Community Initiatives

Bridport Local Food Group (BLFG)

BLFG aims to promote and support the local food and drink industry and inspire everyone to eat locally and healthily. The showcase is the annual Bridport Food Festival. In 2020 this was a virtual event, and the expected date for 2021 is 19 June.

During the pandemic BLFG supported local food and drink businesses by publishing a directory of those who offer deliveries and takeaways. BLFG is planning a new Award, voted by the community, to recognise those businesses which have gone the extra mile during COVID. Contact: email.

Bridport Food co-op
Would you like organic foods at a cheaper price? Join Bridport Food Co-op, a group of Bridport residents who do a bulk order from Suma Wholefoods roughly once a month. Email Josef with “Suma” in the subject.

Community Cooking Kit
This is a BLFG resource which can be used by other community groups large or small, and it is hoped that it will be widely used this year. You can cook with up to 30 people. It is housed by Discover Farming at Washingpool Farm, but is available to be used at no cost by any group, large or small, for projects or events of any size, and can be delivered.
Contact Ines or text 07967 106047.

Dorset Food and Drink
DF&D is the membership organisation for Dorset-based food, drink and hospitality businesses who produce, serve, and sell great local products whilst celebrating their connection to this beautiful county.

Discover the great tastes of Dorset for yourself, visit the website, meet the members, download recipes and shop till you drop!
Contact: email or telephone 01304 224717.

Melplash Agricultural Society
A charity (Reg no1130201) in place to support and promote local agriculture. Melplash Agricultural Show held in August is its showcase event. An annual garden & allotment competition is held in June and a Ploughing & Hedgelaying match in September.
Contact: email, or telephone 01308 423337, or Facebook.

Transition Town Bridport
TTB aims to encourage a more resilient and sustainable Bridport. In partnership with Home in Bridport we run the Edible Garden at St Mary’s school.  TTB runs an annual ‘Green Fortnight’ focussing on a theme – fast fashion, buying local, sustainable farming – and an Open EcoHomes fortnight. More details on the Website. To receive monthly newsletter follow this link. Contact: email.

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