Love Local Trust Local Food & Drink Awards Now Open!


Ready to share your local produce with the county?! If you are a Dorset-based farmer, grower, fisherman, or food or drink producer, this year’s Love Local Trust Local Food & Drink Awards are now open for entries!

What is Love Local Trust Local?

Love Local Trust Local was founded by fifth generation farming family, the Cossins’ in Tarrant Valley. Founder Barbara Cossins is passionate that farmers are represented. The label plans to educate the consumers on how to trust food labelling, where to look, what it all really means and why shopping local matters.

Created by farmers and producers, for farmers and producers, what sets these awards apart is that they are designed purely to celebrate the work that goes into our local food production!

Photo: Barbara & Team at the launch of this years Love Local Trust Local Food & Drink Awards 2021

The Awards

The second year of the Love Local Trust Local Food & Drinks Awards features 12 categories, with a total of 18 awards for the taking! From categories such as bakery, meat, fish and suchlike, through to conservation and sustainability, and innovation and diversification there is ample chance to get recognised.

Entrants must operate from their Dorset base, sourcing any ingredients from within a 30-mile radius. The team at Love Local want to find out what sets you apart, and why your practice truly stands out from the crowd. This is a chance for Dorset food and drink producers to really shout about what you do, why you do it and how you do it!

Get Involved

The Love Local Trust Local Awards are supported by sponsors who not only champion the awards and comprise the judging panel. This is one of the most unique ways to get involved with the local food and drink producing community, tasting some of the best food and drink Dorset has to offer. Get in touch to get involved!

To support the Love Local Trust Local Food and Drink Awards 2021, you can follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, for all the latest news and updates. You can also pop on over to the Rawston Farm Butchery & Shop to purchase your tea towel or car sticker to show your support for the cause.

To enter this year’s awards, click here. The team at Love Local look forward to learning more about the best of Dorset food and drink for 2021!

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