NFU Mutual Wessex are proud sponsors of Dorset Food & Drink Association and delighted to support local producers
NFU Mutual Wessex are proud sponsors of the Dorset Food & Drink Association and continue to work in partnership with them to support local food and drink producers during these challenging times. We’ve been showing our support in two key ways:
Pop-up markets Summer 2020
Over the summer we supported the Dorset Food & Drink Association (DF&D) to run a series of ‘Covid secure’ pop-up markets. The markets provided an opportunity for local producers to get back on the market scene and for the public to buy local, quality produce in a safe environment. It was great to see some of our commercial customers at the markets, including Lizzie from Baking Bird who commented:
It was lovely today - I made a few bob and I watched people enjoy themselves! It was rather lovely - thank you - it reminded me what life is all about.
Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2020 & 2021
The second way in which we’ve been demonstrating our support is through the sponsorship of the Dorset Food, Drink & Farming Awards. Just like previous years, in 2020 a large number of nominations were received for the eleven different award categories.
With the impact of Coronavirus and lockdown hitting food and drink businesses great and small across the county, it was heart-warming to read of the kindness and support Dorset people have shown. There are so many wonderful stories of communities working together to help those who are shielding; businesses adapting to serve all those that they can; the raising of money for the NHS and so much more.
We’re proud that our ongoing sponsorship of Dorset Food & Drink has enabled the association to reach out and support their local food and drink producer and hospitality members during these challenging times.
And we are delighted to be sponsoring the Dorset Food and Drink Awards in 2021.