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Here at Love Local Trust Local, we want to put consumer trust back into buying local, Dorset food with genuine provenance and full traceability.

The Cossins family are fifth generation farmers and as well as their farm they own a freehouse pub and a butchery & farm shop in the Tarrant Valley, just outside of Blandford Forum in Dorset. Both The Langton Arms in Tarrant Monkton and Rawston Farm Butchery & Farm Shop in Tarrant Rawston are well-known for fantastic, local Dorset food & drinks.

As supporters of the LEAF campaign, every third year we host Open Farm Sunday on the family farm. We take this opportunity to talk to as many local people as possible about the food they eat. Our visitors love knowing the story of their food, the miles it has travelled and that they are buying & eating genuine local produce. But what they often ask us is, how do we know that the food we buy elsewhere really is what it says it is?

Many of these conversations took place back at our 2018 event and it was clear that the many scare stories in the newspapers & media had created doubt in many of their minds, so we decided to do something about it.

We created our very own Love Local Trust Local label for Dorset food you can trust.

  • This food has been grown with love & care and to the highest ethical standards
  • This food has transparent and full provenance and complete traceability
  • This food has been sourced from less than 30 miles of its’ origin
  • This food fosters community spirit & is good for our overall environment

We use the label ourselves and have now started to share it with carefully selected Dorset businesses that share our ethos and also believe in local, well-sourced food from our fabulous county.

In Autumn 2020 we will be hosting our very first Love Local Trust Local Awards here in the Tarrant Valley. If you would like to be part of this, please take a look at our 12 categories and choose the ones for you.

If you are a small, independent Dorset business that fits our Love Local Trust Local ethos and would like our labels to use, please get in touch with us at awards@lovelocaltrustlocalawards.co.uk

If you would like to sponsor a category or element of our awards, you can find out more from our Sponsors page

We look forward to welcoming you to the Love Local Trust Local food family.

Best wishes


Barbara Cossins

Founder, Love Local Trust Local & Love Local Trust Local Awards
Owner, The Langton Arms & Rawston Farm Butchery & Farm Shop



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