At a dinner event, the winners of the 2021 Love Local, Trust Local Awards were announced this week – and the overall winner raised an emotional response as their story was heard.
Hosted at The Langton Arms in Tarrant Monkton, more than 120 local food producers, farmers, fishermen and entrepreneurs arrived at the awards evening full of expectation. The only Dorset food & drink awards to take place as a real event this year, the Love Local Trust Local team aimed for a night to remember.
There were 13 individual awards to be won, including Cheese, Dairy, Meat, Fish, Bakery, Drinks, Honey, Jams & Condiments, Fruit & Vegetables, Innovation & Diversity, Conservation & Sustainability, Recognition Award and The Rising Star.
We are the champions
The well-deserving 2021 Champions were Gullivers Farm, Shop & Kitchen, whose story touched everyone in the room on awards night.
Gullivers is a social enterprise who regenerated the oldest building in West Moors (1789) and opened its doors in
October 2015 as a farm shop, a market garden, a farm & a deli kitchen. They pride themselves on farming responsibly and mindfully, holding themselves accountable for ethical and environmental standards on the organic, biodynamic farm. In addition to which, throughout the business the team offers work and opportunities to those with learning disabilities, special educational needs and disabilities.
The awards are sponsored by range of Dorset’s small businesses, all keen to support and strengthen the work of
our British farmers, fishermen and food producers. From local solicitors and estate agents to farmers and furniture makers, this is an event full of local Dorset organizations working together to promote our amazing local food industry
By producers for producers
The Love Local Trust Local movement was created by Dorset farmers in 2018 in order to recognize and celebrate the hard work of farmers and local food producers.
Love Local Trust Local is also tackling corruption in the food labelling industry, and helping to protect Britain’s world-leading food production standards. The awards were created by farmers and producers, for farmers and producers, with the main objective being to truly celebrate the work that goes into our local food production.
By: Laura Hitchcock
Sponsored by Blanchards Bailey – Law for Life