Producers

Recyclable Plastic Cups? The tip of the Iceberg

Cider Plastic Cups

Tim Beer from Marshwood Vale Cider raises concern over the effectiveness of the recyclable plastic cups and subsequent disposal methods…. Post/Image credit: Tim Beer – courtesy of Marshwood Vale Cider’s Facebook Page     It’s that time of the year again, need to get stocks in for the coming silly season of events, should be an…

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Ma Bolton – How It All Began

Ma Bolton Market

Origins How did I get from a busy Mum who liked to make novelty cakes to running my own business supplying local farm shops with my products? Sometimes I ask myself that! I am a qualified Occupational Therapist and worked in many different hospitals doing this job up until about 2008. At this point in…

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Bourne Awesome

Veggies, Spice and Everything Nice

VEGGIES, SPICE & EVERTHING NICE   Something exciting has opened in Bournemouth square this week… Something you may walk past whilst on a shopping trip or on your way to work. The independent, local ‘wellness’ business Bourne Awesome and their friends at The Urban Guild (independent hospitality group) have teamed up to bring an amazing…

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Clifton Chilli Club review the “Antidote”

The Antidote from Dorset Chilli Shop

International Success

Back in May, Dorset Chilli Shop’s Antidote won a silver medal in the New York City Hot Sauce Expo. International recognition for an outstanding sauce created by a husband and wife team from Bournemouth. A huge and absolutely deserved reward for their efforts and creativity.

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More Than Just a Shop – Part Two

Cafe Area

Much More Than A Village Store When I started talking to Karen I didn’t envisage a blog post about a village store could evolve into a two-parter. The thing about this particular store is that there is so much more to it than you’d expect in modern society. This is to a large degree, driven…

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More Than Just a Shop

Fruit and Veg

More Than Just a Shop In the past, few services were more valuable to a rural community than a village store. In recent years many such establishments have been taken over by national chains such as Happy Shopper, One Stop and Londis and with that, we’ve witnessed the disintegration of the personal touch. These stores…

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Spice Of Life – Dorset Chilli Shop

Over the last couple of years, Dorset Chilli Shop has established itself as one of the county’s finest producers and retailers. If you like to kick things up a notch in the kitchen, you won’t find a better choice of spicy sauces anywhere in the UK. They were recently recognised for their efforts when they won ‘Best…

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