Entry dates are announced for the Love Local Trust Local Awards 2022


As the Love Local, Trust Local Awards enters its third season, founder Barbara Cossins is excited to announce the launch of the 2022 Awards

Though we celebrated the 2021 Love Local Trust Local (LLTL) awards back in November, the work didn’t stop. Instead, we instantly began planning an even bigger & better 2022 event. With so many fabulous Dorset food & drink producers, fishermen and farmers wanting to take part in the LLTL annual awards, we have consulted with our supportive sponsors, reviewed the categories, polished the trophies and are ready to announce our new 2022 dates.

The Love Local Trust Local Food & Farming Awards 2022
All the classes have now been finalised, and we are happy to give BV readers the heads up on this year’s opening date for entries – 1st May 2022. Perhaps you have a fabulous Dorset food or drink product that you’d like to enter? Or your business is keen to support the small food businesses of the county & become a sponsor?

It’s the stories as much as the food

We tell the stories of Dorset’s wonderful farmers, fishermen and food producers; and also of a food movement that is going from strength to strength. We want to get the British public behind supporting local businesses, encourage them to eat locally and seasonally, and also to reduce the environmental impact on all our lives.

There are 14 LLTL 2022 award categories:

  • Dairy
  • Cheese
  • Honey
  • Jams
  • Chutneys & Condiments
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Bakery (Sweet)
  • Bakery (Savoury)
  • Farm Shops
  • Drinks
  • Innovation & Diversification
  • Conservation & Environmental Impact
  • Business Development Award

There are a few changes & tweaks from last year, all strongly supported by the LLTL sponsorship team and we are very pleased to have the brand new category of Farm Shops on the category list. Entries open on the 1st May, and are entirely free to enter. You are welcome to enter one product in each category, alternatively multiple products into a single category.

The LLTL awards are fast becoming the ‘food & farming family to be part of’ as they recognise the hard work and dedication of the people behind the food on our plates, working hard to put Dorset food & drink on the map.

Deadline for entries is 1st September, but don’t delay, or you will suddenly realise it’s the end of summer and time has run out! In order to qualify for entry, you need to be producing your food or drinks in Dorset, within 30 miles of your business HQ, have less than 30 employees working for you, share in the ethos of full provenance and traceability in what you are producing and of course, taste exceptional.

If you’re interested in getting involved or want to find out more, visit lovelocaltrustlocalawards.co.uk or call 07831 184920 and talk to Barbara Cossins, the founder of Love Local Trust Local

Sponsored by: Blanchards Bailey – Law for Life


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