Locally Made Holiday

Nov 14 2023 • Eat, Shop

The holiday season is upon us, and there’s nothing quite like the joy of gathering around a table filled with delectable treats and dishes that warm the heart. From mouthwatering baked pies to artfully crafted charcuterie boards, irresistible baked goods, and the pièce de résistance – oven-roasted turkey – we’re here to help you make this season’s feasting extra special.

But beyond the scrumptious flavors and enticing aromas, there’s a deeper tradition at play – one of community and support. This holiday season, we’re delighted to share a shopping list that not only guides you to a culinary delight but also leads you to the doors of local businesses and farms. Check out our list below:

🌸 For the Table:

  • Make your Thanksgiving table a visual delight with center flower arrangements available at Mettowee Mint.
  • Add a local addition to your charcuterie board appetizers with Consider Bardwell cheeses.


🍗 For Roasting:

  • Someday Farm, also in East Dorset, is your destination for locally raised and processed turkey, a classic centerpiece for any festive gathering.
  • Want to try something different this holiday season? Consider a Dorset-raised Levy Lamb roast as an alternative to the traditional turkey.


🍽️ For Plating:

  • Dorset Exchange is your go-to for vintage and fun selections of dinnerware and stemware. Set the table with a touch of nostalgia and flair.
  • Head to JK Adams in Dorset for cutting boards, knives, and fantastic options for hostess gifts, including dishcloths, pottery, and more.


🥂 For Toasting:

  • Raise a glass of celebration with Töst in Dorset, a locally-owned producer of sparkling alcohol-free beverages. Find their delightful libations at several local stores and make a toast to the season.
  • For those looking for traditional wine and champagne, explore the selection available for purchase locally at Dorset Union Store, Mettowee Mint, and HN Williams.


🍰 For Dessert:

  • For a delectable finish to your feast, visit Dorset Bakery for a wide array of pies, pastries, and festive cakes.
  • Jaymie Bakes in East Dorset is the place for baked goods that capture all the delicious flavors of fall.


🍴 For Those Who Prefer Not to Cook:

  • From side dishes to a full catered meal, the Dorset Union Store is taking holiday orders now. Enjoy a delicious holiday feast without the hassle.
  • If you’d rather leave the cooking and the dishes to the experts, consider reserving your holiday party at the Dorset Inn. Celebrate with friends, family, or co-workers and book a private dinner.

With these local ideas, you can craft a holiday gathering that’s as beautiful as it is delicious. Support local businesses and celebrate the season in style. Happy holidays! 🍂🎁🦃