Barbara and her event bubble, at the sponsors event at Rawston Farm

Celebrating the Best Dorset Food & Drink Producers in 2021

Flying the flag for Dorset food and drink producers, Love Local Trust Local, are getting ready to launch the 2021 food and drink awards. Last week saw the Love Local Trust Local team welcome the sponsors of this year’s awards to Rawston Farm, to announce this year’s line-up of categories.

Founded to support the local farming community whilst educating the public on the benefits of shopping local, the awards are now in their second year. So what’s it all about?

The awards have been created by farmers for farmers and other Dorset producers. What sets Love Local Trust Local apart from other food and drink related awards here in Dorset, is that they are purely here to focus on recognising Dorset-based farmers, fishermen, growers and other food producers, who so often go un-celebrated.

There is no fee for entrants, giving local food producers who are passionate what they do, a fair chance to enter. Producers based in Dorset, who source their ingredients from within a 30-mile radius, are invited to apply.

Founder of the concern, Barbara Cossins comments “I am so humbled to see so many returning sponsors, as well as our newcomers who want to celebrate and support our local food and drink producers – without our sponsors, these awards simply wouldn’t be possible!”

The concern was originally established to protect the food producing community. Barbara continues,

“Love Local Trust Local was founded to tackle the corruption of the food labelling industry and support British farmers, fishermen, growers and producers who work hard to maintain the high standards of their production. Our British producers have some of the highest standards in the world and the British public need to know what they can trust as a food label.”

To support our Dorset-based food and drink producers, follow along over on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. If you would like to apply for the 2021 awards, doors open for entries from Monday 28th June.

Alternatively, to join the sponsors team, contact As part of the panel, you’ll be invited to taste some of the best produce Dorset has to offer, helping to judge the produce, and truly support local producers.