Producing the Goods

Jack Ratt’s bag-in-box cider flies the Jolly Roger for Lyme Bay

DEVON-based Lyme Bay Winery has picnics, parties and festivals over a barrel this summer with the launch of its rebranded Jack Ratt cider range and a new flagship product, the three-litre bag-in-box. Drawing inspiration from Lyme’s Jurassic coastline this renowned cider takes its name from notorious 19th century smuggler, Jack Rattenbury, who hid his contraband…

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Rhubarb and Custard – the cocktail!

LIBERTY Fields’ delicious Porter’s Perfection Vodka, made from the apples grown in their orchards at Halstock, plays a starring role in an original new cocktail which is sure to be one of the culinary highlights of this year’s Dorset Knob Festival at Kingston Maurward on 30th April. Inspired by his favourite childhood puddings and Dorset’s…

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Record Seed Fund entries show appetite for innovation

THE Seed Fund, a philanthropic organisation which nurtures fledgling food and drink brands, has announced a record number of entries this year, as innovation continues to blossom within the industry. With more than 150,000 new start-ups already launched in 2017 and numbers increasing year on year (Startup Britain, 27th March 2017), The Seed Fund has…

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Pedal your way to great Dorset food

TWO new leaflets offering eight foodie routes for cyclists have been launched by Dorset Food & Drink, with support from Defra’s Food is GREAT campaign. The routes are divided into Northern Dorset and the Stour Valley, and Eastern Dorset and Purbeck, offering a delicious introduction into the variety and beauty of the landscape in the…

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The Frome Independent is back!

STOP PRESS:  SUNDAY’S MARKET IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS FORECAST. THE ORGANISERS APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE, AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING CUSTOMERS AT THE NEXT MARKET IT may not feel much like spring, but it’s just around the corner and the Frome Independent is back on Sunday 5th March, encouraging us all to…

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Wassailing at Liberty Fields

DORSET apple vodka and apple balsamic pioneers Liberty Fields will be holding Wassail celebrations at their orchards in Halstock, on Sunday 22nd January from 3.30 to 6pm. This ancient ceremony, which is carried out to ensure a good apple crop for the coming year, takes place in orchards all over the country in late January….

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