Dorset Foodie Calendar

DORSET WOMEN COOKIN’IT FOR THEMSELVES!

−Dorset food producers join together for delicious foodie calendar in aid of local charities−

Top female Dorset food producers have come together to launch the Dorset Food & Drink Calendar 2017, in aid of local Dorset charities Weldmar Hospicecare Trust and Julia’s House. The calendar highlights up-and-coming foodie females making waves in the UK food producer scene. With UK artisanal produce and Dorset brands becoming increasingly popular, the calendar offers the perfect opportunity to learn more about the dynamic women behind these popular brands.

Dorset Foodie Calendar

Participants include:

  • Gemma Major             Dorset Pie Co
  • Tracey Collins             Ajar Of
  • Katherine Locke            Jalopy Pizza
  • Christine McFadden         Christine McFadden Cookery School
  • Chrissy Regler             From Dorset With Love
  • Annette Lee             Woolsery Cheese Co
  • Hazel Hartle             Purbeck Ice Cream
  • Gill Rossiter             Riverford Organic Veg Co
  • Christine Willis           Christine’s Puddings
  • Nicci Campbell & Emma Hamriding Angel Cake co
  • Annie Hanbury             Baboo Gelato
  • Ilaria Padovani            Mercato Italliano
  • Emma Davies             Dorset Blue Vinny

The idea for the calendar was first floated at Dorset foodie event Fish & Ships 2014, where Dorset Food & Drink member Tracey Collins – Ajar Of, took note of the amazing Dorset brands on display and felt it was time to share these brands with the world! Support was soon shown from Dorset Food & Drink and charities were picked to benefit from any proceeds made from the sale of the calendar.

Katharine Wright, Dorset Food & Drink Co-Ordinator comments: “Dorset is increasingly becoming known as a hotspot for amazing local food producers and this calendar is a celebration of the women behind some of these brands. Not only are we keen to highlight the women and the amazing Dorset products, we also want to show those at home how to

create some of the delicious products with the on-page recipes. We hope to see Dorset recipes cropping up in kitchens all over the country!”

The calendar has been co-ordinated by award-winning preserve maker Tracey Collins, along with an acclaimed local photographer, Lara Jane Thorpe who donated her time and photography expertise to shoot the entire calendar. Local designer Colin at Vertiworks completed the calendar by producing the layout for the final product. Printing was kindly donated by David at Blackmore Vale printing and paper from Denmaur Independent Papers. Finally, In The Bag PR offered marketing services to help share the calendar far and wide, not only spreading the Dorset word but helping to raise as much money as possible for Julia’s House and Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

The Dorset Food & Drink calendar hopes to raise £8,000 for the charities whilst promoting local foodie women and hopefully will lead to a second print run…!

Available too at all food fairs, shows & festivals across the county – head to the The Dorset Food & Drink stand and buy your own 🙂

Dorset Foodie Calendar

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