating, promoting and celebrating all aspects of the industry.

To find out more about Dorset Food Fortnight and for a full list of events, visit

Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.