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Food and farming take centre stage at Melplash

MELPLASH Agricultural Show, this year on Thursday 24th August, is a real celebration of food and farming in West Dorset, and this year’s programme promises some mouthwatering treats. Well known as one of the region’s finest one-day shows, Melplash has remained close to the farming community and the show organisers are among the supporters of…

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Tuck into Quicke’s Fireside Canteen

ONE of the country’s most famous cheese-makers, the multi-award-winning Devon-based Quicke’s, is collaborating with Cornish chef Ben Quinn of Woodfired Canteen, to create an exclusive collection of recipes. With all dishes featuring a generous wedge of Quicke’s cheese, now made using Cornish Sea Salt, the partnership aims to encourage a new generation to embrace outdoor…

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National award for Porter’s Perfection Vodka

WEST Dorset-based Liberty Fields is making an impact with its delicious Porter’s Perfection Vodka, created using heritage apples grown in orchards on an organic farm near Halstock. The vodka, launched less than two years ago, has just won bronze in the Vodka and Tonic Category of the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Founded…

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Quicke’s cheese gets a taste of the sea

ONE of the country’s finest traditional cheesemakers, Devon-based Quicke’s have announced a collaboration with Cornish Sea Salt to give an added regional taste to their award-winning cheeses. The news follows years of testing, tweaking and maturation at Home Farm, Newton St Cyres near Exeter. A ground-breaking move in the world of cheese, the use of…

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Record stars at 2017 Great Taste Awards

THERE will be even more of those familiar gold stars on the little black labels, identifying this year’s Great Taste Award-winners. The results of the world’s most coveted food awards have just  been released, with stars for 4,347 of the record-breaking 12,336 products – including 501 for products from the south-west.. The 500-plus judges, from across…

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Make America Bake Again

You can see Philppa at the Game Fair at Hatfield House on Saturday 29th July. She will be on stage at noon, sharing some delicious ideas on what to do with game along with cookery writer Tim Maddams. She says: “The Game Fair is a fantastic day out for anyone interested in the countryside, shooting,…

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Antiques and collectables at Kimbers’ Farm Shop

THE Kimber family is opening up the Dutch barn next to their popular farm shop near Wincanton racecourse, on the B3081 Wincanton to Bruton road. The Somerset Barn will have 13 stands on the ground floor with traders selling antiques, vintage fabrics, up-cycled pieces, decorations and accessories, French linens and more. On the floor above,…

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Awards beckon for new Somerset cheese

AN artisan cheese dairy, Feltham’s Farm, based in Horsington, near Wincanton, has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Great British Cheese Awards. Feltham’s Farm, owned by husband and wife Marcus Fergusson and Penny Nagle, is part of a smallholding that aims to be sustainable using homegrown pigs to eat the organic whey by-product….

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Get a taste of Gin and Westlands

WESTLANDS, South Somerset’s new entertaiments venue at Yeovil, hosts its first gin festival on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July. There will be more than 100 different gins, and masterclasses with gin experts. The programme for the weekend will include details of all the gins being served at the festival. There will also be live…

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