We held our first community Wassail on Sunday 22 January 2017, and we were so pleased by the response and the turnout. With a competition for the best decorated hat, song and music provided by the Ridgeway Singers, a fabulous warm punch created by Lloyd Brown, bonfire and a rocket, we did our best to drive the evils spirits out of the orchard and to help this year’s harvest. Some great coverage of our first Wassail (January 2017) in our local media, including the Blackmore Vale and Dorset Echo.
Liberty Fields wins BBC Good Food Show Bursary Award
14 October 2015
Liberty Fields, who make unique apple-based products on a farm in West Dorset, has been judged to be ‘one of the most deserving small independent food businesses in the country’ by the BBC Good Food Show. They have been awarded one of the highly coveted Producers Bursary Awards and will now be exhibiting free of charge at the BBC Good Food Show at Olympia in London from 13-15 November.
Vicky Morland of Liberty Fields said, ‘We are incredibly pleased to have been selected as one of only 24 producers in the country for this Award. We’ve had a lot of fantastic support locally from retailers and shoppers, but are thrilled to have the opportunity to take our Apple Balsamic Vinegar and Apple Aperitif to a much wider market. As a new business we’ve been looking at ways to reach more people but have been constrained by our budget, so The BBC Good Food Show in London is the perfect opportunity to show food lovers what we do and tell them our story.’
All entries to the Bursary Scheme are tasted at the BBC Good Food Test Kitchens by a team of experts, including Barney Desmazery, Food Editor BBC Good Food, Holly Brooke-Smith, Staff Writer BBC Good Food Magazine, Miriam Nice, Food Writer and Katy Truss, artisan food specialist for the BBC Good Food Shows. This year there were hundreds of entries to the Scheme, all of a very high standard, showcasing the great range of food and drink producers in the UK.
Katy said, ‘The judges were all eager to open up the bottles of Liberty Fields Apple Balsamic and Aperitif and what we discovered inside certainly lived up to expectations. We all loved the products and at the end of the judging session we were all keen to take home the left overs!’