The 2022 Love Local Trust Local Awards


The Love Local, Trust Local is back for its third season, and entries opened for the 2022 food producer awards on the 1st of May.
The 2021 overall winners were Gullivers Farm, Shop & Kitchen, the Sturts Community Trust project.

It’s that time of year again!
The 2022 Love Local Trust Local Awards opens for entries on the 1st May and there are 14 exciting categories to choose from this year, with some new ones added to the list for the very first time.
If you are a Dorset food producer, farmer or fishermen and the food & drink you produce comes from within 30 miles of your home base then these could be the awards for you.

The categories
There are opportunities to enter your Dorset products into any of the following categories: Bakery (Sweet
and Savoury), Cheese, Dairy, Meat, Fish, Jams, Chutneys & Condiments, Dorset Drinks, Farm Shops, Honey,
Innovation & Diversification, Business Development Award and Conservation and Environmental Impact. Past
winners of the awards include some businesses making a great name for themselves and putting the county of Dorset firmly on the map. Notable winners include Gulliver’s Farm Shop & Kitchen, Book & Bucket Cheese Co, Portland Shellfish, Dorset Goat Meat Company and Lizzie’s Baking Bird amongst others.

How and why it works
The Love Local Trust Local Awards are FREE to enter and you can enter one of your products into each category. Entries open on the 1st May 2022 and you have until the 1st September 2022 to enter. After this time judging and tasting will take place through October and November and there will be an awards ceremony to celebrate all the achievements in early February, hosted at Kingston Maurward College, one of the Love Local Trust Local returning sponsors.
‘Trust and provenance’ are everything at Love Local Trust Local, and the story of the food and drinks that are being produced in Dorset is key to why this food movement is so important. Even more so right now, with the state of the global economy and a war in Ukraine, eating and supporting local, home-grown
businesses is the key to survival on the food front. We need to value our home producers more than
ever before in order to feed our families a healthy and sustainable diet.

Range of images from the 2022 LLTL awards night, with some of the category winners
images Robin Goodlad

To enter the 2022 awards, visit the Love Local Trust Local website and download the entry form. If you need any help or guidance you can also get in touch with Barbara and the LLTL team on 07831 184920

Love Local Trust Local – What’s It All About?
Founded by a fifth generation farming family, the Cossins’ in the Tarrant Valley, Barbara Cossins has
made it her mission to ensure that farmers are recognised and represented.
Love Local Trust Local was established to educate consumers on how to trust food labelling, where
to look, what it all really means and why shopping local matters. Love Local Trust Local has every intention of being the go-to food label you can completely trust.
These awards have been created by farmers and producers, for farmers and producers – with the main
objective being to celebrate the work that goes into the local food production here in Dorset.

Want to be involved?
The Love Local Trust Local Awards are championed by sponsors who also make up the judging panel; Small, local businesses supporting each other in their hard work for the British food & drink industry. If you want to be part of the 2022 Awards & join the sponsorship team then get in touch with them today.

Sponsored by: Balnchards Bailey – Law for Life


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