Local businesses and producers in Dorest

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Made in Dorset

Your guide to finding great local food, drink, craft and unique products across the county. Use our Dorset product directory to discover more about locally made products, food and drink in the local area.

Dorset is famous for

Dorset in the South West England is home to the Jurassic Coast and rural villages. The county is famous for unique food specialties like Dorset Knob biscuits, making Blue Vinney Cheese and the Dorset Naga, which is commonly regarded as one of the hottest chillis in the world.

Did you know?

Dorset can claim several ‘firsts’ in England, from the oldest post box to the birthplace of scouting, as well as being home to some of the country’s most ancient archaeological and geological sites.

Dorset Blue Vinney

A crumbly blue cheese with a pleasant soft taste, dorset Blue Vinney is a traditional blue cheese that is a local specialty of the county.

The Dorset Naga

The Dorset Naga was developed in in West Bexington, Dorset. The new chili pepper was officially certified as a distinct new species and named the “Dorset Naga”

Lush Cosmetics

Lush Cosmetics was founded and established its initial operations in Poole, Dorset in the 1990s, and has maintained a strong presence and connection to the county throughout its history and growth into a global brand.

The county flower of Dorset

The County Flower of Dorset is the Dorset heath Erica ciliaris a native species found around the countryside.

The Jurassic Coast

Dorset is home to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its dramatic cliffs, rock formations, and well-preserved fossils dating back millions of years

More About Dorset

Dorset is one of the counties of South West England.  Products listed in this local directory cover the districts of Dorset which include Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset, North Dorset, Poole, Purbeck, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland. 

Dorset County Day is celebrated on June 1st.

The official county flower is the Dorset Heath.


4 great places to shop in Dorset


Broadwindsor Craft Centre

Locally made homeware, gifts, beauty products, jewellery, clothing, bags, artwork, toys, books, cards and more


Fisherton Mill

Gallery, Cafe & Studios situated in an atmospheric Victorian mill. Exhibitions, shop, workshops, cafe.


Courtyard Crafts Centre

Offering a huge range of arts, crafts and a unique shopping experience.


Dolphin Shopping Centre

Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole is Dorset’s largest shopping centre


Find your local farm shop – Support local business and producers and have freshly seasonal produce delivered to your door

Why Buy Local

Buying directly and eating seasonal produce,  is a great way to support local business. In addition to enjoying the best local and regional foods. From fresh artisan bread, locally reared meat, seasonal vegetables, cheese, to English wine and craft spirits.

Fresh Seasonal Local Produce

To buy the best local and seasonal produce visit your local farm shop, independent retailers, farmers’ markets or local farm. Many farm shops offer home delivery services as well.

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