Dorset Food & Drink is the central organisation responsible for providing strategic support to the food and Drink industry in Dorset


Dorset Food & Drink is about helping the membership grow their business and increase their reputation. Dorset's food and drink culture has much to celebrate. Be part of this exciting Dorset initiative: From artisan producers to world class brands; from heritage breed farmers to leading food innovators; from local tea shops to Michelin-starred restaurants

Together we can:

Explore the Tastes

Support the Producers

Celebrate the Culture

Love the County

Membership Criteria

There is just one - and simply put, the organisation welcomes every business with its roots in Dorset that grows, makes, brings significant added-value to, sells, serves or supports Dorset food and drink.

Dorset Through and Through

We offer an optional additional level of accreditation to products substantially linked to the soil and landscape of Dorset, at no extra cost. Subject to approval, the DF&D board and Trading Standards will apply the accreditation to those specific and relevant products within your membership.

Membership Benefits

Dorset Food & Drink is about helping the membership grow their business and increase their reputation, this is being done through different mechanisms according to the size and type of business that you have. 

Trade shows, events, discounts, consumer reach, Dorset Food Week, marketing opportunities, point of sale materials and more

How much does it cost to join us?

This depends on the turnover of the business, members will pay an annual membership, the fees are below:

Band 1    Start Up £80.00
Band 2    <50K £120
Band 3    £50-£100k  £170  
Band 4    £100-£250 -£220  
Band 5    £250-IMk  £270 
Band 6     >1Mk £350

How to apply:

Simply download the application form83.5 KB and return it to Katharine Wright at the address on the form. Upon acceptance of your application we will issue your membership invoice, deducting any discount where applicable, and on receipt of payment you can begin to enjoy the benefits of joining. If you have any problems downloading any of this information or wish to discuss the scheme then please call 01305 228239.

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