Dorset Food Week
Once again the much loved Dorset Food Week returns to celebrate the great tastes of Dorset! The autumnal festivities will be kicked off by the Wimborne Minster Food & Drink Festival on the 24th October and will continue through to 2nd November 2015.
There will be a variety of activities and events available across the county - tours, demonstrations, taster days and family-friendly activities. Our members and many other local food and drink businesses will be inviting you all to learn about what makes their business unique to Dorset. You will have the opportunity to discover where our local food and drink is produced as well as how to incorporate it into your life (which is easier and cheaper than you might think!).
Keep an eye out for updates on Facebook or twitteron which we post information regularly.
Dorset Food Week 2015 Events:
All Week (24th October - 1st November)
- Tastings at Dike & Son
All week Dike & Son are having tastings from some of the most amazing food & drink producers in Dorset, so come and meet the producers themselves and try the products for yourself. For more information on this event CLICK HERE. You will also find Dike's Kitchen showcasing at the ScreenBites at Stourton Caundle (23rd October) and at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton, on 31st October.
- Tastings at Symondsbury Store
Symondsbury Store are holding local produce tastings in the store during Dorset Food Week, pop along and see what they have on offer.
- Tastings at The Fridge, Dorchester. All week The Fridge have tastings from a different food producer every day throughout the festival
22nd - 24th October
Saturday 24th October
10am-4pm with Dorset Farmers Market, local food & drink stalls, Anonymous Traveling Market, Wine Tasting, Children's Rides & Cake Competition and much more!
- All Hallows Apple Pressing day
For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
Sunday 25th October
- Farm Feast & Guided Walk - at the Kingcombe Centre, West Dorset, 10:30am - 2:30pm.
Learn about farming and conservation with Dorset Wildlife Trust and finish with delicious roast lunch. £25 Per head, booking essential via website. - For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
A fun day of local food & drink tasting, apple bobbing, apple printing and face painting. Symondsbury Kitchen have an apple inspired specials menu for the day. Suitable for both adults and children. Location: Symondsbury Store & Kitchen, Manor Yard, Mill Lane, Symondsbury, Dorset DT6 6HG menu for Apple day - APPLE_DAY_CELEBRATION_AT_SYMONDSBURY_KITCHEN.docx
- Cider Making Open Day - Millhouse Cider near Owermoigne, 10-4pm.
A day of Traditional Cider Making will take place in October half term! Apples will be crushed and pressed using the antique equipment - a chance for people to see traditional ways of making cider in the flesh! There will also be examples of how cider can be made at home using simple everyday items, Blacksmith Forge, as well as Dorset Cider Tasting, face painting, games, Hot Mulled Cider and Dorset Apple cake on sale ! For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
Tuesday 27th October
Anna Del Conte will be in conversation whilst her daughter Julia makes pasta at Lisa Osman's All Hallows School for Cooks and Makers. For more information CLICK HERE.
Wednesday 28th October
- From Apples to Cider, West Milton near Bridport
- Guided Walk with Lunch with Symondsbury Kitchen, 10am.
Bookings not necessary - just turn up on the day. £15 per person for walk & lunch. Join Symondsbury on a guided walk around Symondsbury Estate - setting off from Manor Yard. The walk will be approximately 2 hours - dogs welcome but must be kept on leads. Lunch from 12.30 in Symondsbury Kitchen - homemade seasonal soup, selection of rustic bread, local cheese, garden salad and a soft drink, coffee or tea. Suitable for adults and children. guided_walk_edited-1.jpg
- Pedal and Pizza, Studland
Join us for a 2 hour guided bike ride around the nature reserve and then enjoy a pizza from our wood fired pizza oven at Knoll Beach Cafe. Wednesday 28th Oct 2015: 10:30am - 12:30pm - For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
Arrive for 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm (£8 for adults, £4 for children under 12). At this event all the guests and community eat together family style (2 courses). The meal is vegetarian, organic and home-made with produce from our garden and milk and cheese from our own micro-dairy (3 hand-milked jersey cows, Coco, Dinky and Folie). Lunch is followed by an informal tour of the grounds with information sustainable lifestyle here at Monkton Wyld Court. Booking essential. email@example.com or call 01297 560342
- Square Meal Debate near Dorchester, 4-9:30pm
Join us for the Square Meal Debate at Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester. There will be national and local speakers, workshops, a delicious meal and plenty of time for discussion.
"Square Meal" is a recent discussion document highlighting the overwhelming evidence for major changes to national food and farming policy. It has been written by a collaboration of 10 UK organisations: the RSPB, Friends of the Earth, the National Trust, the Food Ethics Council, Sustain, the Wildlife Trusts, the Soil Association, Eating Better and Compassion in World Farming working with the Food Research Collaboration. - For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
Dumpling Week at Comins Tea House. For the next 3 days Comins Tea House are preparing and pairing up dumplings with tea. A fabulous opportunity and can only happen as part of Dorset Food Week For full details and how to book Click HereOpen all day
Thursday 29th October
- Chococo chocolate workshop for kids. Come and have lots of fun with fine origin chocolate making lollies, popcorn clusters, chocolate pictures and more. Workshop times 11:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-3pm £12.95 per child and includes the workshop and everything you make. Bookings essential. To book talk to the team in the shop or by phone on 01929 422748. For full details visit Chococo's website
- Halloween Cocktails Dorset Style at the Venner Bar, Bridport 7pm start. Tickets £15 (a few left) - for more information on this event CLICK HERE.
- Dumpling Week at Comins Week(See Wednesday 28th)
Friday 30th October
9am – 4pm £12 for adults £8 for children. Join us for apple picking and pressing in the morning. Transport will be required from Monkton to and from the press at Fivepenny farm – lifts are likely to be available by arrangement. Eat a family style, vegetarian, organic lunch made with produce from our garden. Enjoy fun family activities in the afternoon amidst the beautiful surroundings of Monkton Wyld Court. Booking essential. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01297560342
- Pumpkin Carving at Washingpool Farm near Bridport
10-4 - For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
- Dumpling week at Comins Hea House ( See Wednesday 28th)
Saturday 31st October
- Halloween Night with Cider & Sausages Studland, 6-8pm
Join us this Halloween evening for Cider and Sausages on the beach at Studland and if you’re feeling brave why not try our spooky night time walk along the beach. £10 per adult, £7 for under 18’s price to be confirmed, booking essential. For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
- Halloween at Symondsbury Store near Bridport, 3 - 6pm
Pumpkin carving, face painting, apple bobbing, beastly bbq. No bookings necessary £4 entry. Suitable for adults and children
Watch this space ...
- Olives et al- Special shopping nights at their delis - dates tbc - For more information on this event CLICK HERE.
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